August 2014

Shingi Mararike Friday 1 August 2014 comments

Usain is right: these games are ‘a bit shit’

Let’s stop haranguing athletes simply for speaking their minds.

spiked podcast Friday 1 August 2014 comments

Paedophile panics: an unhealthy obsession

Podcast: Frank Furedi, Barbara Hewson and Luke Gittos on the latest scandals.

Christopher Bray Friday 1 August 2014 comments

Isaiah vs Isaac: a philosophers’ catfight

Isaiah Berlin’s run-ins with Isaac Deutscher show what a bitch Berlin could be.

Tim Black Monday 4 August 2014 comments

The barbarism of liberal intervention

In Libya, the consequences of PR-driven, feel-good foreign policy are writ large.

Alexander Adams Tuesday 5 August 2014 comments

Twin Peaks: this revolution was televised

A new edition of the TV series and its movie prequel reminds us just what a game-changer David Lynch’s opus was.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 5 August 2014 comments

Raymond Blanc and Ronald McDonald: brothers in arms

Having swapped taste for right-on ingredients, McDonald's has bought into the paternalism of foodies.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 5 August 2014 comments

Israel, Gaza and the Jews: a new moral pogrom?

What the return of anti-Semitism reveals about 21st-century society.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 6 August 2014 comments

Victim-impact statements: a pointless charade

It’s true: victim's statements during sentencing are acknowleged by judges, and then ignored.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 6 August 2014 comments

Why isn’t anyone talking about the nightmare in northern Iraq?

ISIS’s gains against the Kurds represent a potentially tectonic shift.

Alex Dean Wednesday 6 August 2014 comments

Fear not, ebola won't wipe us out

Misanthropes are using the disease to spread unfounded fears.

Mick Hume Thursday 7 August 2014 comments

The fight for press freedom – still a war without end

Now we know: anti-hacking hysteria was just a flag of convenience.

Angus Kennedy Friday 8 August 2014 comments

Roger Scruton’s leap of faith

God may be dead, but the search for transcendence lives on.

Bill Durodie Friday 8 August 2014 comments

Dying for a purpose

The absence of meaning in modern war has made combat losses hard to bear.

Frank Furedi Friday 8 August 2014 comments

The Great War: the first global jihad?

100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.

Jennie Bristow Friday 8 August 2014 comments

Let’s lay off the Baby Boomers

PJ O’Rourke gives his much-maligned generation a break.

Joanna Willams Monday 11 August 2014 comments

The brazen hypocrisy of the BDS crowd

Those who want to silence Israelis are shocked when they are silenced.

Tom Slater Tuesday 12 August 2014 comments

‘The Edinburgh Fringe has failed us - and failed freedom’

The Israeli theatre group shut down by an anti-Israel mob talks to spiked.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 13 August 2014 comments

Lib Dems: the snoopers’ party

Plans to stick cameras on police officers’ jackets tell us all we need to know about the Lib Dems’ commitment to privacy.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 13 August 2014 comments

Digital native? There’s no such thing

It's a myth that children are better at IT than adults.

Tim Black Wednesday 13 August 2014 comments

A year on: how the West green-lighted Sisi’s massacres

The assault on Morsi supporters marked the end of the Arab Spring.

Russell McCarthy Thursday 14 August 2014 comments

Time to revive
pub-lic life

CAMRA's plea to the state to stop pub closures ignores the real reason for Britain's vanishing drinkers.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 14 August 2014 comments

Scottish independence? Just say no!

Brendan O’Neill kicks off spiked's campaign against Scottish separation.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 15 August 2014 comments

A foul-mouthed haven in a sterilised world

Why Millwall fans should be able to sing tasteless songs about Jimmy Savile.

Tim Black Friday 15 August 2014 comments

The Inbetweeners 2: filthy fun Down Under

The Brit-com is back, and it’s funnier, and warmer, than ever.

Ellamay Russell Friday 15 August 2014 comments

An Angela’s Ashes for the bored middle classes

Laurie Penny’s tome is self-pity sexed up as radicalism.

