December 2016

Ella Whelan Thursday 1 December 2016 comments

Stop the fearmongering about fascism

The left’s Nazism panic shows how out of touch it is.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 1 December 2016 comments

Fillon, Le Pen and the Brexit effect

The flux of 2016 looks set to hit the French elections.

Tara McCormack Thursday 1 December 2016 comments

East Aleppo: a catastrophe of the West’s making

How Western meddling pushed Syria over the edge.

spiked Thursday 1 December 2016 comments

Enemies of the state

Watch the videos from our religious-freedom conference.

Derek Turner Friday 2 December 2016 comments

Dublin Seven: nasty, brutish and brilliant

A tale of drug-dealing and disillusionment shines an angry light on the Irish capital.

Patrick West Friday 2 December 2016 comments

Are cries of sexism holding back science?

Humans are not ruled by biology – that doesn't mean it's not important.

Jacob Furedi Friday 2 December 2016 comments

The Lib Dems: neither liberal nor democratic

They've made themselves a party against the people.

Jacob Diamond Friday 2 December 2016 comments

The silence about campus anti-Semitism

At City University, BDS has been introduced by the back door.

spiked podcast Saturday 3 December 2016 comments

‘The fight for Brexit goes on’

Podcast: Bruno Waterfield on the legal coup against Brexit.

Izzy Lyons Monday 5 December 2016 comments

30 quid for contraception? #JustSayNon

British women are penalised for seeking emergency contraception.

Frank Furedi Monday 5 December 2016 comments

Italian revolt

These ballot-box uprisings are more liberal than the elites they’re targeting.

Tom Slater Monday 5 December 2016 comments

The war of attrition on Brexit

The elite is trying to break the public spirit. We must resist.

Guy Birchall Tuesday 6 December 2016 comments

Why I love the new animal-fat fiver

Don’t have a cow, vegans, this new currency is great.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 6 December 2016 comments

Season’s Greetings: Santa Claus is dead!

Here come the Christmas killjoys.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 December 2016 comments

The Casey Review: a nation divided

The British state’s multicultural dream has turned into a segregated nightmare.

Dominic Standish Tuesday 6 December 2016 comments

The rejection of Renzi: a good day for democracy

Italians have had enough of this unelected PM.

Jim Butcher Wednesday 7 December 2016 comments

Global citizens vs the people

Self-styled citizens of the world are driven by disdain for the demos.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 7 December 2016 comments

In defence of Last Tango in Paris

The new censorious rage over this great film must be resisted.

Emily Dinsmore Wednesday 7 December 2016 comments

Why I’m fighting my uni ban on tabloids

Banning the sale of tabloids is slippery censorship and should be opposed.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 7 December 2016 comments

There’s more to university than getting a good job

Students suing their alma maters speaks to the devaluation of learning.

Alexander Adams Wednesday 7 December 2016 comments

Philistines in avant-garde clothing

Sohrab Ahmari’s scathing critique shows how identity politics is destroying the arts.

Barbara Hewson Thursday 8 December 2016 comments

The Harding Clark report: when hysteria trumps fact

A new Irish report on symphysiotomy reveals the dangers of victim culture.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 8 December 2016 comments

America’s imperilled democracy

Trump’s own ‘identity politics’ are damaging democratic rights.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 December 2016 comments

The myth of the 48%

The anti-Brexit mob is the most elitist British movement in memory.

Stephen Bremner Thursday 8 December 2016 comments

Why are quangos so scared of the public?

Why the EHRC wants to tame politics post-Brexit.

James Heartfield Friday 9 December 2016 comments

The rise of the officious state

A new book challenges the arbitrary power of modern officials.

Patrick West Friday 9 December 2016 comments

Veganism: a cult of purity

This obsession with clean living is a denial of human nature.

Luke Gittos Friday 9 December 2016 comments

No institution should be above the people

The Brexit judges must realise they are beholden to us, too.

Dave Clements Friday 9 December 2016 comments

Who’d be a football coach now?

