May 2016

spiked podcast Monday 2 May 2016 comments

‘Banning pornography is demeaning to women’

Nadine Strossen talks free speech, women's equality and defending porn.

spiked podcast Tuesday 3 May 2016 comments

‘The corporates are running scared of regulation’

We talk Dolmio, tap water with meals and the state of nannying across Europe.

Ashley Thorne Tuesday 3 May 2016 comments

BDS: boycotting academic freedom

College leaders need to stand up to this illiberal and bigoted campaign.

Matthew Lesh Tuesday 3 May 2016 comments

Identity politics
is the enemy of equality

Australian campuses have become infested with victim politics.

Blair Spowart Tuesday 3 May 2016 comments

Students are standing up for free speech

Blair Spowart reports on the anti-Prevent protest at the University of Edinburgh.

Mick Hume Hillsborough Tuesday 3 May 2016 comments

Hillsborough: a few truths they still want to hide

The cover-ups around the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans are not over yet.

Nico Macdonald Wednesday 4 May 2016 comments

Let’s harness London’s creativity

The new mayor should champion creative technology.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 4 May 2016 comments

Let’s fill London with cars

We need more roads, cheaper fuel and greater freedom for everyone.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 4 May 2016 comments

Let London be spontaneous

We must roll back regulations on public life.

Tim Black Wednesday 4 May 2016 comments

London: nothing
to be scared of

A thriving, buzzing city deserves better than the politics of fear.

Graham Barnfield Wednesday 4 May 2016 comments

Up the Citeh!

Why Leicester won – and why they've made the commentators swoon.

Joe Arthur Thursday 5 May 2016 comments

The rot runs deeper than Zuma

The ANC has betrayed ordinary South Africans.

Patrick West Friday 6 May 2016 comments

No one wants a United States of Europe

By pushing for more central control, the EU has signed its death warrant.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 6 May 2016 comments

Leicester City: why I’m not celebrating

In football, there is no such thing as a 'second-favourite team'.

Sean Collins Friday 6 May 2016 comments

The end of the Grand Old Party

Trump's rise confirms the alarming decay of the Republicans.

spiked podcast Friday 6 May 2016 comments

‘We need a mayor as dynamic as London’

We talk the London mayor, Rhodes Must Fall and Leicester City.

Blair Spowart Monday 9 May 2016 comments

The humbling of the SNP

The nationalists' lost majority is good news for liberty and the Union.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 9 May 2016 comments

Sadiq’s victory: so where are all the Islamophobes?

Khan’s win shatters liberal hysteria about Brits as Muslim-haters.

Mick Hume Monday 9 May 2016 comments

No winners, no safe spaces, no ‘Corbyn effect’

The election results confirm the gap between the political elite and the people.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 10 May 2016 comments

The Human Rights Act is no friend of freedom

The HRA hasn’t protected freedoms – it's undermined them.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 10 May 2016 comments

Brexit is no
‘leap in the dark’

We don’t need to decide on a blueprint for a post-EU Britain – we just need to take back control.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 10 May 2016 comments

It is the EU that is truly ‘Europhobic’

The pro-Brussels side is a hotbed of prejudice against Europe's peoples.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 11 May 2016 comments

The campus mental-health myth

Being a bit stressed out doesn't make you mentally ill.

Tim Black Wednesday 11 May 2016 comments

Russia’s Palmyra concert reveals what the West lacks

In the war on ISIS, only Russia is acting as if there’s something worth fighting for.

Hilary Salt Thursday 12 May 2016 comments

BHS: the pensions ‘black hole’ is not all it seems

The outcry over Sir Philip Green’s handling of staff pensions is overblown.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 12 May 2016 comments

Harvard’s war on ‘privilege’

The blacklisting of single-sex social clubs is another blow to student freedom.

Tom Slater Thursday 12 May 2016 comments

Erdogan is not the prince of Europe

Bashing Turkey distracts us from the crisis of European values.

Christian Butler Friday 13 May 2016 comments

Sunset Boulevard: Close to greatness

The performance of Glenn Close once again elevates this musical version of the Billy Wilder classic.

Patrick West Friday 13 May 2016 comments

The fallacy of happiness

We must stop pathologising normal human emotions like stress and anxiety.

Edward Wilson-Lee Friday 13 May 2016 comments

In search of Shakespeare’s universalism

Edward Wilson-Lee talks Shakespeare in East Africa.

spiked podcast Saturday 14 May 2016 comments

‘The obsession with mental health is bad for everyone’

Sally Satel explains how therapy culture makes us sick.

Barbara Hewson Monday 16 May 2016 comments

Calling out false abuse allegations

A new study shows how pseudo-victims’ claims differ to those of true victims.

Rob Lyons Monday 16 May 2016 comments

Eurovision: Russia wasn’t robbed

Too many are reading too much into Ukraine’s Eurovision victory.