Barbara Hewson Monday 18 August 2014 comments

The NSPCC: enemy of justice

The group’s latest hysterical campaign could seriously damage the law.

Frank Furedi Monday 18 August 2014 comments

Cliff Richard: the moral annihilation of a celebrity

Justice is the greatest victim of these PR-driven witch-hunts.

Tom Slater Monday 18 August 2014 comments

Al Murray: ‘My audience isn’t thick’

The Pub Landlord talks to spiked about snobbery on the comedy scene.

Paddy McKeating Tuesday 19 August 2014 comments

History makers: the Peterloo protesters

A look back at the fateful happenings in St Peter's Field 195 years ago.

Cheryl Hudson Tuesday 19 August 2014 comments

Ferguson: this isn’t history repeating

The idea that US race relations are the same as they always were is ahistorical.

Sean Collins Tuesday 19 August 2014 comments

Sorting fact from fiction in Ferguson

Same old racism? Actually the riots show how much has changed in the US.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 20 August 2014 comments

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too

What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

Mick Hume Wednesday 20 August 2014 comments

The ‘Yes’ campaign’s version of history is Scotch mist

Six myths being peddled by left-wing converts to Scottish independence.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 20 August 2014 comments

Whatever happened to the Eurozone revival?

If we fail to tackle the true cause of the crisis, growth will remain a mirage.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 21 August 2014 comments

What is brave about suicide?

Once, suicide was taboo. Now, criticising it is taboo.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 22 August 2014 comments

What Sartre might say to Crystal Palace

It’s time my team ditched the ‘if only’ mantra and determined its destiny.

spiked podcast Friday 22 August 2014 comments

Why we’re against the demonisation of Israel

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill talks Israel, Gaza, the West and anti-Semitism.

spiked podcast Sunday 24 August 2014 comments

What really happened in Rwanda?

Everything you know about the genocide is wrong, says Barrie Collins.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 26 August 2014 comments

Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering

Britain's judiciary is eroding our sovereignty from within.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 26 August 2014 comments

Caliph Cameron brings ISIS-style intolerance to Britain

Our rulers’ authoritarian response to ISIS is trashing freedom and tolerance.

Mick Hume Tuesday 26 August 2014 comments

Kick the thought police out of football – and smartphones

The real scandal is the public hanging of Mackay and Moody for private texts.

Sean Collins Wednesday 27 August 2014 comments

Why we should all hail the Redskins

The campaign against the Redskins’ name is an insult to fans.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 27 August 2014 comments

The public-health lobby – more dangerous than e‑cigs

The campaign against e-cigarettes is not just illiberal, it's illogical.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 27 August 2014 comments

What Rotherham reveals about the corrosion of community life

The abuse scandal exposes the dangers of welfarism and multiculturalism.

Tim Black Wednesday 27 August 2014 comments

And the fate of the Union rests with... Alistair Darling

So weak is the pro-Union side that all its hopes now rest on a political sad-case.

Jack Prescott Thursday 28 August 2014 comments

The NSPCC’s war on youth culture

The charity’s new anti-gang initiative sounds suspiciously like an assault on young people.

Russell McCarthy Thursday 28 August 2014 comments

Cameron vs the ‘Wild West’ web

Plans to restrict access to online music videos set a dangerous precedent.

Tom Slater Thursday 28 August 2014 comments

Why feminists bow down to Beyoncé

The excitement over Queen B’s ‘feminist’ VMA turn reeks of desperation.

Andrea Seaman Friday 29 August 2014 comments

This misanthropic movie should buzz off

More Than Honey uses dodgy stories about the decline of bees to bash humankind.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 29 August 2014 comments

Man’s inalienable right to banter

In the wake of the Mackay / Moody scandal, we must defend the liberty to talk bollocks.

Tom Slater Friday 29 August 2014 comments

‘The gay movement is full of staid conformists’

Julie Bindel talks to spiked about the death of gay radicalism.