November 2016

Rob Lyons Tuesday 1 November 2016 comments

Uber and out

Does a legal ruling spell the end of the 'gig economy'?

Tim Black Tuesday 1 November 2016 comments

The limits of Hillary bashing

Clinton is a symptom of a dire new politics, not its cause.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 1 November 2016 comments

‘Hey, little people, don’t vote Trump!’

Celebrities' political preaching reveals a disdain for the public.

Phill Mullan Wednesday 2 November 2016 comments

Should Carney stay or go? That’s the wrong question

The Bank of England behaves politically because politicians gave it power.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 2 November 2016 comments

Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century Inquisition

The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.

Sean Collins Wednesday 2 November 2016 comments

Why emailgate matters

Hillary's server scandal shows she is careless and entitled.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 3 November 2016 comments

Michael Moore: the Leni Riefenstahl of the Hillary campaign

Moore shreds his own reputation with his propagandistic ode to Hillary.

Duleep Allirajah Thursday 3 November 2016 comments

Let’s boot the poppy wars into Row Z

People should be free to decide if they want to don a poppy.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 3 November 2016 comments

Article 50: down with this legal coup against the masses

The use of the law to stymie Brexit is a naked, elitist assault on democracy.

Luke Gittos Friday 4 November 2016 comments

A perversion of parliamentary sovereignty

MPs are undermining the demos in the name of democracy.

spiked podcast Friday 4 November 2016 comments

What’s behind the rise of Trump?

Damon Linker, Joel Kotkin and Daniel McCarthy discuss The Donald.

Naomi Firsht Friday 4 November 2016 comments

‘My existence is a provocation’

Hen Mazzig on how campus culture has become hostile to Jews.

Ken McLaughlin Monday 7 November 2016 comments

The NSPCC: still worrying the kids

Children are being encouraged to see everyday emotions as a problem.

Tom Bailey Monday 7 November 2016 comments

Oil must find a route through North Dakota

The oil pipeline protests have been hijacked by anti-progress greens.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 7 November 2016 comments

The fight for Brexit is a fight for democracy

The masses – not lawyers or experts or politicos – should shape the nation.

Christian Butler Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

Treating autistic people like children

Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.

Tom Slater Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

The (new) paranoid style in American politics

Claims that Trump is ‘Putin’s Puppet’ sound like left-wing McCarthyism.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

Against Trump,
for democracy

His shallow, illiberal campaign is the sordid end result of anti-politics.

Tim Black Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

Christians: enemies of the state

Attacks on Christians’ freedom of conscience are attacks on us all.

Sean Collins Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

Neither Trump nor Clinton

Our American correspondent on why neither deserves your ballot.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 8 November 2016 comments

Why judges should never rule on politics

The Brexit case revealed the depth of the crisis of democracy.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 9 November 2016 comments

The WHO’s war on e‑cigs

The UN's global health body is telling lies about vaping.

Sean Collins Wednesday 9 November 2016 comments

Revenge of the deplorables

Our US correspondent on Trump and the death of the establishment.

Frank Furedi Thursday 10 November 2016 comments

How Trump triumphed in the battle for legitimacy

His victory speaks to an historic crisis of the American political class.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 10 November 2016 comments

A Trumpocalypse? Oh do grow up

It is the anti-Trump set that is trading reason for emotionalism.

Tom Slater Thursday 10 November 2016 comments

Why Clinton’s identity politics backfired

Women and minorities can think for themselves.

Mick Hume Thursday 10 November 2016 comments

The real Trump-Brexit connection

…is the transatlantic elite’s hatred of democracy.

Paul Coleman Friday 11 November 2016 comments

The European assault on freedom of speech

Both the EU and post-EU Britain are throttling the liberty to think.

Ann Furedi Friday 11 November 2016 comments

Pushing birth control on women is always immoral

The Pause programme is taking choice away from women.

Wendy Kaminer Friday 11 November 2016 comments

An autocrat in the White House

Trump will have unchecked power. Libertarians should be worried.

Christian Butler Friday 11 November 2016 comments

Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence

Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.

Frank Furedi Saturday 12 November 2016 comments

My Leonard Cohen

His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.

spiked podcast Saturday 12 November 2016 comments

President Trump: revolter or autocrat?

Podcast: three US writers on what we can expect in the Trump Age.

Naomi Firsht Sunday 13 November 2016 comments

The Paris attacks one year on: celebrate freedom

The worst response to terror is to sacrifice liberty.

Joanna Williams Monday 14 November 2016 comments

Students’ temper tantrum over Trump

The Safe Space culture means students can't cope with politics.

Luke Gittos Monday 14 November 2016 comments

Remainers, stop policing politics

Politicians should be judged through the ballot box, not the witness box.

Tom Slater Monday 14 November 2016 comments

A smear on Brexit

Farage is propagating the myth that Brexit = Trump.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 15 November 2016 comments

Stop vote-shaming Trump’s female supporters

The feminist attacks on female Trump voters have been grotesque.

Tim Black Tuesday 15 November 2016 comments

Meet the new Cold Warriors

Evil Empire-bashing is no longer the preserve of the right.

Tara McCormack Thursday 17 November 2016 comments

The EU’s meltdown over Trump

European leaders fear a similar revolt of ‘deplorables’ over here.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 17 November 2016 comments

The Trump swamp

Cronyism and bigotry already define the Trump administration.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 17 November 2016 comments

The hatefulness of Stop Funding Hate

This anti-tabloid campaign loathes ordinary people.

