Features

Why al-Qa’eda is winning

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Correlli Barnett says that the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq serve as object lessons in how not to conduct an anti-terrorist campaign

Stop flattering Putin

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Polonsky says there is no reason why the West should indulge a brutal and repressive regime

Go to work on Christmas Day…

13 December 2003 12:00 am

You can avoid barbarity and blasphemy, says Digby Anderson, by making the Epiphany your big feast

Recipe for success

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield meets Nigella Lawson and finds that she is friendly, confident, beautiful — but nervous with it

It’s been a good year

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Ignore the sneering metropolitan elites, says Mark Steyn: George Bush is winning at home and abroad

The Good News of Isenheim

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on the Renaissance artist whose altarpiece celebrates the Incarnation at Yuletide

Health and safety spell danger

6 December 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Royce says that the rules and regulations now governing police procedures are putting victims' lives at risk

Meeting of the extremes

6 December 2003 12:00 am

Dean Godson on the background to last week's elections in Northern Ireland

Who hates the Jews now?

29 November 2003 12:00 am

The new anti-Semitism is being spread by both the Right and the Left, says Mark Strauss, and it is at its most virulent among globophobes

Our son of a bitch

29 November 2003 12:00 am

President Karimov is a ruthless tyrant, says Daniel Hannan, but he supports the war on terror and is backed by the West. He shouldn’t be

Constitutional vandalism

29 November 2003 12:00 am

Anthony Lloyd says that the government’s plan to replace the law lords is an attack on tradition, and pointless too

FOOD AND DRINKCheesy feat

29 November 2003 12:00 am

Damien McCrystal sings the praises of vacherin

FOOD AND DRINKPheasant pilav

29 November 2003 12:00 am

Thanks to a hot summer, the countryside heaves with pheasant, dead and alive, and it must be eaten, or shooting,…

The threat to rugby

22 November 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Johnson wonders whether Earth has anything to show more fair than 15 beefy rugby players, especially when it’s raining. But lawyers take a more calculating view of the game

A hanging matter

22 November 2003 12:00 am

There is a sound moral case for restoring the death penalty, says Bruce Anderson, but the practical barriers seem insurmountable

Hail to the Chief

15 November 2003 12:00 am

George Bush needs to be pictured with the Queen to impress voters in the forthcoming presidential election, but, says Peter Oborne, next week’s state visit by the Commander-in-Chief is causing chaos

Identity crisis

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Bossy-boots Blunkett’s plans must be resisted, says Paul Robinson, who has acquired five new cards in recent months, and it’s been a pain in the pocket for him

Victim culture began in 1880

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Excessive sympathy for criminals is not as new as many people believe, says Angela Ellis-Jones. It goes back at least 120 years

Sympathy for the vicar

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Christopher Sandford says that Keith Richards — 60 next month — is a secret conservative: he eats shepherd’s pie, loves his mum and even goes to church

Scotland is sick

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Scotland spends more per capita on the NHS than England does, but by next year it will have Europe’s lowest life expectancy, says Fraser Nelson

The dangers of Fisking

15 November 2003 12:00 am

David Pryce-Jones accuses the Independent journalist Robert Fisk of hysteria and distortion in his reporting on the Middle East

Britain is furious with America

8 November 2003 12:00 am

As Iraq seems to be turning into a quagmire, Max Hastings reveals that proposals made by the British government and military have been repeatedly ignored by the Bush administration

‘I been born to play domino’

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Sam Leith attends the World Championship of Dominoes in Jamaica, and finds the contestants thumping the tables and dancing the funky chicken

The key to No. 10

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Bruce Anderson on the challenge facing Michael Howard in the run-up to the next election

Why we need Khodorkovsky

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Polonsky on the fight to save a private school that is threatened by Russia’s new cultural and economic thuggery