Features

The dustbin party

18 January 2003 12:00 am

The Lib Dems are a mess of contradictions, says Simon Heffer. They want to build and conserve; they want to decriminalise cannabis and ban smoking in public places. Disenchanted Tories should not be seduced

A lesson from the Third World

18 January 2003 12:00 am

James Tooley on the extraordinary success of private education in Africa and India

Living in a state of terror

11 January 2003 12:00 am

Peter Oborne has just returned from Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe is clinging on to power by starving and terrorising his own people

Why not kill Saddam and spare Iraq?

4 January 2003 12:00 am

Rod Liddle reveals that in some military quarters there is plenty of enthusiasm for assassinating the Iraqi leader, and reports on some of the methods that might be employed

Rock of ageism

4 January 2003 12:00 am

The government's 'Age Positive' campaign sounds good, says David Lovibond, but if you're over 50, forget about finding a job

The secret of Churchill’s gold

28 December 2002 12:00 am

He may have been the greatest ever Briton, but his financial dealings would never have survived the scrutiny of today's sleaze-obsessed media, says Andrew Roberts

The last trade union hero

28 December 2002 12:00 am

Jack Jones talks to Andrew Gimson about the plight of the poor and the luck of the middle classes, who buy 'bloody big flats for kids'

Treats round the country

28 December 2002 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth looks forward to next year's art exhibitions

How Alastair Campbell betrayed Cherie

14 December 2002 12:00 am

Peter Oborne says that the briefing against Cherie Blair from Downing Street has been persistent, lethal, unprecedented and utterly shocking - and he wonders where the Prime Minister stands in all this

How to win hearts and minds

14 December 2002 12:00 am

John Weston believes the US and UK must work closely together to make sure that any action against Iraq is multilateral

The tree without

14 December 2002 12:00 am

Christmas short story

An artist for our times

14 December 2002 12:00 am

Michael Prodger on the seasonal significance of Friedrich's 'Winter Landscape

A world without trust

7 December 2002 12:00 am

Doctors, lawyers, accountants aren't trusted. Nor are politicians, churchmen and journalists. Charles Moore on what we can do to restore confidence in our institutions - and each other

‘When artists were just tolerated’

7 December 2002 12:00 am

Mark Glazebrook on how the London art gallery scene has changed over the years

Why our gods must die

30 November 2002 12:00 am

Toby Young says the savage new religion of celebrity has displaced older cults, with which it has much in common

Bush and the Saudi princess

30 November 2002 12:00 am

Mark Steyn says that the President's cosying up to the Saudis is making a mockery of the war on terrorism

The Aussie who saved our flag

30 November 2002 12:00 am

Leah McLaren meets Rod Eddington, who is rescuing BA by sacking thousands

The Empire strikes back

30 November 2002 12:00 am

Andrew Lambirth welcomes the opening of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

The leader we deserve

23 November 2002 12:00 am

In his hypocrisy, muddle and evasion, Tony Blair holds a mirror to our comfortable suburban culture, says Peter Oborne

Why I quit the army

23 November 2002 12:00 am

Gordon Bourne has resigned his commission in despair of a profession destroyed by red tape

‘The minarets are our bayonets’

23 November 2002 12:00 am

Owen Matthews meets Turkey's Islamist election victor, who may yet prove to be a good thing

Freedom for the South-east!

23 November 2002 12:00 am

Mike Denham says the region is being fleeced to pay for the rest of the UK

Parliamentarian of the Year

23 November 2002 12:00 am

The winners of the Zurich/Spectator awards

Diana wins – from beyond the grave

16 November 2002 12:00 am

Rod Liddle says the Queen has reason to weep. So does Iain Duncan Smith. The values of the late Princess are imperilling both the monarchy and the Tory party

Can we panic now?

16 November 2002 12:00 am

Robert Baker says the threat of most bio-terror is exaggerated ...apart from smallpox