June 2016

Tim Black Wednesday 1 June 2016 comments

Lies, damned lies and migrant stats

What the migrant debate reveals about the crisis of popular sovereignty.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 1 June 2016 comments

Reclaim the internet… from the censors

Yvette Cooper’s new campaign is an insidious attack on online freedom.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 1 June 2016 comments

Don’t tell young people how to Talk to Gran

The pro-EU side’s latest campaign wheeze turns the young against their elders.

Paul Coleman Thursday 2 June 2016 comments

The EU’s relentless attack on free speech

New plans to tackle online hate speech pose a threat to us all.

Mick Hume Thursday 2 June 2016 comments

Defend Gawker’s freedom to gossip

The Hulk Hogan sex-tape case is an attack on free expression.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 2 June 2016 comments

Is the US doomed to be led by The Donald?

Trump's increased support should worry us all.

Sean Collins Thursday 2 June 2016 comments

Why it’s been such a slog for Hillary

Her troubles expose the disarray of the Democratic elites.

Luke Gittos Friday 3 June 2016 comments

DeLillo: the great chronicler of anxiety

His new novel is a remarkable story of longed-for transcendence.

Patrick West Friday 3 June 2016 comments

A Top Gear for our times

The post-Clarkson show is PC, inclusive and bland.

Tom Slater Friday 3 June 2016 comments

The elite’s fear of the Brexiteer blob

The unspoken class divide in the EU referendum.

spiked podcast Saturday 4 June 2016 comments

‘This referendum invites us to dismantle the political order’

This week’s podcast: the radical case for Brexit.

Chris Bickerton Sunday 5 June 2016 comments

The EU is a mirage

In Brussels, national elites are shielding themselves from their citizens.

James Woudhuysen Monday 6 June 2016 comments

Another fracking melodrama

Claims that shale wells poison rivers are not all they seem.

Rob Lyons Monday 6 June 2016 comments

The Greatest

Muhammad Ali made history. Long may he inspire others to do the same.

Phil Mullan Tuesday 7 June 2016 comments

No, Remain has not won the economic argument

It’s simply not proven that Brexit would be bad for the economy.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 7 June 2016 comments

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s a fight for democracy

On the EU, ignore the expert and trust the public, says Frank Furedi.

Stuart Derbyshire Wednesday 8 June 2016 comments

Why pig-human organs are nothing to fear

Official squeamishness is holding medical science back.

Ken McLaughlin Wednesday 8 June 2016 comments

What’s behind the anxiety epidemic?

The mainstreaming of the politics of fear has fuelled social angst.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 8 June 2016 comments

Support free movement? Then vote against the EU

It's time to explode the myth that Brussels is pro-migration.

Rob Lyons Thursday 9 June 2016 comments

Sarah Wollaston: fuzzy with the facts

She’s often as selective with the evidence as Vote Leave is.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 9 June 2016 comments

Me Before You: an infomercial for assisted suicide

Dodge this romantic drama with a depressing pay-off.

Mick Hume Thursday 9 June 2016 comments

Ali: a fighter, not a luvvie

Without his boxing brilliance, he could never have 'shook up the world'.

Tom Slater Thursday 9 June 2016 comments

Hillary and the death of the public

Identity politics has made petty demographic politicking respectable.

spiked podcast Friday 10 June 2016 comments

‘I think it’s good to hear hate speech’

Jonathan Rauch on why we should embrace being offended.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 10 June 2016 comments

We must have the freedom to hate

Hatred is an emotion, and the state has no business policing emotion.

spiked Sunday 12 June 2016 comments

Hate speech is free speech

Jonathan Haidt, Peter Tatchell and others stand up for free thought.

Luke Gittos Monday 13 June 2016 comments

The Stanford petitioners want revenge, not justice

The campaign to sack Brock Turner's judge undermines the rule of law.

Joanna Williams Monday 13 June 2016 comments

The war on ‘dead white dudes’

The 'decolonise the curriculum' campaign is a threat to universalism.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 13 June 2016 comments

The Orlando massacre and the crisis of humanism

The West lacks the moral resources to resist ISIS. Let’s change that.

Simon Knight Monday 13 June 2016 comments

A Named Person speaks out

A youth worker on why he’s opposed to the SNP’s Named Person scheme.

Andy Shaw Tuesday 14 June 2016 comments

After the EU: why be afraid of uncertainty?

It’s the uncertainty of democracy that Remainers really fear.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 14 June 2016 comments

The class rift behind the EU debate

The referendum has exposed the elite's contempt for the plebs.

Mick Hume Tuesday 14 June 2016 comments

Why the EU has already lost

...and how the Euro football brings out the Remainers' real prejudices.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 15 June 2016 comments

After Orlando: assault rifles are not to blame

Gun controls won’t stop these killings – but they will make us less free.

Tim Black Wednesday 15 June 2016 comments

Football fans: still being treated like animals

Euro 2016 shows fans are still viewed as ‘unwashed and backward’.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 15 June 2016 comments

The lone wolf: a terrorist in search of a cause

How the politicisation of identity can foster furious violence.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 15 June 2016 comments

Orlando has exposed the poison of identity politics

Our obsession with identity has robbed the victims of their humanity.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 16 June 2016 comments

Hollande’s fall from grace

The French president's undemocratic reforms have caused chaos in Paris.

