November 2015

Brid Hehir Monday 2 November 2015 comments

FGM: the epidemic that never was

Campaigners’ claims that FGM is rife in the UK remain unproven.

Cathy Young Monday 2 November 2015 comments

Consent:
it’s a piece of cake

Being guilt-tripped into eating baked goods is not a matter for the police.

Luke Gittos Monday 2 November 2015 comments

Tara Hudson: imprisoned by identity politics

In the eyes of the law, Hudson should be seen as a man.

Tom Bailey Tuesday 3 November 2015 comments

Employee happiness is none of your business

Companies should butt out of their employees' emotions.

Jan Macvarish Tuesday 3 November 2015 comments

The real battle over breasts

Women should be free to live their lives, and feed their babies, as they see fit.

Dan Bell Wednesday 4 November 2015 comments

Who’s really being silenced in the gender debate?

Men’s issues have been ignored for too long.

Tim Black Wednesday 4 November 2015 comments

China’s two-child policy is still an affront to freedom

People should not be slaves to socio-economic needs.

Tom Slater Wednesday 4 November 2015 comments

We don’t need men’s rights

And we don’t need feminism, either.

Ella Whelan Thursday 5 November 2015 comments

Mental illness is not a political issue

We need to stop 'raising awareness' and focus on looking for cures.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 November 2015 comments

#KillAllWhiteMen? What about #KillAllMuslims?

The case of Bahar Mustafa shows we’re in a state over free speech.

Edward Carden Thursday 5 November 2015 comments

Leave Bond alone

Christian Butler Friday 6 November 2015 comments

Randy Newman:
still biting,
still brilliant

Newman’s parade of weirdos and losers is as compelling as ever.

Kevin Rooney Friday 6 November 2015 comments

The intolerance
of poppymania

The poppy is still a political symbol – we have a right to reject it.

Patrick West Friday 6 November 2015 comments

The rise of the ‘new reactionaries’

A new generation of French intellectuals is speaking to the man on the Metro.

Tim Black Monday 9 November 2015 comments

Labour: a court of cowardly backstabbers

Andrew Fisher is the latest victim of the anti-Corbyn plotters.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 9 November 2015 comments

The ‘Yale snowflakes’:
who made these monsters?

These little tyrants are the bastard offspring of older radicals.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 10 November 2015 comments

Leave fossil fuels
in the ground?
That’s madness

The campaign against fossil fuels will ruin more than Big Oil.

George Lawlor Tuesday 10 November 2015 comments

‘But you’re a white man!’: how identity politics crushes debate

George Lawlor on the racialised response to his criticism of consent classes.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 10 November 2015 comments

Divestment: an illiberal, anti-academic movement

A new report exposes the campaign to turn students against fossil fuels.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 11 November 2015 comments

Is changing your child’s sex legal?

The treatment of gender dysphoria in children poses a legal and moral dilemma.

James Heartfield Wednesday 11 November 2015 comments

Reform the EU? Pull the other one

David Cameron's EU reform plan is a charade of sovereignty.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 11 November 2015 comments

Curing Layla: the brilliance of mankind

Scientists are playing God – and it’s a good thing, too.

Wendy Kaminer Wednesday 11 November 2015 comments

Missouri: professors against press freedom

How fortysomething academics inflame campus witch-hunts.

Mick Hume Thursday 12 November 2015 comments

Russian Olympic scandal, or dopey Western stunt?

It’s much easier to lecture Putin over drugs in sport than bombs in Syria.

Patrick West Friday 13 November 2015 comments

Blind altruists shall not inherit the Earth

Teaching children to be discriminating is an important life lesson.

Tom Slater Friday 13 November 2015 comments

The Tory war on privacy

The Investigatory Powers Bill should be ripped up.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 14 November 2015 comments

Après Paris, c’est de raviver l’esprit
des Lumières

In French and English: read spiked’s response to the Paris attacks.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 16 November 2015 comments

After Paris:
victory to the Kurds

Why are so few Westerners standing with, or fighting with, the Kurds?

Frank Furedi Monday 16 November 2015 comments

After Paris: we must refuse to be terrorised

Fear is what they want; let’s not give them it.

Tim Black Monday 16 November 2015 comments

After Paris:
the myth of Islamophobia

Fear of rampant anti-Muslim sentiment is really a fear of the people.

Sadhvi Sharma Tuesday 17 November 2015 comments

The hypocrisy of
Modi’s British critics

They demand free speech in India but support censorship at home.

