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Tuesday 1 July 2003 July 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Out of Africa
Big Brother Africa is better than Big Brother Britain only because it's the first series rather than the fourth.

Helene Guldberg
Challenging the precautionary principle
How has society come to be governed by the maxim 'better safe than sorry'?

Josie Appleton
Seize the day, save the vermin
What made foxhunting into a 'totemic' issue for the Labour backbenches?

Thursday 3 July 2003
Jennie Bristow
A marriage that dare not speak its name
The UK government's 'Civil Partnership' scheme for gay couples makes an institution of inequality.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Recipe for austerity
George Monbiot's The Age of Consent is a caveman's manifesto.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 3 July
How does Rude-eski's Wimbledon performance compare to the great tirades of history?

Martyn Perks
‘A mob for no reason’
Email gangs come together - and go away again.

Carlton Brick
Beckham-mournia
Why the boy David's transfer to Real Madrid got Britain grieving.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 3 July
It is obvious that Alastair Campbell is behind the bomb plot in 24.

Friday 4 July 2003
Patrick West
Don’t paint the town red
Confessions of a late-night graffiti-remover.

Wednesday 9 July 2003
Naseem Khan
Change the whole agenda
'The infrastructure of the arts is invisibly conditioned - there are many "keep out" signs. Arts organisations have to point out this discrimination.'

Jon Holbrook
Can a company kill?
The UK government's proposed new offence of 'corporate killing' looks like a return to medieval law.

Phil Mullan
Ageism is not the problem
Britain needs proper employment opportunities for older people, not a government consultation on 'age discrimination'.

Jennie Bristow
Knocking equal opportunities
People think women are equal now - so why won't feminists believe them?

Mick Hume
Health chiefs use kids as sticks to beat us
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the UK government's war on fatty food and fags.

Josie Appleton
The body piercing project
Why some people are staking their Being on their bellybutton ring.

Jason Burton
Open source adhocracy
When it comes to software development, the cathedral could be a better model than the bazaar.

Thursday 10 July 2003
Helene Guldberg
Little girl lost (not)
A child abduction that wasn’t sparked an alert system that failed. How is this a 'brilliant success'?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 10 July
Michael Wood's search for Shakespeare forgets that the bard went beyond his own biography.

Patrick West
Light out of Darkness
Rock bands, empires and 'stupid Americans'.

Dominic Standish
When il capo met kapo
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on why Europe failed to get Silvio Berlusconi's 'ironic joke'.

Friday 11 July 2003
Josie Appleton
Trials of the ‘war on terror’
What's driving the British reaction against Guantanamo Bay?

Mick Hume
It’s the authority crisis, stupid
And it's doing more damage than WMD.

Austin Williams
Transport and its discontents
Critics of the UK government’s roads policy say nothing radical, new...or even critical.

Monday 14 July 2003
Rob Lyons
Hot air
The UK government's commitment to wind power is an expensive gesture, at odds with the nation's needs.

Mick Hume
Addiction addicts
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 15 July 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Iraq and the uranium: a fake debate
In the latest clash over the evidence, both sides are passing the buck.

Dolan Cummings
Badging the British
The UK government hopes ID cards will give the nation an identity.

Ellie Lee
Whatever happened to the university?
Higher education has come to mean everything - except intellectual endeavour.

James Panton
Stressing out students
Students are encouraged to experience university challenges as traumas.

Wednesday 16 July 2003
Sandy Starr
Google hogged by blogs
By linking to insubstantial and random content, personal websites are strangling search engines.

Friday 18 July 2003
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 18 July
The Money Programme couldn't decide whether people are sick of McDonald's, or addicted to it.

Wednesday 23 July 2003
Julian Spalding
They shock too much
Modern art requires the audience's reaction, but can't abide its judgement.

Jon Holbrook
The law and the 'one in four'
A barrister takes issue with the UK government's 'shock-and-awe' approach to domestic violence statistics.

Barbara Hewson
Treating women like children
The proposed changes to the law on domestic violence are degrading.

Thursday 24 July 2003
Jennie Bristow
Give us a break
Summertime - and the pleasure police come out to play.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 24 July
It is an achievement that a 'drama' of Philip Larkin's life is even remotely watchable.

Brendan O’Neill
Cross-border terrorism: a mess made by the West
How 'humanitarian intervention' made a world in which stateless terror could flourish.

Neil Davenport
Dead poets' society
Why Philip Larkin's private misdemeanours have become a public obsession.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 24 July
Twenty20 is cricket for people who don't like cricket.

Patrick West
Surface treatment
The NHS is treating 'low self-esteem' with tummy tucks.

Suzanne Miller
Summer of the shark?
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water...it is.

Friday 25 July 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Liberation by snapshot?
The killing of Uday and Qusay, and the photos to prove it, are the latest gestures in the coalition’s war of symbols.

Tuesday 29 July 2003
Frank Furedi
The children who won’t grow up
Peter Pan-demonium, kidults, boomerang kids.... A sociologist examines the phenomenon of lost boys and girls hanging out on the edge of adulthood.

Mick Hume
Politics isn't brutal enough
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the fallout from the David Kelly affair.

Brendan O’Neill
Unfree Liberia
Western intervention is inflaming tensions in the civil war.

Mick Hume
Why sunburn is not a burning issue
spiked editor Mick Hume shines some light on the seasonal skin cancer scare, in The Times (London).

Josie Appleton
Ritual allegiance
Giving British citizenship more trappings won't increase its value.

Jon Holbrook
'Duties of care' to the careless and criminal
The expansion of negligence law throws personal responsibility out of the window.

Raymond Perry
Law begets law
The Human Rights Act is encouraging a culture of litigation. A solicitor writes.

Alan Miller
Capturing the Friedmans
One US documentary shows why it is imperative to pursue the truth - even in the ugliest situations.

Wednesday 30 July 2003
Rob Lyons
Barbecue panic - transcript from the Today programme
A transcript from a radio item about the dangers of barbecues.

Thursday 31 July 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Trafficking in dubious numbers
UNICEF's campaign against 'child traffic' is based on questionable evidence and a barely concealed contempt for people in the third world.

Jon Holbrook
Keep the courts out of family life
Regardless of the merits of the MMR jab, the ruling that two children must receive it against their mothers' wishes represents a worrying expansion of the law.

Jennie Bristow
A curse on all his houses
John Prescott's 'affordable housing' project should create decent homes where people want to live, rather than nasty soulless boxes that don’t disturb the weeds.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 31 July
Nasser Hussain is seen as an outdated autocrat - but he put some steel back into English cricket.

Josie Appleton
Jabs through the backdoor
Parents should be won around to MMR by medical argument, not legal injunction.

Patrick West
Brits behaving nicely
Tourists to Dublin have stopped vomiting into the Liffey.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 31 July
Faultlines documents not so much the rise of religion as the demise of politics.

Martyn Perks
Blog-standard politics
Could blogging MPs reinvigorate the electorate?

Priscilla Alderson
Making kids 'special'
'Special needs' is not a medical reality, but an administrative device that harms children, argues a professor of childhood studies.


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