Features

What’s morality got to do with it?

20 March 2004 12:00 am

Some 55 million foetuses are aborted each year. Why, then, all the fuss about destroying embryos in the course of stem-cell research? Mary Wakefield detects humbug

The Einstein of maths

20 March 2004 12:00 am

Sam Leith on Alexandre Grothendieck, the revolutionary number-cruncher who was last heard of in the Pyrenees raging about the Devil

Nothing to fear but fear itself

13 March 2004 12:00 am

Simon Jenkins says that Tony Blair’s Sedgefield speech was just another attempt by the Prime Minister to scare us into believing that we are all in mortal danger. We are not

No hanging chads, please

13 March 2004 12:00 am

Bob Alexander on the need to reform the voting system to get rid of ‘electoral bias’

No youth at all

13 March 2004 12:00 am

Freddie Sayers went to an EU conference for young people in Ireland — and no one turned up. Euroenthusiasm is not groovy

Art for the people

13 March 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth visits a triumphantly successful Rubens exhibition in Lille

You have been warned, Mr Blair

6 March 2004 12:00 am

Rachel Johnson talks to Vernon Coleman, the one-man publishing sensation who has now turned his sights on the ‘lying little warmonger’ in Downing Street

Green’s pleasant land

6 March 2004 12:00 am

Deborah Ross talks to the head of Migration Watch, and finds herself becoming a little unladylike

Nightmare in the Caribbean

6 March 2004 12:00 am

In the 200 years since independence, Haiti has endured a vicious cycle of coups: Ian Thomson examines the background to the latest crisis

One nation under Her Majesty

6 March 2004 12:00 am

Ferdinand Mount says that the new citizenship ceremony signals the death of multiculturalism, and should be welcomed by the Tories

Travel Special: A land without tourists

6 March 2004 12:00 am

Serbia is the ideal place for crowd-haters, says Julia Marozzi

Travel Special: Australia

6 March 2004 12:00 am

See Sydney and fry

Why did the Attorney General change his advice?

6 March 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gilligan can confirm, for the first time, that five months before the invasion of Iraq the Attorney General’s advice to the government was that regime change was illegal

Could a Tory vote for Kerry?

28 February 2004 12:00 am

John Kerry has a lot of support among Conservatives, says George Osborne, but although there is no tribal reason for Tories to back Republicans, Bush remains a better bet

What’s the big deal, Naomi?

28 February 2004 12:00 am

Harold Bloom kissed me

Survival of the richest

28 February 2004 12:00 am

Walter Ellis says that Britons are wrong to envy American universities. Some are very good indeed, but many more are abysmal

Fear of paedophilia makes you fat

21 February 2004 12:00 am

Rod Liddle says that the government’s White Paper on public health won’t help the fatties, but if we could overcome our fear of ‘kiddie-fiddlers’, children might be able to reduce their weight on the playing field

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