April 2015

Joanna Williams Wednesday 1 April 2015 comments

Why the yearning for grammar schools?

They are a reminder of a subject-based education rarely found elsewhere today.

Sharmini Brookes Wednesday 1 April 2015 comments

Rhodes to nowhere: smashing statues won’t change South Africa

South African students should focus on fighting the ANC, not past injustices.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 1 April 2015 comments

Get the cops off Hopkins’ Twitterfeed

An MP has disgracefully reported Katie Hopkins for speech crimes.

Spiked team Thursday 2 April 2015 comments

‘She’s an inspiration, not a criminal’

VIDEO: Kurdish Londonders demand the release of anti-ISIS fighter Shilan Ozcelik.

Tom Slater Thursday 2 April 2015 comments

Porno Britain: have we no shame?

Porn-watchers shouldn't be demonised. But they shouldn't be celebrated either.

Tim Black Thursday 2 April 2015 comments

Indiana: why we must be free to discriminate

Attacks on religious freedom undermine liberal society.

Wendy Kaminer Tuesday 7 April 2015 comments

Civil rights come before religious freedom for secular businesses

If you are open for business, you should be open for business.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 7 April 2015 comments

Islam vs liberalism: the classroom’s silent Culture War

Teachers are afraid of tackling difficult questions in front of pupils.

Sean Collins Tuesday 7 April 2015 comments

Rolling Stone and UVA: more than a failure of journalism

The real problem is the unhinged moral panic about rape on campus.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 8 April 2015 comments

How ‘recovered memories’ fuelled the paedo panic

The UK justice system needs to face facts: 'recovered memories' simply aren't credible.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 8 April 2015 comments

From Ireland to Indiana, the spread of gay-marriage groupthink

Why the campaign for same-sex hitching is so censorious and intolerant.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 8 April 2015 comments

Universities: the environmentalist enemy within

A vital new report shows how sustainability poses a threat to academic freedom.

Michael P Fitzpatrick Thursday 9 April 2015 comments

Consent classes for footballers, but not cricketers?

The elite views footballers and football fans as rapists-in-waiting.

Ella Whelan Thursday 9 April 2015 comments

Good boobs, bad boobs: how feminists police women’s bodies

Middle-class breasts on Instagram – good. Big tits in the Sun – bad.

Tom Slater Thursday 9 April 2015 comments

What do we want? To be treated like children!

Recent university occupations expose how infantilised students have become.

Patrick West Friday 10 April 2015 comments

It’s time Brits got down with the Lingo

Gaston Dorren’s fascinating book is a must-read for us chauvinistic monoglots.

Christopher Snowdon Friday 10 April 2015 comments

Ignore the belt‑tighteners: growth is good

Want to boost people's wellbeing? Then create more wealth.

Jennie Bristow Friday 10 April 2015 comments

Schooling goes back to the future

Teaching subject knowledge will give young people the means to shape their own destiny.

Nancy McDermott Friday 10 April 2015 comments

How can we breathe life back into the American Dream?

Hectoring the poor has taken the place of inspiring all.

Tara McCormack Monday 13 April 2015 comments

Kosovo and Bosnia:
the EU’s Iraq

It’s not just Iraq that has been destroyed by Western intervention.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 13 April 2015 comments

The rise of Hillary and the death of politics

Clinton’s gender-obsessed campaign confirms the end of political life.

Alexander Adams Tuesday 14 April 2015 comments

Smashing statues: the chilling desire to be free from history

The new fashion for defacement is intolerant and vengeful.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 14 April 2015 comments

Why the Armenian genocide still haunts the world

Many of the tensions of the Great War remain scarily unresolved.

Tom Slater Wednesday 15 April 2015 comments

The student occupiers dying by their own censorious sword

To protect the right to protest, students must get serious about free speech.

James Heartfield Wednesday 15 April 2015 comments

Why shouldn’t working people own their homes?

Anger over right-to-buy sums up the left's municipal miserabilism.

Tim Black Wednesday 15 April 2015 comments

The Tories’ great third‑sector sell‑off

Selling off housing-association homes further erodes the social spirit.

Ella Whelan Thursday 16 April 2015 comments

Why the political class *hearts* Joey Essex

Party leaders have mistaken a reality-TV star for the electorate.

Christine Louis-Dit-Sully Thursday 16 April 2015 comments

The racist roots of the French FGM crusade

France’s anti-FGM campaign was the product of an immigrant-bashing time.

Tom Slater Thursday 16 April 2015 comments

The secret to winning the yoof vote? Big ideas

Young people want some vision, not pity-me politics.

Christian Butler Friday 17 April 2015 comments

Montage of Heck: nevermind the tragedy

A new rock doc about Kurt Cobain is a paean to the Nirvana frontman’s restless creativity – not his tragic end.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 17 April 2015 comments

The genius of the football missile thrower

Yes, throwing things at players can be dangerous. But, at its best, it’s an art.

