Recent articles

‘There is no epidemic of Islamophobia’

Brendan O’Neill on the exaggeration of hate after the Finsbury attack.

Tom Slater 23 June 2017

One year on: let’s defend the Brexit spirit

Whatever they do, the elites cannot rewrite history.

From Brexit to Grenfell

Why the left prefers the poor when they’re tragic and vulnerable.

Mick Hume 23 June 2017

Brexit talks: five points to bring to the table

As Remainers try to rewrite the script, a reminder of what should top the agenda.

Afghanistan: war without end

Now Trump is ramping up the mayhem in Afghanistan.

Human rights: the friend of foreign criminals

How human-rights law demeans democracy and citizenship.

Trudeau, not Trump, is the real demagogue

Media swooning over the Canadian PM has become a cult of personality.

The ACLU must fight for liberty, not social justice

The civil-liberties group has become bogged down in ‘progressive’ causes.

The mainstreaming of the terror prejudice

Islamists and ‘liberals’ are united in their contempt for the demos.

Macron is not the Messiah


The French president’s success is built on the rubble of the old politics.

Helmut Kohl and the lost promise of reunification

Germany is yet to realise the democratic potential of 1989.

Naomi Firsht 20 June 2017

‘Otto Warmbier had it coming’

The warped morality of privilege-checking commentators.

After Grenfell: emoting is not enough

There’s something nasty in the demand that May cry on cue.

After Grenfell: more health and safety?

People need serious safety measures, not petty regulations.

After Grenfell: we need action, not an inquiry

The cause of this horrendous blaze is plain for all to see.

After the fire

There’s something darkly pre-modern in the left’s attitude to Grenfell.

The Steve Scalise shooting and the hypocrisy of right‑wingers

Blaming anti-Trump speech for James Hodgkinson’s actions is a dangerous game.

Rob Lyons 19 June 2017

Scotland’s Unionist fightback

The election result showed that Scots care more about staying in the UK than staying in the EU.

‘Softening Brexit means betraying Brexit’

Podcast: Tom Slater on the fight ahead for democracy.

Bring on the Irish abortion referendum

This is our chance to make the positive case for women’s rights.

Tom Bailey 16 June 2017

The cynical campaign to impeach Trump

Liberals are using legal chicanery to undemocratic ends.

Why feminists can’t enjoy Wonder Woman

Their political myopia sucks the fun from this brilliant blockbuster.

In defence of Tim Farron

There’s nothing liberal about the hounding of the Lib Dem leader.

Please stop exploiting the dead of Grenfell Tower

Some Labourites are using the Grenfell disaster to score political points.

Grenfell: the lie of London’s urban renaissance

These tenants were put at risk because they are poor.

Sorry, Corbyn, but ‘anti-austerity’ is not enough

Only rapid economic growth will pull us out of this depression.

Maren Thom 15 June 2017

The postmodern roots of the
alt-right

Kill All Normies provides a powerful analysis of the new online culture wars.

How Trump is tearing apart the Middle East

He's now pushing America's own allies towards war.

Everyone needs to calm down about the DUP

It’s pure fearmongering to say this party threatens the British fabric.

The ‘Biobag’: hope for premature babies?

The creation of a Ziploc-style artificial womb is very good news.

The truth about the hatred for Israel

On the ugliness of anti-Israel activism, 50 years since the Six-Day War.

Mick Hume 13 June 2017

Nobody won the Brexit election – but we Leavers risk losing now

Never mind May – the future of democracy hangs in the balance.

Macron: a political mirage

He's successful only because French politics has collapsed.

The rise of Labour, the death of Labourism

Corbyn’s success confirms the hollowing-out of the left.

Tom Slater 12 June 2017

The Tories: a pointless party

May’s loss revealed a party that stands for nothing and no one.

A culture war masquerading as a youthquake

There’s an ugly strain to the media celebration of young voters.

The return of two-party politics? Dream on

The stakes in politics have rarely been higher, especially for us democrats.

‘The stakes are so high after this election’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on May, Corbyn and the future of Brexit.

Tom Bailey 9 June 2017

The Comey bombshell that wasn’t

The Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are wearing thin.

Tom Slater 8 June 2017

Whoever wins today, the fight for Brexit goes on

The spiked view on voting today, and what comes next.

‘This is still the Brexit election’

A spiked podcast election special.

Maher and Griffin: in defence of bad taste

Comics should never apologise for ‘crossing the line’.

Politics will never be the same again

This election has shown the public will no longer be taken for granted.

Hull and the battle for Brexit

Fraser Myers reports from a city torn between Labour and Leave.

spiked 7 June 2017

A day in the life of the 48%: Paul Mason*

Fighting the fash on the Tube and looking good in leather.

Where’s the outrage over the killing of Christians?

Christians around the world are being slaughtered by Islamists. They need our solidarity.

Let’s celebrate the heroes of London Bridge

With beer bottles and skateboards, they stood up to theocratic terror.

There is too much phoney tolerance

A perversion of the t-word is being used to excuse restricting free speech.

Tim Black 6 June 2017

Cheer the demise of the anti-Brexiteers

But don’t let the Brexit Election become a General Election.

Wendy Kaminer 6 June 2017

Trump: a tyranny of the minority

Most Americans are opposed to the president’s authoritarian policies.