The broadsheet’s publication and then withdrawal of a weirdo’s claims about the NSA shows what a parlous state journalism is in.
Claims that the UK might soon be plunged into blackout are bonkers – but we really do need a future-orientated energy policy.
Forget all his baby-mama drama and celebrity shenanigans – on his new album Mr West is back to doing what he does best.
Politicians publicly renouncing their former beliefs, the youth raging against the elderly... the SSM campaign has eerie echoes of history.
Brendan O’Neill on mankind’s brilliant victories over nature’s whims.
Vice caused outrage with its suicide-themed fashion shoot. Yet society itself is now ambivalent about condemning suicide.
Jean La Fontaine on the Savile case's eerie echoes of past hysteria.
Politicians who think an ethos of caring can be enforced by rules and checklists are in for a rude awakening.
Public trials ensure that court judgements are held to account by the people. So why are those deemed mentally ill being tried in secret?
Hands up if you're fed up of experts thinking they're more 'aware' than us plebs.
The threatened prosecution of Le Pen for stating an opinion is deeply undemocratic.
It’s trendy to say choice overload is making us ill. It’s also cobblers.
spiked's editor guest-hosts the provocative Australian radio show Counterpoint.
A new documentary explores the moral and physical bravery of the late-term abortionist.
A new exhibition at London’s V&A, David Bowie Is, does not do justice to the decade in which Bowie flourished: the Seventies.
Arrested Sun and News of the World journalists tell spiked about their ordeal.
By launching a new helpline for those worried about FGM victims, the NSPCC is okaying suspicion of dark-skinned families.
Mollycoddling universities seem more interested in helping students make friends than in educating them.
It isn't Theresa May's defiance of experts we should be worried about: it's her illiberal urges.
He won by going against the grain of contemporary British culture – and with the help of an unfashionably pushy parent.
Science has replaced Fortuna in fancying itself as the revealer of men's fates.
World War Z is high on CGI, painfully low on imagination.
The songs weren’t responsible for the Spice Girls musical’s collapse - the terrible libretto was.
The eco-worriers excitably claiming the world is running dry should take a cold shower.
Hate crime laws have made the punishment of thoughtcrime a reality.
See if you can allocate each nutty quote to the right nutty dude.
If Hopkins had attacked the food working-class parents give their kids, rather than the names, liberals would be cheering her on.
At a time when youngsters are healthier and wealthier than ever, why are some hellbent on depicting them as mentally ill?
Labour's strife in Falkirk symbolises the political bankruptcy of the party system.
Why do those concerned about low incomes never criticise sin taxes?
Claims that Egypt is infected by the 'disease' of misogyny are helping to boost the state's authority there.
Footballing icon Rodney Marsh on Beckham, bad-taste jokes and OBEs.
Who cares if the Wimbledon champion ‘lacks personality’? He’s one of our best-ever sportsmen.
The Islamist's decade of detention without charge suggests the real threat to liberty is at home, not from Over There.
The coup is a disaster. The Arab peoples must now go back to square one.
Despite the achingly left-liberal preachiness, Aaron Sorkin’s much-mocked show is better-than-average entertainment.
It is patronising and tokenistic quota politics to insist that magazines should be written by 50% men and 50% women.
The claim that mechanisation is sweeping away jobs in a wave of innovation bears little relation to reality.
The belated arrival of summer sunshine in the UK is a cause for joy, not panic.
The NSPCC’s new campaign is built on the dubious claim that five per cent of people were sexually assaulted as children.
The pro-Trayvon campaign shows how illiberal ‘anti-racism’ has become.
It is the government’s policy of suspicion towards carers that it is undermining help for older people.
The UK housing shortage has reached crisis proportions. Building a few thousand ‘affordable’ homes is no solution.
With university degrees now organised like training schemes, no wonder the marks are going up.
Barbara Hewson on the PC revival of the idea of raped women as ‘damaged goods’.
A London NHS trust wants to ban smoking, even outdoors. Those interested in personal freedom should speak out.
