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Monday 1 December 2003 December 2003
Ann Furedi
Whose choice?
The difficult decision whether to abort a fetus with a cleft palate should lie with the pregnant woman, not a vicar or a judge, says the chief executive of the UK's leading abortion and advice charity.

Ann Furedi
Whose choice?
The difficult decision whether to abort a fetus with a cleft palate should lie with the pregnant woman, not a vicar or a judge, says the chief executive of the UK's leading abortion and advice charity.

Mick Hume
Top-up fees and useless degrees
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Tuesday 2 December 2003
Joe Kaplinsky
No-clear policy
From dithering over nuclear power to promoting the virtues of wind, the UK government's energy policy is running out of steam.

Frank Furedi
Policing parents-to-be
In recommending a ban on sex selection, the UK authority that regulates reproductive technology reveals its deep distrust of infertile couples.

Barbara Hewson
Judging abortion
A barrister warns against judges intervening in decisions about unwanted pregnancies.

Josie Appleton
The blindness of AIDS 'awareness'
The festivities of World AIDS Day obstruct the fight against the disease.

Wednesday 3 December 2003
Joe Kaplinsky
No-clear policy
From dithering over nuclear power to promoting the virtues of wind, the UK government's energy policy is running out of steam.

Thursday 4 December 2003
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Hear the Silence
A GP explains why he will not be staying quiet about Channel Five's 'scientifically dishonest and emotionally manipulative' MMR drama.

Bill Durodié
An arresting sight
Why does it take 26 armed police units to detain one terrorist suspect?

Brendan O’Neill
Electing to disagree
What happened when the people of Northern Ireland forgot their place in the peace process.

Jennie Bristow
Never mind the league tables
What about education?

Ellie Lee
Divorcing 'responsibly'?
A new book examines the attempt to transform UK divorce from a legal decree into a lifelong counselling session.

Jon Holbrook
Judging democracy
Judges are neither elected nor politically independent - so they should not be treated as such.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 4 December
Charles II captures contemporary misgivings about democracy.

Patrick West
Christmas is coming down
'Tis the season to be moaning.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 4 December
The 'football chant laureate' competition is deaf to the creativity of the terraces.

Friday 5 December 2003
Mick Hume
Hollow victory parade
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why Britain feels more comfortable celebrating a tinpot rugby trophy than a war.

Monday 8 December 2003
Mick Hume
Celebrity anti-abortionist
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the narcissistic self-indulgence behind Reverend Jepson's campaign against late abortion.

Tuesday 9 December 2003
Ellie Lee
Abortion: Whose right?
The furore around an abortion for cleft palate shows that British law does not give women the right to choose.

Brendan O’Neill
'Writing an article is not the same as using an Uzi'
Last week three Rwandan media executives were found guilty of genocide for publishing 'hateful content'. One of their lawyers talks to Brendan O'Neill about the implications for international press freedom.

Thursday 11 December 2003
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR: Fact and fiction
How television made a melodrama out of the UK's vaccination crisis.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR: Fact and fiction
How television made a melodrama out of the UK's vaccination crisis.

Jennie Bristow
Toll story
Why Birmingham’s new motorway is mired in miserablism.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 11 December
Lofty's live blunder proves that there's no place for niceties in football fandom.

Patrick West
A degree of cynicism
New Labour's lessons, and the Church's Liz Hurley.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 11 December
Bedsitcom blues.

Josie Appleton
Poverty of debate
Barnardo’s child poverty ads may have been tasteless, but they should not have been banned.

Friday 12 December 2003
Mick Hume
Phoney rebellions against Blair's empty policies
The Labour Party’s rows over issues like top-up fees make the foxhunting fiasco look deep and meaningful.

Brendan O’Neill
A lean, mean, skills-and-training machine
The new British military seems to be ready for everything - except fighting a full-scale war.

Sandy Starr
Netting paedophiles
What kind of minds could think up a child porn computer amnesty?

Monday 15 December 2003
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Medicine on trial
The scandal of lawyers spending millions in legal aid, on research trying to prove that MMR causes autism.

