March 2016

Tom Bailey Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

Solar power: a waste of energy

Solar power is still more expensive and less efficient than fossil fuels.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

The end of civil-war politics: what next for Ireland?

This election confirms that things have changed utterly.

Haydar Zaki Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

#Right2Debate: challenge bigotry, not free speech

The best way to counter extremism is through open discussion.

Tom Slater Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

Debate is good, but can it be imposed?

Forcing Islamist students to have balanced meetings is a mistake.

Tim Black Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

London’s mayoral contest: the Great British bland-off

Goldsmith and Khan seem to have nothing to offer but their personalities.

Fiona McEwen Tuesday 1 March 2016 comments

No, breastfeeding is not an economic issue

New studies claiming 'breast is best' have gone way too far.

Daniel Ben-Ami Wednesday 2 March 2016 comments

Beware greens in progressive clothing

No amount of spin can hide environmentalism's miserablism.

Tara McCormack Wednesday 2 March 2016 comments

Philip Hammond: clueless in Syria

The UK foreign secretary doesn't know the first thing about the conflict.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 2 March 2016 comments

Working-class kids should be challenged, not tested

Tests for four-year-olds will only entrench low expectations.

Simon Knight Thursday 3 March 2016 comments

Are we really embracing risk?

Yes, kids are being allowed to make mistakes, but our mutual suspicion of others persists.

Sean Collins Thursday 3 March 2016 comments

The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment

The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realise.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 3 March 2016 comments

For Europe,
against the EU

The progressive’s case for a Brexit.

Ella Whelan Friday 4 March 2016 comments

Grimsby: ‘the scum’ vs Malthusians

Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie has a surprisingly radical twist.

Patrick West Friday 4 March 2016 comments

Father Jack: ‘feck off’ to the anti‑fun police

Let’s raise a glass of Toilet Duck to the foulmouthed priest.

Jed Rasula Friday 4 March 2016 comments

Dada and the making of modernity

Jed Rasula talks to Tim Black about the revolutionary artistic movement.

spiked podcast Friday 4 March 2016 comments

From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites

Sean Collins and Bruno Waterfield discuss the democratic fightback.

Brendan Walsh Monday 7 March 2016 comments

The real epidemic at UCD? Lad-bashing

A bogus ‘revenge porn’ scandal shows how nasty campus feminism has become.

Tara McCormack Monday 7 March 2016 comments

No, Russia isn’t weaponising refugees

The EU's problems have nothing to do with Putin.

Luke Gittos Monday 7 March 2016 comments

‘Rape culture made me do it’

Feminists have lent the likes of Adam Johnson an excuse.

Ella Whelan Monday 7 March 2016 comments

Corbyn is right – prostitution must be decriminalised

We shouldn't punish sex work. We shouldn't celebrate it, either.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 8 March 2016 comments

Son of Saul: hope amid the Holocaust

Frank Furedi on a brilliant film about one man’s search for meaning.

Manick Govinda Tuesday 8 March 2016 comments

Let London’s cultural life flourish

Start by getting rid of all the petty restrictions and censorship.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 8 March 2016 comments

London transport: the need for speed

We need faster, more frequent transport.

Tom Slater Tuesday 8 March 2016 comments

Visions for London: manifestos for the world’s greatest city

spiked raises the stakes in London’s mayoral election.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 9 March 2016 comments

Policing punchlines

A comedian is on trial in Canada for telling a cruel joke. Get angry.

Tim Black Wednesday 9 March 2016 comments

Maria Sharapova took a drug – so what?

It was talent, not drugs, that secured her grand-slam victories.

Mick Hume Wednesday 9 March 2016 comments

Turkish repression is no advert for EU ‘freedom’

Why are renegade liberals demanding Euro leaders teach 'Johnny Turk' a lesson?

James Dawson Thursday 10 March 2016 comments

Don’t cry for Generation Rent

The solution to poor-me millennials’ plight is simple – build more houses.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 10 March 2016 comments

It’s pure historical amnesia to say the Boomers had it good

Thirtysomething generational jihadists know nothing of history.

WORLDbytes Friday 11 March 2016 comments

It's time we paid tribute to Sylvia Pankhurst

The least that this most radical Suffragette deserves is a statue.

Ed Barrett Friday 11 March 2016 comments

George Martin: pop’s great innovator

How The Beatles producer changed the music game.

Catherine Johnson Friday 11 March 2016 comments

Rhodes Must Fall: a privileged protest?

Well-off students make unconvincing warriors against 'imperialistic' statues.

spiked podcast Friday 11 March 2016 comments

Enough with the gender agenda

We talk football, Turkey's press crackdown and International Women's Day.

Patrick Marmion Monday 14 March 2016 comments

Cleansed: a ringside seat in hell

Sarah Kane's play will blow your mind – if you’ll let it.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 14 March 2016 comments

The Twitch-hunting of Joan Bakewell

She said critical things about anorexia? Cast her out!

Sean Collins Monday 14 March 2016 comments

Trump: a monster made by PC

The elite can't fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him.

Gabriel Dorey Tuesday 15 March 2016 comments

‘You can’t force-feed students anti-Israel policies’

Gabriel Dorey reports on UCLU’s undemocratic embrace of BDS.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 15 March 2016 comments

The tyranny of censorship: Ireland’s war on ‘evil’ books

The Irish state has just banned an obscene novel. That is outrageous.

Tim Black Tuesday 15 March 2016 comments

Zac Goldsmith wouldn’t lead London – he’d stifle it

The Tory candidate wants to rein in this great city’s potential.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 15 March 2016 comments

No, the EU is not a gender issue

Attempts to make the referendum more woman-friendly are insulting.

David Bowden Wednesday 16 March 2016 comments

Let London party

My vision for London: fight for our right to stay out all night.

