Chris Patten defends himself, and his vision of Europe, against his right-wing critics
Raymond Keene says that chess players have a hunch about what has happened to the former Iraqi dictator
Travel warnings are bad for business The Kenyan foreign minister, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, says that thousands are being laid off as a result of Britain's ban on flights to Nairobi
Felicity Owen on the wide-ranging success of the Prince's Foundation
Potential suicide bombers among British Muslims are getting most of their news from Asian satellite TV, says Patrick Sookhdeo. The West is in danger of losing a crucial propaganda war
According to international polls, Britain is regarded with contempt but, says Rod Liddle, we attract more refugees than any other Western country
The old lefty Neil Kinnock backs Britain, says Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. But Chris Patten is batting for France.
Paul Robinson says we can learn a lot about decency and independence from plucky Canada
Michael Wigan says that British farmers and consumers would be better off – and better fedâ€ – if we left the CAP
Opium production in Afghanistan is booming: Peter Oborne and Lucy Morgan Edwards on how the government has failed to wipe out the trade
Among privately sponsored painting prizes figurative art is dominant. Laura Gascoigne reports
John Major says Tony Blair cannot accept the European constitution in anything like its current form, and demands a referendum on the matter
Peter Oborne on the refusal of Anglican and Catholic bishops to denounce the tyranny in Zimbabwe
David Lovibond discovers, post-50, that no amount of multi-vitamins or gym visits will put off the onset of 'sordid infirmity'
am Kiley describes the terrifying experience of being captured by Baathists bent on revenge
Andrew Lambirth looks at why art schools are producing so many conceptual artists
Clare Short's resignation has finally shattered the party created by Tony Blair, says Peter Oborne. The mood is sullen and rebellious, and the Prime Minister is looking increasingly like a loser
Andrew Gimson prophesies that Poland will be an important EU ally of Britain
Simon Nixon on a first-class mystery: what made the Conservatives save Blair's premiership and support an unpopular war?
Mark Palmer told the police who had stolen his Vespa and where they had taken it. He was greeted with complete apathy
Neil Clark says that the Home Secretary is wrong about many things, but not about life-imprisonment for murderers
Emma Williams says good and conscientious Israelis live in denial of what is being done to the Palestinians
Melanie Phillips says the Arabs don't want a separate Palestinian state: they want the end of Israel
Owen Matthews on the enigmatic results of the hunt for weapons of mass destruction. Have they all been looted?
Mark Glazebrook on how the British Council's cultural activities still give good value for money