For once, Thom Yorke has a point: musicians should be paid properly.
Michael Gove’s new national curriculum elevates knowledge over skills. About time.
What’s really striking about British soldiers in Afghanistan is not their vulnerability, but their resilience.
The masses, even the unintelligent ones, are perfectly capable of doing democracy.
The Hollywood star admits he was once a shallow person who was obsessed with looks, but he shouldn’t tar all men with that brush.
The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart blends poetry, folk music and supernatural skulduggery to great effect.
A great Ashes test match was overshadowed by a furious debate about out-of-date gentleman’s ethics.
The attempt by Greenpeace members to climb London’s tallest building as a ‘protest’ was about as radical as a sponsored fun run.
Five reasons why it's wrong, and dangerous, to blame bankers for the crisis.
Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt is the kind of whining indieness that should be confined to the dustbin of pop history.
A little girl from Watford has been sent home from a school trip - for eating chocolate.
In its efforts to reject traditional story, The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable tells us less than it could about human experience.
Malala Yousafzai, a brave young Pakistani woman, is being used to give a positive sheen to external intervention.
Catalans who made common cause with Scottish nationalists are getting cold feet now that it seems Scottish independence won’t happen.
A professor of ethics says we should chill out about performance-enhancing drugs.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s film about Indonesia’s ageing torturers finds a novel way to leave moral judgements in the hands of the audience.
It’s not online porn that gets in the way of young people developing a healthy attitude to sex, it’s official scare stories about intimacy.
Recent prosecutions involving decades-old sexual abuse are not delivering justice, they are undermining it - for everyone.
Republicans once trusted the public. Now they despair of it.
Barbara Hewson discusses her controversial article about the Jimmy Savile affair and the age of consent on Channel 4 News.
A recent Channel 4 drama titillates the audience with cliché-riddled tales of life on the streets of Brixton.
Press-ganging students into community work won’t overcome the divide between town and gown.
Attempts to influence the media by the head of what was known as the ‘ministry of fun’ are no laughing matter.
France may be in the economic merde right now, but the French president has a cunning trick up his sleeve: doing nothing.
Meet the historians who treat mankind as the passive voyeur of the passing of time.
Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Pinter’s black sheep play is accessible for luvvie and layman alike
We have become so fearful about any risk to children that even some welcome sunshine is viewed as a threat.
The company that brought you a usable flavour of Linux now wants to sell you a smartphone. But is it a smart idea?
Lynton Crosby the lobbyist is not the problem - it’s Lynton Crosby the adviser.
New research suggests dolphin use unique ‘names’ for each other, but the real moral of the story is to belittle humanity.
The new 'Go home or face arrest' campaign highlights the state’s intolerance of all immigrants, illegal or not.
Great Britain has suddenly got a fine roster of sporting champions, but the pool of great talent is still pretty shallow.
EO Wilson says ant colonies use agriculture and air-conditioning. They don’t.
Yes, the SNP’s minimum-pricing law is illiberal, but the EU’s challenge to it is undemocratic.
Theresa Clifford reports from NZ, where a South African chef faces deportation for being overweight.
David Cameron’s incredible, and revealing, list of policy u-turns.
When even the pope says he can’t judge people, you know moral authority is in trouble.
Westerners who love to be outraged by foreign tyranny are blasé about Egypt's.
A miserable feminist campaign to force supermarkets to remove lads’ magazines is gaining traction – at the expense of free speech.
In a democracy, parliament, not the judiciary, must have the last word on policy.
Great – my hometown is the latest focus of TV’s search for human depravity.
Using the judiciary to overturn the decision to close a London A&E department was not a triumph for people power.
Liverpool’s list of banned words is only the latest attempt to police fans’ speech.
UK councils can ban spitting, but no law in the land will ever make people more polite or respectful.
Whether based on attachment theory or neurobabble, the claim that human beings are set in stone by the age of three is groundless.
Time to stop this political obesession with the public’s happiness.