Why abolishing time limits for sex crime compensation claims may not be a victory for justice - and why Muslim mania is the new British disease. Read Mick Hume’s columns in The Times (London).
Ignore the cant-fuelled attacks by envious members of the chattering classes on Jeremy Beadle. He was a man who ‘got’ humour.
There was something desperately contrived about the frontpage fuss over David Beckham’s absence from Fabio Capello’s first England squad.
Never mind the unemployment, poverty and homelessness - an economic slowdown would be good for the planet.
Journalists once fawned over ‘brave’, ‘glossy-haired’ anti-MMR crusaders; now they denounce them as quacks. What happened?
The ‘quite well off’ Valerie Stevens of the Optimum Population Trust says spiked’s spoof columnist is right to pray for economic downturn.
The latest British Crime Survey show that the authorities are now lumping together minor acts of annoyance with serious cases of sexual assault.
A leading expert in forecasting tells spiked that research into the impact of climate change on polar bears has been shockingly shoddy.
The routine vetting of everyone who works with kids will sow suspicion and discourage volunteering. So why aren't volunteering groups worked up about it?
The government wants to educate immigrants about the ‘British way of life’: don’t spit in public; don’t feel people up; don’t forget to put out your rubbish...
One of Sadiq Khan’s young voters is outraged that secret police bugged his MP. But who invited the cops into politics in the first place, he asks?
The McCain, Huckabee and Romney roadshows showed that the GOP ain’t so grand anymore.
An Oz writer on the campaign trail watches Huckabee’s bass-playing, Obama’s mythmaking, and the retreat of all candidates into ‘fantasy politics’.
Media confusion, changeable voters, distrust in voting technology… yesterday’s ‘Tsunami Tuesday’ highlighted some big changes in US politics.
It is already clear that the elections mark a landslide win for the abstract demand for ‘change’ and a crushing defeat for the past.
In order for public and private life to thrive, we need spaces that are absolutely free from the prying eyes of officialdom and others.
An Australian writer flagellates the green-leaning CofE bishops who want to turn Lent into 40 days and 40 nights of conserving energy.
With its wobbly camera work and spoilt-twentysomethings storyline, Hollywood’s new monster movie leaves one shaken but not stirred.
The outraged reaction to Tesco’s decision to sell chickens for £1.99 is stuffed with an unpalatable mix of snobbery and fearmongering.
Why we don’t need a euthanasia law – and why there’s too much noise about Munich silence. Read Mick Hume’s column in the The Times (London).
Everything went wrong for Grange Hill when they turned it into a state-sponsored celebration of minoritydom – and changed the theme music.
The Africa Cup of Nations has provided plenty of goals, skill, excitement... a far cry from the stale, over-hyped tournaments we Europeans are used to.
How John Kenneth Galbraith’s The Affluent Society - which celebrates its fiftieth birthday this year - anticipated today’s grinchy green politics.
It’s Sunday morning, and 300 young people in Guy Fawkes masks have gathered in central London to protest against a ‘creepy cult’. What’s going on?
Many hailed the UK government’s new risk advisory committee as a challenge to the ‘cotton wool culture’. It is nothing of the sort.
The Archbishop’s real agenda is to boost the standing of religion itself by cynically piggybacking on the forward movement of Islam.
As six men are charged with murdering 3,000 on 9/11, Faisal Devji tells an audience in London that bin Laden has a lot in common with Gandhi.
‘Citizen’ Ken Livingstone’s London energy plan might sound ambitious, but it simply repeats many of the fairytales about green energy.
In barring non-EU doctors from training in the UK, the government is scapegoating immigrants for its own screw-ups in medical practice.
Ignore the panicky headlines about a new government report on higher temperatures in Britain - it actually contained good news.
The UK government’s campaign to colonise family life is nearly complete: it is now telling parents to remove video games from their children’s bedrooms.
The launch of the Buzz Off campaign to rid Britain’s streets of a screeching ‘anti-youth gadget’ should be welcomed - and built on.
The UK foreign secretary’s big speech, ‘The Democracy Imperative’, restates the case for intervention post-Iraq. So much for change…
To understand Turkey, we need to look beyond the black-and-white reactions to the lifting of the headscarf ban in universities.
Cocky, tattooed and not very apologetic: Chambers' real offence was not to take banned substances, but to refuse to be contrite about it.
With little meat in the US elections, voters are looking longingly into the eyes of the candidates hoping to glimpse the 'real' person within.
The Beijing Olympics have been turned into an all-purpose platform for panicmongering about the Yellow Peril. We name the culprits.
The really dangerous ‘epidemic’ is one of miserabilism, not suicide - read Mick Hume’s column in The Times (London).
Adding a match abroad to the 38 games in the English Premier League can only exclude fans and further sanitise the game.
The rules of casting: decadent imperialists are always played by effete English actors and warrior heroes by Yanks or coarse Celts.
From 9/11 to homeopathy, ‘counterknowledge’ thrives thanks to a mad mixture of postmodern political correctness and capitalist greed.
The West is turning the trial of surviving members of the Khmer Rouge - its former allies - into a piece of self-promoting political theatre.
