August 2016

Peter Ungar Monday 1 August 2016 comments

In defence
of borders

The migrant crisis has exposed the EU’s prejudice against Eastern Europe.

Luke Gittos Monday 1 August 2016 comments

Nightclubs are not hotbeds of sex crime

We cannot allow the police to sanitise nightlife.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 1 August 2016 comments

No, Merkel is not to blame for the ‘week of horror’

But her refusal to have an open debate about immigration is a problem.

Ella Whelan Monday 1 August 2016 comments

Suspended for sins against feminism

The new gender intolerance has claimed another scalp.

Tom Bailey Tuesday 2 August 2016 comments

How the IMF and the EU screwed over Greece

The IMF finally admits its role in this act of economic ruin.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 2 August 2016 comments

The truth about the ‘diabetes epidemic’

Ignore the doomsayers. People with diabetes are living longer – and they won't bankrupt the NHS.

Sean Collins Tuesday 2 August 2016 comments

Note to Democrats: being anti-Trump is not enough

Obsessively bashing Trump could backfire on Hillary.

Jacob Furedi Tuesday 2 August 2016 comments

Boycotting Byron lets the government off the hook

If you care about migrant workers, why not picket the Home Office?

Tom Slater Tuesday 2 August 2016 comments

The aristocratic fury with Brexit

The Lords' attempt to thwart our will is positively pre-modern.

Candice Holdsworth Wednesday 3 August 2016 comments

Clinton and May: the hollow women of politics

The rise of these two female politicians is nothing to celebrate.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 3 August 2016 comments

University: forget what it costs, what’s it for?

The fees hike reveals how hollow the academy has become.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 3 August 2016 comments

The moral, principled case against the named person scheme

We shouldn't trust lawyers to overthrow loathsome policies.

Ashley Thorne Thursday 4 August 2016 comments

Rose Must Fall: censorship at UCT

The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom.

Barbara Hewson Thursday 4 August 2016 comments

False allegations: a stain on justice

In their rush to 'believe the victim', the courts are ruining lives.

Tim Black Thursday 4 August 2016 comments

Bashing Green: the anti-capitalism of fools

Another 'unacceptable face' in the stocks won't address the economic crisis.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 4 August 2016 comments

Their Britain, and ours

Brexit was a far more positive thing than the 2012 Olympic ceremony.

Sam White Friday 5 August 2016 comments

Big Sam is made for England

Allardyce is the man to turn England into a team.

Patrick West Friday 5 August 2016 comments

‘Post-truth politics’: a smear on the masses

Those denouncing Brexit voters as hoodwinked fools are starting to sound like a cult.

Will Franken Friday 5 August 2016 comments

Introducing the Fringe awards for bland, safe comedy

Comedian Will Franken launches the Defining the Norm Awards.

spiked podcast Saturday 6 August 2016 comments

‘We need liberty, not therapy’

Podcast: we discuss Named Persons, Byron Burgers, and Merkel.

Tom Slater Sunday 7 August 2016 comments

In defence of the masses

Victorian elitism is back. Let’s fight it.

Luke Gittos Monday 8 August 2016 comments

Abuse inquiry: a travesty of justice

After Lowell Goddard’s resignation, let’s scrap this glorified showtrial.

Stuart Derbyshire Monday 8 August 2016 comments

PrEP: a boon to HIV prevention

Ignore the naysayers – this is a huge breakthrough.

Mick Hume Monday 8 August 2016 comments

The worst Olympics are the greatest Games on Earth

Five reasons to give the Rio Games a chance of glory.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 9 August 2016 comments

Why the left misremembers the riots

The London riots were a product of victimhood and entitlement, not Tory austerity.

Alec Fullerton Tuesday 9 August 2016 comments

The burkini ban: another blow to liberté

French secularism has been a disaster for integration.

James Woudhuysen Tuesday 9 August 2016 comments

Hinkley Point and the fear of nuclear

Delaying building a new power station is a brake on progress.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 9 August 2016 comments

Terrorism is not a mental-health issue

The source of terrorism lies in our cultural pessimism, not our heads.

Tim Black Wednesday 10 August 2016 comments

Syria: the unravelling continues

The weakening of ISIS is no victory for the West.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 10 August 2016 comments

Why we must stand up for democracy

Join our demonstration against a second Brexit referendum.

