July 2015

Mick Hume Wednesday 1 July 2015 comments

Five new threats to free speech today

Mick Hume’s new book examines what’s changed in the free-speech wars.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 1 July 2015 comments

Spot the little terrorist in your classroom

Why it’s wrong to turn teachers into spies on ‘extremist’ kids.

Blair Spowart Thursday 2 July 2015 comments

Interns, quit your moaning and seize the day

myInternSwap is not an Old Boys' network 2.0 – it’s a good idea.

Ella Whelan Thursday 2 July 2015 comments

The only way is middle-class feminism...

That seems to be the view of those condemning TOWIE girls.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 2 July 2015 comments

I will defend your right to fly the Confederate flag

No form of political expression should be banned, not even hateful ones.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 3 July 2015 comments

Time to stop patronising the women’s game

Women’s football will only achieve parity with the men’s if we’re comfortable slagging games off.

Patrick West Friday 3 July 2015 comments

Foucault: from libertine to neoliberal

Was the French philosopher really a Reaganite in poststructural clothing?

Michael Young Friday 3 July 2015 comments

Educationists have forgotten the power of knowledge

Education academics underestimate the potential of schools.

Jon Holbrook Monday 6 July 2015 comments

Gay marriage: a victory for therapy

The Supreme Court ruling appealed to hearts, not minds.

Barbara Hewson Monday 6 July 2015 comments

Compo culture and the child abuse panic

Historic sex abuse claims have fuelled the UK’s compensation industry.

Frank Furedi Monday 6 July 2015 comments

Ten years after
7/7, they still don’t get it

The problem isn’t powerful jihadism – it’s the crisis of Western values.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 7 July 2015 comments

Sucking the life out of the academy

The new universities minister wants more meddling and micromanagement.

Ann Furedi Tuesday 7 July 2015 comments

Trust women: our Charter for Choice

Ann Furedi on why we should trust women to make reproductive choices.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 7 July 2015 comments

That Sugar Film: demonising the sweet stuff

A new Aussie documentary should be taken with a pinch of salt.

James Heartfield Tuesday 7 July 2015 comments

London isn’t over – you’re just bored with it

The middle-class observers flouncing out of London need a reality check.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 8 July 2015 comments

The Women’s Equality Party: for ladies too nice for politics

Sandi Toksvig’s middle-class party is another reason it’s time to bin feminism.

Tom Slater Wednesday 8 July 2015 comments

Rage against Rihanna: how we’re sucking the fun out of pop

So what if ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ is offensive?

Tim Black Wednesday 8 July 2015 comments

Gentlemen’s clubs: the importance of being men-only

The pressure on the Garrick Club to admit women is a threat to our everyday freedom.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 8 July 2015 comments

Greece isn’t the only victim of EU elitism

Brussels' repulsive treatment of Greece is business as usual.

Neil Ross Thursday 9 July 2015 comments

Donald Trump: a presidential punchbag

In an age of personality politics, The Donald wins hands down.

Mick Hume Thursday 9 July 2015 comments

Brit tourists boycott Greece? OXI to that!

Our man on the sun lounger in Syros says defy the doom-mongers.

Joanna Williams Thursday 9 July 2015 comments

No, science doesn’t have a ‘woman problem’

Ignore the crusaders against Tim Hunt — women are thriving in science.

Brid Hehir Friday 10 July 2015 comments

Fear, loathing
and FGM

The anti-FGM campaign is harming the very women it claims to help.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 10 July 2015 comments

Hey BBC, stop sexing-up Wimbledon

Viewers don't want banter and slebs – they want good tennis highlights.

Patrick West Friday 10 July 2015 comments

Defending Greece or just demonising Germany?

The Greek crisis has made it open season for Germany haters.

Emily Hill Friday 10 July 2015 comments

Amy was no victim. She’s a 21st-century heroine

She died at 27, yes, but her life was fuller and truer than most.

spiked podcast Friday 10 July 2015 comments

‘The Euro is irrational and anti‑democratic’

PODCAST: Bruno Waterfield discusses the Greek crisis.

Jean Godson Monday 13 July 2015 comments

We’re not mentally ill – we’re teenagers

A 14-year-old girl tells teachers to stop pathologising pupils.

Jan Macvarish Monday 13 July 2015 comments

Kids Company: a cuddly front for state intervention

Camila Batmanghelidjh’s financial management is not the real scandal.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 13 July 2015 comments

Syriza has stabbed the Greek people in the back

Syriza’s undermining of Greek democracy is even worse than the EU’s.

Tim Black Tuesday 14 July 2015 comments

Plane Stupid: return of the snobs

Air travel always brings out greens' anti-masses prejudices.

Bill Durodié Tuesday 14 July 2015 comments

The pretentious nihilism of Plane Stupid

They pose as radicals, but actually are the worst kind of elitists.

Charlie Parker Tuesday 14 July 2015 comments

Press freedom: Keir Starmer faces his critics

What happened when the former DPP met angry Sun journalists.

Tom Slater Tuesday 14 July 2015 comments

Humanity: always in search of New Horizons

The Pluto Flyby is a shining example of our unquenchable desire to discover.

Blair Spowart Wednesday 15 July 2015 comments

The public broadcaster without a public

The BBC’s biggest problem is that it patronises and segments its audience.

Mick Hume Wednesday 15 July 2015 comments

They don’t give a flying fox about hunting

The pro-fox crusade is a mask for those hunting down human liberties.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 15 July 2015 comments

My mouth,
my rules

Sugar-fearin' public-health killjoys - butt out of our eating habits.

Andrew Orlowski Wednesday 15 July 2015 comments

Auntie, why are you so scared of change?

The BBC should realise that shake-ups are good.

