Are the dangers of ‘out of control’ Toyota cars being exaggerated to attack ‘out of control’ economic growth?
If Labour really wants to give football back to the fans, it should stop treating us like naughty, sweary children.
ELECTION ESSAY: Whether we are talking about the UK General Election or the current outbreak of strikes, it is definitely not déjà vu all over again.
Timandra Harkness reports from the anti-climatic UKSA launch, where no one seemed to be reaching for the stars.
There’s one problem with the experiments ‘confirming’ that junk food is addictive: humans aren’t the same as rats.
As the election date is announced, it’s becoming clear that the political class views the electorate as an incomprehensible, inscrutable blob.
It is the liberal elite’s fear of ordinary people’s consciences that is driving the attacks on Chris Grayling.
The clash between Bob Geldof and Make Poverty History is an unsavoury battle of ‘Africa-saving’ egos.
... but not for the reasons that he, Gordon Brown or Nick Clegg would have us believe.
It is their doom-laden political outlook that really convinces greens the world is ending, not scientific evidence.
Clamping down on students’ boozy socialising will only give rise to a society of life-long adolescents.
ELECTION ESSAY: James Woudhuysen explores the roots of the establishment’s neglect of scientific and technological innovation.
Britain’s political leaders are fawning over professional, campaigning mums, but they still look down their noses at ordinary parents.
It isn’t only Doctor Who who has been regenerated as a younger model: so has spiked’s weekly TV columnist.
For millions of human beings, the National is fun, thrilling and escapist. So who cares what the horses ‘think’?
The so-called ‘progressive greens’ challenging the overpopulation thesis are really only interested in making Malthusian thinking more PC.
The ‘I Love Migrants’ campaign confirms that being ‘pro-migrant’ is now a form of cultural snobbery.
Far from being a ‘stage army’, the Red Shirts could potentially refresh and reinvent democracy in Thailand.
The advance of the far-right in Hungary’s elections shows that zombie politics can potentially make a big impact in public life today.
Do-gooding Westerners will only make things worse for Ugandan homosexuals threatened by oppressive new legislation.
Tiffany Jenkins speaks to heritage professionals in fierce disagreement about their sector’s involvement in wars.
The campaign to arrest the pope is the product of an increasingly desperate secularism, which can only find meaning through ridiculing the religious.
Stuart MacLennan’s real crime was to spout Labour’s prejudices against chavs and old people in an uncouth way.
Roll up, roll up for spiked’s guided tour of the Tory, Labour and Liberal Democrat election manifestos.
Obama’s much-applauded war against nuclear weapons is about boosting Washington’s moral authority, not securing world peace.
Tuesday’s Panorama used highly dubious science to accuse working-class parents of making their kids sick.
The campaign to make ‘ecocide’ a crime sums up the opportunism and censoriousness of the green lobby.
The ludicrous spectacle of the leftovers of the left parroting their old arguments for supporting Labour is history repeated as low farce.
John Westwood, Portsmouth’s No.1 fan, is seen as a sinner in today’s sit-down and shut-up footballing culture.
The first leaders’ debate was electoral porn for the media classes. The rest of us were left uninspired on the sidelines.
The leaders’ debate might have been teeth-extendingly boring but, if you can bear to look, it did provide a snapshot of the state of politics.
The post-volcanic chaos was a reminder of how much poorer life would be without manmade flight.
Like an ancient cult of nature-worshippers, some are celebrating the way the volcano has thwarted modern life.
The flight ban is a product of officialdom’s apocalyptic thinking, where they always imagine that the worst-case scenario will come true.
The row over Primark’s padded bikinis revealed modern parents’ anxieties about behaving like adults.
Polanski’s film of Harris’s novel shows that Blair-bashers can’t quite explain their anger with New Labour.
The UK election is such an arbitrary, unpredictable affair because this is the age of no-party politics – and no-politics parties.
US women’s right to choose will remain fragile so long as pro-choice activists rely so heavily on the Supreme Court.
The SEC’s lawsuit against Goldman Sachs will only let politicians off the hook for the state of the economy.
ESSAY: The origins of state welfare were far from progressive, and in its new therapeutic form it is actually a barrier to human solidarity.
It is mad to blame one safety official for the six-day flight ban – it was actually a product of elite risk-aversion.
A US Supreme Court ruling rightly argues that all speech should be free, not just speech that is ‘socially beneficial’.
The Nick Clegg phenomenon is not a product of public enthusiasm, but of the media’s disproportionate influence in politics today.
More than The X Factor, it’s like Sartre’s No Exit in which three men locked away from the real world gang up on each other.
Despite the gleefully gloomy forecasts for Man Utd, Chelsea et al, their monied reign in Europe is far from over.
Following the celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday, some now argue that his theory is not all it’s cracked up to be. Are they on to anything?
Laura Wade’s play Posh is porn for liberals, with its idea that evil toffs are puppeteering politics and the media.
Ten years ago, Brendan O’Neill met his idol Alan Sillitoe to talk about the degradation of the working-class hero.
Scepticism is widely denounced as a poison and a disease today, just as it was in the Dark Ages. We urgently need to rescue its reputation.
Design is the new Big Idea in preventative medicine, but there’s nothing healthy about lifestyle manipulation.
Much of today’s anti-nuclear hysteria is based on a misunderstanding of what happened in Ukraine.
The Lib Dem leader’s deeply undemocratic stab for power reveals the replacement of democratic politics with oligarchical intrigue.
Contrary to the claims on either side in the UK election campaign, a hung parliament would be neither the real problem nor the solution.
There’s no causal link between sunbed-use and cancer, so why are politicians clamping down on teens tannning?
A Swede tells the Tories that they are wrong to get so overexcited about the Swedish free-school model.
ELECTION ESSAY: Thanks to New Labour, the family is no longer seen as a haven in a heartless world, but as a site of all sorts of abuse.
The recent electoral success of Hungary’s right-wing parties rests on a deep ground swell of powerlessness and frustration.
A handful of chimp mothers carrying around their dead babies is not evidence of ‘human-like’ qualities.
Gil Scott-Heron should ignore censorious ‘pro-Palestine’ campaigners who want him to cancel his Tel Aviv gig.
The Gordon Brown bigot scandal confirms that no one is in the driving seat of this election campaign – least of all us, the electorate.
Judging by the flailing, portly people taking part in Brighton’s Marathon, running is no longer about the thrill of competition.
spiked’s TV columnist goes all Baudrillardian after sitting in the audience of a weird ITV politics show.
In their discussion of the Tea Party as ‘delirious’ and ‘unhinged’, liberals like Bill Clinton are exposing their own snobbery.
The right-wing movement is outraged by excessive government - except when it is wielded by Republicans in the name of counter-terrorism.