Sharmini Brookes Thursday 11 August 2016 comments

The ANC has disillusioned a nation

Young and rural blacks are rejecting the African National Congress.

Tara McCormack Thursday 11 August 2016 comments

We left the EU – shouldn’t we leave NATO too?

NATO also limits our ability to ‘take control’ over policy.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 11 August 2016 comments

The problem with Black Lives Matter

Radicals once challenged racial thinking — now they embrace it.

Gareth Sturdy Friday 12 August 2016 comments

Education is about more than social mobility

Both sides of the grammar-schools debate underestimate poor kids.

Patrick West Friday 12 August 2016 comments

Veganism isn’t a diet – it’s an ideology

Vegans are more interested in being pure than saving the planet.

spiked podcast Saturday 13 August 2016 comments

‘Even when the Olympics is bad, it’s still great’

Podcast: Mick Hume stands up for the greatest show on Earth.

video Saturday 13 August 2016 comments

‘I was fined $42,000 for telling a joke’

Mike Ward talks comedy, censorship and why we can't let the offence-takers win.

Tim Black Monday 15 August 2016 comments

A welcome shot of Olympic spirit

The ethos of the Olympics flies in the face of today’s cultural pessimism.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 16 August 2016 comments

Anti-feminism: the new heresy

The witch-hunting of critics of feminism has got to stop.

Mick Hume Wednesday 17 August 2016 comments

Leadership election result: judges rule Labour Party

The farce over members’ voting rights shows democracy is out of fashion.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 18 August 2016 comments

All that matters is gold

A medal for coming second or third is a loser’s medal.

Tom Bailey Friday 19 August 2016 comments

America’s law’n’order problem

To blame rising homicide rates on post-Ferguson ‘de-policing’ is a cop-out.

Patrick West Friday 19 August 2016 comments

The age of belligerent victimhood

From BLM to feminism, too many want to play the victim.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 19 August 2016 comments

Free Anjem Choudary

He’s repulsive, but he shouldn’t be sent to prison.

spiked podcast Saturday 20 August 2016 comments

‘Hate speech must be free speech’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill says the state has no business policing emotion.

Tim Black Monday 22 August 2016 comments

Rio: a Games to savour

Five things that made the Olympics so wonderful.

James Heartfield Tuesday 23 August 2016 comments

Corbyn’s right, it’s time to disband NATO

Throughout its history, NATO has brutally thwarted democracy.

Mick Hume Tuesday 23 August 2016 comments

Time to oppose the bloodless coup against Brexit

The future state of British democracy is on the line.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 24 August 2016 comments

The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act

Human rights do not protect our freedom – they limit it.

Tim Black Wednesday 24 August 2016 comments

Defending free speech Down Under

Brendan O’Neill gets vilified for opposing censorship.

Will Franken Thursday 25 August 2016 comments

The Defining the Norm Awards: the nominees

Comedian Will Franken honours the most conformist acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Rob Lyons Thursday 25 August 2016 comments

Why do we need an obesity strategy?

Our waistlines are none of the government’s business.

Ella Whelan Thursday 25 August 2016 comments

Long live the Night Tube

Ignore the doom-sayers, London after dark is nothing to fear.

Alexander Adams Friday 26 August 2016 comments

The madness of Vincent Van Gogh

A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.

Patrick West Friday 26 August 2016 comments

In defence of jury service

In an age beholden to experts, jury service reminds us of the importance of common sense.

Tom Slater Friday 26 August 2016 comments

After Brexit, the fury of the Fringe

In Edinburgh, liberal comics’ contempt for the masses has been laid bare.

spiked podcast Saturday 27 August 2016 comments

‘Sporting drama at its best’

Podcast: Duleep Allirajah tells spiked his highlights from the Rio Olympics.

spiked podcast Monday 29 August 2016 comments

‘Our weight is none of the state’s business’

On this month's Last Orders, we talk obesity, Theresa May and booze guidelines.

Frank Furedi Monday 29 August 2016 comments

How ‘open borders’ became an illiberal cry

The West’s sanctification of diversity is segmenting society.

Joel Kotkin Tuesday 30 August 2016 comments

The new culture war dividing America

Underpinning the progressive elite's snobbery is a vicious class antagonism.

Tim Black Tuesday 30 August 2016 comments

The cultural turn

The politicisation of lifestyle has inflamed public life.