Recent articles

Yes, this is a crisis: a brilliant crisis packed with possibility

Be not afraid of Brexit: it is a wonderful moment for rethinking society.

Luke Gittos 28 June 2016

Britain has not become racist overnight

The post-Brexit ‘hate-crime spike’ is not all that it seems.

Ella Whelan 28 June 2016

After the referendum, the ugly scourge of ageism

Hating old people has become a socially acceptable prejudice.

The SNP’s attack on democracy

The Scottish are part of the British demos, and should respect its decisions.

Tom Slater 27 June 2016

The battle for democracy starts here

We must defend democracy against an elite furious with the referendum result.

Tim Black 27 June 2016

After the vote, the implosion of the political class

The referendum exposed the chasm between politicians and people.

Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing

All of us, not just the under-25s, must engage in the future of politics.

‘This is our Magna Carta moment’

We discuss Brexit, Cliff Richard and Tate Modern.

Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class

The referendum result exposes the chasm between them and us.

In praise of dead white males

Freud, Marx and Nietzsche continue to shape our world.

A blasphemy trial for today

John Osborne’s play about George Holyoake, the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, continues to resonate.

Why today is a great day for democracy

Yes, Pandora’s Box has been opened. Let’s keep it that way.

Tom Slater 22 June 2016

Remain: the left has lined up with the establishment

Leftists now put bankers and bureaucrats before the people.

Tim Black 22 June 2016

Why nobody is really pro-EU

It is fear of voters, not love for the EU, that stirs Remainers' hearts.

Luke Gittos 22 June 2016

The Cliff Richard case: another homophobic witch‑hunt

The paedophile panic has rehabilitated some age-old prejudices.

From Orlando to Yorkshire: the quest for meaning

Why it’s wrong to use violent acts to bolster your political standing.

Daniel Ben-Ami 21 June 2016

Varoufakis: no friend of democracy

His new book sums up the Euro-left’s fear of the people.

New Tate Modern: politics at the price of beauty

The politicised, unsubtle curation makes for a wearying experience.

Tom Slater 20 June 2016

This isn’t leaving – this is arriving into a whole new era

The humanist, futurist, European case for Brexit.

Tim Black 20 June 2016

We trust the demos more than the experts

You don’t need a PhD to understand the world and want to change it.

Ella Whelan 20 June 2016

Forget the EU – the world is waiting

A Brexit could be the start of a new internationalism.

spiked 20 June 2016

For Europe, Against the EU

Watch spiked’s film, making the democratic case for Brexit

‘We need a strong, collective response to this new terrorism’

In this week's podcast, we discuss Orlando, the EU and progress.

Jo Cox: don’t use this tragedy to tame democracy

The media’s exploitation of Cox’s murder marks a new low.

We are not Sadiq’s little girls

The mayor’s ban on body-shaming adverts is an insult to women.

The hooligan myth

The Euro bovver was sparked by brutal policing, not knuckle-dragging fans.

Tom Slater 16 June 2016

‘The EU has done nothing for workers’ rights’

Doug Nicholls, chair of Trade Unionists Against the EU,
on the mythmaking of left-wing Remainers.

Jon Holbrook 16 June 2016

Labour: for the EU, against the people

Corbyn's party has lost faith in democracy.

Hollande’s fall from grace

The French president's undemocratic reforms have caused chaos in Paris.

Orlando has exposed the poison of identity politics

Our obsession with identity has robbed the victims of their humanity.

The lone wolf: a terrorist in search of a cause

How the politicisation of identity can foster furious violence.

Football fans: still being treated like animals

Euro 2016 shows fans are still viewed as ‘unwashed and backward’.

After Orlando: assault rifles are not to blame

Gun controls won’t stop these killings – but they will make us less free.

Why the EU has already lost

...and how the Euro football brings out the Remainers' real prejudices.

Neil Davenport 14 June 2016

The class rift behind the EU debate

The referendum has exposed the elite's contempt for the plebs.

Andy Shaw 14 June 2016

After the EU: why be afraid of uncertainty?

It’s the uncertainty of democracy that Remainers really fear.

A Named Person speaks out

A youth worker on why he’s opposed to the SNP’s Named Person scheme.

The Orlando massacre and the crisis of humanism

The West lacks the moral resources to resist ISIS. Let’s change that.

The war on ‘dead white dudes’

The 'decolonise the curriculum' campaign is a threat to universalism.

Luke Gittos 13 June 2016

The Stanford petitioners want revenge, not justice

The campaign to sack Brock Turner's judge undermines the rule of law.