Jon Holbrook Thursday 16 June 2016 comments

Labour: for the EU, against the people

Corbyn's party has lost faith in democracy.

Tom Slater Thursday 16 June 2016 comments

‘The EU has done nothing for workers’ rights’

Doug Nicholls, chair of Trade Unionists Against the EU,
on the mythmaking of left-wing Remainers.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 17 June 2016 comments

The hooligan myth

The Euro bovver was sparked by brutal policing, not knuckle-dragging fans.

Ella Whelan Friday 17 June 2016 comments

We are not Sadiq’s little girls

The mayor’s ban on body-shaming adverts is an insult to women.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 17 June 2016 comments

Jo Cox: don’t use this tragedy to tame democracy

The media’s exploitation of Cox’s murder marks a new low.

spiked podcast Saturday 18 June 2016 comments

‘We need a strong, collective response to this new terrorism’

In this week's podcast, we discuss Orlando, the EU and progress.

spiked Monday 20 June 2016 comments

For Europe, Against the EU

Watch spiked’s film, making the democratic case for Brexit

Ella Whelan Monday 20 June 2016 comments

Forget the EU – the world is waiting

A Brexit could be the start of a new internationalism.

Tim Black Monday 20 June 2016 comments

We trust the demos more than the experts

You don’t need a PhD to understand the world and want to change it.

Tom Slater Monday 20 June 2016 comments

This isn’t leaving – this is arriving into a whole new era

The humanist, futurist, European case for Brexit.

Wendy Earle Tuesday 21 June 2016 comments

New Tate Modern: politics at the price of beauty

The politicised, unsubtle curation makes for a wearying experience.

Daniel Ben-Ami Tuesday 21 June 2016 comments

Varoufakis: no friend of democracy

His new book sums up the Euro-left’s fear of the people.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 21 June 2016 comments

From Orlando to Yorkshire: the quest for meaning

Why it’s wrong to use violent acts to bolster your political standing.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 22 June 2016 comments

The Cliff Richard case: another homophobic witch‑hunt

The paedophile panic has rehabilitated some age-old prejudices.

Tim Black Wednesday 22 June 2016 comments

Why nobody is really pro-EU

It is fear of voters, not love for the EU, that stirs Remainers' hearts.

Tom Slater Wednesday 22 June 2016 comments

Remain: the left has lined up with the establishment

Leftists now put bankers and bureaucrats before the people.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 23 June 2016 comments

Why today is a great day for democracy

Yes, Pandora’s Box has been opened. Let’s keep it that way.

Terri Murray Friday 24 June 2016 comments

A blasphemy trial for today

John Osborne’s play about George Holyoake, the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, continues to resonate.

Patrick West Friday 24 June 2016 comments

In praise of dead white males

Freud, Marx and Nietzsche continue to shape our world.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 24 June 2016 comments

Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class

The referendum result exposes the chasm between them and us.

spiked podcast Saturday 25 June 2016 comments

‘This is our Magna Carta moment’

We discuss Brexit, Cliff Richard and Tate Modern.

Jennie Bristow Monday 27 June 2016 comments

Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing

All of us, not just the under-25s, must engage in the future of politics.

Tim Black Monday 27 June 2016 comments

After the vote, the implosion of the political class

The referendum exposed the chasm between politicians and people.

Tom Slater Monday 27 June 2016 comments

The battle for democracy starts here

We must defend democracy against an elite furious with the referendum result.

Blair Spowart Tuesday 28 June 2016 comments

The SNP’s attack on democracy

The Scottish are part of the British demos, and should respect its decisions.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 28 June 2016 comments

After the referendum, the ugly scourge of ageism

Hating old people has become a socially acceptable prejudice.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 28 June 2016 comments

Britain has not become racist overnight

The post-Brexit ‘hate-crime spike’ is not all that it seems.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 28 June 2016 comments

Yes, this is a crisis: a brilliant crisis packed with possibility

Be not afraid of Brexit: it is a wonderful moment for rethinking society.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 29 June 2016 comments

After Brexit: academics need to get out more

The referendum has revealed how closed-minded academia has become.

Tom Slater Wednesday 29 June 2016 comments

The 2,000-year, ongoing fight for democracy

From Plato to post-Brexit Britain, democracy has always been in peril.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 29 June 2016 comments

Brexit: this was a vote against bigotry, not for it

The people have rebelled against the bigotry of the elites.

Tom Bailey Thursday 30 June 2016 comments

Podemos: treating the people as playthings

This ivory-tower party has no connection with ordinary Spaniards.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 30 June 2016 comments

England: still bang average

The Iceland defeat was one of the most humiliating yet.

Tim Black Thursday 30 June 2016 comments

How the elite weaponised immigration

Using migrants to push multiculturalism has been a disaster.

Frank Furedi Thursday 30 June 2016 comments

Revolt of the Others

Britain is effectively Two Nations, and one has just risen up.

Phil Mullan Thursday 30 June 2016 comments

Brexit: from Project Fear to Project Hysteria

The economic doom-mongers really need to calm down.