Features

Identity crisis

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Bossy-boots Blunkett’s plans must be resisted, says Paul Robinson, who has acquired five new cards in recent months, and it’s been a pain in the pocket for him

Victim culture began in 1880

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Excessive sympathy for criminals is not as new as many people believe, says Angela Ellis-Jones. It goes back at least 120 years

Sympathy for the vicar

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Christopher Sandford says that Keith Richards — 60 next month — is a secret conservative: he eats shepherd’s pie, loves his mum and even goes to church

Scotland is sick

15 November 2003 12:00 am

Scotland spends more per capita on the NHS than England does, but by next year it will have Europe’s lowest life expectancy, says Fraser Nelson

The dangers of Fisking

15 November 2003 12:00 am

David Pryce-Jones accuses the Independent journalist Robert Fisk of hysteria and distortion in his reporting on the Middle East

Britain is furious with America

8 November 2003 12:00 am

As Iraq seems to be turning into a quagmire, Max Hastings reveals that proposals made by the British government and military have been repeatedly ignored by the Bush administration

‘I been born to play domino’

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Sam Leith attends the World Championship of Dominoes in Jamaica, and finds the contestants thumping the tables and dancing the funky chicken

The key to No. 10

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Bruce Anderson on the challenge facing Michael Howard in the run-up to the next election

Why we need Khodorkovsky

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Polonsky on the fight to save a private school that is threatened by Russia’s new cultural and economic thuggery

Man of many guises

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth on an exhibition showing the diverse talents of the actor manager David Garrick

LUXURY GOODS

8 November 2003 12:00 am

Victoria Lane goes in search of some tasteful taxidermy

The cult of treachery

1 November 2003 12:00 am

The 25 letters are in. Iain Duncan Smith will soon be out. The treachery of the flunkeys has triumphed. Peter Oborne outlines what the new leader must now do to save the party

The oldest fresher in town

1 November 2003 12:00 am

Rachel Johnson talks to the Hon. Sir Oliver Bury Popplewell, 76 and sprightly with it, who is reading PPE at Oxford

Pig business

1 November 2003 12:00 am

Tracy Worcester on how the American pork industry is invading Poland with the help of EU grants

Guardian of the nation’s treasures

1 November 2003 12:00 am

Susan Moore celebrates 100 years of the National Art Collections Fund

The mystery of the missing links

25 October 2003 12:00 am

It is becoming fashionable to question Darwinism, but few people understand either the arguments for evolution or the arguments against it. Mary Wakefield explains the thinking on both sides

GM may be good for you

25 October 2003 12:00 am

Ross Clark says we should ignore the eco-brigade’s hysteria over genetically modified food

Matathir knows best

25 October 2003 12:00 am

Sholto Byrnes defends the Malaysian Prime Minister against his many enemies in the West

The spoils of Waugh

25 October 2003 12:00 am

W. F. Deedes on the essence of Evelyn Waugh, the anniversary of whose birth falls next week

Lonely confessions

25 October 2003 12:00 am

The 2003 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize winner.
There were more than 100 entries from a total of seven countries. The runners-up were Henry John Elsby Sanderson, Enrico Boerger, Gregory Lourens, Matthew Lawrence Holmes, Simon Rew, Kevin Barry and Joanna Elizabeth Streetly.

My fight is for the British people

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith defends himself — and his wife — against the plotters and the smear campaign, and calls on the Tories to get on with the work of promoting freedom and choice

Terminal depression

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Michael Gove on the fear and loathing in the Tory ranks as IDS fights for his survival

Why do politicians lie? Because they have to

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Melanie Phillips says that both Tories and New Labour make impossible promises, and flee from the issues that really trouble voters

Gothic’s crowning glory

18 October 2003 12:00 am

Annabel Ricketts enjoys a visual feast at the V&A but takes issue with the show’s lack of rigour

SPECTATOR CITY AND FINANCE

18 October 2003 12:00 am

William H. Janeway explains that the dotcom madness has laid the foundation for prosperity ahead. It happened when railways and canals were superhighways