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By blaming climate change for Africa's problems, green groups have become apologists for inequality and underdevelopment.
Behind their feigned concern for falling Western wages, the elites at the World Economic Forum are really worried about the rise of Asian economies.
Liberty is far too precious to sacrifice in the name of tackling hoodies, ASBO kids and cranky Islamists.
Why is the UK government keen to introduce polygraphic tests for sex offenders, when they’re about as reliable as reading tea leaves?
Read Mick Hume's columns in The Times this week.
The drama about political twentysomethings isn’t really the This Life replacement the Beeb was hoping for.
Claims that Michel Platini, new president of UEFA, is some kind of Robin Hood of footie are greatly exaggerated.
Nick Cohen’s What’s Left? shows he is the Princess Diana of journalism, always reducing political comment to personal psychodrama.
Food rationing, Blitz spirit, the Doomsday Clock...everyone from Prince Charles to radical greens is talking about climate change as a warlike emergency.
Why is it ‘brainwashing’ when faith schools teach values but ‘raising awareness’ when the state teaches the pieties of environmentalism?
How the IPCC’s fairly sober summary of climate science has been spun to tell a story of Fate, Doom and human folly.
Under the guise of granting sovereignty, the UN is dumping responsibility for its mess in Kosovo on to the European Union.
Both the makers and critics of Hounddog, a film that depicts child rape, reveal America's unhealthy obsession with paedophilia.
She's one of the best-known warriors against Holocaust denial. Yet Deborah Lipstadt thinks EU plans to ban 'genocide denial' are a disaster.
Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal is a brilliant film based on a middling novel. So why are so many critics still banging on about the book?
In the BBC computer game Climate Challenge you become the president of a Europe facing disease, death and disaster. So fun all round, then.
Those who want to turn everything into a race issue today are desperate to impose a phoney new national morality.
With deadpan Midlands delivery, and a hilarious line in 'anti-jokes', Ted Chippington was the Eighties comedian that got away. Now he's back.
The half-hearted proposed reform of the House of Lords shows that our governing class has precious little instinct for democracy.
Why are we in less of a flap about bird flu now that it has arrived in Britain than we were 18 months ago when it was a ‘spectre’ in Asia?
Girl-group biopic Dreamgirls is a decent movie, but it fails to capture the drama and energy of Sixties Detroit.
While Italy's authorities want to copy England's hooligan crackdown, our fans are trying to get beyond the power of police and stewards.
On the mysterious letter-bomber and the bird flu outbreak: read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London) this week.
A Tipton pub serving something called ‘The Michael Barrymore Pie – Faggots Swimming in Gravy’ explains itself to spiked.
Food representatives tell spiked that the Food Standards Agency's clumsy new 'scientific model' is demonising perfectly healthy grub.
Guy Rundle reports from former Nazi camps, where ever-more morbid attempts are being made to preserve buildings, ash pits, even human hair.
New coffee-table books offer stunning snapshots of our planet from space. Just ignore all the guff about humanity's impact being a ‘scar’.
Thomas Deichmann reports from Germany, where Greenpeace looks set to lose its charity status over its explicitly political campaigning.
Now environmentalists are campaigning against 'flower miles', showing that even gifts between loved ones have been added to their killjoy hitlist.
Black Book, Paul Verhoeven’s thriller about the Dutch Resistance to Nazi rule, is a cracking movie – and it raises important questions, too.
Claims that the South London district is a ‘war zone’ are wide of the mark, though residents recognise their lives could be far better.
Everyone from Time to TV networks is singing the praises of user-generated ‘people’s content’ on the worldwide web. But is it reliable?
The new book Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity? shows that the nun was as ruthless as any other celeb in protecting her public image.
It was widely claimed that 40,000 women would be trafficked into Germany as prostitutes during the 2006 World Cup. New EU reports seen by spiked suggest that nothing of the sort happened.
David Cameron's schoolboy drug-taking appeals to those immature enough to still believe that smoking dope is rebellious.
Romantic advice from our ethical columnist.
In BBC2’s reality-TV legal trial, The Verdict, it is the celebrity jury that is really on trial, rather than the defendants.
Last night’s Brit Awards confirmed that the Oasis badboy has become a rare voice of reason in Britain’s preening and conformist pop scene.
Amid all the honking about congestion charges and anti-road pricing petitions, Britain's need for more roads is not even on the political map.
On anti-smoking crusades and outlawing accidents: read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London) this week.
In his new TV column, Patrick West confesses to having a soft spot for Jeremy Clarkson.
The England cricket team may have lost the coveted Ashes but, hey, at least they won the big shiny wotsit trophy.
America's stand-off with Iran shows that no one is calling the shots in the Middle East today, though all sides are firing them.
For a government whose transport policy is to punish motorists, the 1.5million who signed a petition against road-pricing are a political pollutant.
Lynsey Hanley’s book Estates: An Intimate History titillates the Guardian-reading class’s fascination with a poor and excluded ‘underclass’.
Welcome to the Oxford college where students can use the word gay to refer to a homosexual man but not to describe a rubbish pool shot.
Why President Bush’s critics seem more convinced that America will attack Iran than does the President himself.
Greenpeace and the courts have delayed New Labour’s energy white paper. That’s no victory – for you, me or the planet.
For all the hysterical claims about ‘teen gun gangs’ holding whole suburbs hostage, gun crime in Britain remains very rare.
A Hampshire photographer has taken a stand against the suspicion and restrictions snappers face due to the 'paedophile panic'.
Following a strange incident involving toddlers, Tixylix and a visit from the authorities, one family has its doubts.
Now even a celebrity breakdown has to be staged in public for the cameras.
Banning smoking in psychiatric institutions - where patients can't just step outside for a fag - is madness.
Britain's fertility regulator has decided that women should be free to donate their eggs for genetic research. About time.
The focus on the falling marriage rate misses the point that even when people do get hitched today, they're often still fearful of intimacy.
On road-pricing and how rehab became the 'the new black': read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London) this week.
Our ethical columnist on how to make protest part of your everyday life.
Why waste your mornings making smoothies and reading the Guardian when you could be watching trash telly?
In exploring the weird world of the subconcious, Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep snoozes on plot and character.
Two commonsense, anti-killjoy chain letters are making the rounds on the web. spiked traced their origins and spoke to the authors.
A Bombay-based writer is shocked by the British elite’s transformation of Shilpa Shetty into a high priestess of unity.
House of Fraser’s removal of an ‘offensive’ ad following a single complaint shows that any sensitive soul can play the chief censor these days.
In Affluenza, the clinical psychologist argues that money is driving us insane. In fact, he's the one who seems a few cents short of a dollar.
The Bridge, which shows 23 people jumping to their deaths from Golden Gate Bridge, teeters on the edge of celebrating suicide.
Like a poor man’s FBI Most Wanted List, Gloucester Council in England is publishing photos of those it deems guilty of anti-green crimes.
The case of Connor McCreaddie, a fat eight-year-old from Newcastle, shows that the obesity panic is taking away our rights - and even our children.
A 50-Year Plan of petty rules: the London mayor's climate change proposals show you can justify anything in the name of 'saving the planet'.
A barrister argues that allowing Muslim women to wear the veil in courtrooms is an affront to open justice.
...but New Labour could lose against Cameron’s Not-the-Tory-Party.