February 2017

Ella Whelan Wednesday 1 February 2017 comments

‘People’ don’t get pregnant, women do

The BMA's new guidelines undermine the fight for women's autonomy.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 1 February 2017 comments

Standing up to Trump

spiked’s ideas for taking on The Donald.

Maren Thom Thursday 2 February 2017 comments

Make Doctor Who a black woman? Please don’t

It’s philistine to obsess over diversity in culture.

Tom Slater Thursday 2 February 2017 comments

The Free Speech Movement in flames

The mob censorship of Milo is a betrayal of Berkeley’s radical history.

Mick Hume Thursday 2 February 2017 comments

The ‘snowflake’ in the White House

Trump’s contempt for free speech makes him a president for his time.

Christian Butler Friday 3 February 2017 comments

Want to defeat fascism? There’s an app for that

The #DeleteUber campaign is lazy and narcissistic.

Patrick West Friday 3 February 2017 comments

Whatever happened to left‑wing Euroscepticism?

True leftists should be Team Brexit.

Wendy Kaminer Friday 3 February 2017 comments

Who will stand up to this lawless president?

Trump is centralising power and demonising dissent.

spiked podcast Saturday 4 February 2017 comments

How not to challenge Trump

We talk The Donald, the French election and the Supreme Court.

Jon Bryan Monday 6 February 2017 comments

Gambling with people’s autonomy

MPs’ attack on FOBTs makes problem gamblers of us all.

Kevin Yuill Monday 6 February 2017 comments

In praise of Ryan Lock

Let's celebrate the British chef who died fighting for the Kurds.

Luke Gittos Monday 6 February 2017 comments

Peer-to-peer abuse: a manufactured panic

Child protection's latest crusade is needlessly criminalising children.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 7 February 2017 comments

The FGM panic is a danger to women

Crusaders are turning African migrants into objects of suspicion.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 7 February 2017 comments

Brexiteers against Le Pen

The fearful, illiberal Front National has nothing in common with Brexit.

Tim Black Tuesday 7 February 2017 comments

Anti-Trumpism: an establishment cause

Why the political class loves to loathe The Donald.

Christian Butler Wednesday 8 February 2017 comments

Toni Erdmann: the humanism of comedy

It has taken a German film to show Hollywood how to do humour.

Barbara Hewson Wednesday 8 February 2017 comments

‘My thinking was infected’

A Canadian judge has been forced to capitulate to feminist groupthink.

Mick Hume Wednesday 8 February 2017 comments

The danger is not fake news, but fake democracy

We don’t need gatekeepers to tell us what to believe.

David Nolan Thursday 9 February 2017 comments

Defending the right to choose in Trump’s America

A new Arkansas law should worry everyone who believes in women's freedom.

Rob Lyons Thursday 9 February 2017 comments

Hans Rosling: humanism by numbers

The Swedish statistician was a powerful antidote to our Malthusian times.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 9 February 2017 comments

Calling Trump a Nazi is its own kind of Holocaust denial

Wild comparisons with Hitler belittle the genocide of six million Jews.

Patrick West Friday 10 February 2017 comments

Brass Eye wouldn’t survive today

Our era is too kneejerk and censorious for iconoclasm.

James Heartfield Friday 10 February 2017 comments

The green belt is strangling our towns and cities

Britain needs millions of new homes. Let’s build on the belt.

Spiked Saturday 11 February 2017 comments

FSUR 2017: the honourable mentions

Five of the maddest bans from this year’s Free Speech University Rankings.

Joanna Williams Saturday 11 February 2017 comments

Students’ unions: putting a radical gloss on moralising

Universities and SUs now work in tandem to stifle freedom.

Tom Slater Saturday 11 February 2017 comments

Revealed: how censorship on campus is getting worse

The Free Speech University Rankings is back, and the news isn't good.

spiked podcast Saturday 11 February 2017 comments

‘Students must fight for free speech’

Podcast: Tom Slater discusses spiked’s 2017 Free Speech University Rankings.

Christian Butler Monday 13 February 2017 comments

The Grammys isn’t racist...

...it’s just painfully out-of-touch.

Tim Black Monday 13 February 2017 comments

Yemen: the bloody reality of the pre‑Trump era

This devastated nation shows the US was never a force for peace.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 13 February 2017 comments

David Davis and the rise of the Thought Police

That Davis had to publicly apologise for private texts is alarming.

Christopher Bray Tuesday 14 February 2017 comments

David Hockney: from the sun to the sublime

Hockney at his best shows us that we often look but rarely see.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 14 February 2017 comments

The tragedy of the transgender ultra-Orthodox case

In family conflicts, the law cannot rule on who’s right.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 14 February 2017 comments

Turning journalism into a crime

The proposed new Espionage Act would devastate press freedom.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 14 February 2017 comments

Generation Whinge, quit the granny-bashing

The idea that the Baby Boomers stole our future is ridiculous.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 15 February 2017 comments

Let’s abandon sex education

We should teach kids the biological facts, not how to feel about sex.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 15 February 2017 comments

Labour: still not listening

Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than heed the people's will.

Tom Slater Wednesday 15 February 2017 comments

Brexit: the wheel upon which Labour will be broken?

Labour is terrified of working people ‘taking back control’.

Blair Spowart Thursday 16 February 2017 comments

The SNP: the world’s most rubbish nationalists

Independence from Britain to stay in the EU? It doesn’t add up.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 16 February 2017 comments

Why you should back neither side in the Flynn scandal

Both Trump and his critics are damaging democratic politics.

Michael Fitzpatrick Friday 17 February 2017 comments

How not to ‘re‑think autism’

As an expanding diagnostic category, autism is problematic – but it’s not a myth.

