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Patrick West 21 October 2016

Remainers, please rein in your petulance

Will there be no end to their wailing and hollering?

Naomi Firsht 21 October 2016

All hail South Park’s masters of satire

No one lampoons PC and politics like South Park does.

Dave Clements 21 October 2016

Into the mind of David Bowie

Bowie’s brilliance defies psychiatric reductivism.

Fraser Myers 20 October 2016

Heathrow and the crisis of vision

The government’s dithering over a third runway is an international embarrassment.

Ella Whelan 20 October 2016

HyperNormalisation: good ideas, bad narrative

Adam Curtis's latest just doesn't hang together.

Mick Hume 20 October 2016

What’s so ‘hard’ to grasp about democracy?

Soft Brexit sounds like a code for no real Brexit at all.

The expert invasion of family life

A new book explores the political instrumentalisation of parenting.

Tom Slater 19 October 2016

‘Black Lives Matter has a plantation mentality’

Black Panther Elaine Brown on the degradation of black liberation.

Tim Black 19 October 2016

Scottish independence: the cause of anti‑democrats

The SNP's opportunism draws deep on anti-Brexit sentiment.

Wendy Earle 19 October 2016

The culture of complaint

A new Tate exhibition shows that contemporary art is now just about whinging.

Je suis Bill Leak!

The Aussie cartoonist is being investigated by officialdom – an outrage.

Trump: a threat to democracy, not women

Trump has empowered a fearful, conspiratorial strain in US culture.

Brendan O’Neill 18 October 2016

Ched Evans and the fury of the middle‑class mob

This case has exposed the illiberalism and classism of the new elite.

Julian Lagnado 18 October 2016

The crisis of French republicanism

French politicians have lost any sense of what the Fifth Republic is for.

Tara McCormack 18 October 2016

Does Boris want a war with Russia?

Shooting down Russian war planes in Syria is a mad idea.

Christian Butler 18 October 2016

My Scientology Movie: Theroux the looking glass

Louis Theroux’s zany big-screen outing is a return form.

Luke Gittos 17 October 2016

The Ched Evans case: we need to talk about rape law

Why are courts having to delve into the minutiae of complainants’ sex lives?

James Woudhuysen 17 October 2016

Samsung: recalling the future

The response to the ‘exploding phones’ fiasco reveals a fear of innovation.

Gareth Sturdy 17 October 2016

Treating teachers like robots

Let’s reject the tick-box culture and shape the future of education.

spiked podcast 15 October 2016

‘Students should be challenged, not comforted’

Podcast: Frank Furedi on why university should never be a Safe Space.

Brendan O’Neill 14 October 2016

It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria

This is the most cynical, politically motivated crime panic in memory.

Patrick West 14 October 2016

Corbyn’s Labour is not a socialist party

Socialists don't pity or fear the poor like the Corbyn crew does.

How trigger warnings went mainstream

Now even academics think students need to be protected from upsetting topics.

Tara McCormack 14 October 2016

The anti-politics of protest

Ivan Krastev’s Democracy Disrupted lays bare the limits of the global protest movement.

Frank Furedi 13 October 2016

I love Dylan. But he shouldn’t get the Nobel Prize

Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.

Phil Mullan 13 October 2016

Anti-Brexit anxieties have become a self-fulfilling prophecy

What sterling’s ‘flash crash’ tells us about the state of economic life.

Luke Gittos 13 October 2016

All MPs should back the triggering of Article 50

Anything else would be a catastrophic betrayal of democracy.

spiked podcast 12 October 2016

‘Synthetic alcohol misses the point of drinking’

On this month's Last Orders, we talk sinnovation, the plunge in cancer rates and the NHS.

Frank Furedi 12 October 2016

Clownpocalypse: urban legends in the internet age

What the global clown panic tells us about the politics of fear.

Dave Clements 12 October 2016

Stop telling kids they’re mentally ill

Many ‘mental-health problems’ are just normal childhood experiences.

Will Franken 12 October 2016

The unspoken bigotry of the BBC’s diversity quotas

Giving ethnic minorities and women a leg-up is deeply patronising.

Tim Black 11 October 2016

Peacekeepers in Syria, warmongers in Yemen

The hypocrisy of Western interventionism is stomach-turning.

Trump and Clinton: how low can they go?

This is the lamest, sleaziest presidential contest in living memory.

Tom Slater 10 October 2016

What would Sixties rebels make of consent classes?

The student movement was born out of the demand for sexual liberation.

The campus rape panic demeans women

Female students don't need to be protected from lechy professors.

Matthew Lesh 10 October 2016

After Brexit, Anglo‑Oz relations can flourish

Brexit is an opportunity for closer ties with the UK's Commonwealth cousin.

‘Theresa May is not the hero of Brexit’

Podcast: Mick Hume on why the battle for democracy isn't over.

Wicked: the musical that defined an era

Wicked’s success invites cynicism – it deserves admiration.

Ann Furedi 7 October 2016

Abortion and disability: it’s all about who decides

The only moral code we need on abortion is this: trust women.

Naomi Firsht 7 October 2016

10 things I hate about EU

Anti-democratic, anti-worker, anti-migrant... the EU is awful.

Patrick West 7 October 2016

Leave voters are the real wise ones

Remainer rage is fuelled by ignorance, not knowledge.

Elena Ferrante and the 21st-century crisis of identity

What the Ferrante story tells us about art and humanity.

Ella Whelan 6 October 2016

Gross-out feminism is just plain gross

The new feminism's focus on the body is a step backwards.

Jacob Furedi 6 October 2016

Three cheers for the Polish abortion-rights strike

Polish women have landed a huge blow for freedom and autonomy.