Luke Gittos Friday 17 April 2015 comments

It’s right that Lord Janner won’t be prosecuted

Demands to try Janner show how unhinged the child-sex panic has become.

Tim Black Saturday 18 April 2015 comments

ISIS: the mad residue of the war on terror

Patrick Cockburn’s study of ISIS indicts both Saudi Arabia and the West.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 18 April 2015 comments

Hopkins Hate and the inhumanity of political correctness

The latest Twitterfury with Katie Hopkins exposes the ugliness of PC.

Neil Ross Monday 20 April 2015 comments

Welfare: treating the public like children

US plans to stop welfare recipients buying certain things exposes the rot of welfarism.

Norman Lewis Monday 20 April 2015 comments

The driverless car and the fall of man

The quest for robotic cars is underwritten by a suspicion of humanity.

Sharmini Brookes Monday 20 April 2015 comments

The real black-on-black violence in South Africa

Foreign nationals have become collateral damage in a standoff between the ANC and the masses.

Mick Hume Monday 20 April 2015 comments

They’re all guilty of witch-hunting tabloid hacks

The crusade against tabloid journalism spreads far wider than the bungling CPS.

Lloyd Evans Tuesday 21 April 2015 comments

The sex trade: let men have their say!

Feminists are not the best people to ask about curbing prostitution and porn.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 21 April 2015 comments

Let them in

We shouldn’t demonise or infantilise African migrants. We should welcome them.

Alex Standish Wednesday 22 April 2015 comments

The Anthropocene: a manmade epoch

An anti-human agenda lies behind the advocacy of a new geological epoch.

Tim Black Wednesday 22 April 2015 comments

The truth about the SNP surge

Sturgeon is the beneficiary of the collapse of traditional politics.

Neil Ross Wednesday 22 April 2015 comments

Happy Human
Footprint Day!

Forget Earth Day – it’s time to celebrate humanity’s impact on the planet.

Patrick West Wednesday 22 April 2015 comments

Stop taking Twitter death threats seriously

Self-styled victims of Twitter trolling like Jack Monroe need to get out more.

Jamie Palmer Thursday 23 April 2015 comments

The real victim of ‘rape culture’? Free speech

As the Christina Hoff Sommers furore shows, too many students can’t handle debate.

Ella Whelan Thursday 23 April 2015 comments

‘Labour is now a corporate middle‑class party’

Ella Whelan talks to Nigel Farage and Will Scobie in Thanet.

The black hole where the election ought to be

The UK election is a sham. It’s time for a whole new politics.

Neil Davenport Friday 24 April 2015 comments

The PC terror of the Twittermob

Jon Ronson finds something nasty lurking in the eye of the Twitterstorm.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 24 April 2015 comments

We’ll tweet what we want

Football fans need to kick back against the social-media police.

Tom Slater Friday 24 April 2015 comments

Rugby lads: the last of the campus rebels

The ban on the LSE rugby club summed up the new campus McCarthyism.

Kick the cops out of the election campaign

The investigation of Jim Wells is the behaviour of a police state.

Joanna Williams Monday 27 April 2015 comments

Why not let kids walk home alone?

The case of the Meitiv children shows how little adults trust each other.

Tim Black Monday 27 April 2015 comments

Ben Affleck: a slave to identity politics

From multiculturalists to feminists, too many think that we are defined by our inheritance.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 27 April 2015 comments

Enforcing eco-orthodoxy Down Under

The fury over Bjorn Lomborg Down Under confirms the intolerance of greens.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 28 April 2015 comments

Force Majeure: familial failures

A new film explores the hollowing out of family life.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 28 April 2015 comments

The teen angst of the Protein World protests

Feminism poses a bigger threat to womanhood than those ads ever could.

James Heartfield Tuesday 28 April 2015 comments

Reclaim Brixton: gentrifiers against gentrification

Middle-class moaning ignores the real causes of the housing crisis.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 29 April 2015 comments

Je suis Charlie? I’m sorry, but that’s no longer enough

‘Je suis Charlie’ has become a dogma, harming the fight for free speech.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 29 April 2015 comments

Tower Hamlets: the tyranny of fake ‘anti-racism’

If only Lutfur Rahman had been toppled by debate rather than a judge.

Mick Hume Wednesday 29 April 2015 comments

Five things we know for sure about the ‘uncertain’ election

And none of them is good news for the electorate.

Sean Collins Wednesday 29 April 2015 comments

Riots in Baltimore: a crisis of authority

The instability points to a moral vacuum in America’s inner cities.

Tim Black Thursday 30 April 2015 comments

Yemen and the unravelling of Western power

The dead hand of intervention is destroying another Middle Eastern state.

Frank Furedi Thursday 30 April 2015 comments

The SNP: playing the anti-politics card to gain power

Sturgeon is bashing 'Westminster insiders' in the hope of becoming one.