September 2016

Patrick Hannaford Thursday 1 September 2016 comments

Gay marriage: running scared of the demos

Australia’s marriage plebiscite has exposed the elite’s fear of voters.

Ella Whelan Thursday 1 September 2016 comments

Teaching girls to be ‘mentally ill’

Time to call off this unhealthy obsession with teenagers’ wellbeing.

Mick Hume Thursday 1 September 2016 comments

‘First they came for Gawker, and I did not speak out…’

Freedom of the press and the web faces new threats in the US and UK.

Christian Butler Friday 2 September 2016 comments

David Brent: still chasing fame

Life on the Road is Ricky Gervais’s last stab at the mainstream.

Jacob Furedi Friday 2 September 2016 comments

Burkini wars: the rise of Francophobia

Yes, the burkini ban is wrong, but so is the demonisation of France.

Patrick West Friday 2 September 2016 comments

Would anyone publish The Satanic Verses today?

The West has gone backwards on free speech since 1989.

spiked podcast Saturday 3 September 2016 comments

Using migrants as political pawns

Podcast: how ‘open borders’ became a tool of social engineering.

Tom Bailey Monday 5 September 2016 comments

Greens: the party of paranoia

Vaccines, 9/11, toxic wifi... the US Green Party has some mad views.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 5 September 2016 comments

Pamela Anderson is right: there’s too much porn

The rise of the wankers speaks to a crisis of human intimacy.

Tim Black Monday 5 September 2016 comments

Gary Johnson: a pro-freedom president?

Meet the one candidate it might be worth supporting.

George Lawlor Tuesday 6 September 2016 comments

A towering testament to our humanity

The Eiffel Tower will renew your faith in our species’ ingenuity.

Moses Dube Tuesday 6 September 2016 comments

The end of the Rainbow Nation

The ANC has demoralised post-Apartheid South Africa.

Tom Slater Tuesday 6 September 2016 comments

White Guilt Matters

BLM has become a prop for white, Western self-loathing.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 7 September 2016 comments

Addicted to the state

A recent human-rights case shows the dangers of giving addicts drug substitutes.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 7 September 2016 comments

Stand up for Fabric against the Kafkaesque killjoys

The war on clubbing is an assault on freedom and adulthood.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 7 September 2016 comments

Standing up for Irish women’s abortion rights

Inspiring new initiatives are helping Irish women get the services they need.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 8 September 2016 comments

The crumbling of the German establishment

Germany's technocratic elite is to blame for the rise of the AfD.

David Axe Thursday 8 September 2016 comments

Now the ERS is attacking democracy

Calls for an inquiry into the referendum undermine the democratic process.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 September 2016 comments

Why the Kurds deserve our support

The West is betraying the Kurds. It’s a new low in global affairs.

Naomi Firsht Friday 9 September 2016 comments

Sod the scaremongers
– life is good

People are living longer, fuller lives. Let’s celebrate.

Patrick West Friday 9 September 2016 comments

Climate change is not a political issue

The environment has been hijacked by both left and right.

Jacob Furedi Friday 9 September 2016 comments

Why even Brexiteer MPs are scared of Brexit

The whole establishment has been rattled by our defiant cry.

spiked Friday 9 September 2016 comments

The Demo for Democracy

spiked podcast Saturday 10 September 2016 comments

How the alt-right went wrong

Brendan O'Neill, Cathy Young and Lauren Southern on PC and its dissenters.

Luke Gittos Monday 12 September 2016 comments

Close the Calais Jungle

Building shanty towns is no solution to the migrant crisis.

Joanna Williams Monday 12 September 2016 comments

Grammar schools: we need knowledge, not nostalgia

Theresa May's plans won't tackle the narrow instrumentalism of education.

Tom Slater Monday 12 September 2016 comments

Who can save Labour? No one

The party's over. Why won't anyone admit it?

Ella Whelan Tuesday 13 September 2016 comments

Why feminists are so cagey about class

Middle-class media feminists have nothing to say to poor girls.

Tim Black Tuesday 13 September 2016 comments

Syria: a war for nothing

The Syria Truce is a desperate attempt to restore the pre-2011 set-up.

Izzy Lyons Tuesday 13 September 2016 comments

Lionel Shriver is right

Without cultural appropriation, art withers.

Tom Slater Wednesday 14 September 2016 comments

What next: locking up Leavers?

Investigating Farage for hate speech would be an act of tyranny.

Jacob Furedi Wednesday 14 September 2016 comments

We shouldn’t lock up Brits who fight ISIS – we should celebrate them

The madness of arresting Britons who sign up with the Kurds.

James Woudhuysen Thursday 15 September 2016 comments

Heathrow’s third runway: delayed, delayed, delayed

After decades of dithering, we must demand action on airport expansion.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 15 September 2016 comments

Protecting women from the world

By criminalising sexism, the police are acting like Victorian chaperones.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 15 September 2016 comments

Theresa May is a friend of free speech? Come off it

She criticises Safe Spaces on campus yet wants to Safe Space all of Britain.

Terri Murray Friday 16 September 2016 comments

The principled, left-wing case against multiculturalism

A new book eviscerates the West's neo-racialism.

