Hutton and the celebrity victims
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
|Wednesday 3 September 2003|
Far from heralding a 'return to real politics', Campbell's resignation has exposed an empty shell.
Thinking outside the lunchbox
The Food Standards Agency should not be dispensing recipes for children's snacks and sandwiches.
Ireland's noxious politics
The Irish authorities' anti-Sellafield campaign is based on dodgy claims and political opportunism.
|Friday 5 September 2003|
Back to school
The new term brings out every insecurity about how we socialise our kids.
If David Kelly was the peace-lover described by some in the anti-war movement, what was he doing hanging around with the New York Times' Judith Miller?
Near Earth, but far out
The mysterious government body that turned a distant asteroid into a global threat.
TV UK, 5 September
Sex, drugs and the BBC.
For Cod's sake
Are fish 'steeped' in social intelligence and cultural traditions?
The future in 3G
Third-generation mobiles could boost production as well as consumption - if only network developers would develop them.
|Monday 8 September 2003|
Conspiracy theories and political ignorance
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).
|Tuesday 9 September 2003|
Leave those kids alone
The UK government's new child protection proposals treat all children like abuse victims.
What did London's mock gas attack hope to achieve?
The tyranny of law
The lessons of Bosnia for Iraq? That the 'rule of law' cannot be imposed from without.
Why are Balkan states with foreign troops on their own soil now joining peacekeeping missions abroad?
A picture protest
The grisly photos of aborted fetuses used by anti-abortion activists may be upsetting, but should they be banned?
Man or machine?
MIT's humanoid robots showcase both human creativity and contemporary pessimism.
|Thursday 11 September 2003|
TV UK, 11 September
On jumping London and sexing up Chaucer.
The danger of making politics a dirty word
The problem is not 'total politics', but paralysis.
Mind the gap year
The amateur anthropologists who may have seen orang-utans in Borneo, but have never visited Wigan.
Let's get Physical
In defence of separate science teaching in schools.
Counting the minutes
The 45-minutes claim over Iraq's WMD has been spun by Blair's critics even more than by Blair himself.
Slaving away at it all
Work-life Balance Week: Choices? What choices?
What's with Which?
The journal of the Consumers' Association chooses scares over science on the pesticide question.
|Tuesday 16 September 2003|
Fear of provoking terrorists is a cowardly basis on which to oppose war.
Behind the 'smile'
Ultrasound pictures of 'smiling' fetuses do not provide an argument against a woman's right to choose.
The heightened concern about chemicals promotes myth-making over rational science.
'The future was cancelled'
How the space age fell to Earth.
|Wednesday 17 September 2003|
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on mad media disease.
|Thursday 18 September 2003|
Why are we surprised by war lies?
Those shocked by the 'sexed-up' evidence against Iraq appear to have forgotten about the twentieth century.
Even the traditionally inhibited Scandinavians have adopted Diana-style mourning rituals.
The Blaine game
The best way to make a magician in a box disappear is to ignore him.
Dancing the Cancun
The third world rebellion at the WTO talks has its roots in London and Washington.
Hard Cash and soft men
What Johnny Cash means to the Nick Hornby generation.
Offside, 18 September
Beckham should show more of his skills and less of his scars.
Is it coz I is Catholic?
Childhood beliefs do not maketh the man.
TV UK, 18 September
Two new dramas fall for different kinds of love.
|Monday 22 September 2003|
The abuse excuse
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the attempts to play a new get-out-of-jail card.
|Tuesday 23 September 2003|
Brent out of shape
The fallout from the Brent East by-election shows that it isn't only the government that is in crisis, but politics itself.
A driver hits a woman walking backwards in the middle of a busy carriageway - who's responsible?
Shooting the messenger
A King's Fund report one-sidedly blames media bias for health panics.
Modelling the US military on the 'self-organisation' of insects could prove suicidal.
Behind closed doors
The latest campaign against domestic violence turns reality upside down. UPDATE, 26 September: Dawn raids and publicity stunts.
|Friday 26 September 2003|
Poseurs and parasites at the UN
President Bush and his critics are as bad as each other.
Microsoft's chatroom shutdown won't protect children, but it might harm adults' freedoms.
The Sun's labelling of Frank Bruno as 'bonkers' was crass - but it's the notion that we're all mentally ill now that is really offensive.
The 'fuzzy' party
What do the Liberal Democrats stand for? Party members in Brighton give mixed messages.
Something less boring instead
Last of the Summer Wine, Blind Date, David Kelly's suicide....why they are all TV turn-offs.
Offside, 26 September
Those offended by post-match melees should follow tennis instead.
TV UK, 26 September
John Pilger got up the pro-war lobby's nose, but failed to get under its skin.
The joy of political incorrectitude
Two new London plays delight in slaying PC cows.
|Monday 29 September 2003|
Scared of the dark?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on Italy's blackout.