Features

Bark, don’t bite

23 August 2003 12:00 am

You'll be surprised what a firm word can achieve: Michael Hanlon says we should not give in to our fear of children

Can we liberate Zimbabwe?

23 August 2003 12:00 am

Mike Dewar concludes that the best way to topple Mugabe is to enlist South Africa's help

The all-purpose bogeyman

23 August 2003 12:00 am

Idi Amin was up to his elbows in blood, says Tom Stacey, but the appalling truth is that he had some admirable qualities

Sorry, traditional fare’s off

23 August 2003 12:00 am

The Savoy Grill is no longer the place to be seen. Damien McCrystal on the sad decline of a once great restaurant

Paying the penance for Culture

23 August 2003 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans, on his first visit to Edinburgh, finds a grey city in need of a Parliament

How Labour has subverted British Intelligence

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Nigel West says that the lesson of the Hutton inquiry is that the government is using the intelligence services for political purposes, and that this Soviet approach is making us a less secure people

Weep for Wales

16 August 2003 12:00 am

David Lovibond returns to his Welsh roots and finds poverty and decay

Give me a break

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Philip Hensher was rude about Tracey Emin. Now, he suspects, she is ordering incontinence pads for him

Charming wit or oily Welshman?

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson on Sir Hayden Phillips, the unfailingly agreeable civil servant in charge of constitutional affairs

Man of the people

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says that Arnold Schwarzenegger is not part of the trivial, self-promoting, self-obsessive political club

Country slickers

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Ross Clark on how the new CAP rules make it profitable for city folk to buy farms and use them as homes – with big gardens

Sex and the City means family values

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Many people have a low opinion of the cult TV soap, but not Mary Kenny, who sees 'the forces of conservatism' in it

A reasonable assumption

16 August 2003 12:00 am

You'd have to be mad to believe in a dodgy dogma invented in 1950. Christopher Howse takes a rationally long view of it

Bristol’s animal magic

16 August 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on an exhibition which looks at our relationship to nature

God save the nation

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Gay bishops, dwindling congregations: the Anglican crisis continues, and some are calling for disestablishment. But, says Peter Hitchens, the link between Church and State is vital for our wellbeing

Sleeping with Freda

9 August 2003 12:00 am

As the care crisis worsens, Jeremy Clarke recalls the strange final years of a spinster who lived in a residential home run by his parents

Collapse of England

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Simon Heffer believes that Mr Blair's touchy-feely society is undermining cricket by reconciling it to mediocrity

How to kill a burglar

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on how a friend of his shot dead a robber and wounded another in Kenya last year, without having to go through Tony Martin's agony

The rising tide of clichés

9 August 2003 12:00 am

The BBC is staffed by people bristling with academic qualifications, says Tom Fort, but they don't know English

Gardener’s question time

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Is the taxpayer about to stump up another £16 million for the Duchess of Northumberland's pet project, Alnwick Garden? Mary Keen investigates

Bum rap for Jamaicans

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple says that young Jamaicans have been corrupted by victimhood and the musico-industrial complex

In love with economic disaster

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Martin Gayford on why we are drawn to places of financial and industrial failure

Just when you thought it was safe…

2 August 2003 12:00 am

Reports of the death of trade union power have been greatly exaggerated, says Ross Clark. As BA shows, privatised industries are being hit by a resurgence of labour militancy

How to sack Blair

2 August 2003 12:00 am

Tony Woodley, new head of the TGWU, tells Jasper Gerard that he and other union leaders will take back the Labour party

The white man’s burden

2 August 2003 12:00 am

There is a case for intervening in Liberia, says Mark Steyn, but it is not one being urged by American liberals