Charles Murray Friday 16 September 2016 comments

America against itself

Charles Murray talks to Sean Collins about the new class war.

spiked podcast Saturday 17 September 2016 comments

‘Syria has been undone, and this truce won’t fix it’

Podcast: Tim Black on the impossibility of peace in Syria.

Frank Furedi Monday 19 September 2016 comments

It will take more than boot camps to tackle terrorism

Why France’s de-radicalisation centres won’t stem the new jihadism.

Tom Slater Monday 19 September 2016 comments

How to survive freshers’ week, spiked style

Students, resist SU coddling and insist on being treated as adults.

Sean Collins Monday 19 September 2016 comments

Trashing the white trash: Hillary and the new bigotry

Clinton's attack on 'deplorables' reveals an ugly prejudice.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 20 September 2016 comments

Hinkley Point: how not to go nuclear

This costly project could set back the energy revolution we need.

Tim Black Tuesday 20 September 2016 comments

Brexit owes little to UKIP

The yearning for democracy goes well beyond Farage and Co.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 20 September 2016 comments

Let’s put the campus sex panic to bed

Freshers, ignore the fearmongers and enjoy your newfound freedom.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 21 September 2016 comments

The taming of Bridget Jones

The fun, drunk smoker has been straightened out. How depressing.

Emily Dinsmore Wednesday 21 September 2016 comments

Teaching students to be mentally ill

The obsession with ‘student stress’ makes campus life dull and censorious.

Luke Gittos Thursday 22 September 2016 comments

National Treasure: the showtrial of ageing celebs

This Yewtree-themed drama raises pressing questions about the post-Savile era.

Jacob Furedi Thursday 22 September 2016 comments

Students, refuse to think racially

The obsession with racism on campus is harming human relations.

Mick Hume Thursday 22 September 2016 comments

The truth about those ‘Brexit lies’

EU elites think voters are too thick to know what’s right.

Izzy Lyons Friday 23 September 2016 comments

In defence of student boozing

Don't let fun-sponge officials ruin your nights out.

Andrew Doyle Friday 23 September 2016 comments

The state’s war on amateur comedians

Gazza isn’t the only one having his collar felt for telling a crap joke.

Duleep Allirajah Friday 23 September 2016 comments

Paralympians’ job is to be the best, not ‘raise awareness’

Let's stop expecting Paralympians to make society a better place.

Patrick West Friday 23 September 2016 comments

The pre-modern public shaming of Gazza

Making a spectacle of ‘criminals’ has no place in a democracy.

spiked podcast Saturday 24 September 2016 comments

‘Campus censors hold students in contempt’

Podcast: Tom Slater and Robby Soave on free speech at university.

Tim Black Monday 26 September 2016 comments

Why the Tories are tearing themselves apart

It's not just Labour that's backstabbing itself to death.

Joanna Williams Monday 26 September 2016 comments

He criticised lefty thinking? Silence him!

Snowflake students are censoring everyone, and universities are to blame.

Naomi Firsht Monday 26 September 2016 comments

How censorship breeds violence

The killing of Nahed Hattar speaks to the new intolerance.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 27 September 2016 comments

Letter to a young radical

Think big. Trust ordinary people. And don’t join the Labour Party.

Sean Collins Tuesday 27 September 2016 comments

Hillary or Trump? Pick your poison

The debate showed why both candidates are so unpopular.

Tom Bailey Wednesday 28 September 2016 comments

Who would want to be a citizen of the EU?

The EU’s citizenship programme is a truly depressing spectacle.

Sam White Wednesday 28 September 2016 comments

‘Don’t leave me here with Essex Man’

Five times Labour attacked the working class at conference this week.

Ieuan Joy Wednesday 28 September 2016 comments

Students, fight for your right to offend

Now the campus bores are in a flap over white t-shirt socials.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 28 September 2016 comments

Blair is right: scrap these Iraq investigations

Why it's wrong to prosecute the British soldiers who fought in Iraq.

Patrick Hannaford Thursday 29 September 2016 comments

Mike Baird: Oz’s most paternalistic politician?

New South Wales voters have had enough of being treated like children.

Jim Butcher Thursday 29 September 2016 comments

No, tourism is not an act of ‘white privilege’

Why identity miserabilists hate holidaymaking.

Ceri Dingle Thursday 29 September 2016 comments

Birthplace of a revolutionary

Ceri Dingle takes her documentary about CLR James to Trinidad.

Anthony Gottlieb Friday 30 September 2016 comments

The reality of the Enlightenment

Anthony Gottlieb talks toleration, autonomy and Spinoza’s God.

Roger Trigg Friday 30 September 2016 comments

A conscientious objection

Stands of conscience often give voice to positions that deepen the moral basis of our lives.

Ella Whelan Friday 30 September 2016 comments

The Violet Hour: a terrifying masterpiece

Katie Roiphe on breaking the biggest taboo: death.

Daniel A Dombrowski Friday 30 September 2016 comments

The heart of the matter

The history of conscience is simultaneously a history of ethical freedom.

spiked review Friday 30 September 2016 comments

‘Radical secularism is stifling free speech’

Podcast: Mary Eberstadt talks to Ella Whelan about religious freedom.

Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 30 September 2016 comments

A moral case for abortion

A new book reclaims the ethical high ground from the the pro-life movement.