The latest lobbying and lords scandal shows that the upper chamber doesn't need reform – it needs abolition.
In supposedly 'model' Sweden, multicultural policies have led to the kids of immigrants being excluded from the mainstream.
Blaming marketisation for the riots is way too simplistic. It was welfarism that copperfastened poor people’s exclusion from society.
A new law banning Northern Irish politicians from employing certain advisers exposes the tyranny of victim politics.
Blaming Western shoppers for the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building will make life worse for Bangladeshis.
Economists are perplexed to find that today, in a first in any postwar recession, productivity is not recovering. Phil Mullan tells them why.
Stop being sniffy about this language that uses words like diaper and can’t pronounce aluminium; it's the new Latin.
Lawyers leading the prosecution of British soldiers for abusing Afghans are unwittingly legitimising the war on terror.
Britain has profound economic problems that can only be addressed through the wholesale renewal of production and infrastructure.
Activists want to squish the EDL because they think its propaganda turns Muslims into Islamists. How patronising.
In this video, Mick Hume takes us on a trip through the ‘After Leveson’ exhibition in London that he helped to curate.
Events in Turkey confirm that imposing the conformist Occupy brand on every global protest only helps to confuse and contain them.
Doctor Who fans are right to be anxious about the prospect of an oh-so-relevant gender- or race-swapping Doctor.
The fashion for blaring out pop songs is killing the real source of stadium atmosphere: the noise of the fans.
The re-release of two classic Japanese cartoons reminds us of a time when kids’ intellect was taken seriously.
One hundred years after she leapt in front of the king’s horse at Epsom, Davison death still divides opinion.
Christopher Lane talks to spiked about the new edition of the bible of psychiatry – ‘a legal document facilitating the medication of millions’.
A new campaign for the abolition of UK faith schools ignores the real crisis in the state education sector.
The mountain of scary ‘advice’ facing pregnant women is built on risk inflation and utterly junk science.
Saying ‘I hate Michael Gove’ now works as a kind of password that grants one entry into the inner circle of polite society. Why has this happened?
Reorientating criminal justice around the rights of alleged victims is destroying the rights of the defendant.
The Art Everywhere plan to plaster art on UK billboards is more about public relations than public art.
The increasingly irrational cult of the whistle-
blower is bad for politics and bad for journalism. We need some heretics to blow it apart.
Anti-capitalist protesters in London yesterday had only one real objective: to get punched by a cop.
The current panic about internet porn is born of adult anxieties rather than children’s degeneracy.
Unorthodox autism campaign groups are finally distancing themselves from the MMR theory. Sadly, they’ve embraced other cranky theories.
Compensating Kenyans for their treatment during the Mau Mau uprising makes a mockery of anti-colonial struggles.
Those calling for the EDL leader to be ‘no platformed’ from BBC radio hold the listening public in contempt.
Where is the outcry over the rising number of blatant cases of non-secret state interference online and in social media?
More wide-eyed fan letter than serious documentary, a new movie fails to convince us the Roses were a great band.
Hated in Spain, loathed in Italy, but adored in Britain – what is it about Mourinho that makes him our special one?
With its clotted prose, list of historical facts, and sub-plot about humans breeding like rabbits, Dan Brown’s latest is a depressing read.
The police are banging up people for drunkenly posting comments on Facebook. Could you be next?
Lone parents, once the easy target of the New Right, are now being championed by the family-fearing state.
Ann Furedi’s spiked essay on the importance of a woman’s right to choose ignited much heated debate. Here, she reiterates her stance.
ESSAY: The shoddy science of sceptic-bashing LOG12 attempts to turn criticism into a psychological illness.
America’s military industrial complex once chased communists. Now it obsesses over CO2 emissions.
The Nigella Lawson ‘choking’ incident confirms that respectable observers are as good at being voyeuristic and moralistic as any tabloid hack.
The calls for the TV presenter’s sentence to be harsher are not based on the principles of justice, but on a desire for revenge.
The Guardian and Washington Post got a lot wrong in their NSA spying reports, because their urge to tell a scary story overrode fact-checking.
A public debate on the point of the arts showed a worrying disdain for art's potential audience.
The zeal with which the police pursued a case against Charles Saatchi shows domestic violence trumps legal principles.
One special power that Western leaders like Barack Obama and David Cameron retain is the ability further to mess up the Middle East.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's yet another bloody superhero movie winging its way to an Odeon near you.
spiked’s TV columnist checks out the great, the good and the quirky at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
A new book making the case for coercive paternalism fails to reckon with our freedom to make ‘bad’ choices.
To turn the base metal of English footballing mediocrity into gold, it’s not a new manager England needs, it’s an alchemist.
As Serena Williams has just discovered, tennis loves characters only for as long as they say the right thing.
Despite some fine rhetoric, a new think-tank report rehashes the failed ideas behind UK higher-education policy.
Child Safety Week won't prevent accidents, but it will prevent kids from being allowed to enjoy themselves.
Message to UK liberals: if you’re campaigning to bar two right-wing US bloggers from Britain, you’re no liberal.
ESSAY: Britain’s retail sector needs to stop worrying about the greens and learn to love new technology.
A US government lecture to locals on tolerance proved to be an official exercise in resentment building.
Classifying obesity as a disease will open up a vast swathe of the population to state-approved bullying.
A report, ignored by Leveson, reveals that police sat on evidence of widespread phone-hacking by top firms while rounding up journalists.
The authorities’ attempt to classify e-ciggies as medicinal effaces the real reason people smoke - they enjoy it.
Sabbath 'trod water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry’, and they were all the better for it.
The Book of Mormon works brilliantly because it does something unusual: it respects both its subject matter and its form.
The Channel 4 show spoiled an agenda-setting story, on police infiltration of political groups, with dodgy presentation.
Beneath the hipster’s arcane knowledge of world football, there lurks a sneering contempt for the replica-shirted masses.
The Edward Snowden affair will invoke déjà vu in Brown fans: his 1998 conspiracy thriller Digital Fortress foretold this childish morality tale.
The UK Supreme Court ruling that servicemen can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence is a disaster for troop morale and the public good.
The bloodless coup against Gillard isn't a peculiarly Oz phenomenon – across the West politics is becoming more oligarchical and bitchy.