Tarjinder Gill Friday 18 November 2016 comments

We need teachers, not preachers

Brexit-bashing teachers want to turn education into re-education.

James Walker Friday 18 November 2016 comments

My students’ union just banned tabloids

City University is meant to foster journalism, not censor it.

Patrick West Friday 18 November 2016 comments

The rise of the capitalist left

Today's self-styled radicals care more about GDP figures than people.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 18 November 2016 comments

Everyone needs to stop talking about ‘white people’

How the elitist fear of the underclass was given a PC makeover.

spiked podcast Saturday 19 November 2016 comments

Meet the cartoonist being punished for giving offence

Podcast: Australia's Bill Leak on his run-in with a new inquisition.

Naomi Firsht Monday 21 November 2016 comments

Republicanism is in dire need of repairs

Penny-pinching attacks on the monarchy are no substitute for democratic principles.

Tom Slater Monday 21 November 2016 comments

No, Stephen Bannon is not a white supremacist

Right now, the fearmongering over Trump is a bigger problem than Trump.

Naomi Firsht Monday 21 November 2016 comments

City students fight back

Journalism students reject their SU's petty newspaper ban.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 22 November 2016 comments

Trump’s border policy is already ‘normalised’

How Clinton, Bush and Obama laid the foundations for The Wall.

Barbara Hewson Tuesday 22 November 2016 comments

The tyranny of ‘believe the victim’

In the pursuit of ‘VIP paedos', fundamental principles were jettisoned.

Mick Hume Tuesday 22 November 2016 comments

An ‘illegitimate’ attack on Trump voters

Demands to ‘uphold the popular vote’ are a coded attack on the people.

Harry Butcher Tuesday 22 November 2016 comments

Milo should have been allowed to talk at my school

A pupil at Simon Langton Grammar stands up for free speech.

Fionn Shiner Wednesday 23 November 2016 comments

The Red Pill: are men oppressed?

A new film offers a fascinating insight into the men’s rights movement.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 23 November 2016 comments

Merkel as the saviour of liberalism? God help us

Trump-fearing liberals need to get over their Merkel fantasies.

Tim Black Wednesday 23 November 2016 comments

The British state is watching you

The Investigatory Powers Act opens another window into our lives.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 24 November 2016 comments

Trump: a threat to the republic

The president-elect is surrounding himself with authoritarians.

Luke Gittos Thursday 24 November 2016 comments

Prison reform needs big ideas

We need a revolution in justice policy.

Phil Mullan Thursday 24 November 2016 comments

Economic sloth: stop blaming it on Brexit

We need to boost productivity, with or without the EU.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 24 November 2016 comments

Remainers, please, let Jo Cox rest in peace

The media’s use of Cox to score political points is grotesque.

Jennie Bristow Friday 25 November 2016 comments

Understanding Trump voters

Arlie Hochschild’s latest explores the emotional universe of Trump’s support.

Christian Butler Friday 25 November 2016 comments

Sex, drugs and failure

Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger is a powerful tribute to the Stooges.

Patrick West Friday 25 November 2016 comments

The wrath of the do‑gooders

Are bien pensant observers the most hateful people in politics?

Brendan O’Neill Friday 25 November 2016 comments

Fake news and post‑truth: the handmaidens of Western relativism

It isn’t Macedonian teens who killed truth and objectivity.

spiked podcast Friday 25 November 2016 comments

The rise of the booze burqa

Martin Durkin, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater talk public-health killjoyism.

Frank Furedi Saturday 26 November 2016 comments

Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure

How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

Guy Birchall Monday 28 November 2016 comments

Hands off the press, your Highness

Tabloids must be free to report on royal romances.

Tim Black Monday 28 November 2016 comments

Child-abuse hysteria’s latest victim: football

Now the national game is being transformed into a site of evil.

James Heartfield Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

Europe: a left-wing revolt?

A new survey of the European left reveals too many parties and activists out of step with the people.

Arlie Hochschild Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

Anger, mourning and the American right

Arlie Hochschild talks Trump, liberal ignorance and the importance of empathy.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

Populism: a defence

Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.

Paul Cartledge Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

The Athenian legacy

Paul Cartledge talks ancient democracy, the English Revolution and the fate of people power.

Tim Black Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

At the party’s end

Peter Oborne reflects on the defeat, and future, of the political class.

Tom Slater Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

The case for democracy

Jason Brennan's miserable tract misunderstands the nature of political freedom.

Mick Hume Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

A short history of anti-democracy

The elitist sentiments coming back into fashion have been around since Plato.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 29 November 2016 comments

In defence of ‘the poorest hee’

The brilliant democratic cry of the Levellers remains unanswered.

Patrick Marmion Wednesday 30 November 2016 comments

The Children: an unsubtle swipe at Baby Boomers

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play ladles on the generational resentment.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 30 November 2016 comments

Using the law as a weapon against the people

The legal coups against Brexit are getting out of hand.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 30 November 2016 comments

How the left learned to love Prevent

Leftists are cool with government censorship when it’s aimed at the right.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 30 November 2016 comments

Eric Bristow’s tormentors are far more immoral than he is

Piers Morgan vs Eric Bristow was a grotesque spectacle.