Patrick West Friday 17 February 2017 comments

Fahrenheit 451 is a better guide than 1984

Ray Bradbury foretold the tyranny of ‘You Can’t Say That!’.

Mick Hume Friday 17 February 2017 comments

The Russians didn’t elect The Donald

...and other home truths behind the hysteria.

spiked podcast Saturday 18 February 2017 comments

‘The Trump challenge is constitutional’

Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen on the legal battle over Trump's immigration order.

Tom Bailey Monday 20 February 2017 comments

Trump’s critics are falling for conspiracy theories

Bannon is no more a fascist than Obama was a Marxist.

Frank Furedi Monday 20 February 2017 comments

‘Just like Hitler’: the diminishing of the Holocaust

Exploiting the Holocaust for political ends is a dangerous game.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 20 February 2017 comments

What fascism is, and isn’t

Trump’s America doesn’t even come close to fascism.

Andrew Calcutt Monday 20 February 2017 comments

The Moorside: how the other half doesn’t live

The BBC’s dramatisation of the Shannon Matthews case expresses the worldview of a cut-off elite.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 21 February 2017 comments

Facebook fascists are no threat to the West

No, far-right British bloggers did not swing the US election.

Pauline Hadaway Tuesday 21 February 2017 comments

The EU is no friend of the Irish

Ireland's interests lie with links to Britain not Brussels.

Tim Black Tuesday 21 February 2017 comments

Paul Nuttall: following the trail Blair blazed

The UKIP leader’s Hillsborough claims are in a political-class tradition.

Christian Butler Wednesday 22 February 2017 comments

PewDiePie is not an anti-Semite

Why is the media smearing this juvenile YouTuber?

Ella Whelan Wednesday 22 February 2017 comments

The tyranny of ‘breast is best’

The breastfeeding crusade undermines mothers’ autonomy.

Patrick Marmion Wednesday 22 February 2017 comments

In defence of Wayne Shaw

The sacking of the pie-eating keeper speaks to the sanitisation of football.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 22 February 2017 comments

The Greek tragedy continues

The EU’s crushing of Greece shows it is no friend of workers.

Jacob Furedi Wednesday 22 February 2017 comments

Stoke: the people vs the political class

Jacob Furedi reports from a city in revolt against Westminster politics.

Alastair Donald Thursday 23 February 2017 comments

Living Freedom

Apply now for a new three-day school devoted to liberty.

Rob Lyons Thursday 23 February 2017 comments

Live longer and prosper? Yes, we will

A new study on rising longevity around the world puts health fears into perspective.

Mick Hume Thursday 23 February 2017 comments

Five Revolting! reasons to fight for democracy today

Mick Hume on some ideas behind his new book, out now.

Tessa Mayes Thursday 23 February 2017 comments

Censorship and art don’t mix

Galleries must be free to exhibit offensive, even bigoted, work.

Patrick Marmion Friday 24 February 2017 comments

Return to The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov’s play on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Patrick West Friday 24 February 2017 comments

Meet the NHS extremists

Worship of the NHS is the dying cry of Labourism.

Jon O’Brien Friday 24 February 2017 comments

‘I decide’: Jane Roe and the struggle for autonomy

Norma McCorvey’s life is a testament to the importance of choice.

Tom Slater Friday 24 February 2017 comments

After Copeland, Labour’s days are numbered

Labour is beyond saving. Who will speak for the working class?

spiked podcast Saturday 25 February 2017 comments

‘We must reawaken the spirit of democracy’

Podcast: Mick Hume on his new book, Revolting!

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 25 February 2017 comments

The Culture War over Sweden

The Trump Sweden controversy shines a light on the West’s disarray.

Alexander Adams Monday 27 February 2017 comments

Kafka: a life beyond literature

Reiner Stach’s three-volume biography is a magnificent achievement.

Ben Pile Monday 27 February 2017 comments

How the pollution panic hurts the poor

London's air isn't shortening people's lives – poverty is.

Andrew Doyle Monday 27 February 2017 comments

Sensitivity readers, save us from offence!

Art must be policed and all insensitivity expunged.

Dave Clements Monday 27 February 2017 comments

Maybe we should scrap the NHS and start again

Our healthcare system isn’t working – we need new ideas.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 27 February 2017 comments

Why Martin Schulz won’t save German politics

This cliquish EU operator is no man of the people.

Christian Butler Monday 27 February 2017 comments

Moonlight is more than a black, gay film

The Oscars is being racialised, and that’s a bad thing.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 27 February 2017 comments

No, Hitler was not democratically elected

On the anniversary of the Reichstag Fire, let’s defend democracy.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

‘French women feel like it’s now or never’

Lauren Bastide on the burqa, Le Pen and being a French feminist.

Helene Guldberg Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

Kershaw’s lesson from the 1930s

Ian Kershaw’s Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris reminds us of the vital importance of defending democracy.

Sudhir Hazareesingh Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

On the French mind

Sudhir Hazareesingh on the rise and fall of modern French thought.

Fiona McEwen Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

Electoral fatigue syndrome

David Van Reybrouck’s Against Elections fails to acknowledge that there's more to politics than the drawing of lots.

Tom Bailey Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

In defence of the Thirteenth Amendment

It’s a lie to say it didn’t really abolish slavery.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

Understanding the Front National

Why Marine Le Pen’s Front National is now the largest single party in France.

Olivier Roy Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

Jihadism: a youthful revolt

Why France’s terrorism problem owes more to a generational revolt than religion.

Christopher Snowdon Tuesday 28 February 2017 comments

Meet the ‘sock puppets’ waging war on your freedom

How officials use public-health charities as a front for authoritarianism.