The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.
The tributes to Womack have breezed over the many achievements of his unique career.
Ten ways in which those advocating hate-speech laws are stifling debate.
The obsession with safety has undermined academic freedom.
There is zero evidence that plastic bags kill fish, birds or the planet.
Legalising assisted suicide would allow officialdom to override poorly individuals' moral autonomy.
A series of NHS reports lists claims of abuse by Savile – but how many could be proven?
The phone-hacking scandal is being used to criminalise investigative journalism.
The real battle over the burqa won’t be won in the courts.
A film shows why the scoundrel and pornographer ought to be a hero for anyone who values liberty today.
It’s been a bad World Cup for England – even worse for punditry.
Podcast: Karl Sharro, Brendan O'Neill and Bill Durodié debate the crisis in Iraq.
The re-release of Richard Lester's classic Beatles film reminds us of everything that was great about the Fab Four.
When it comes to its own borders, the EU is as anti-immigration as Front National.
After Rolf, the Westminster ‘child sex ring’: why the paedo-scare won’t die.
Nine years on from 7/7, the much-hyped anti-Muslim backlash is yet to appear.
Don’t dismantle the union – Scots helped to make modern England and Britain.
All schools promote certain values – parents must be free to choose the school which best reflects theirs.
Making reporting of child abuse mandatory will not help children.
Podcast: spiked reviewers talk snobby liberals, psychiatric tyranny and Rod Liddle.
Thursday’s public-sector walkout looks more like a therapeutic gesture.
Both tabloids and feminists are using this gross video to score moral points.
It wasn't Neymar wot lost it; it was Brazil's spiritual reliance on him.
The Second Machine Age sacrifices sense at the altar of technology.
A new dictionary of untranslatable ideas and words is heavygoing, but absorbing.
One psychiatrist’s rebellion against the pathologisation of everyday life.
It’s time to resist calls for more mental-health interventions in education.
The similarities between assisted dying and the death penalty are striking.
Was Brazil 2014 the ‘best ever’, the most unpredictable or what?
On World Peace is None of Your Business, Mozzer looks beyond his own navel – and the result is disastrous.
The DRIP Bill is an even greater assault on privacy than its legal predecessor.
When museums sell off items to raise cash, they cheapen our cultural life.
The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism gets thinner every day.
Good riddance to David Willetts, but Gove? His demotion is a loss to education.
In Cameron's new Cabinet, biology counts for more than conviction.
Not so long ago, adults treated paedophiles with caution rather than dread.
Revealing the right-wing origins of today's child-abuse hysteria.
The myth of powerful, protected perverts has been around for decades.
The founder of Tell Mama responds to Tim Black's recent article.
Germany, don’t feel bad about your Goalocaust against Brazil – you’ve done the world a favour.
Selfish Whining Monkeys is a biting critique of the metropolitan elite.
Richard Linklater's paean to childhood is a breath of fresh air.
The West is grotesquely trying to rebuild its prestige on the debris of MH17.
This summer marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of Carol Reed’s masterful essay on post-war cynicism.
From Gove to Gaza, politics-by-Twitter is mainly about showing off.
In Weird Ed, the Labour Party has the leader it deserves.
How students' union zealots are stifling controversial ethical debates.
Those calling for the boycotting of an Israeli show are censors in liberal clothing.
Yes, there are similarities between July 2014 and July 1914 – but differences, too.
The UK authorities' creepy interest in teens' sex lives is doing real harm.
Western thirst for images of the dead could be contributing to the bloodshed.
Ex-doper Justin Gatlin deserves our praise for his brilliant comeback.
It’s official: the Arctic Monkeys are rock legends.
How did liberals become so elitist and contemptuous of the public?
Survival International wants to keep an entire island’s inhabitants living in the Stone Age.
The real target of the Egyptian dictator’s clampdown on sexual harassment is political dissent.
Young Brits’ aversion to booze and pubs is stunting their development.
Big money isn't the problem in US politics - the lack of big ideas is.
For a new generation of women, the pay gap is history.
The university may be the ‘quintessential marketplace of ideas’, but we still need to decide what can and can't be said.
Anti-protester buffer zones around abortion facilities are illiberal.
This fundamental liberty shouldn’t be killed with qualifications.
Contrary to green-hued reports, the UK is not about to be turned into a giant shale-gas drilling pad.
The Labour leader’s use of a neuroscientist to help him engage with the public is a mental approach to politics.
Anti-Israel activists are the attack dogs of a new Western imperialism.