January 2015

Mick Hume Friday 2 January 2015 comments

Viz – still the biz

Happy 35th to ‘the shittest magazine in Britain and possibly the world’.

Tom Slater Friday 2 January 2015 comments

Iggy Azalea is not the new Al Jolson

Yes, that fake accent is annoying, but cultural appropriation is what pop is all about.

spiked Friday 2 January 2015 comments

Trail-blazers,
risk-takers and
rule-breakers: our people of the year

As we head into 2015, take inspiration from spiked’s top people of 2014.

Rob Lyons Monday 5 January 2015 comments

Pope Francis: preaching the green gospel

The pope's embrace of climate alarmism is anti-Catholic and anti-human.

Tim Black Monday 5 January 2015 comments

Butt out, Brussels – let the Greek people speak

Both the EU and European leftists are meddling in the Greek election.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 5 January 2015 comments

‘Justice for Leelah’: behold the new, PC intolerance

The abuse of Leelah's parents echoes the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Robin Walsh Tuesday 6 January 2015 comments

Vesalius: the 500th birthday of a scientific revolutionary

In this era of dogma, we could do with more of Vesalius's open-mindedness.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 6 January 2015 comments

This persecution of Ched Evans is medieval

It is not up to Twittermobs to decide how ex-cons live their lives.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 6 January 2015 comments

The academy’s first freedom fighters

What we can learn from a century-old fight for free thought.

Elsa Makouezi Wednesday 7 January 2015 comments

Egg freezing won’t solve our childcare problem

Women's career-or-family dilemma demands more than a technological solution.

Jacob Mchangama Wednesday 7 January 2015 comments

Moral Panic 2.0: the era of progressive censorship

Calls for ‘dangerous’ art to be banned are now made by liberals.

Tom Slater Wednesday 7 January 2015 comments

The drugs debate needs an injection of principle

Both prohibitionists and legalisers need to grow some moral cojones.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 January 2015 comments

Charlie Hebdo: Combattons pour le droit d’être offensant

Répondons à ce massacre en renforçant la liberté d’expression.

Neil Ross Friday 9 January 2015 comments

GM food: time to devour the benefits

GM food doesn't need labelling; it needs celebrating.

James Heartfield Friday 9 January 2015 comments

Ulrich Beck and the turn against modernity

The late sociologist encapsulated the fears of our era.

Duleep Allirajah Sports Friday 9 January 2015 comments

Football needs to grow a pair and defend Ched Evans

And: We need to tackle the intolerance of the anti-Evans mob.

Frank Furedi Friday 9 January 2015 comments

Paris and beyond: Europe is at war with itself

What lies behind the so-called Islamisation of Europe.

spiked Saturday 10 January 2015 comments

What if Charlie Hebdo had been published in Britain?

It would have been crushed. Here’s how.

Bill Durodié Monday 12 January 2015 comments

Charlie Hebdo: more security isn’t the solution

We don't need new anti-terror laws – we need more open political debate.

Frank Furedi Monday 12 January 2015 comments

Charlie Hebdo: is Islam to blame?

Jihadism is the product of something far more complex than religion alone.

Mick Hume Monday 12 January 2015 comments

From ‘Je suis Charlie’ to ‘Nous Sommes Voltaire’

Despite the outburst of solidarity, free speech is still in the firing line.

Alex Standish Tuesday 13 January 2015 comments

An alternative lesson from London schools

The capital’s schools have improved, but at what cost to education?

Russell McCarthy Tuesday 13 January 2015 comments

The Greens are pro-immigration? Pull the other one

Anti-consumption and anti-growth... Little wonder the Green Party is also anti-migrant.

Tom Slater Tuesday 13 January 2015 comments

Sia: pop’s Lolita moment

No, the 'Elastic Heart' video doesn't promote paedophilia.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 13 January 2015 comments

Je suis Charlie? Then challenge the Islamophobia industry

The accusation of ‘Islamophobia’ is designed to strangle critical thinking.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 14 January 2015 comments

The nihilistic liberalism of assisted dying

If assisted dying is a medical treatment, then all are entitled to it – including convicted murderers.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 14 January 2015 comments

Milk is not cheaper than water

From booze to petrol, water is the scaremongerers’ comparison of choice.

Tim Black Wednesday 14 January 2015 comments

Reality TV’s moral freakshow

Big Brother gathers up the morally ‘deformed’ for the right-thinking to laugh at.

Jon Fuge Wednesday 14 January 2015 comments

Enemy: mind-bending cinema

Tim Black Thursday 15 January 2015 comments

Why is Boko Haram so barbaric?

