June 2015

Gene Policinski Monday 1 June 2015 comments

Magna Carta: still speaking truth to power

Why the baronial fight against King John still matters.

Jon Holbrook Monday 1 June 2015 comments

The inhumanity of Britain’s surrogacy laws

Forcing a surrogate mum to part with her child is an outrage.

Mick Hume Monday 1 June 2015 comments

Which is worse: FIFA or the Blatter‑bashers?

It’s a political game of displacement that doesn’t have much to do with football.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 2 June 2015 comments

The feminists hell-bent on giving God a sex change

Referring to God as 'She' is just silly.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 2 June 2015 comments

The snooper’s charter: Labour’s illiberal legacy

Westminster’s war on privacy predates the Tory majority.

Tim Black Tuesday 2 June 2015 comments

Why can’t the West fight ISIS?

Underpinning the semi-war against ISIS is a profound lack of moral authority.

Tim Black Tuesday 2 June 2015 comments

Remembering Charles Kennedy

He had a big personality. But in his own words, he wasn’t anti-war.

Tom Slater Wednesday 3 June 2015 comments

Bursting the prohibitionist balloon

The Tory ban on ‘psychoactive substances’ is deeply authoritarian.

Patrick West Thursday 4 June 2015 comments

I’m good, you’re
bad: the rise of competitive
caring

From the SNP to the trans lobby, why is everyone so belligerent?

Joanna Williams Thursday 4 June 2015 comments

Who cares what colour philosophers are?

It’s their ideas that matter, not their race or sex.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 4 June 2015 comments

The ASA:
Torquemada meets No More Page 3

The Advertising Standards Authority has become a censorious tyrant.

Alexander Adams Friday 5 June 2015 comments

The queer saint with a taste for rough trade

A fascinating new biography explores the debauched life of seminal art patron Peter Watson.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 5 June 2015 comments

What do we think of Jack Wilshere? Brilliant!

Jubilant, sweary and a little bit pissed, the Arsenal star's victory-parade performance proved he’s a fan, too.

spiked podcast Friday 5 June 2015 comments

‘Human rights have turned the idea of liberty on its head’

Jon Holbrook says the Human Rights Act makes a mockery of Magna Carta.

Luke Gittos Monday 8 June 2015 comments

We must not give in to the rape panic

The public must challenge the idea that rape is everywhere.

Tim Black Monday 8 June 2015 comments

EU leaders’ biggest fear? Democracy

A vote against the EU is a vote for Europeans.

Mick Hume Monday 8 June 2015 comments

Is Sepp Blatter really Stalin or Saddam Hussein?

Those seeking the moral highground are taking football hype to a new low.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 9 June 2015 comments

Vaping bans: irrational and illiberal

The crackdown on e-cigs threatens more than smokers’ health.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 9 June 2015 comments

The British state’s silent war on religion

The authorities’ attack on religious schools is an affront to a tolerant society.

Xavier Symons Wednesday 10 June 2015 comments

Gay‑marriage flip‑flopping Down Under

Australian politicians who once disapproved of same-sex marriage are now shamelessly embracing it.

Paul Coleman Wednesday 10 June 2015 comments

Gay marriage: the ‘right side of history’?

The redefinition of marriage will do more harm than good.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 10 June 2015 comments

It’s time to stick up for old people

Granny-bashing has become twentysomething politicos’ default setting.

Tom Slater Wednesday 10 June 2015 comments

Kipnis: PC censorship gone mainstream

This Kafkaesque debacle shows how officialdom has green-lit campus censorship.

Tim Black Thursday 11 June 2015 comments

Western liberals: desperately seeking Turkish despots

Islamist Turkey only exists in the minds of cosseted commentators.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 11 June 2015 comments

Feminism and the turn against Enlightenment

The new feminism is the gloss on the West’s loss of faith in itself.

Ed West Thursday 11 June 2015 comments

Magna Carta: standing the test of time

Since 1215, the charter has kept citizens free and monarchs in check.

Patrick Marmion Friday 12 June 2015 comments

Why 50/50 quotas are half-arsed

Headlong Theatre’s pledge to commission 50 per cent female playwrights reeks of moral grandstanding.

Shingi Mararike Friday 12 June 2015 comments

Oi, dopeheads, leave Mo Farah alone!

The anti-doping witch-hunt is dragging another Olympian’s name through the mud.

Patrick West Friday 12 June 2015 comments

Jaws: telling an eternal tale

Why, 40 years on, Spielberg's classic is not showing its age.

spiked podcast Friday 12 June 2015 comments

‘The fight for free speech is never over’

PODCAST: Mick Hume discusses his new book, Trigger Warning.

Rob Lyons Monday 15 June 2015 comments

The fag-end of poverty politics

Authoritarian ‘sin taxes’ are making the poor poorer.

Tom Slater Monday 15 June 2015 comments

The Look of Silence: humanity persists

Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new documentary about the Indonesian purges refuses to pity its subjects.

Tim Black Monday 15 June 2015 comments

The EU: making a mockery of Greek democracy

The Troika is riding roughshod over the needs and wishes of the Greek people.

James Heartfield Tuesday 16 June 2015 comments

White guilt never helped anyone

Rachel Dolezal is in good company – whites ‘passing’ for blacks has a long inglorious history.

Sean Collins Tuesday 16 June 2015 comments

Rachel Dolezal: desperately seeking victim status

The Dolezal story exposes the disturbing influence of identity politics.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 16 June 2015 comments

Exploding the myth of radicalisation

Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.

