July 2016

Terri Murray Friday 1 July 2016 comments

Taking on the snowflakes

Claire Fox’s rousing new book digs deep into the genesis of generation snowflake.

Nancy McDermott Friday 1 July 2016 comments

Dreams of a family

Stephanie Coontz’s re-issued challenge to 1950s nostalgia, The Way We Never Were, continues to provoke.

Mick Hume Friday 1 July 2016 comments

Anarchy in the EU?

Would the 1970s punk generation have backed Brexit?

Todd Gitlin Friday 1 July 2016 comments

The eve of youthful destruction

A 1960s firebrand explores the generational cleavages of that most tumultuous of decades.

Olivier Roy Friday 1 July 2016 comments

Generation jihadi

Olivier Roy talks to Josie Appleton about why radical Islam has become a global youth protest movement.

spiked podcast Saturday 2 July 2016 comments

‘Brexit is a huge opportunity – we must seize it’

Listen to Frank Furedi's opening talk from the spiked-Institute of Ideas Brexit event.

spiked Monday 4 July 2016 comments

‘Politicians know more than the public’

We talk democracy with protesters at London's March for Europe.

Tom Slater Monday 4 July 2016 comments

The march against the masses

London’s pro-EU rally showed how fragile democracy is.

Mick Hume Monday 4 July 2016 comments

Michael Gove: last man of principle in British politics?

The Tory contender stands accused of betrayal – for being true to Brexit.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 4 July 2016 comments

‘Trigger Article 50!’: the great democratic cry of our times

Join spiked’s campaign to defend democracy.

Charlie Pearson Tuesday 5 July 2016 comments

Oz election: an insult to the electorate

Australians deserved better than this ideas-lite shambles.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 5 July 2016 comments

Turning parliament against the people

The legal challenge to Brexit is an outrage against democracy.

Tim Black Tuesday 5 July 2016 comments

The crucifixion of Tony Blair

Chilcot allows politicians to blame Blair for their own failings.

spiked podcast Wednesday 6 July 2016 comments

‘Public-health groups are behaving like religious sects’

We talk malnutrition, smoking in Syria and takeaways in schools.

Christian Butler Wednesday 6 July 2016 comments

Steven Spielberg: a lost talent

His films were once unmistakably Spielbergian – now they could be made by anyone.

David Nolan Wednesday 6 July 2016 comments

A victory for abortion rights

The US Supreme Court has dealt a blow to anti-choice activists.

Helene Guldberg Wednesday 6 July 2016 comments

What do Leave voters really think?

Leavers speak to spiked about their visions for Britain.

Maren Thom Wednesday 6 July 2016 comments

Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talent

The Deer Hunter director captured something of the human condition.

Chilcot: the worst kind of whitewash

You think we know the truth about Iraq? Think again.

Patrick West Friday 8 July 2016 comments

The post-Brexit ugliness of the left

Money-obsessed and anti-working class – the liberal left has revealed its ugly side.

Naomi Firsht Friday 8 July 2016 comments

‘The moral compass of the Jewish people’

In praise of Elie Wiesel.

Gareth Sturdy Friday 8 July 2016 comments

Juno: a bold strike for human knowledge

Jupiter was once considered a god; this mission proves we’re mightier.

Jennie Bristow Sunday 10 July 2016 comments

The generation wars

From the generation of 1914 to the Millennials, what can generational labels really tell us?

spiked Sunday 10 July 2016 comments

‘Hands off our democracy’

spiked’s Invoke Article 50 NOW! campaign pickets Mishcon De Reya.

spiked podcast Sunday 10 July 2016 comments

‘To defend democracy, we must invoke Article 50 now’

We discuss the attacks on Brexit and our new campaign for democracy.

Joanna Williams Monday 11 July 2016 comments

The feminist witch-hunting of Andrea Leadsom

The Tory race reveals how anti-political feminism is.

Tom Slater Monday 11 July 2016 comments

Leadsom was never the ‘Brexit candidate’

We can’t rely on the elite to deliver us democracy.

Blair Spowart Monday 11 July 2016 comments

Theresa May, the new PM, is a grave threat to freedom

Beneath the managerial exterior beats the heart of an authoritarian.

Tim Black Tuesday 12 July 2016 comments

The West’s war games with Russia

EU expansionism is a bigger problem than Putin’s ambitions.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 13 July 2016 comments

The Remain campaign’s parliamentary paternalism

A note to lawyers: parliament is sovereign because it expresses the will of the people.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 13 July 2016 comments

The telling tears of Remainers

Why has there been such an emotional reaction to Brexit?

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 13 July 2016 comments

After Brexit: the myth of post‑truth politics

Remain has become a religion, whose Truth we must not deny.

Patrick Marmion Wednesday 13 July 2016 comments

Needles and Opium:
a magical work

Robert Lepage’s multi-media masterpiece continues to inspire and bewitch.