The new movements that float free of politics and morality.

Patrick West Friday 16 January 2015 comments

Night at the Museum’s nod to Philip K Dick

This film really is family fun, with a bit about what it means to be human.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 16 January 2015 comments

Stephanie Roche is not the world’s best goalscorer

And: Her goal was excellent, but it's right she didn't win the FIFA award.

Matthias Heitmann Friday 16 January 2015 comments

Ich bin Charlie? That’s not enough

The Charlie solidarity is now being used to authoritarian ends.

spiked Friday 16 January 2015 comments

Charlie Hebdo wouldn’t have survived here’

Listen to Brendan O’Neill discuss the likely reaction to a British Charlie Hebdo.

Barry Curtis Monday 19 January 2015 comments

Health zealots have taken over the asylum

Plans to ban smoking in a mental-health facility reek of illiberal cruelty.

Tom Slater Monday 19 January 2015 comments

Oscars scandal: stop this racial policing of art

The sniping about a ‘whitewash’ in this year’s nominations is ugly and divisive.

Joanna Williams Monday 19 January 2015 comments

Universities are no place for the
anti-terror thought police

Counterterrorism laws are stifling research and debate in UK universities.

Niall McCrae Tuesday 20 January 2015 comments

From food to sex: what is consent?

Everyday life contains far more grey areas than our laws will allow.

Tim Black Tuesday 20 January 2015 comments

Stuart Kerner: a criminal conviction for being foolish

A teacher having sex with a 16-year-old pupil should not be a legal matter.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 21 January 2015 comments

No More Page 3 is no victory for women

I find the censorious campaign against Page 3 far more offensive than a pair of tits.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 21 January 2015 comments

Where’s the ‘Je Suis Page 3’ movement?

Boobs, prophets – true press freedom means nothing should be off limits.

Tim Black Thursday 22 January 2015 comments

Waiting for Chilcot

Why politicians and pundits are so desperate to see the Iraq War report.

Christian Butler Friday 23 January 2015 comments

Stephen Sondheim: a puzzling genius

The secret of the lyricist-composer’s success? Hard work, a love of crosswords and brilliant librettos.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 23 January 2015 comments

Holding out for a local hero

The local lad who bleeds the team’s colours is becoming a rarity in the high-stakes Premier League.

Boris: the only Brit allowed to point a gun at the Islamic State

Pretending to fight IS is fine – actually doing it apparently isn't.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 23 January 2015 comments

‘We must have the freedom to offend anyone’

Aussie cartoonist Bill Leak on satire, censorship and mocking Muhammad.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 26 January 2015 comments

Pro-choice and pro-free speech: say no to buffer zones

Wendy Kaminer on why she opposes restrictions on anti-abortion protests.

Tim Black Monday 26 January 2015 comments

Syriza’s victory: this is no anti-austerity revolution

The new rulers of Greece embody miserable eco-austerity.

Mick Hume Monday 26 January 2015 comments

Journalists should not be ‘beneath the law’, either

The trials of UK tabloid reporters reveal the state’s contempt for press freedom.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 28 January 2015 comments

How to prevent terrorism in five easy steps!

Jon Holbrook’s top tips for playing your role in the fight against terrorism.

Neil Ross Wednesday 28 January 2015 comments

Obama is wrong: we need more politics, not less

The State of the Union address exposed Obama’s abandonment of reality.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 29 January 2015 comments

Six reasons why giant killing sucks

We should celebrate Premier League Goliaths crushing lower-league Davids.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 29 January 2015 comments

The new war against PC – it’s too late and it’s picked the wrong target

Why almost everyone is wrong about political correctness.

Ann Furedi Thursday 29 January 2015 comments

In the struggle over abortion access, BPAS isn’t backing off

Why restricting clinic protests is not an attack on political freedom.

Neil Davenport Friday 30 January 2015 comments

Generation Me loves keeping it real

Peter York takes well-aimed shots at the contemporary obsession with authenticity.

Joanna Williams Friday 30 January 2015 comments

Teaching: it’s about what you know

William Kitchen vs education’s child-centred, anti-knowledge orthodoxy.

Alexander Adams Friday 30 January 2015 comments

The Franklin expedition: a Victorian-era moon landing

New light is being shone on the brave but disastrous 1845 Arctic journey.

Elsa Makouezi Friday 30 January 2015 comments

Houellebecq’s not the bigot you think he is

Soumission is a serious interrogation of French politics and society.

Frank Furedi Friday 30 January 2015 comments

The truth about the Nazi camp my mum was in

My mother would have recognised but not understood this depiction of Ravensbrück.