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Monday 4 August 2003 August 2003
Mick Hume
Heaven protect us
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Labour's New Age posturing.

Tuesday 5 August 2003
Rob Lyons
Too many people?
A new campaign for population control in Britain sees humans as a problem, rather than the solution.

Brendan O’Neill
Sitting in judgement on democracy
The Hutton Inquiry into the suicide of Dr David Kelly should be thrown out of court.

Sandy Starr
Shevaun and the scaremongers
How the elopement of a 12-year-old girl became a morality tale about the dangers of the internet.

Katharine Edgar
Stream on
Outdoor swimming is not as risky as the summer killjoys claim.

Tessa Mayes
Who needs a privacy law?
A government committee proposes regulating the media regulators - and still claims to believe in a free press.

Stephen Gardner
Dumb intelligence, dumber strategy
The disgrace of US intelligence in the WMD saga should spell the demise of Bush's pre-emptive strategy.

Thursday 7 August 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Chill out
On the hottest day of the year, don't let the fear brigade bring you out in a sweat.

Josie Appleton
Flying scared
Air rage, DVT, in-flight radiation - these are flimsy reasons for staying out of the skies.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 7 August
Teams should stop moaning about Chelsea’s Russian cash, and start beating them at football.

Patrick West
Irish ways and Irish laws
Modern Ireland's stifling political correctness betrays a peasant mindset that fears dissent.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 7 August
From the Edinburgh Fringe: Falklands nostalgia, the war on terror, and painting Saddam.

James Woudhuysen
Putting the IT into politics
A little more conviction and a little less 'compulsion' might get people interested in e-government.

Friday 8 August 2003
Mick Hume
Why should we trust leaders who believe in nothing?
Today's degraded excuse for politics only exacerbates cynicism and mistrust.

Monday 11 August 2003
Mick Hume
Buying justice for Omagh?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Wednesday 13 August 2003
Brendan O’Neill
David Kelly - what can you say?
The Hutton Inquiry is exhibiting the stifling effects of emotional correctness.

Jennie Bristow
Carry on flying
In praise of budget holidaymakers.

Sandy Starr
Hot dogs and cool heads
The RSPCA should stop hounding us with advice on how to avoid cooking our pets.

Brendan O’Neill
Old whine in new bottles
The 'adverse health effects' of summer drinking sound a lot like drunkenness.

Josie Appleton
What restorative justice loses
Encouraging offenders to make amends to their victims is a step back to pre-modern law.

Suzanne Miller
The Swarm: the sequel
How real-life Texans cope with Africanised killer bees.

Thursday 14 August 2003
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 14 August
Women's footballing judgement is clouded by a player's phwoar factor.

Patrick West
Minority Mosleys
On daft-looking fascists and Cockney Liverpool supporters.

Jennie Bristow
Exam failures
A-level students deserve a challenging education, not a patronising pat on the back.

Mia Nybrant
Confusion over chemical safety
A new poll for the Scientific Alliance finds that scare stories have left the public unsure who to trust.

Timandra Harkness
Motogiro d'Italia
A British biker joins Italy's classic motorcycle road race.

Philip Stott
Heatwave: is global warming to blame?
A professor of biogeography pours cold water on myths about the hot summer.

Josie Appleton
Sun spots
Sunburn might hurt, but it's unlikely to kill you.

Tuesday 19 August 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Who's sabotaging Iraq?
Why attacks on oil and water supplies have struck fear into the heart of the coalition.

Jennie Bristow
Fad panics
The nonsense talked on both sides of the Atkins diet debate shows the spread of our unhealthy obsession with food.

Rob Lyons
A viral hurricane?
West Nile Virus is unlikely to make it up the Thames.

Friday 22 August 2003
Brendan O’Neill
Hiding behind Hutton
Having abandoned democracy and debate, Blair's critics hope that a law lord will fight their battles for them.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 22 August
The teenage hooligan phenomenon is more hearsay than hard fact.

Joe Kaplinsky
After the US blackout
It's time to think bigger about the electricity grid, not retreat into home generation.

Josie Appleton
The Dream in one dimension
America-bashing makes for bad shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Patrick West
Commonsensical mysticism
Astrology doesn't connect us with the stars - but it does keep our feet on the ground.

Jon Holbrook
The trouble with Making Amends
The UK government's proposals to reform the handling of clinical negligence cases risk boosting our compensation culture.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 22 August
Ewan McGregor's surly intellectual in Young Adam sounds like a recruitment officer at Glasgow Caledonian University.

David Chandler
The UN - just there to help?
The Baghdad terrorist attack led to a remarkable rewriting of the history of the UN's role in Iraq.

Tuesday 26 August 2003
Mick Hume
Hutton's 'transparency' is a threat to democracy
Should the government be judged according to its actions in the public arena, or on the contents of its gossipy internal emails?

Brendan O’Neill
Out-of-control freaks
What the Hutton Inquiry does and doesn't tell us about New Labour.

Mick Hume
The Decline and Faliraki of civilisation?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Brits behaving badly in Greece.

Josie Appleton
All the square's a stage
Can Ken Livingstone's 'amazing parade of giant giraffe puppets' reclaim Trafalgar Square for Londoners?

Sandy Starr
The worm turns on Gates
Microsoft is being attacked for the wrong reasons.

Graham Barnfield
From one extreme to another
A film aficionado has had it up to here with blood, guts and gore.

Wednesday 27 August 2003
Jennie Bristow
Fertility symbols
The discussion about IVF funding in the UK raises broader concerns about our attitudes towards sex, pregnancy and parenthood.

Thursday 28 August 2003
Peter Smith
The latest resort
Why did the international media get so hot under the collar about the antics of drunk British teenagers in Faliraki?

Josie Appleton
Anti-war before the law
As the prime minister turns up to testify, what are the protesters shouting about?

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 28 August
Cinderella, thesps and socialists: the unreality of the Edinburgh Festival.

Josie Appleton
The victim and the judge
The two heroic characters to emerge from Hutton's morality play deserve no applause.


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