The child-abuse panic is poisoning the adult-child relationship.

spiked podcast Saturday 10 December 2016 comments

Using the law against the people

Podcast: Our law editor Luke Gittos on the Brexit legal challenges.

Brendan O’Neill Sunday 11 December 2016 comments

AA Gill and the right to offend

Gill was a great ambassador for the messy, wonderful freedom of the press.

Christopher Bray Monday 12 December 2016 comments

Robert Rauschenberg: a modern great

A wondrous Tate retrospective showcases a man ahead of his time.

Tim Black Monday 12 December 2016 comments

Boris Johnson: making a mockery of geopolitics

Johnson, like Trump, takes himself more seriously than his public office.

Jan Macvarish Tuesday 13 December 2016 comments

Viewing children as future criminals

Debunking a new study predicting which kids will become a ‘burden’.

Alexander Adams Tuesday 13 December 2016 comments

You can’t hide from history

The Austrian government should not destroy Hitler's birthplace.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 13 December 2016 comments

The tyranny of ‘ze’

Transgender politics isn't radical, it's deeply conservative.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 13 December 2016 comments

Standing up to the new school of anti‑Semitism

Hatred for Jews is now expressed in underhand ways.

Sean Collins Tuesday 13 December 2016 comments

Trump: it wasn’t Russia wot won it

It’s the Democrats who threaten to undermine American democracy.

Tom Ayling Wednesday 14 December 2016 comments

A Syrian defender of enlightenment

Remembering the great philosopher, Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 14 December 2016 comments

The truth about the pill panic

The link between contraceptives and depression is hugely overblown.

Alex Standish Wednesday 14 December 2016 comments

Treating pupils like prisoners

'No-excuses discipline' won't solve the crisis of teacher authority.

Ed Barrett Wednesday 14 December 2016 comments

The true heroes of Grunwick

The Labour left is misremembering this great 1976 strike.

Henry Williams Thursday 15 December 2016 comments

Stacey Dooley: an antidote to ‘compassion fatigue’

Dooley's BBC documentary about the Yazidi women fighting ISIS is deeply human.

Luke Gittos Thursday 15 December 2016 comments

National Action isn’t a terrorist organisation

We must not give this vile group the notoriety it craves.

Jacob Furedi Thursday 15 December 2016 comments

We must defend free speech, even for anti-Semites

The imprisonment of Joshua Bonehill-Paine should worry us all.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 15 December 2016 comments

Aleppo: virtue‑signalling goes global

The narcissism of the Western response to Aleppo is breathtaking.

Henry Scanlan Friday 16 December 2016 comments

How tech has boosted pop

Ignore the pessimists: the internet has improved the music industry.

Patrick West Friday 16 December 2016 comments

From Sweden to Cuba: stop looking for utopias

Fantasising about perfect foreign countries is a way of dodging real debate.

Tom Slater Friday 16 December 2016 comments

Say NO to the shackling of the press

Tell the UK government to repeal Section 40 and scrap Leveson Part 2.

spiked podcast Saturday 17 December 2016 comments

‘Aleppo confirms that the first casualty of war is truth’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the lies we tell ourselves about Syria.

Matthias Heitmann Monday 19 December 2016 comments

A European Spring?

Brexit has brilliantly thawed Euro-politics, says a German writer.

Ella Whelan Monday 19 December 2016 comments

The creepy obsession with teenagers’ sex lives

Students don't need more sex ed. They need to be left alone.

Tom Slater Monday 19 December 2016 comments

I pledge allegiance to… what, exactly?

An oath to ‘British values’ is useless when no one knows what those values are.

Jan Macvarish Tuesday 20 December 2016 comments

Parenting is a source of joy, not angst

Two new books show there’s no right way to raise a child.

Christian Butler Tuesday 20 December 2016 comments

How quotas kill cinema

BAFTA's diversity guidelines undermine the transcendent power of film.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 20 December 2016 comments

The Western media: the propaganda wing of al-Qaeda?

