There’s something refreshingly old-fashioned about this left-wing funnyman.
The Beano was more rebellious than today’s gothic graphic novels, but the British Library’s Comics Unmasked ignores it.
Racist ideology has been crushed, yet our society sees racism everywhere.
The focus on making university easier for state-school pupils is deeply patronising.
Why did another football bribery scandal become huge news? Soccerism.
It’s moral cowardice to beg Chilcot to condemn Bush and Blair.
Tom Slater debates free speech on campus with a group of young WORLDbytes volunteers.
The EU poses as saviour of Ukraine, but in reality it never wanted this eastern state as a member.
Ignore the miserabilism about London's population hitting 10million - this great city can handle it.
Why does any criticism of Thomas Piketty really rattle liberal observers?
Recycling isn’t about saving the planet - it’s about inducing guilt.
#FreeTheNipple exposes how vain online activism has become.
The notion that the World Cup will cause a surge in domestic violence is a product of officialdom's disdain for football fans.
The QPR man's turn on Question Time gave the lie to the prejudice that all footballers are stupid.
Jeremy Paxman's suggestion that poetry should be more engaging misses the point about the power of the artform.
Wilfully incoherent and politically uncertain, the Zapatistas leader was the perfect embodiment of anti-globalisation activism.
Commentators bemoaning the rise of ‘stuffocation’ miss the benefits manufacturing provides.
The obsession with Ireland’s dark past has officially become unhinged.
In the role of The Young Ones' Rick, Mayall was responsible for one of the great creations of postwar British comedy.
The DfE has long urged parental involvement in schools - here's the result.
Everyone’s democratic rights are threatened by the tyranny in Egypt.
Making shoppers pay for carrier bags is just the latest petty punishment for doing Something Bad.
Defendants in rape cases should not bear the burden of proof.
Instead of complaining about individual bans, students need to attack campus censorship at its root.
ESSAY: Monetary policies do nothing to address the West’s productive stupor.
Instead of whining about this petty measure against rough sleepers, we should be building more houses for all.
Only the most deranged optimists believe England have much chance of coming home with the World Cup.
Why everything ‘They’ say about Brazil 2014 is wrong. Probably.
The classroom ought to be a place for developing the capacity to judge, not for stifling it.
June marks the anniversary of the 1798 rebellion in Ireland – we remember one of its forgotten heroes.
In Stalin’s Russia, the camera was frequently made to lie.
Tony Evans provides an invigorating blast from football’s non-PC past.
Disciplines aren't fusty academic relics, they're essential to the pursuit of knowledge.
Daisy Christodoulou talks to spiked about taking on the educational establishment.
Terry Eagleton casts a critical eye over efforts to fill that God-shaped hole.
Obama’s call for action on US gun control is grounded on half-truths and misinformation.
A new report claims the poor pay a higher rate of tax than the rich. It’s not that simple.
Western intervention has destroyed Iraq, as spiked predicted it would.
If the US is to remain committed to press freedom, ‘reporter's privilege’ must be extended to all.
If Irish republicans call on the state to censor political expression, it will soon come back to bite them.
This lived liberty is no business of UK politicians.
Consumer society is being blamed for all sorts of ills. Who knew shopping could be so bad?
Transparency and cooperation are the key to tackling the hackers using infected computers to commit cybercrime.
WORLDbytes volunteers asked Londoners about who was getting their vote in the Euro and local elections.
Ed Miliband’s call for an inquiry on the 30th anniversary is a useless stunt.
How were Twitter’s hashtag activists so easily hoaxed by #EndFathersDay?
The main problem with Lana Del Rey is that her music’s just a bit crap.
ESSAY: Natural rights celebrated democracy; human rights emasculate it.
The fourteenth-century rebels that rose up against unfair laws and punitive taxes altered England forever.
Wayne Rooney is only the latest victim of England's Messiah complex.
Harry Wallop talks to spiked about Iceland, olive oil and snobbery.
The Hackney brasserie debacle shows we need more gentrification, not less.
Cass Sunstein’s latest combines banal insight with pernicious intent.
The authors of Parenting Culture Studies outline the themes of this important new book.
Sandwich’s French-themed festival highlighted those who embrace the modern world and those who do not.
It isn’t Moscow's money that fuels fracking protests – it’s Europe’s own turn against development.
Working-class kids’ low grades should not be an excuse to bash their parents.
Christopher Cramer talks to spiked about Fairtrade’s response to criticism.
Action on Sugar’s plans are bad for the public sphere’s health.
The Scottish government’s plan to provide every child with a ‘state guardian’ is downright scary.
Why has the jailing of the Al-Jazeera three prompted more Western outrage than Sisi’s coup?
The bigger issue behind the phone-hacking trials is the future of a free press.
This anti-austerity group has too much faith in the state and too little faith in the public.
Why has a pastime enjoyed by many been transformed into a crime?
Cameron’s denunciation of Andy Coulson was an ugly act of political disloyalty.
Belarus Free Theatre’s latest production treads a fine line between impassioned political resistance and new-age nonsense.
The inquest into the Three Lions' World Cup exit misses an important point: England have never been world beaters on foreign soil.
Hipster raunch is the product of the restrictive times we live in.
Listen to spiked’s parliamentary debate on the pros and cons of shopping in the twenty-first century.
Selina Todd’s new tome is long on research but short on insight.
It's too simplistic to say Ferdinand's assassination caused the Great War.
Two recent cases Down Under show how dangerous Twittermobs can be.