Sean Collins Tuesday 17 November 2015 comments

The University
of Racial Indoctrination

The rise of the race therapy complex on campus.

Waldemar Ingdahl Wednesday 18 November 2015 comments

Why mass surveillance misses terrorists

Mass monitoring of citizens provides an entirely false sense of security.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 18 November 2015 comments

Millennial terrorism comes of age

The Paris attacks reveal the fearful, beleaguered mindset of today’s youth.

Mick Hume Wednesday 18 November 2015 comments

Free speech: our best weapon in the war for the West’s soul

The terror attack on Boulevard Voltaire is a symbolic reminder of what’s at stake.

Neil Ross Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

We need tolerance, not respect

Non-judgementalism has helped embolden the state and curtail our freedom.

Barbara Hewson Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

Robinson v Furlong: a case study in witch-hunting

A Canadian historic-abuse case holds lessons for today’s witch-finder generals.

Ella Whelan Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

Political lactivism: why breast isn’t always best

The pro-breastfeeding push smacks of middle-class prejudice.

Baudet, Kelder and Wellens Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

The shocking cost of Holland’s Eurozone membership

Dutch anti-Euro campaigners explain why their leaders have questions to answer.

Peter Lloyd Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

The feminists who want to silence men

Why shouldn’t men have a day to talk about men’s issues?

Joanna Williams Thursday 19 November 2015 comments

Oppression
one-upmanship: Men's Rights vs Victim Feminism

Identity politics is an ugly struggle for the highground of victimhood.

Patrick West Friday 20 November 2015 comments

‘I stand with Paris, but...’

We must engage with the real motivation behind the Paris attacks.

Ben Pile Friday 20 November 2015 comments

The world needs more energy, not green BS

Western governments and agencies are now standing in the way of development.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 20 November 2015 comments

After Paris: where’s our fire?

Why our rulers are more interested in policing our passions than fighting ISIS.

Luke Gittos Monday 23 November 2015 comments

The fake-penis case: a moral travesty

Gayle Newland’s sentence revealed a chasm between the law and the people.

Frank Furedi Monday 23 November 2015 comments

Microaggression theory: an assault on everyday life

This crusade against unwitting racism is deeply divisive.

Robert Smith Tuesday 24 November 2015 comments

Yes, the Paris attacks had something to do with Islam

Insisting that Islamists are not 'real Muslims' gets us nowhere.

Ken McLaughlin Tuesday 24 November 2015 comments

The mental obsession with offence-taking

Ken Livingstone has become the latest victim of these over-sensitive times.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 24 November 2015 comments

Silhan Ozcelik is a hero

Why are we locking up people who want to fight the Islamic State?

Tim Black Tuesday 24 November 2015 comments

Labour’s men of conscience? Gimme a break

The PLP has turned the Syria vote into another chance to depose Corbyn.

James Heartfield Wednesday 25 November 2015 comments

Osborne is right, we need more homes

But new plans for the ‘starter home’ scheme won’t satisfy that need.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 25 November 2015 comments

The DWP doesn’t kill

Using suicide to argue against welfare cuts is sick and wrong.

Tom Slater Wednesday 25 November 2015 comments

Brussels: a city terrorising itself

The shutdown in Belgium is doing the jihadists’ work for them.

Rob Lyons Thursday 26 November 2015 comments

George Osborne: ducking the difficult questions

The Spending Review was nothing but tinkering – we need a real plan for growth.

Joanna Williams Thursday 26 November 2015 comments

The make-believe world of child-abuse campaigners

A new report is light on facts and heavy on scaremongering.

Mick Hume Thursday 26 November 2015 comments

‘Every idea is an incitement’

Blurring the line between offensive speech and incitement to violence threatens freedom for us all.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 26 November 2015 comments

If we’re serious about free speech, we should say ‘Je Suis Dieudonné’

Hateful people must be as free as decent people to express their beliefs.

Neil Davenport Friday 27 November 2015 comments

The culture war on Christianity

The banning of the Lord’s Prayer ad shows traditional values are on their knees.

Patrick West Friday 27 November 2015 comments

Cultural appropriation will eat itself

That yoga ban showed just how ludicrous it is to ghettoise culture.

Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 27 November 2015 comments

Recalling the spirit of the Easter Rising

A new book gives the 1916 Dublin revolt its due.

Ian Paris Monday 30 November 2015 comments

The Mizzou protesters are muzzling us

A student at Missouri reports on the stifling campus conformism.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 30 November 2015 comments

To bomb or not to bomb? A plague on both their houses

Neither displacement nor defeatism will solve the West's real problems.