Ella Whelan Monday 16 May 2016 comments

HB2: politics goes down the toilet

The debate over transgender bathrooms reveals the madness of identity politics.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 17 May 2016 comments

Football fans for free speech

Let’s scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act once and for all.

Tim Black Tuesday 17 May 2016 comments

Old Trafford ‘bomb’: we are terrorising ourselves

The culture of fear poses the greatest threat to everyday life.

Mick Hume Tuesday 17 May 2016 comments

A hand grenade to help fight the free‑speech wars

The new concise edition of Mick Hume’s Trigger Warning is a call to arms.

Gareth Sturdy Wednesday 18 May 2016 comments

Term-time holidays aren’t ruining education

Training, trendy initiatives and government meddling are the real time-wasters.

Blair Spowart Wednesday 18 May 2016 comments

Facebook’s bias is nothing to fear

Facebook hasn't been brainwashing users. But it has been dishonest.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 18 May 2016 comments

Project fear: the exhaustion of the elites

The EU referendum debate has taken the politics of fear to a new low.

Dolan Cummings Thursday 19 May 2016 comments

Embracing our radical ignorance

Philosopher Bryan Magee embraces the unanswerability of those ultimate questions.

Ann Furedi Thursday 19 May 2016 comments

On abortion, We Trust Women

Abortion is still a crime in the UK – it’s time to change that.

Tom Slater Thursday 19 May 2016 comments

The SATs bashers are patronising the poor

State-school kids are being denied the knowledge-rich education they deserve.

Patrick West Friday 20 May 2016 comments

The tyranny of the trans movement

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Luke Gittos Friday 20 May 2016 comments

Growing out of Radiohead

It's time Jonny Greenwood was set free from this miserabilist outfit.

James Shapiro Friday 20 May 2016 comments

Shakespeare at work

What history can and can’t tell us about Shakespeare’s continued resonance.

spiked podcast Saturday 21 May 2016 comments

‘We’re giving up free speech without a fight’

Mick Hume discusses the ‘hand grenade’ edition of his book, Trigger Warning.

James Woudhuysen Monday 23 May 2016 comments

The Queen’s speech: all talk and no tech

Promises of driverless cars and space travel ring empty without funding for research.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 23 May 2016 comments

Fear and censorship in Germany

The prosecution of the Pegida leader reflects the elite’s contempt for the people.

Tim Black Monday 23 May 2016 comments

Austria: the collapse of the elites

The presidential election captures the ebb of Europe’s political mainstream.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 24 May 2016 comments

Campus censorship is holding women back

Why are female students infantilising themselves?

Mick Hume Tuesday 24 May 2016 comments

Mourinho: is he the Messiah, or a very naughty boy?

Or, quite possibly, both? A sanguine Manchester United fan writes.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 24 May 2016 comments

The new segregation on campus

Calls for gay- or black-only dorms are deeply conservative.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 25 May 2016 comments

The battle over our bodies

Public-health bores are squabbling over who should tell us how to live.

Duleep Allirajah Wednesday 25 May 2016 comments

The value of the FA Cup? Glory

A Palace fan on why that old trophy still matters.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 25 May 2016 comments

The family courts make a mockery of justice

It’s little wonder people are fearful of making abuse allegations.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 25 May 2016 comments

Fear or hope? Neither, thanks

What the politics of fear and the politics of hope share in common.

Tom Slater Wednesday 25 May 2016 comments

The progressives terrified of change

The left’s turncoat Remainers have betrayed democracy.

spiked podcast Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

‘We are treating migrants like victims’

Slavoj Zizek discusses migration, PC and the crisis of European values.

Frank Furedi Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

Europe’s democratic legacy betrayed

The EU elite is defined by its fear of popular sovereignty.

Terri Murray Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

Hannah Arendt: the power of thinking

A new documentary reveals a thinker always willing to challenge orthodoxies.

Costica Bradatan Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

A continental mind

George Steiner shows that the idea of Europe is too important to be left to politicians.

Anthony Pagden Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

The making of Europe

Anthony Pagden talks to Tim Black about the development of the idea of Europe.

Slavoj Zizek Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

Migrants, racists and the left

‘The old racist slogan of white man’s burden has been turned into white man’s guilt.’

Rémi Brague Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

The Roman way

Rémi Brague explains why the Romans’ inferiority before the Greeks was so important to European culture.

Patrick West Thursday 26 May 2016 comments

Bradbury: between dystopia and hope

A new study of Ray Bradbury reminds us how much the author of Fahrenheit 451 believed in humanity.

spiked podcast Monday 30 May 2016 comments

Has Australia lost the larrikin spirit?

On this month’s Last Orders, we discuss the state of nannying Down Under.

Candice Holdsworth Tuesday 31 May 2016 comments

Kim K’s topless selfie: this is vanity, not feminism

Identity politics has politicised attention-seeking.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 31 May 2016 comments

The Mau Mau rebels were more than victims

Reducing the Kenyan uprising to a colonial morality tale does it a disservice.