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Friday 2 July 2004 July 2004
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 2 July
The moral crisis of cops and vampires.

Rob Lyons
Offside, 2 July
Euro 2004 wasn't the best occasion to try and reinvent the football.

Mick Hume
Warning: smoking bans can damage the body politic
Where once New Labour sought foreign distractions from domestic difficulties, now it is falling back on personal health issues.

Josie Appleton
He said, she said
Political journalism is starting to read like a modern version of court gossip.

Sandy Starr
‘Communication ethics’ and the new censorship
The threat to media freedom today comes not from bans, but from regulation in the name of promoting 'diversity' and 'media literacy'.

Sandy Starr
Culture warrior
American legal theorist Lawrence Lessig takes on the regulation that is hampering our use of books, music and film.

Monday 5 July 2004
Mick Hume
The fag end of radical politics
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on smoking bans and passive politics.

Wednesday 7 July 2004
Frank Furedi
Punishing parents
The campaign against smacking is based on the poisonous notion that children need to be saved from their parents.

Bríd Hehir
Power to the patients?
The government's plans for patient-centred healthcare are going in the wrong direction.

Andrew Calcutt
Elvis and Marlon
Fifty years on, why we bow down to the King more than the Wild One.

Josie Appleton
Crucifying public debate
If we aren't free to 'incite religious hatred', we aren't free.

Austin Williams
The long lens of the law
There's something shifty about the Police Federation’s u-turn on speed cameras.

Friday 9 July 2004
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 9 July
The blind spots in a doctor's-eye view of the NHS.

Ellie Lee
We still need abortion as early as possible, as late as necessary
Technological advances in fetal care are no reason for retreating on a woman's right to choose.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 9 July
Bad at taking penalties, good at making excuses.

Brendan O’Neill
Unanswered questions about the ‘barbecue killings’
Neighbours want to know why two women were left to bleed to death while police with machine guns carried out a 'risk assessment' from four miles away.

Josie Appleton
Ground Zero: rebuild to the skies
New York should worry less about preserving its ashes, and concentrate on rising from them.

Monday 12 July 2004
Mick Hume
Don’t you just hate the Illiberati?
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on why we should be free to say who we hate.

Tuesday 13 July 2004
Paul Campos
The lock-up diet
As the authorities in Derbyshire, England, threaten to remove an obese nine-year-old from her parents, Paul Campos tells the chilling tale of how an overweight toddler was taken from her family in the USA.

Brendan O’Neill
Meet the al-Qaeda archetype
Educated, professional, married and sane. In fact, says terrorism expert Marc Sageman, a lot like us.

Dr Helene Guldberg
The day-care scare
Are nurseries really turning toddlers into thugs?

Josie Appleton
Men behaving badly
What is it about happy hours that gives the UK government the shakes?

Dolan Cummings
Devolved authoritarianism
Through Antisocial Behaviour Orders, New Labour thinks it can police its way to a better society.

Wednesday 14 July 2004
Brendan O’Neill
What the Butler saw
...had little to do with the war itself.

Sandy Starr
Cinema of cynicism
Michael Moore brings anti-politics to the big screen.

James Harkin
Growing old ungracefully
Why the baby boomer generation is clinging to its youth.

Friday 16 July 2004
Stuart Derbyshire
Ruining cats and dogs
The UK government's Animal Welfare Bill could turn having a pet into a pain.

Mick Hume
Iraq war: why all the shock and awe now?
Bush and Blair find themselves in more trouble than their predecessors faced over much more blatant war lies.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 16 July
Throwing flip-flops from the heart in the BB house.

Sandy Starr
Blowing up the BNP
Media exposés like the BBC’s The Secret Agent have helped to transform a ragbag party into the talking point of British politics.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 16 July
Greece has shown that the noble art of defending is not dead.

Monday 19 July 2004
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Straw nanny
Britain under New Labour is not a nanny state, but a therapeutic state - a much bigger threat to our freedom.

Jeffrey Rosen
The Naked Crowd
America's culture of self-revelation spells the end of privacy and the promotion of a smothering conformity

Tuesday 20 July 2004
Josie Appleton
Making capital out of punishment
For the UK government, criminal justice is just another arm of its social inclusion policy.

Wednesday 21 July 2004
Helene Guldberg
Class divisions
Who benefits from the 'personalised learning' strategy of dividing school pupils into sub-sets?

Dr Liz Frayn
Smoking out the facts
The British Medical Association's public health campaigns on passive smoking and junk food might ruin its reputation in the long run.

Daniel Rathwell
The fat of the brand
Report on the spiked seminar.

Sean Topham
Beyond the end of the line
London's decrepit Tube system could do with a dose of Victorian vision.

Sean Topham
Beyond the end of the line
London's decrepit Tube system could do with a dose of Victorian vision.

Nico Macdonald
Scamming the spammers
Junk mail is becoming as much a pain for its senders as for its receivers.

Friday 23 July 2004
Brendan O’Neill
‘They have vilified the sun - and me’
Professor Michael Holick, author of The UV Advantage, tells Brendan O’Neill how he was turned into a pariah for suggesting that a little bit of sunlight can be good for you.

Graham Barnfield
The Peter Parker in us all
Spider-Man 2: why we like our superheroes to flaunt their flaws.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 23 July
Palace fans might welcome Gaddafi if he could sort out the cold burgers.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 23 July
Are there more undercover filmmakers than fascists in the BNP?

Sandy Starr
Who wants to read an MP’s musings?
Politics-by-blogging is a sorry substitute for parliamentary debate.

Fiona Mason
Vetting pet owners
Vets care for animals - but they should show respect for people, too.

Wednesday 28 July 2004
Brendan O’Neill
Sudan: why now?
Britain's proposed intervention is a post-Iraq political stunt.

Josie Appleton
Science that dare not speak its name
The UK government threatens to defend Oxford's new animal research lab with guns because it can't do it with words.

Dolan Cummings
A hole in Holyrood
The Piegate scandal - involving mutton pies, lies and beans - confirms the irrelevance of the Scottish Parliament.

David Chandler
Building bridges in Bosnia
Reconciliation ceremonies sponsored by the UN won't heal Bosnia's ethnic divisions. David Chandler reports from Mostar.

Austin Williams
Getting us nowhere fast
Think-tanks and pundits are now in the driving seat of Britain's transport policy.

Conrad Lichtenstein
We reap as we sow
Genetic modification is the latest step in humanity's attempt to control our environment, argues one scientist, and it's a step we must take.

Josie Appleton
Science that dare not speak its name
The UK government threatens to defend Oxford's new animal research lab with guns because it can't do it with words.

Friday 30 July 2004
Helene Guldberg
Keep taking the tablets
Forget the scare stories, says Diarmuid Jeffreys, author of a history of aspirin – the little white pill is 'one of the most amazing creations in medical history'.

Richard Bailey
Gattaca calling?
High achievement comes from hard work, not from our genetic make-up, says a professor of education.

Graham Barnfield
Copycat arguments
Claims that videogames such as Manhunt can provoke players to commit violence have been made many times before – but they remain unproven.

Rob Lyons
You aren’t what you eat
Dr Gillian McKeith's diet, as seen on TV, is pure quackery.

Bill Durodié
They warn too much
Why the UK government's booklet on ‘preparing for emergencies' backfired.

Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 30 July
Old men get grumpy about the sixties.

Peter Sammonds
Breaking the waves
Coastal cities are more than a match for rising sea levels.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 30 July
Sven is going down because of his performance on the field rather than in the bedroom.


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