Features

The mean machine

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne reveals that the Tories have a secret weapon — the Voter Vault — which has identified the 900,000 swing voters the party needs to capture at the next election

A cat ate the face of the corpse

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Toby Harnden accompanies American troops as they fight the insurgents with everything they’ve got

People power

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins on why the Tory party should campaign to restore power to local communities

Speak your mind, lose your life

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Anthony Browne says that the terrible murder of Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam is further proof that radical Islam is not compatible with liberal democracy

Death to Iraqis, not to foxes

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft says the ban on hunting demonstrates the sheer rottenness of our sentimental, warmongering and crooked political culture

Lies, damned lies and education

20 November 2004 12:00 am

Ross Clark on how the government has used success in vocational courses to boost the exam results of failing schools

The beginning of hope in the Middle East

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Boris Johnson says that the end of Yasser Arafat — the man who brought so much suffering to his own people — could be the opportunity for lasting peace

The silence of the generals

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Bruce Anderson on the scandalous case of Trooper Williams, who has been charged with murder in Iraq

The strongman of Baghdad

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan on the murky past of Iyad Allawi, who this week cleared the way for the attack on Fallujah

Accidental hero

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Rocco Buttiglione talks to Daniel Hannan about homosexuality, homophobia and ‘the morbid totalitarianism of the Left’

The death of decency

13 November 2004 12:00 am

James Bartholomew on why bravery, kindness, modesty, generosity and restraint are fast disappearing from Britain — but not from George Bush’s America

A spectator sees most of the City’s game

13 November 2004 12:00 am

Christopher Fildes on the comedy of a financial world changing at breakneck speed

A catastrophic night for the Democrats

6 November 2004 12:00 am

America is a conservative country, says Mark Steyn. John Kerry was defeated by the President’s determination to expand liberty abroad and promote opportunity at home

Searching for Stan

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Jane Kelly on the sudden disappearance of her fat, drooling but beloved cat

Yearning to breathe free

6 November 2004 12:00 am

Radek Sikorski says Russia is using strong-arm tactics to see that its man is returned in Ukraine’s presidential elections

Western aggression

6 November 2004 12:00 am

John Laughland on how the US and Britain are intervening in Ukraine’s elections

Do little people go to heaven?

6 November 2004 12:00 am

If the three-foot-tall hominids of Flores were rational, did they have immortal souls? asks Christopher Howse

What can you say?

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Simon Heffer on the insidious new taboos that govern society — and how those who break them risk their careers and credibility

True to herself

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Joan Collins is as glamorous and game as ever

Why I turned against the war

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Adrian Blomfield went to Baghdad as a strong believer in regime change. Now he thinks that Bush has messed up in Iraq — and should be booted out of the White House

Roots of terror

30 October 2004 12:00 am

Alistair Horne says that the new jihad can be traced back to the war that began in Algeria 50 years ago

We want to see the back of Bush

23 October 2004 12:00 am

Most Britons see George W. Bush as brash, ignorant and recklessly simplistic, says Max Hastings; but they should not believe that all will be well if John F. Kerry replaces him

Scouse honour

23 October 2004 12:00 am

Beryl Bainbridge defends her brave and beloved Liverpool, but wonders whether there has been too much wailing and gnashing of teeth this week

A little unexpected

23 October 2004 12:00 am

The winning article in the 2004 Shiva Naipaul Memorial prize. There were more than 60 entries from a total of eight countries. The runners-up were Horatio Clare, Simon Matthew Kingston, Joanna Kavenna, Bertie Cairns and Barnabas William Erskine Campbell.

How Labour is turning Britain into a land of paupers

16 October 2004 12:00 am

Means testing is cruel and fraudulent. It humiliates the poor and impoverishes the nation without delivering pensions and family welfare. Ross Clark calls the government to account