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Tuesday 3 June 2003 June 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Hiding behind the weapons
Why is the anti-war lobby obsessed with the coalition's pre-war evidence rather than the postwar debacle?

Ellie Lee
Pathologising childbirth
Treating labour as a trauma does not help new mothers.

Geoffrey Hollis
'Natural' isn't better
It's time to dish some dirt on the myths about organic food.

Wednesday 4 June 2003
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Signing away the NHS
Doctor-patient contracts replace treatment and trust with surveillance and suspicion.

Josie Appleton
Taking creativity to task
A new book by Barbican director John Tusa gives the lie to the UK government's assertion that 'everyone is creative'.

Hugo Rifkind
We're all conspiracy theorists now
Brits are closer to those Rocky Mountain nutters than we like to admit.

Thursday 5 June 2003
Mick Hume
People don't believe Blair - or anybody else
Public mistrust has become an automatic, unthinking response.

Brendan O’Neill
Weapons of self-destruction
The WMD debacle is a crisis of the British elite's own making.

Jennie Bristow
Reader, I disparaged him
How cynicism poisoned the romantic dream.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 5 June
The producers of Big Brother are only mildly nefarious compared with the politicians who fawn over them.

Munira Mirza
Cultural degeneration
Will the Capital of Culture award regenerate run-down Liverpool?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 5 June
Sufferers of End of Season Affective Disorder should discover life outside the stadium.

Jeremy Hazlehurst
Democracy by default?
Twaddle over the EU constitution misreads the continent's muddled history.

James Heartfield
Capital of Complaints
Liverpool's unique cultural signature dwells on a sense of victimhood.

Patrick West
Life choices
Smoking saves lives, hunting kills foxes, and things were never better in the old days.

Paul Reeves
Modified discussion
An attendee at the UK government's first 'public debate' on GM food came away none the wiser.

Tuesday 10 June 2003
Bruno Waterfield
E-who?
The draft European Constitution reveals a deep political malaise at the heart of the EU.

Neil Davenport
Looking back in anger
John Harris, author of The Last Party, on New Labour's fleeting flirtation with Britpop

David Chandler
What Kinnock did next
Why are Western politicians restyling themselves as global advocates for those 'without a voice'?

Josie Appleton
Copping out
The UK Home Office is going global in its search for police constables.

Wednesday 11 June 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Everybody's war
The 'Roadmap to Peace' has transformed the Middle East into a platform for international posturing. Update, 13 June: The peace process and violence go hand-in-hand.

Alex Standish
Every loser wins
Competitive sport has been chased out of Britain's schools.

Emily Jackson
Fertility treatment: abolish the 'welfare principle'
People seeking fertility treatment in the UK should have the freedom to decide to conceive.

Thursday 12 June 2003
Mick Hume
Why Fergie's out of favour
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the David Beckham transfer tiff.

Friday 13 June 2003
Julian Grenier
Nursing suspicion
A climate of fear and paranoia is making men wary of joining the childcare profession.

Colin Berry
Risky living
Why do we fear things that are as rare as getting struck by lightning?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 13 June
Britain is plagued by BSE: Beckham Speculation Ennui.

Patrick West
Flagging up difference
Putting some black in the Union Jack would cause more problems than it would solve.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 13 June
Gang Wars: believing the bullshit bragging of adolescents.

Tuesday 17 June 2003
Josie Appleton
Pickling the Nineties
The new Saatchi Gallery preserves the near past in formaldehyde.

James Malone
Bashing the bosses for the wrong reasons
Vilified as vulgar, greedy and selfish - who'd want to be a CEO?

Martyn Perks
Computing communities
Software geeks are turning into social engineers.

Graham Barnfield
Big Brother - why bother?
The annual Big Brother row is becoming a summer fixture, like football transfer speculation and rainy barbecues.

Thursday 19 June 2003
Jennie Bristow
Harry Potter and The Meaning of Life
Our obsession with the boy wizard reveals the dark side of cultural infantilism.

Brendan O’Neill
Occupational hazards
Iraq 2003 is a world away from Germany 1945.

Josie Appleton
Spinning the constitution
Why Blair's separation of the powers was a hash job.

Damian Byrne
Special measures
Will the disabled Olympics cure modern Ireland's ills?

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 19 June
The pros and cons of pre-match Eminem.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 19 June
The writer of State of Play appeals to 'the paranoid nature of the British public'.

Tuesday 24 June 2003
John Gillott
IVF babies: life chances
The birth of IVF ‘saviour sibling’ Jamie Whitaker in the USA should prompt the UK to re-think how it regulates fertility treatment.

Jennie Bristow
Phoney friends
Why are we getting intimate with our mobiles?

James Harkin
Big Brother and the ballot box
Text voting won't resuscitate the body politic.

Mick Hume
Who wants a stress-free life?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill
Gangsta pantomime
Eminem's critics take him far more seriously than he takes himself.

Wednesday 25 June 2003
Josie Appleton
Permanent rebellion
Crisis is a way of life for Blairism.

Sandy Starr
Spam: put a lid on it
The proposed cures for email spam are often worse than the disease.

Rob Lyons
Weight watchers
Greg Critser's Fat Land blows the obesity issue out of proportion.

Austin Williams
Don't trip and drive
The UK Department for Transport gets groovy for Glastonbury.

Friday 27 June 2003
Brendan O’Neill
After Majar al-Kabir
Why the deaths of six British soldiers in Iraq caused such a storm at home.

Mick Hume
Down with the 'slippery slope' argument
The prevalence of this nonsense speaks volumes about society’s loss of faith in the human subject.

Kevin Yuill
Multiple division
Whatever the problems with affirmative action in the USA, the campaign against it is more damaging.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 27 June
From Wimbledon to Damascus: weathering TV's summer schedule.

Patrick West
Losing its religion
The Church of England has become Britain’s most openly divided public institution.

Monday 30 June 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Dodgy dispute
Is Alastair Campbell so all-powerful that he can dupe ministers and start wars?

Mick Hume
A right royal Charlie
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).


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