Features

Kick them out!

22 January 2005 12:00 am

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

They stood me up

22 January 2005 12:00 am

Charles Glass discovers that women are now cancelling dinner dates by text. What’s the world coming to?

The deadly threat of a nuclear Iran

15 January 2005 12:00 am

Douglas Davis reveals new evidence that Tehran intends to use nuclear weapons against Israel, and argues that the mullahs’ nuclear facilities must be destroyed

The slob culture

15 January 2005 12:00 am

Simon Heffer deplores the fashion for dressing down. It’s ugly and disrespectful and leaves men looking like idiots

Truth from the trenches

15 January 2005 12:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on R.C. Sherriff, the deeply untrendy author of Journey’s End, whose run finishes next month

A cut-price death penalty

15 January 2005 12:00 am

Ross Clark says that the existing law allows us to defend ourselves robustly against burglars. We don’t need a licence to murder them

China won’t be a superpower

8 January 2005 12:00 am

China has no exportable culture, she is militarily overrated and her economy is not as successful as it is cracked up to be. Martin Vander Weyer says it’s time we abandoned our superstitious dread of Beijing

Phoney war

8 January 2005 12:00 am

Max Hastings says it’s about time our leaders stopped playing political games and accepted that ‘international terror’ cannot be defeated by conventional military means

The faithful departed

8 January 2005 12:00 am

These are hard days for Methodists, but even as their numbers decline they are fighting the good fight. Sholto Byrne talks to their General Secretary

Let the people of England speak

1 January 2005 12:00 am

The BNP may be odious but, says Rod Liddle, there is something fishy about the arrest of its leader

Was it all a terrible mistake?

1 January 2005 12:00 am

Neil Kinnock tells Julia Langdon that he wishes he had never become leader of the Labour party

We are all pagans now

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Paganism is one of our fastest-growing religions. Mary Wakefield talks to a druid and finds out why witchcraft appeals to 21st-century Britain

Florida notebook

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Post-election blues in the Sunshine State

Slaughter of the regiments

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan on what the army stands to lose by adopting ‘Starbucks’ regiments

In praise of ‘Jesusland’

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Whatever their faults, says Mark Steyn, America’s Christian fundamentalists are a lot smarter than Eutopian secularists

Holy sage

18 December 2004 12:00 am

It is fashionable to sneer at the Archbishop of Canterbury, but, says A.N. Wilson, he is a good man and profoundly Christian

Carry on, cardiologist

18 December 2004 12:00 am

First it was his bowels, then his heart: Andrew Gimson on the delicate procedures that followed a minor medical scare

Poor Jack is dead

18 December 2004 12:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft on how the death of his greyhound affected him more than he had expected, and perhaps more than it should have done

Christmas at Chatworth

18 December 2004 12:00 am

A short history of festivities at the big house

Waiting for Mr Right

18 December 2004 12:00 am

The Spectator Christmas short story

How not to run a country

11 December 2004 12:00 am

In the first interview since he delivered his report, Lord Butler tells Boris Johnson that Britain suffers from an overmighty executive bringing in ‘a huge number of extremely bad Bills’

Gunning for Kofi

11 December 2004 12:00 am

Martin Walker says that the UN oil-for-food scandal is as much about the anger of US nationalists as it is about bribes

Mandy: wanted for questioning

4 December 2004 12:00 am

Rod Liddle reveals that the South African police want to talk to Peter Mandelson about the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea

The case for not attacking Iran

27 November 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan says that Iran will probably have a nuclear bomb within five years, but that does not make the country a threat to us

Dumbing down: the proof

27 November 2004 12:00 am

If you can answer the questions below, you are as well informed as a clever 11-year-old in Birmingham in 1898. Warning: you may be in for a humiliating experience