Former All Black Joe Karam’s serial suing for defamation is an affront to public debate.
We need better transport infrastructure, but is HS2 really the answer?
The first celebrity to be hanged from Yewtree is unlikely to be the last.
The neutral fan's favourites? Pass the sick bag.
Northern Irish politicians have allowed the ghosts of war to rule the present.
Max Clifford’s jail term can’t disguise the fact that historic sex cases are not tried fairly.
The ex-Blur frontman’s first solo LP is a wearing groan about soulless modernity.
Following the demise of Britain’s far-right, UKIP has become the great white hope of anti-fascist groups.
The former IRA man whose research led to Gerry Adams' arrest talks to spiked.
Farage’s popularity exposes the aloofness of the political class.
The hysteria over his 'n-word' mumble marks a new stage in the war on words.
Banning unsuitable images or music is far worse than seeing the odd photo of a topless model.
Media coverage of the Ukraine crisis isn’t journalism – it’s script-writing.
Is it right that unproven, sometimes hysterical accusations can be made against the deceased?
Footballers should keep their emotions in check - and expect pelters when they turn on the waterworks.
The idea that we need more black, female or gay judges calls into question the objectivity of law.
Tim Black reports from a rowdy UKIP public meeting in central London.
John Williams’ revived Sixties novel evokes the tedium of your average life all too well.
Incest? Rape? Child murder? Alain Robbe-Grillet's final novel has it all.
The Sixties offered more questions than answers, but the optimism of that decade is worth celebrating.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a thoroughly uninspiring, data-heavy dirge.
Plans to attach cameras to police officers reflect the police's lack of trust in themselves.
Anti-Russian Westerners have turned Conchita Wurst's Eurovision winner into a weapon in the culture wars.
How the West’s war on Libya aided these Islamists.
The instability in Ukraine is a product of a West-v-East battle over values.
A student-led campaign to censure the use of rude words is spectacularly infantile.
Ann Furedi on the moral cowardice of No Platforming anti-choice activists.
Campus censorship makes a mockery of student politics. Time to shake it off.
Despite what two of the UK's leading prosecutors think, in rape trials defendants have rights, too.
Forcing condoms on porn performers undermines artistic freedom.
Delusional economics risks redefining progress and normalising no/low growth.
The FA's plans to introduce B teams will destroy the Football League.
The West’s weeping over the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls speaks to the way education is used and abused in the Third World.
Mary Midgley takes aim at those who view humans as just bundles of molecules.
The Czech Republic gives the lie to the idea that booze fuels crime.
Leader Ed Miliband’s latest big idea is not as radical as he thinks.
Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace, on where greens went badly wrong.
Nearly everyone recognises that Britain needs more houses. So why won’t we build them?
Sugar, food, sunshine, sitting down – everything fun is now labelled 'the new tobacco'.
Western wailing about ‘fascistic’ Modi reveals a contempt for Indian democracy.
British officials describe Assad as evil yet are shocked when Brits go to fight him.
Why Kolko's work stirred the minds of my Sixties generation.
A new campaign promises austerity, social dislocation and a surge in unemployment.
There is a positive kernel to the public support for UKIP, says Brendan O’Neill.
Once authoritarian regimes deemed students too dumb to read novels, now it is students themselves.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on the use and abuse of that quote.
The ridiculing of Richard Scudamore shows how Orwellian our society is.
A left-wing writer has finally cottoned on to the decline of the labour movement – but his proposals for a revival are deluded.
Gareth Edwards’ monstrous reboot takes the green-leaning sentiment of Godzilla to new heights.
In our new podcast, we discuss the clash between the elites and the public.
The treatment of an Oxford Union president accused of rape has been shameful.
They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.
The local elections exposed the chasm between politicians and the people.
Are 97% of scientists really in agreement on climate change? Don’t bet on it.
No, he’s not banning US novels – but nor is he righting the rot in education.
New anti-sexism laws in Belgium deal a blow to free expression.
In this new staging, Mozart’s opera is as truthful and laugh-out-loud funny as it ever was.
Tony Blair brands UKIP as ‘reactionary’ - with a straight face!
A new study exposes Fairtrade for what it is – a Western vanity project that impoverishes those it’s meant to benefit.
spiked’s resident Palace fan discovered that the Premier League isn’t as tedious as it was cracked up to be.
The dangers behind the NSPCC’s campaign to criminalise ‘emotional abuse’.
Far-right fearmongering mars a decent attempt to explain the rise of UKIP.