Mick Hume Thursday 14 July 2016 comments

Political baldies squabbling over a broken comb

It would surely be better if predictions of Labour’s break-up proved true.

Tom Slater Thursday 14 July 2016 comments

Why we protested at Theresa May’s first speech

This is about more than Brexit – it’s about democracy itself.

Sean Collins Thursday 14 July 2016 comments

After Dallas: let’s move beyond grief and fear

The US needs to rediscover its universalist outlook.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 15 July 2016 comments

Portugal’s punk-rock tribute to defending

Don’t blame defenders for a dull Euro 2016 – attacking tacticians need to up their games.

Christian Butler Friday 15 July 2016 comments

Ghostbusters: haunted by the original

This enjoyable reboot doesn’t hit the heights of its 1984 predecessor.

Patrick West Friday 15 July 2016 comments

The EU: a disaster waiting to happen

From its inception, the European Union has been destined for ruin.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 15 July 2016 comments

We need the Bastille spirit more than ever

After Nice, the fight for freedom and democracy must get real.

spiked podcast Saturday 16 July 2016 comments

‘After Nice, no more apologising – let's defend liberty’

Brendan O'Neill says we need to rediscover the Bastille spirit.

Brian Denny Monday 18 July 2016 comments

Brexit: a blow to the ruling class

A trade unionist explains why Brexit has so rattled our rulers.

Adrian Hart Monday 18 July 2016 comments

Brexit: the myth of a racist surge

The denigration of the white working class is the real prejudice of our age.

Tom Slater Monday 18 July 2016 comments

Breaking the spirit of Brexit

The government’s dithering is an attempt to dilute the people’s will.

Tim Black Tuesday 19 July 2016 comments

Cameron’s legacy? The reign of soft paternalism

Cameron was Blair with a blue rosette.

Charlie Peters Wednesday 20 July 2016 comments

How Gove made prisons more humane

Anyone interested in prison reform should be gutted Gove has gone.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 20 July 2016 comments

The Turkish coup and the crisis of liberalism

The failed putsch exposes the problems facing modernity itself.

Blair Spowart Thursday 21 July 2016 comments

Britain’s runway fiasco: the new fear of progress

Asia builds airports and revolutionary trains, and we can’t even lay some tarmac.

Mick Hume Thursday 21 July 2016 comments

Defend Corbyn? No, let’s defend politics

The Labour leadership contest is being used to depoliticise debate.

Joanna Williams Thursday 21 July 2016 comments

Labour’s woman problem

A party that treats women as weak is unlikely to get a female leader.

Christian Butler Friday 22 July 2016 comments

Funny Girl: is Sheridan Smith’s star fading?

The Savoy production’s understudy is the breakout star.

Tom Slater Friday 22 July 2016 comments

Beware the phoney defenders of free speech

The Milo/Leslie Jones spat exposes the awfulness of the alt-right.

spiked podcast Saturday 23 July 2016 comments

‘There is a moral case for abortion’

Ann Furedi discusses her new book.

Sean Collins Saturday 23 July 2016 comments

The GOP is the Trump Party now

Republican disarray has allowed for a total Donald takeover.

Hardeep Singh Monday 25 July 2016 comments

Erdogan’s overthrow of freedom

He’s using the failed coup to bolster his war on liberty.

Jennie Bristow Monday 25 July 2016 comments

Theresa May, forget social justice – give us politics

Officialdom now treats us more as patients than citizens.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 25 July 2016 comments

How campus censorship is conquering the world

‘Progressive censorship’ is spreading from colleges into politics.

Tim Black Tuesday 26 July 2016 comments

The West’s collective punishment of Russian athletes

The Cold War on doping is ruining sport.

David Nolan Wednesday 27 July 2016 comments

The American woman jailed for having an abortion

The case of Purvi Patel should chill anyone who believes in freedom.

Mick Hume Wednesday 27 July 2016 comments

‘Barefaced audacity and childishness of a peculiar sort’

Has ISIS been reading Conrad’s classic novel The Secret Agent?

Ella Whelan Wednesday 27 July 2016 comments

Triggering Article 50: the precondition of a new politics

The entire elite wants to delay Article 50. We must fight them.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 28 July 2016 comments

Towards a new universalism

The EU is the antithesis of internationalism.

Phil Mullan Thursday 28 July 2016 comments

Economic renewal after Brexit

A five-point plan for kick-starting the economy.

Various authors Thursday 28 July 2016 comments

After Brexit, what next?

Thinkers and writers offer their thoughts on politics post-referendum.

Jennie Bristow Thursday 28 July 2016 comments

What is a citizen?

Brexit has exposed the contradictions of global citizenship.

Frank Furedi Thursday 28 July 2016 comments

A project with no name

Why the EU can only define itself by what it disdains.

spiked podcast Saturday 30 July 2016 comments

‘We have to fight for democracy all over again’

Podcast: Brexit creates the space for a new, better politics.