Sadhvi Sharma Wednesday 17 June 2015 comments

Greenpeace: global warriors against development

Who can blame India for wanting to get rid of these eco-meddlers?

Ella Whelan Wednesday 17 June 2015 comments

The crocodile tears of Hillary Clinton

Clinton’s weepy campaign confirms that identity politics has gone mainstream.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 17 June 2015 comments

The pope and the greens: a not-so-unusual alliance

The celebration of the pope's eco-encyclical shows just how moralistic environmentalists are.

Tim Black Wednesday 17 June 2015 comments

The NSPCC: still fostering fear and suspicion

The child-protection industry is constructing the crime it claims to combat.

David Bowden Thursday 18 June 2015 comments

We must fight for our right to party

Killjoy bureaucrats are regulating clubbing out of existence.

Patrick West Thursday 18 June 2015 comments

From Finnegans Wake to Google Translate

As soon as computers manage to crack Joyce’s prose, we’re all screwed.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 18 June 2015 comments

Women’s football: still not a spectator sport

No one is watching the Women's World Cup – and it's not because of chauvinism.

Mick Hume Thursday 18 June 2015 comments

Heretics are the heroes of the fight for free speech

Mick Hume’s new book, Trigger Warning, recounts an heretical history.

Neil Ross Friday 19 June 2015 comments

‘People can’t lead full lives if they’re dependent on the state’

spiked talks to David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind.

Gap-year do-gooding won’t save the world

Volunteer-tourism projects are not the political panacea some claim they are.

Ella Whelan Friday 19 June 2015 comments

Do it like a woman! You know, while crying…

Caroline Criado-Perez’s new book is obsessed with the weakness of womanhood.

Alexander Adams Friday 19 June 2015 comments

A Nazi-baiting master of the photomontage

John Heartfield made mocking tyrants an artform.

Jon Holbrook Friday 19 June 2015 comments

An insider’s elegy to human rights

Francesca Klug’s new book offers an insight into why the human-rights project has failed to garner public support.

Frank Furedi Friday 19 June 2015 comments

Individualism: a scapegoat for society’s ills

The attacks on individualism reflect the crisis of individual autonomy.

spiked podcast Friday 19 June 2015 comments

‘Young people aren’t being held back by grasping elders’

PODCAST: Jennie Bristow discusses her new book on Boomer-blaming.

Neil Davenport Monday 22 June 2015 comments

Authoritarians in search of meaning

The UK’s devolved parliaments have become shockingly illiberal.

Tim Black Monday 22 June 2015 comments

The myth of nationalism’s resurgence

Contrary to the post-election fearmongering, nationalism is not on the march.

Elisabetta Intini Tuesday 23 June 2015 comments

10 reasons we should be exploring space

Why space missions are worth the money and the risk.

Tom Slater Tuesday 23 June 2015 comments

The use and abuse of Jeremy Corbyn

The left-right panto over Corbyn reveals the hollow core of British politics.

Sean Collins Tuesday 23 June 2015 comments

After Charleston: a show of common humanity

No, Dylann Roof’s act of nihilism was not ‘the real America’.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 24 June 2015 comments

‘Rape culture is a dangerous myth’

Lauren Southern talks to Ella Whelan about standing up to feminist orthodoxy.

WORLDbytes Wednesday 24 June 2015 comments

Keeping the black finger off the trigger

An illustrated lecture on African-Americans and guns.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 24 June 2015 comments

Controlling guns, controlling blacks

Those demanding gun control post-Charleston need a history lesson.

Blair Spowart Wednesday 24 June 2015 comments

The men’s rights movement: feminism’s mirror image

MRAs are as mired in victimhood as the feminists they despise.

George Harrison Thursday 25 June 2015 comments

Hate not hope: on the march against austerity

The End Austerity Now protest was dominated by low aspirations.

Who really wants to impose austerity?

The left rages against mild Tory cuts yet dreams of imposing real austerity.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 26 June 2015 comments

Taking selfies is not a team sport

Deshorn Brown should be ashamed of himself.

Patrick West Friday 26 June 2015 comments

Should the Confederate flag come with a trigger warning?

Destroying symbols won’t change the past.

Charlie Pearson Friday 26 June 2015 comments

The Killing Season: lies, betrayal and Labor

A new documentary offers a scintillating insight into the era of Rudd and Gillard.

Tom Slater Friday 26 June 2015 comments

Streaming is the future of music – now pay for it

Taylor Swift was right to stand up to Apple. Now let's tackle the freeloading fans.

Rob Lyons Monday 29 June 2015 comments

Fracking hell: the green war on progress

A UK council’s refusal to allow shale-gas exploration is very bad news.

Frank Furedi Monday 29 June 2015 comments

Trigger warnings are educational suicide

Taking Durkheim's Suicide out of schools is madness.

Tom Slater Monday 29 June 2015 comments

Glasto: a Butlins for middle-class, middle-aged bores

Glastonbury speaks to the 21st-century crisis of popular culture.

Luke Gittos Monday 29 June 2015 comments

Janner: when therapy trumps justice

A senile old lord is being subjected to a showtrial.

Paul Coleman Tuesday 30 June 2015 comments

A new British bill of rights? Hopefully not

We can’t trust our illiberal leaders to protect our freedoms.

Tunisia was a bloody crime, not an act of war

The best response to this massacre? More freedom, more holidays.

Tim Black Tuesday 30 June 2015 comments

Why Greeks should embrace a Euro exit

Fear of the future is no reason to stay in the EU.