Guy Birchall Thursday 16 July 2015 comments

Five reasons shale gas is fracking fantastic

Economically, socially and environmentally, fracking makes sense.

Ella Whelan Thursday 16 July 2015 comments

Stay in Britain,
or else...

Using fear to terrify Muslims away from ISIS is a really bad idea.

Lauren Southern Thursday 16 July 2015 comments

Affirmative consent: the ultimate romance‑killer

New York’s new consent law is bad for freedom, justice and sex.

Shingi Mararike Friday 17 July 2015 comments

Football and big money: the root of all entertainment

The massive Raheem Sterling transfer fee is football at is best.

Patrick West Friday 17 July 2015 comments

Why British humour is lost in translation

We have our messy language to thank for our puntastic wit.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 18 July 2015 comments

A newspaper bans its own Nick Cave story – the Twittermob strikes again

The ease with which mobs can demolish content is terrifying.

Tom Slater Sunday 19 July 2015 comments

Dave Chappelle vs the new intolerance

In an age of offence-seeking, this comedian’s comeback was desperately needed.

Pierre Desrochers Monday 20 July 2015 comments

Petrol power: an eco-revolution

The rise of petroleum-powered transport was an environmental boon.

Frank Furedi Monday 20 July 2015 comments

Turning slavery into the West’s original sin

Today's obsession with slavery has more to do with misanthropy than history.

Tara McCormack Tuesday 21 July 2015 comments

Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons

There's nothing moral about telling other states what weapons they may have.

Irene Ogrizek Tuesday 21 July 2015 comments

Canada’s Twitter scandal: arrested for political comments

A Canadian feminist wants her Twitter critic convicted of harassment.

Tim Black Tuesday 21 July 2015 comments

Syria: intervention can never be democratic

Getting parliamentary backing for a military campaign doesn’t make it right.

Mick Hume Tuesday 21 July 2015 comments

Even in America, You Can’t Say That!

We need to defend free speech whether it’s for Donald Trump or Jerry Seinfeld.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 22 July 2015 comments

The EU shouldn’t strike down UK laws

The DRIPA saga shows how undemocratic UK lawmaking has become.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 22 July 2015 comments

Lena Dunham and the rise of TMI feminism

The new media feminism confuses bodily fluids with political issues.

Tom Slater Wednesday 22 July 2015 comments

Tim Farron: falling foul of the New Inquisition

Once, gay-rights activists fought orthodoxy - now they enforce it.

Allum Bokhari Thursday 23 July 2015 comments

Reddit Revolt: battling the moderators

Asking moderators to protect free speech online is like asking wolves to guard sheep.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 23 July 2015 comments

Cricket teams fraternising? It isn’t cricket

Stop trying to be friends, England and Australia. Cricket is war.

spiked podcast Thursday 23 July 2015 comments

‘We need a new industrial revolution’

PODCAST: Phil Mullan says it's time to get real about the zombie economy.

Dave Clements Friday 24 July 2015 comments

Nothing great about the welfare state

James Bartholomew launches a scathing attack on the effects of welfarism.

Ella Whelan Friday 24 July 2015 comments

The Buried Giant – a fantastic fairytale

Ishiguro’s latest is a complex meditation on history and forgetting – and a rollicking read.

James Woudhuysen Friday 24 July 2015 comments

Why Alice is still wonderful

Lewis Carroll knew the secret to children's stories – never moralise.

Tim Black Friday 24 July 2015 comments

Generationally divided we fall

A new book rips apart the Baby Boomer-blaming script.

Nancy McDermott Friday 24 July 2015 comments

The war over Atticus Finch

Why Go Set A Watchman has rattled so many liberals.

Bernie Whelan Friday 24 July 2015 comments

Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions

The sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird lives up to expectations.

Luke Gittos Monday 27 July 2015 comments

There is no such thing as a child terrorist

We need to draw a line between the actions of adults and children.

Ella Whelan Monday 27 July 2015 comments

Yvette Cooper and the rise of the New Girls’ Club

Female politicians who cry sexism are doing more damage than the Old Boys' Club.

Jeremy Corbyn: a sinner against the Third Way

Corbynphobia reveals the terrifying conformism of modern British politics.

Lauren Southern Tuesday 28 July 2015 comments

White people: a bad racial group?

The MTV documentary White People makes sweeping racial generalisations.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 28 July 2015 comments

Islamic State: built on the West’s cult of victimhood

The Western politics of identity is the fuel of modern jihadism.

Tom Slater Tuesday 28 July 2015 comments

How egalitarianism became a microaggression

Refusing to believe in race is now treated as a form of racism.

Irene Ogrizek Wednesday 29 July 2015 comments

Truth, illusion and free speech online

Toronto’s Twitter trial reminds us that little on the internet is as it seems.

Barry Curtis Wednesday 29 July 2015 comments

Cecil the lion: hunting for outrage

Calm down, everyone – lion-hunting is good for Africa.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 29 July 2015 comments

The legal tyranny of gay marriage

When judges get to rule on political issues, the demos loses out.

Tim Black Wednesday 29 July 2015 comments

Once again, the Kurds are betrayed

Western support for Turkey's assault on the Kurds is a familiar treachery.

Rob Lyons Thursday 30 July 2015 comments

Ribena: the latest casualty in the war on sugar

Tesco’s ban will do nothing to satisfy public-health zealots.

Luke Gittos Thursday 30 July 2015 comments

Kangaroo courts on campus: a legal travesty

Hearing sexual-assault claims in campus courts is a terrible idea.

Henry Williams Thursday 30 July 2015 comments

How English libel laws dent free speech across the globe

A Russian case heard in London exposed the unjustness of our laws.