Brendan O’Neill
After Saddam
The Iraqi leader's capture won't bring 'closure' to the coalition.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Medicine on trial
The scandal of lawyers spending millions in legal aid, on research trying to prove that MMR causes autism.

Wednesday 17 December 2003
Timandra Harkness
Flying for lightweights
A novice microlighter takes inspiration from the Wright brothers.

Julian Grenier
Playing games with nurseries
New Labour has poured cash into childcare - so why is it still such a mess?

Josie Appleton
Veiled concerns
The French state's proposed ban on schoolgirls' headwear seems unlikely to make Muslims feel more French.

James Woudhuysen
Developing IT
For all the concern about the 'digital divide', there is little sense of the real difference IT could make to the developing world.

Andrew Calcutt
Does it matter if you're black or white?
How Jacko's creeping whiteness coloured perceptions of the popstar, long before he was accused of anything else.

Thursday 18 December 2003
Jennie Bristow
The Soham story
Starstruck police and a narcissistic media turned this rare tragedy into a sordid circus.

Dominic Standish
Kyoto COP out
Report from Milan on the UN conference on climate change.

Rob Lyons
Global warnings
It's the political significance of the Kyoto Protocol that should bother us, not its legal standing.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 18 December
Behind the 'boring' Premiership.

Patrick West
Sloppy writing, sloppy minds
Why a guide to correct punctuation is flying off the shelves.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 18 December
Hear the Silence: bad science, worse drama.

Friday 19 December 2003
Mick Hume
'Loopholes' and liberties
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on freedom and the fallout from Soham.

Monday 22 December 2003
Brendan O’Neill
'Tis the season to be jolly... frightened?
Ignore the seasonal scaremongers and have yourselves a very happy holiday.

Jennie Bristow
Pop Idols go large
Is the 'Big Girl with the Big Voice' a triumph for fat sex or a bad advert for obesity?

Mick Hume
Noel, no faith, no fun
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

Brendan O’Neill
Trying Saddam
Why the capture of Iraq's Ace of Spades is causing a headache for Bush and Blair.

JJ Charlesworth
'One aesthetic banality is added to another'
Art critic Matthew Collings on the controversy of contemporary art, and why Perry's Turner Prize-winning pots are mundane kitsch.

Timandra Harkness
Reaching the red planet
Switch off the Queen's annual message, and listen for news from outer space instead.

Josie Appleton
Christmas in denial
What's this holiday all about?

Dave Hallsworth
Rich pickings
Like antique furniture, organic foods have become a status symbol for the well-off.

Tuesday 23 December 2003
Helene Guldberg
Dishonouring scientists
Professor Colin Blakemore explains why his knighthood snub shows the government's spinelessness on animal research.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 23 December
The spirit of 'Christmas Specials'.

Sandy Starr
Big Read, small vision
Who needs another 'best of' list?

Brendan O’Neill
'Tis the season to be jolly... frightened?
Ignore the seasonal scaremongers and have yourselves a very happy holiday.

Tuesday 30 December 2003
Mick Hume
Why be paranoid about puppy fat?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on our unhealthy obsession with childhood obesity.

Josie Appleton
Through Enlightened eyes
The British Museum's new exhibition captures the spirit of the age of reason.

Jon Holbrook
Adopting the blame game
Should adoptive parents be able to sue for their child's bad behaviour?

Mick Hume
No Honour among worthies
It seems that you are nobody in UK society unless you have turned down an award from the Queen.

Brendan O’Neill
Marshalling public fears
America and Britain are running the skies as if every plane were a potential missile and every passenger a potential terrorist.

Jennie Bristow
Playing with truants
What does the UK government hope to achieve by fining parents for taking their kids on holiday in term-time?

Josie Appleton
Health visitors
Why the British government's crackdown on NHS 'tourists' seems to be running out of breath.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 30 December
Amidst the furniture sale ads, thank God for The Office.

Patrick West
Crisis of faith
One midnight mass too many has darkened this atheist's view of Christianity.

Martn Perks
'Ethnography' exposed
Why do political and business leaders want to immerse themselves in our everyday lives?

Mark Lythgoe
Bridging the 'two cultures'
Science and art together can capture the different dimensions of human experience.


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