Features

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

The triumph of George W. Bush

27 December 2003 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says the armchair insurgents have got it all wrong: the President is winning the war against terror, and the Democrats are facing humiliation in November

Honour bound

27 December 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says that the leaked honours memo reveals the establishment in all its glorious timidity and conformity

Strolling round Siena

27 December 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth delights in this Tuscan hill town as he explores its countless treasures

Africa isn’t dying of Aids

13 December 2003 12:00 am

The headline figures are horrible: almost 30 million Africans have HIV/Aids. But, says Rian Malan, the figures are computer-generated estimates and they appear grotesquely exaggerated when set against population statistics

We need to be saved

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Hell exists, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, but so does hope. Choices have consequences, and by making the right choices we move towards God

Reasons to be cheerful

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple on the joy of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary — in gooseberries, for example, even in human beings

The temple of whom (singularly possessive)?

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Craig Brown has to mind his Ps and Qs when he goes carol-singing with The Pedants’ Association

Window of opportunity

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Tom Stacey on how, as an act of penance, his great-great-uncle donated the great west window to King’s College Chapel