Niall Crowley Wednesday 16 March 2016 comments

In defence of gentrification

My vision for London: celebrate social shifting and hipster initiative.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 16 March 2016 comments

There’s more to the AfD surge than immigration

German voters are rebelling against the paternalistic 'liberal' elite.

Mick Hume Wednesday 16 March 2016 comments

‘Off with their headlines!’

Any democrat should defend the Sun against the new Crown censorship.

Rosamund Cuckston Thursday 17 March 2016 comments

Unconscious bias at work? Don’t buy it

The latest idea taking workplaces by storm is pretty anti-human.

Sarah Jakes Thursday 17 March 2016 comments

Vapers just wanna have fun

There’s much more to vaping than harm reduction.

Tom Slater Thursday 17 March 2016 comments

The myth of the male suicide epidemic

Men’s rights activists are pathologising masculinity.

John Slater Friday 18 March 2016 comments

The dangerous narcissism of Earth Hour

We should not be demonising electricity — we should be celebrating it.

Patrick West Friday 18 March 2016 comments

It’s no surprise that Jeremy Clarkson is pro-EU

The former Top Gear presenter is the perfect poster-boy for Remain.

spiked podcast Friday 18 March 2016 comments

‘No, Corbyn’s Labour is not full of anti-Semites’

We discuss the left and Jews, German politics, and Britain's Budget.

Fraser Myers Friday 18 March 2016 comments

In praise of CLR James

A challenging new biopic reveals a tireless, fearless revolutionary.

Gabriel Dorey Monday 21 March 2016 comments

‘Free speech is a left‑wing value’

Gabriel Dorey reports on last week's anti-NUS protest.

Neil Davenport Monday 21 March 2016 comments

Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility

A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

Frank Furedi Monday 21 March 2016 comments

Don’t blame Corbyn for the rise of anti‑Semitism

Labour-bashing commentators are clouding this important discussion.

Tim Black Tuesday 22 March 2016 comments

No end in sight to paedo hysteria

Operation Midland may have closed, but the elite obsession with child abuse continues.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 22 March 2016 comments

Let’s hit the terrorists where it hurts

Hurt the terrorists by being free: Brendan O'Neill in English and Dutch.

Mick Hume Tuesday 22 March 2016 comments

IDS and the ‘narcissism of small differences’

There is both more and less to the Tory civil war than the headlines suggest.

Ken MacIntosh Wednesday 23 March 2016 comments

Treating mental-health patients as lesser beings

A psychiatric nurse on the cruelty of hospital smoking bans.

Patrick West Thursday 24 March 2016 comments

The smug nonsense of ‘What about Ankara?’

It’s no mystery why Brits are more shocked by the Brussels bombs – they hit closer to home.

Rob Lyons Thursday 24 March 2016 comments

Scotland’s smoking ban: mourning personal choice

The ban, introduced 10 years ago, was just the start of an assault on our everyday freedoms.

Marjorie Perloff Thursday 24 March 2016 comments

The Manifesto of Futurism revisited

Marinetti’s explosive, utopian text continues to inspire – and discomfort.

spiked podcast Friday 25 March 2016 comments

‘After Brussels, let’s rise up against the politics of fear’

Podcast: Both terrorists and officials want us to be scared. Let’s refuse.

Heartfield and Rooney Saturday 26 March 2016 comments

A shot that rang round the world

How the Easter Rising inspired radicals from India to America.

Ella Whelan Saturday 26 March 2016 comments

James Connolly: we only want the Earth

What we can learn from the hero of the Easter Rising.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 26 March 2016 comments

One hundred years on: the dream of the Republic

The Easter Rising remains an inspiring blow for freedom.

Tara McCormack Tuesday 29 March 2016 comments

Obama goes to Havana

Relations between Cuba and the US are improving. This is a positive step.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 29 March 2016 comments

Karadzic: the problem with international justice

Genocide trials are more about interpreting history than punishing criminals.

Peter Lloyd Tuesday 29 March 2016 comments

Stop treating football fans like second-class citzens

Discriminatory laws are ruining the beautiful game.

Henry Williams Tuesday 29 March 2016 comments

Met Police: armed wing of the offence-taking industry

Why are cops so keen to trend online and impress Buzzfeed?

Joanna Williams Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

Academisation: neither kill nor cure

Let's end the politicisation of education.

Tim Black Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

Why both Zac and Sadiq are playing the race card

In the London mayoral contest, it’s time we replaced identity with ideas.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

The Ghomeshi trial and the cult of #ibelievewomen

This acquittal has exposed the ugly excesses of modern feminism.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

Why I’m pro-Europe, and anti‑EU

The grey Brussels bureaucracy doesn't reflect colourful, dynamic Europe.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

Even pro-EU people don’t like the EU

Why vote to stay in something you know is undemocratic?

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 30 March 2016 comments

The EU battle: they’re all part of Project Fear now

Both Leave and Stay play the fear card, and that’s bad for democracy.

Tim Black Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

The Enlightenment according to Grayling

The Age of Genius is overburdened by its animosity towards religion.

Susan Neiman Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

An Enlightenment for grownups

Moral autonomy demands courage, judgement and a recognition that the world is not how we'd like it to be.

Vincenzo Ferrone Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

The laboratory of modernity

Vincenzo Ferrone explains why historians need to reclaim the Enlightenment.

Joanna Williams Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

Knowledge matters

Michael Young and Johan Muller show how the Enlightenment link between knowledge and truth is vital to education.

Tom Slater Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

‘Museums are not agents of the elite’

Tiffany Jenkins discusses her new book, Keeping Their Marbles.

Frank Furedi Thursday 31 March 2016 comments

The spectre of democracy

Enlightenment thinkers were haunted by the reality of popular self-determination.