Bring the rich to heel
By Staff blogger - 06 September 13:00

Remember Thatcher and Reagan!

What Bevan would think of Blair
By Clare Beckett - 23 August 13:00

The founder of the NHS would regard Labour's reforms as unspeakably evil, argues Clare Beckett

It's not poisson, it's poison!
By David Nicholson-Lord - 23 August 13:00

Fish, once thought the healthiest of foods, is now bad for us. Pollution is everywhere, and there is

Just a bad hair day?
By Viv Groskop - 23 August 13:00

Observations on Nip/Tuck

A nation of paedophiles
By Theodore Dalrymple - 09 August 13:00

If sex with children is so wicked, why are we relaxed about under-age pregnancy?

A ga-ga-ga bureaucracy
By Viv Groskop - 09 August 13:00

If a hospital invites babies to take part in its consultation process, the NHS must be unwell

Gwyneth should try the pig fat
By Viv Groskop - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Russian remedies

The mad world of private asylums
By Theodore Dalrymple - 19 July 13:00

Observations on psychiatry

Mark Thomas - buys himself a priesthood
By Mark Thomas - 19 July 13:00

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c

Don't sell the NHS like shampoo
By Richard Reeves - 05 July 13:00

The choice debate 1 - When it comes to public services, Britons are genuinely altruistic, valuing co

The empire goes mad
By David Nicholson-Lord - 05 July 13:00

Observations on America

Growth with greenery
By Juliette Jowit - 05 July 13:00

Londoners suffer high levels of pollution and far too many road accidents. Juliette Jowit on what is

Where there's a will, there's a way
By Robert Colvile - 05 July 13:00

London, the country's economic motor, is powering ahead with broadband. The problem is how to ensure

Why are you all so interested in sex?
By Gunnar Pettersson - 21 June 13:00

British teenagers go in for lots of bonking in order to establish their individuality. But in Sweden

William Skidelsky learns that Brad Pitt is fat
By William Skidelsky - 07 June 13:00

Did you know that Brad Pitt is overweight, and George Clooney obese?

NS Essay - 'Everywhere, even in Africa, the world is running out of children'
By Phillip Longman - 31 May 13:00

Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.

Facts that should change the world
By Jessica Williams - 17 May 13:00

Out of the 300 million people in the world who suffer from obesity, one in three lives in a developi

Men should celebrate, too
By Jack O'Sullivan - 17 May 13:00

Observations on equality by <strong>Jack O'Sullivan</strong>

When a sick person isn't ill
By Theodore Dalrymple - 10 May 13:00

Observations on benefits

Life, death and cigarettes
By Beryl Bainbridge - 03 May 13:00

The Smoking Diaries

Simon Gray <em>Granta Books, 240pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 186207688X

Don't get ahead too early
By Donald Hirsch - 19 April 13:00

Observations on pacing yourself

Do they really want to save the world?
By Staff blogger - 19 April 13:00

When politicians are serious about something - terror, drugs, crime, poverty, litter - they declare a war on it, and often appoint a tsar as well.

Fag end of fashion
By Zoe Williams - 19 April 13:00

Smoking in films once signified rebellion, coolness and sex appeal. Now it is shorthand for "loser".

NS Essay - Friendship is the invisible thread running through society
By Richard Reeves - 19 April 13:00

Friends can give you longer life and better health. But they can also be the basis for hierarchy, so

The food revolution that lost its soul
By David Nicholson-Lord - 19 April 13:00

As organic produce booms, supermarkets and big processing companies have moved in. Does it matter th

NS Essay - Babies have now to be trained in the Protestant work ethic
By Suzanne Moore - 12 April 13:00

As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi

Diary - Marcelle d'Argy Smith
By Marcelle d'Argy - 12 April 13:00

I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there

Don't we deserve offices?
By Theodore Dalrymple - 05 April 13:00

Observations on doctors

Get on yer bikes!
By Gideon Burrows - 05 April 13:00

Cheaper, healthier and safer than motoring, cycling should come out of the gutter