Western coverage of Aleppo has been disturbingly shallow and biased.

Peter Ungar Wednesday 21 December 2016 comments

The crisis of Eastern Europe

The legitimacy of the East’s rulers has been thrown into question.

Christopher Bray Wednesday 21 December 2016 comments

David Bailey’s NW1: capturing the 1980s

An exhibition of Bailey's NW1 images is a moving testament to impermanence.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 21 December 2016 comments

Don’t make Facebook the ministry of truth

The fake-news panic is a threat to internet freedom.

Alka Sehgal Cuthbert Thursday 22 December 2016 comments

Universities are patronising poor students

Lowering entry grades for poor applicants does them no favours.

Michael P Fitzpatrick Thursday 22 December 2016 comments

Irish victimhood? Feck off!

After the passing of Father Jack, we should recover Ireland’s assertive, creative spirit.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 22 December 2016 comments

Let’s stand by the Christmas strikers

The right to strike is meaningless unless people exercise it.

spiked podcast Thursday 22 December 2016 comments

‘A free society must have a free press’

Podcast: Trevor Kavanagh, Ally Ross and Mick Hume discuss press freedom.

Mick Hume Friday 23 December 2016 comments

Reject Section 40, Leveson 2 and regulation by Royal Charter

Join spiked in the fight to free the British press in 2017.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 23 December 2016 comments

Five reasons why 2016 was the best year in ages

Not since 1989 has there been such a brilliant political shake-up.

Tom Slater Friday 23 December 2016 comments

The return of the people

2016 proved that the fight for democracy is only just beginning.

Luke Gittos Monday 26 December 2016 comments

The year the law turned against the people

This year, judicial meddling in politics was out of control.

Joanna Williams Monday 26 December 2016 comments

The year education went explicitly political

After Brexit and Trump, academia’s bias became crystal clear.

Frank Furedi Monday 26 December 2016 comments

2016: a war of words against the people

The anti-populist rhetoric of the elite is now off the scale.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 27 December 2016 comments

2016: the fight for abortion rights gets serious

This year women fought brilliantly for bodily autonomy.

Emily Dinsmore Tuesday 27 December 2016 comments

The 10 maddest things done by students this year

The campus-censorship craziness got even worse in 2016.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 28 December 2016 comments

The greatest human breakthroughs of 2016

From sky bridges to cures for disease: the best of human endeavour.

spiked Wednesday 28 December 2016 comments

Our cultural highs and lows of 2016

spiked writers on the best and the worst of this year's art and culture.

Tim Black Thursday 29 December 2016 comments

spiked’s heroes of the year

Our favourite people who defied the odds in 2016.

James Woudhuysen Friday 30 December 2016 comments

A postcapitalist pseuds’ corner

Two books prophesying the future show a distinct ignorance about present-day capitalism.

Tom Bailey Friday 30 December 2016 comments

The politics of Utopia

A fascinating new study sheds light on Thomas More, the political thinker.

Alexander Adams Friday 30 December 2016 comments

A violent obsession

Violent Sensations explores the fascination with sex and murder in 19th-century culture.

Christopher Bray Friday 30 December 2016 comments

Bowie: a ceaseless search for the new

Paul Morley’s biography rushes past the modernist genius of David Bowie.

Norman Lewis Friday 30 December 2016 comments

Homo Deus – humanity diminished

Yuval Harari’s ‘brief history of tomorrow’ draws deep on the anti-humanist prejudices of today.

Zygmunt Bauman Friday 30 December 2016 comments

Living towards the past

Zygmunt Bauman talks retrotopia and humanity's disillusionment with the future.

Johan Norberg Friday 30 December 2016 comments

And the poor shall rise

The eradication of poverty is becoming a reality.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 30 December 2016 comments

History begins

How 2016 rekindled the historical imagination.

Ella Whelan Friday 30 December 2016 comments

‘I won’t ask permission to say what I want’

Lionel Shriver takes on the dreary conformism of contemporary culture.