Nobody would label today’s critics of big chainstores as ‘Nazis’. Yet their arguments bear a striking resemblance to those of the Third Reich.
Kosovo has not ‘declared independence’. It has slavishly submitted to the rule of UN officials, NATO troops and dictatorial modern-day viceroys.
Kevin Rudd’s celebrated utterance of the S-word for past wrongs against aboriginal communities was deeply paternalistic.
In cutting their funding of the physical sciences, and devaluing science education, the US and UK governments are committing ‘scientific vandalism’.
By granting people access to info about sex offenders, the Home Office is institutionalising fear of adults and paranoia about ‘the mob’.
A British man is suing William Hill because they allowed him to gamble away £2.1million. But who is really responsible for what gamblers do?
The doublespeak in Kosovo’s ‘supervised independence’ sets a dangerous precedent, dressing up occupation as ‘freedom’ and interference as ‘democracy’.
The latest UK report on terrorism is different to all the rest: it shows that Britain is making itself a target by advertising its vulnerability.
Essay: We should celebrate the spread of wealth and modernity in the developing world, while recognising that a great shift in global power is not imminent.
She's best known for her nude Demi Moore and for putting Whoopie Goldberg in a bath of milk. But Annie Leibovitz is a documentarist, too.
New ‘healthy towns’ that encourage people to walk more, eat the right kind of food and stay forever fit take repression to a new level.
Those who slander Obama supporters as ‘brainwashed, deranged cultists’ are blind to what’s positive about the Obama Phenomenon.
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on how politicians are jumping on an anti-abortion bandwagon in the run to April’s elections.
Forced to move in with my parents in Kent, I’m slowly turning into a Daily Mail reader – helped along by some depressing intercessions on TV.
Frontpage splashes about Paul Gascoigne’s sectioning suggest he has completed his journey from professional footballer to professional failure.
Alexander Cockburn tells spiked that when he dared to question the climate change consensus he was met by a tsunami of self-righteous fury.
Bridgend: The BBC’s decision to pull a drama about the suicide of a teenage girl shows how little faith the authorities have in young people.
Bridgend: The most startling thing about the vile, venal websites that promote suicide is that their language and outlook appear entirely mainstream.
Bridgend: When newborns are seen as ‘polluters’ and death is described as ‘dignified’, it’s not surprising some youth don’t value their lives.
Fidel Castro was a by-product of the Cold War, his regime more the creation of external pressures than of any internal ideology.
Forget force-feeding kids ‘positive psychology’: teachers have more chance of producing happy pupils if they inspire them with knowledge.
London Underground has banned posters for the play Fat Christ, just in case they cause offence. This safety-first attitude is crucifying free speech.
Contrary to the advice of the Museums Association, preserving collections is not a ‘burden’ — it’s the whole purpose of museums.
While digital downloads allow the likes of Radiohead or Macca to strike seditious poses, for smaller acts record label support is still vital.
Fear of rising heart deaths is unfounded. And if we're serious about lowering the death rate even further, we need better treatment not lifestyle lectures.
TV images of Eduardo da Silva’s sickening leg injury inspired new knee-jerk calls to outlaw dangerous tackles. Forget about it.
It claims to unite the continent through the power of music, yet the Eurovision Song Contest is really all about ‘Dustin’ off nationalist rivalries.
Look out, New York: London’s failed, car-baiting, bossy road-toll scheme is heading your way.
Weaving a path from Achilles to Rambo via Shakespeare and Tolstoy, Christopher Coker’s insightful new book captures the increasing demonisation of war – even ‘good wars’ – and the denigration of honour, duty and glory.
With Gentlemen of the Road, a hilarious pastiche adventure tale about medieval Jews with swords, Michael Chabon confirms that he is the master of genre-bending novel-writing.
A lifelong supporter of Celtic explains why he’s opposed to the intensified policing of Rangers fans’ chants and behaviour by a gang of moralistic politicians, cops and commentators.
When both trendy authors and top psychologists claim that man should accept his ‘rightful position in the cosmos’ as ‘just another animal’, it pays to revisit George Herbert Mead’s humane attempts to explain human consciousness.
Romantic individualism and political correctness have robbed university humanities departments of their ‘love of man’, that ‘amusing, tragic, contradictory creature who yearns to be the master of his fate and transform the world’.
Damian Thompson’s fiery polemic against conspiracy theories has much to recommend it. But we can’t blame the demise of Enlightenment thinking on diet doctors and Islamists alone.
A new book by the UK government’s former chief scientific adviser sheds yet more heat than light on the global warming debate – despite its promises of balance.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s sweeping, grimy, brutal epic There Will Be Blood was ‘inspired’ by Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!. But it strips out and burns off the novel’s humour, humanity and socialist shenanigans.
A striking new essay exposes the pretensions of ethical consumers and explores the emergence of a seemingly green economy. But in claiming that canny capitalists have ‘manufactured scarcity’, it risks reading history backwards.
Two new books claim that our blinged-up, fast-car consumer society is laying people low with compulsive acquisition disorder, harried women syndrome and various other sicknesses of the mind. Don’t buy it.