Features

The devils’ advocate

19 March 2005 12:00 am

John Laughland meets Ramsey Clark, who is campaigning for the rights of the two most despised men in the world

How I escaped from my hospital hell

19 March 2005 12:00 am

The Spectator today launches an occasional series on the state of the National Health Service.

Alice doesn’t live here any more

19 March 2005 12:00 am

Damian Thompson on the enchanting world of Alice Thomas Ellis, the former Spectator columnist who died last week

The fear, the squalor …and the hope

19 March 2005 12:00 am

The hunt for Saddam and WMD continues. Anarchy rules. But Iraq is now free, and Boris Johnson rejoices in the triumph of liberty

A revolution made for TV

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield talks to hip, fun-loving young people in Beirut and sees how cameras and lip-liner are helping to spread democracy in Lebanon

The Pentagon’s new pin-up boy

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Toby Harnden talks to Walid Jumblatt, who has seen the error of his anti-American ways

The price of happiness

12 March 2005 12:00 am

Petronella Wyatt talks to Richard Layard, who believes that higher taxation can reduce envy and make us all happier

Paying for Tony’s fat cats

5 March 2005 12:00 am

With almost a million new jobs added to the public sector payroll since 1997, Martin Vander Wayer asks if it is now democratically possible to reduce state spending

So you want to stuff a badger

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Sam Leith has been taking lessons in taxidermy, and he hasn’t had so much fun in ages

The man who should be Pope

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Piers Paul Read looks over the candidates to replace John Paul II, and says that Cardinal Ratzinger has got what it takes

One for oil and oil for one

5 March 2005 12:00 am

Michael Meacher says that the fuss over Ukraine was about the geopolitics of oil, and the growing conflict between the US and China

Time to fight back

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Douglas Hurd urges politicians to stop giving in to the media, and especially to the culture of brutality, fear and sentimentality epitomised by the Daily Mail

Will Dublin turn on Gerry Adams?

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Dean Godson on the widening repercussions of the Sinn Fein/IRA bank robbery

Upwardly mobile

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer interviews the former phone chief Sir Christopher Gent, who wants to bring free-market solutions to the public services

Not ill — just naughty

26 February 2005 12:00 am

Leo McKinstry on the scandal of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, whereby parents are paid to bring up their children badly

The end of part of England

19 February 2005 12:00 am

Boris Johnson goes out with the last legal meeting of the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Foxhounds, and welcomes the coming campaign by honest people to preserve their tradition

Die in Britain, survive in the US

12 February 2005 12:00 am

James Bartholomew says American healthcare is an expensive muddle that leaves millions unprotected, and yet it delivers much better results — for everyone — than the NHS

Bush will not be mocked

12 February 2005 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says it’s time for limp, languid Tory toffs to join the fight for freedom

Can Iraq make it?

5 February 2005 12:00 am

The election brought joy to the streets of the Iraqi capital, says Andrew Gilligan. Everything now depends on whether the Americans are willing to hand real power to the people

A crushing defeat for the insurgents

5 February 2005 12:00 am

Toby Harnden on the failures of the increasingly stupid terrorists

You can keep identity politics

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Damian Thompson says that young people of all races and political persuasions are lining up to give multiculturalism a good kicking

Bush means business

29 January 2005 12:00 am

It was a grand inaugural speech, says Mark Steyn. By the time the President leaves office four more dictatorships will have gone

The man who rescued Caravaggio

29 January 2005 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield meets Sir Denis Mahon, the historian and collector who rediscovered a lost century of Italian art

Animals don’t have human rights

22 January 2005 12:00 am

The Animal Welfare Bill ignores the needs of country folk

Kick them out!

22 January 2005 12:00 am

John Bercow says that the increasingly discredited UN must expel members who deny human rights