January 2017

Christian Butler Tuesday 3 January 2017 comments

Why comedians must be free to say ‘faggot’

The calls to slap trigger warnings on Eddie Murphy's old stand-up special are insulting to gay people.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 3 January 2017 comments

Smokers enjoy cigarettes – deal with it

The anti-smoking brigade doesn't understand pleasure.

Tim Black Tuesday 3 January 2017 comments

Russia-bashing: the world’s most dangerous blame game

The conspiracy theory of seeing Putin’s hand in everything.

Justin Campbell Wednesday 4 January 2017 comments

The problem with facts

Political life cannot be driven by ‘evidence’ alone.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 4 January 2017 comments

We need freedom, not human rights

There's nothing to fear from repealing the Human Rights Act.

Tim Black Wednesday 4 January 2017 comments

In defence of dirt-digging journalism

How Section 40 will prevent journalists from speaking truth to power.

Bridget Yuill Thursday 5 January 2017 comments

The teaching assistants who took on the system

Durham TAs show us how to challenge pay cuts.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 5 January 2017 comments

New Year, same old nanny state

In 2017, let's cast off the public-health killjoys.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 January 2017 comments

Leveson II: revenge of the freedom-snatchers

A second showtrial of the press would be a disaster for journalism.

James Walker Friday 6 January 2017 comments

Students should stand up for press freedom

A London student on why he's fighting the anti-tabloid snobbery of both SUs and the state.

Ella Whelan Friday 6 January 2017 comments

The narcissism of foreign aid

It's now entirely about making Westerners feel good.

Tom Slater Friday 6 January 2017 comments

Why the alt-right and the illiberals need each other

The response to Milo’s book deal is the reason he has a book deal.

spiked podcast Saturday 7 January 2017 comments

‘The PC war is becoming interminable’

Podcast: Tom Slater on the alt-right and illiberal liberals.

James Woudhuysen Monday 9 January 2017 comments

The robots aren’t taking over

The idea that IT is surpassing human beings sells us short.

James Heartfield Monday 9 January 2017 comments

We’re doomed!

Another eco-doomsday claim is proven wrong.

Tom Slater Monday 9 January 2017 comments

24 hours to save the press

Leveson is driven by a fear and loathing of the public. You can fight it.

Emily Dinsmore Tuesday 10 January 2017 comments

Taking on the tabloid-bashers

Queen Mary student Emily Dinsmore on why she made a stand for press freedom.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 10 January 2017 comments

RIP Zygmunt Bauman

The energetic doubter of modernity has died.

Tim Black Tuesday 10 January 2017 comments

NHS: the state religion

The sacralisation of the NHS reduces citizens to patients.

Ken McLaughlin Tuesday 10 January 2017 comments

Mental health: stigma isn’t the problem

We need better resources for mental care, not awareness-raising.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 10 January 2017 comments

And the award for most patronising speech goes to...

Meryl and Co, spare us the preaching.

Andy Shaw Wednesday 11 January 2017 comments

Fracking is the future

We need to remake the case for progress and plenty.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 11 January 2017 comments

Turning neighbour against neighbour

Anti-social-behaviour policies are breaking down community bonds.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 11 January 2017 comments

University isn’t about ‘satisfaction’

Academics should teach students – not look after them.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 11 January 2017 comments

Gender quotas are an insult to women

Stop offering women a patronising leg-up into politics.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 11 January 2017 comments

Watersportsgate: who’s post-truth now?

Why liberal hacks are going wild for the dodgy dossier on Trump.

Tom Bailey Thursday 12 January 2017 comments

They’re all Hamiltonians now

The liberals bashing the Electoral College are far from democrats.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 12 January 2017 comments

Who decides what is fake news?

The German clampdown on ‘misinformation’ is a threat to free speech.

Mick Hume Thursday 12 January 2017 comments

Yes, Obama, democracy is in danger – but not from voters

His speech put a ‘democratic’ spin on age-old elite prejudices.

Andrew Doyle Friday 13 January 2017 comments

Trump isn’t clever enough for urinary Dadaism

It is an indictment of the liberal left that they’re sharing the piss story.

Christian Butler Friday 13 January 2017 comments

The Passion of Scorsese

Silence has its flaws, but it speaks to Scorsese’s greatness.

Jacob Furedi Friday 13 January 2017 comments

To some, Israel is the new Illuminati

Anti-Israel conspiracy theories are rife in the mainstream media.

Tim Black Friday 13 January 2017 comments

Graham Taylor: a decent man out of time

Football's new fans couldn't stand what Taylor represented.

Tom Slater Friday 13 January 2017 comments

We’re all haters now

If a middle-of-the-road speech now counts as a ‘hate incident’, we’re all screwed.

spiked podcast Saturday 14 January 2017 comments

Why liberals are now falling for fake news

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the media's reaction to the Trump dossier.

Henry Scanlan Monday 16 January 2017 comments

Fabric: a Pyrrhic victory?

The club has reopened, but under stringent new rules.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 16 January 2017 comments

Milo isn’t dangerous, but censorship is

The equation of words and violence harms open debate.

Tom Bailey Monday 16 January 2017 comments

A pro-EU strike? Good luck with that...

AC Grayling's latest anti-Brexit idea underlines how cynical elite Remainers have become.

Alexander Adams Monday 16 January 2017 comments

Samuel Beckett: a man of letters

Beckett’s letters reveal a personality inseparable from the act of writing.

Tim Black Monday 16 January 2017 comments

For Hunt, the party’s over

But the Corbynistas are as aloof as the 'Blairites'.

Maren Thom Tuesday 17 January 2017 comments

In defence of Sky’s white MJ

Art and entertainment must be free to be offensive.

Ben Pile Tuesday 17 January 2017 comments

London is not bound in toxic smog

The scaremongering about air pollution is blighting innovation in the capital.

Sean Collins Tuesday 17 January 2017 comments

Obama is not your saviour

Sean Collins on the cult of Obama and the crisis of American politics.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 17 January 2017 comments

Two cheers for Theresa May

The fury over her speech is really a fury with democracy.