Features

Now it’s up to the Iraqis

3 July 2004 12:00 am

America has succeeded in Iraq, says Mark Steyn, but the war on terror can still be lost at home

Get radical, Mr Howard

3 July 2004 12:00 am

It’s not good enough for the Tories to pinch Labour policies, says Simon Heffer. They must appeal to the people on the economy, education, drugs, immigration and Europe

The way ahead for Europe

26 June 2004 12:00 am

Tony Blair is right: the European constitution is a defeat for federalism. It is instead a triumph for centralism. Daniel Hannan outlines the sort of treaty the EU needs if nations are to retain their independence

English hooligans are pussycats

26 June 2004 12:00 am

Our soccer fans are by no means the most thuggish in the world, says Rod Liddle, and he’ll glass any smug Scotch git who says they are

Giorgione’s artistic poetry

26 June 2004 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook on a magnificent exhibition of work by ‘Big George’ in Vienna

One law for the Americans

19 June 2004 12:00 am

Rod Liddle on the scandal of the new extradition arrangements that allow the US to snatch British citizens, but leave IRA men safe in America

The heart of lightness

19 June 2004 12:00 am

Alexander McCall Smith counts Donald Rumsfeld and The Red Hot Chili Peppers among his fans, and has a very cool cat. Mary Wakefield talks to him about Africa and ‘reality’

Moments of experience

19 June 2004 12:00 am

Laura Gascoigne celebrates the renaissance of drawing

England’s thugs and losers

12 June 2004 12:00 am

Daniel Wolf says that the English are bad at football and brilliant at hooliganism because of an attitude of mind, a national cringe, which has its roots in the Industrial Revolution

Brooding ’bout my generation

12 June 2004 12:00 am

James Delingpole joined the veterans in Normandy and wondered whether he would have been as brave as they were on D-Day

My part in Reagan’s rise

12 June 2004 12:00 am

Colin Bostock-Smith says that he will always love the Great Communicator because he once wrote a gag for him which he delivered perfectly

They won the war but lost the peace

5 June 2004 12:00 am

Simon Heffer says that the military heroics of the D-Day generation were followed by moral cowardice and political appeasement

Reality check

5 June 2004 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says the so-called realists are wrong about the war on terror, and suggests that ‘creative disruption’ is the best way to deal with Saudi Arabia

Life in the bus lane

5 June 2004 12:00 am

Inigo Thomas takes the bus from Broadway to Fifth Avenue, and talks to a Methodist about the Promised Land and to a Baptist about menstruating apes

Smack in your face

5 June 2004 12:00 am

In Afghanistan more provinces than ever are producing opium. Justin Marozzi watches Britain lose its farcical war on drugs

Bush and Howard are winners

5 June 2004 12:00 am

George Osborne says that on the basis of the ‘keys’ forecasting system George W. Bush will be President next year and Michael Howard will be in No. 10

Traveller in time

5 June 2004 12:00 am

Peter Phillips goes to Turkish Kurdistan and finds a land full of early Christian history

Bum rap pinned on parents

29 May 2004 12:00 am

Acts of brutality are carried out in the name of ‘reasonable chastisement’ but, says Rachel Johnson, banning smacking will only encourage children to believe that they have a right to behave as they please

Bagged by the USA

29 May 2004 12:00 am

Owen Matthews goes on patrol with American soldiers in Afghanistan’s ‘Indian Country’ and sees them capture and interrogate suspects

Santa Klaus

29 May 2004 12:00 am

John Laughland talks to the Czech President, Václav Klaus — Thatcherite, Eurosceptic and much loved by the people

A nasty plot in Pall Mall

29 May 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne reveals the Blairite capture of the IoD, the only mainstream business organisation to speak out forcefully against the euro, regulation and tax

Bush to Howard: hands off Tony

22 May 2004 12:00 am

Peter Oborne reveals that an operation has been launched within the White House to protect the President’s most important ally, and that the Tories are under pressure to give the Prime Minister an easy ride

‘The West is like the Great Satan’

22 May 2004 12:00 am

Sir Crispin Tickell tells Mary Wakefield that George Bush’s ‘illegal’ war has brought shame on us all

Cursed are the peaceniks

22 May 2004 12:00 am

James Delingpole gives both barrels to the ‘pea-brained’ isolationists who fill the papers — even The Spectator — with their defeatist snivelling

Finding your marbles

22 May 2004 12:00 am

Lucius Cary says that he once experienced an almost perfect market: as a boy playing marbles at the Dragon School