Giving students extra marks for being 'disadvantaged' does them no favours.
A reflection on the Palestinian theorist's strivings, insights and shortcomings.
More self-delusion than socialism at the Labour Party conference.
Saturday's London march looked exhausted before it started.
Disagreements flowed freely at the spiked-seminar on internet regulation.
If hacks don't accept Blair's sincerity, they can't challenge his ideas.
Fear and pain at the Labour Party conference.
Orientalism shines some light on British views of the Irish.
There are sound scientific reasons for refusing legal aid to anti-MMR campaigners, but it may help the junk science cause.
This week, Gordon Brown imitated David Morrissey.
The government's NHS reforms are a defensive attempt to nurse politics back to life.
Both the pro- and anti-war camps used Iraq as a platform for conference posturing.
A disabled woman slept in her wheelchair for over a year because the health authority banned staff from lifting her into bed.
Now Spurs fans have cast off their incompetent manager, perhaps they could stop moaning.
How do you limit the risk of swimming accidents? Dig up the public beaches!
A Toronto Film Festival virgin delights in fine art, big stars and intimate conversation.
How fears about the internet perverted my toddler's playtime.
Glass-walled, 'transparent' libraries won't help readers to see clearly.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the raping footballers allegations.
Israel namechecks the 'war against terror' to justify everything from incursions into Palestinian territory to the bombing of Syria.
Derren Brown was firing a gun at his head - not at society's morals.
Why are US writers and artists so down on the American dream?
London theatres' cheap ticket schemes are a band-aid, not a cure.
A recent spiked-seminar interrogated the hype over weblogs.
Security was tight at the Bournemouth conference – and the delegates loved it.
Some would prefer it if we could have the beautiful game without the ugly, oikish overpaid players.
Arnie's California victory shows the triumph of anti-politics.
Those canonising UN weapons inspectors as the 'peace warriors' of Iraq have very short memories.
Is the wonder drug of the 1990s just a jumped-up placebo?
Murduh, middle-youth and Hitler: the Rise of Evil.
The charge that millionaire footballers have 'too much too young' is based on old-fashioned snobbery.
If we took some real risks in life, we wouldn't need to watch Russian roulette on TV.
Dealing with disability requires resources, not rights.
The Conservative conference may be good to laugh at, but it's actually not that funny.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the middle-class soccerati.
'Therapy culture is one of the greatest threats to public health.' Frank Furedi talks to Jennie Bristow about his new book.
The case of the UK 'AIDS assassin' raises worrying questions about the relationship between sex and the law.
The UK government's new roads policy amounts to filling in pot-holes.
The Metropolitan Police's diversity policies have bred problems of their own.
If only the World Creative Forum's ideas matched the ambition of its title.
Israel's wall around the West Bank is the most stark expression of the peace process.
Two films at the New York Film Festival show individuals coming to terms with the past - and despairing of the future.
The Pardoner's Tale for our times: what do you have to do these days to deserve being beaten to death or poisoned?
The Fijians plan to apologise for eating the British; and the British plan another Bonfire Night panic.
Football's snobs learn the correct way to express their prejudice.
What's behind Labour's cosmetic attachment to flat caps and old songs?
The GM issue is not about how many butterflies can fit on a beet leaf.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on David Blaine's celebrity stunt.
The UK government's campaign to make parents learn with their children is patronising, illiterate and dumb.
Has the police investigation into the 'torso in the Thames' been led astray by obsessions with witchdoctory?
Why critics and fans alike are attacking Tarantino's fourth film.
Terry Eagleton's new book draws out the absurdities of cultural theory - but cannot move beyond it.
Bush and bin Laden need each other as much as they despise each other.
What's the point of outing a few racist policemen on TV?
The reaction to Princess Diana's car-crash note shows a nation in thrall to conspiracy theories.
For all the recurring crises, Northern Ireland's peace process seems to go on forever.
Asian-Pacific states signed up to Bush's war on terror - but they're more interested in trading with China.
Call me Caligula, but what exactly is wrong with footballers engaging in group sex?
Lemmy and friends look more and more like a tribute band.
The Secret Policeman was as empty-headed as the racist recruits it featured.
In an age when the old certainties have been eroded, ‘anti-racism’ has become a new etiquette.
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the furore about drugs in sport.
The coalition's war has given rise to terrorism.
Whether MPs back or sack Iain Duncan Smith, things can only get worse for the Tories.
After his heart scare, the myth of Prime Ministerial Stress.
The US Food Guide Pyramid used to reflect what the public ate. Now it's trying to change it.
Is Indonesia an Islamic hotbed that threatens the West? Mischa Moselle reports from Java, home of the Bali bombers.
As judges get more power, they should expect more criticism.
Working mothers don't need breastfeeding rights at work, but real choices in life.
The 'pensions crisis' is not a result of an ageing population, but of a mean-minded political and business class.
A report from Italy on the 'part-time protest' over pension reforms.
Kenan Malik exposes the muddled thinking of diversity policy.
Who's responsible for rubbish?
When it comes to drugs policy, the Football Association is off its head.
Claims of a Tory leadership solution have been greatly exaggerated.