Features

Not a shred of evidence

21 February 2004 12:00 am

Did Saddam Hussein really use industrial shredders to kill his enemies? Brendan O’Neill is not persuaded that he did

Make war on terror, not drugs

21 February 2004 12:00 am

We can fight only one enemy at a time; therefore, says Bruce Anderson, we should concentrate our fire on the bombers and their backers

Not nasty enough

21 February 2004 12:00 am

Simon Heffer believes that if the Tories are to have any hope of returning to power, they’ll have to stop tinkering and go for Labour’s jugular

Why blue is the new black

14 February 2004 12:00 am

Depressives are one of the largest special interest groups in Britain, says Jeremy Clarke, a depressive, and their numbers are growing by the day

Equal rites

14 February 2004 12:00 am

Mary Wakefield attends a service to mark the tenth anniversary of the ordination of women, and has a sudden attack of Doubt

Seek those things that are above

14 February 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth urges everyone to go to the El Greco exhibition at the National Gallery

How to lose the battle for Britain

7 February 2004 12:00 am

Never in the field of human conflict has so much money been wasted by so many on so little, says Max Hastings

Cigarette lady

7 February 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson talks to Lady Trumpington about the pleasures of passive smoking

The great whitewash

31 January 2004 12:00 am

Rod Liddle says that Lord Hutton gave the government the benefit of the doubt, sometimes to the point of appearing either hopelessly naive or a visitor from a kinder, gentler planet

Fee choice

31 January 2004 12:00 am

Blair has made a mess of the top-up Bill, says Freddie Sayers. It’s now up to the Tories to revolutionise our universities on market principles

Straight and narrow

31 January 2004 12:00 am

Leo McKinstry says that in its often admirable determination to help gays and lesbians, local government is creating a new problem: heterophobia

Self abuse

31 January 2004 12:00 am

Lloyd Evans believes that the lesson of Will Self’s success — which he envies — is that it is better to be a ‘writer’ than to write well

TRAVELItaly

31 January 2004 12:00 am

Stuart Reid has no qualms about accepting a luxurious Italian freebie

The ballad of Connie and Babs

24 January 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne says that Conrad Black was a great newspaper proprietor, but he and his glamorous wife Barbara made a fatal mistake in trying to conquer America

How the Hulk exploded in Iowa

24 January 2004 12:00 am

Mark Steyn watches Howard Dean go ape and John Edwards emerge as a viable contender

Apocalyptic vision

24 January 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on the work of the largely self-taught artist Philip Guston

V is for victory — and for vagina

17 January 2004 12:00 am

Ross Clark wonders whether Iraqis would prefer clean water and electricity or Britain’s taxpayer-funded ‘gender advisers’

The joys of inequality

17 January 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says the Prime Minister is quite right to impose top-up fees on millions of listless, lazy, conformist students

The end of the Etonians

17 January 2004 12:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft says the long slow decline of the Tory party can be partly attributed to a devastating article 40 years ago

The truth is he lied

10 January 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne says Lord Hutton must conclude that Tony Blair played the primary executive role in the events that led to the naming of Dr David Kelly and to his suicide

Cut taxes to show you really care

10 January 2004 12:00 am

You can lower taxes and improve public services, says James Frayne. The Tories must therefore copy George W. Bush and give us back our money

The hubbub of the marketplace

10 January 2004 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne on how today’s young and hip art buyers are more likely to go to fairs than galleries

Escape from barbarity

3 January 2004 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple says he is turning his back on the ugliness and emptiness of Britain and moving to France, which for all its faults he considers a more civilised country than his own

In defence of Wacko Jacko

3 January 2004 12:00 am

Leo McKinstry explains why he has the gravest doubts about the charges brought against the weird and plastic Michael Jackson

Visual treats of 2004

3 January 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth looks forward to this year’s exhibitions — from El Greco to Ken Kiff