May 2017

Brendan O’Neill Monday 1 May 2017 comments

Let’s take the fight to the Brexit- blockers

Their slippery rhetoric has been indulged for too long. It’s time for truth.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 2 May 2017 comments

The great unspoken issue of the election: democracy

The public wants democratic control. Politicians must give it to us.

Tim Black Tuesday 2 May 2017 comments

It wasn’t Trump who wrecked the Middle East

The arrogance of British politicians accusing Trump of causing chaos.

Tara McCormack Wednesday 3 May 2017 comments

Trump’s terrifying cluelessness

In international affairs, Trump acts before he thinks.

Jennie Bristow Wednesday 3 May 2017 comments

Policing pregnancy: the new attack on women’s autonomy

The invasion of the private sphere could undo feminism’s victories.

Jacob Furedi Wednesday 3 May 2017 comments

Why we must keep fighting for a free press

Both officialdom and the media are suspicious of press freedom.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 3 May 2017 comments

Forget Putin — it’s Brussels that is meddling in our elections

Juncker’s anti-Brexit leaks are a stab at reshaping British politics.

Alexander Adams Thursday 4 May 2017 comments

America after the fall

The Royal Academy's new exhibition underplays the abstract side of 1930s American painting.

Tom Bailey Thursday 4 May 2017 comments

It isn’t only Trump who’s demeaning the Civil War

Scepticism about the Union’s intentions is now widespread.

Sean Collins Thursday 4 May 2017 comments

Hillary’s
sour grapes

Stop looking for someone to blame for your defeat — it was your fault.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 4 May 2017 comments

Le débat: a fittingly drab end to the election

Neither Macron nor Le Pen has a vision for France.

Mick Hume Thursday 4 May 2017 comments

End leaks and secrecy – put Brexit talks on TV

Juncker and May could learn from Lenin about open diplomacy.

Robert Christgau Friday 5 May 2017 comments

The art of pop

The Dean of American Rock Critics talks to Tom Slater about snobbery, bohemia and never tiring of music.

Derek Turner Friday 5 May 2017 comments

Dancing into darkness

A new edition of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, brings his textured micro-universes to life.

Patrick West Friday 5 May 2017 comments

Nietzsche’s Enlightenment

The German philosopher is not the proto-postmodern relativist some have mistaken him for.

Matthew Collings Friday 5 May 2017 comments

Modern art is not rubbish

Matthew Collings on meaning, abstraction and why judgementalism can be a problem.

John Carey Friday 5 May 2017 comments

The intellectual masses

John Carey talks to Tim Black about making Milton palatable, the art of persuasion, and the value of modernism.

Christian Butler Friday 5 May 2017 comments

13 Reasons Why: glorifying suicide?

The Netflix teen drama pushes a dark idea.

Naomi Firsht Saturday 6 May 2017 comments

French election: ‘It’s time for a big political shake-up’

Jean-Yves Camus on the end of left and right and what comes next.

spiked podcast Sunday 7 May 2017 comments

The importance of making judgements

Podcast: Tim Black discusses the latest spiked review.

Naomi Firsht Monday 8 May 2017 comments

Macron: président of a fractured France

Naomi Firsht finds Parisiens less than enthusiastic.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 8 May 2017 comments

President Macron: a Pyrrhic victory for the EU elite

The rise of Macron confirms the corrosion of politics as we knew it.

Mick Hume Monday 8 May 2017 comments

Local elections in interesting results shocker!

The lack of an anti-Brexit backlash and other news from last week’s British polls.

James Woudhuysen Tuesday 9 May 2017 comments

Why Britain should go big on electric cars

After Brexit, we can finally invest properly in new sectors.

Tim Black Tuesday 9 May 2017 comments

When football clubs are more progressive than feminists

Sheffield United should be cheered for taking back Ched Evans.

Andrew Doyle Tuesday 9 May 2017 comments

Stephen Fry and the new blasphemy laws

The UK and Irish authorities are now required to indulge people’s hurt feelings.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 9 May 2017 comments

Banning council tenants from smoking

The anti-smoking brigade just laid its anti-pleb prejudices bare.

Tom Slater Tuesday 9 May 2017 comments

Why Corbyn can’t do populism

The people are angry at Labour, not Philip Green.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 10 May 2017 comments

The rise and fall of the AfD

German politicians’ complacency fuelled the rise of the right-wing party.

Christian Butler Wednesday 10 May 2017 comments

The death of American satire

Colbert’s Trump monologue wasn’t offensive, it was lame.

Jacob Furedi Wednesday 10 May 2017 comments

Where is the 48 per cent?

The vast majority of Remain voters are democrats.

Tom Bailey Thursday 11 May 2017 comments

Comey, hero of the #Resistance? Please

Trump’s sacking of Comey looks more stupid than sinister.

Nancy McDermott Thursday 11 May 2017 comments

Trumpcare: even worse than Obamacare

Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a good vision for health.

Luke Gittos Thursday 11 May 2017 comments

The expenses scandal that wasn’t

No one cares about a couple of Tory campaign accounting gaffes.

Sean Collins Thursday 11 May 2017 comments

The lessons of the Rebecca Tuvel witch‑hunt

Let’s learn from this ugly, censorious mobbing.

Patrick Hannaford Friday 12 May 2017 comments

The denigration of the Voltaire Award

A free-speech award is being given to someone who doesn’t support free speech.

Patrick West Friday 12 May 2017 comments

It isn’t the Tories out to get the NHS – it’s the EU

Lefties, if you want to save ‘Our NHS’, become Brexiteers.

Alexander Adams Friday 12 May 2017 comments

RIP Ueli Steck, a truly great sportsman

The man who redefined mountaineering.

spiked podcast Friday 12 May 2017 comments

‘The left is dancing on its own grave’

Brendan O'Neill on the craziness of the left cheering the French election result.

Rupert Cogan Friday 12 May 2017 comments

No bull: in defence of artistic freedom

Let’s stand up for Hermann Nitcsch against animal-rights censors.

Patrick Hayes Monday 15 May 2017 comments

Higher taxes won’t kickstart the economy

We need a plan for real economic growth, not punitive taxes.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 15 May 2017 comments

Comey’s firing: a disaster for democracy

Trump's intolerance of checks on presidential power is getting scary.

Frank Furedi Monday 15 May 2017 comments

Populism on the ropes? Don’t be so sure

Macron's win is a small victory for a Euro-establishment in crisis.

Tim Black Tuesday 16 May 2017 comments

Labour: the party of the non-working class

The Tories are winning over those abandoned by Labour.

Matthias Heitmann Tuesday 16 May 2017 comments

Why pollsters keep getting it wrong

Polling groups are too mystified by people to understand them.

James Woudhuysen Tuesday 16 May 2017 comments

Why you shouldn’t weep over WannaCry

The hacking of the NHS was bad, but not that bad.

Jacob Furedi Wednesday 17 May 2017 comments

Turning the yoof into a political weapon

Remoaners only want us to vote in the hope we'll weaken Brexit.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 17 May 2017 comments

Let’s say it – Ian Brady was evil

Not everything can be explained through the prism of mental illness.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 18 May 2017 comments

Is there no end to Merkel’s rule?

Her party has won another state election, but she’s not invincible.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 18 May 2017 comments

The myth of the Macron renaissance

His 'new' politics looks a lot like business as usual.

Joanna Williams Thursday 18 May 2017 comments

Turning education into welfare

Both Labour and the Conservatives want to turn schools into wellness retreats.

Mick Hume Thursday 18 May 2017 comments

When Labour blames the meejah, it really means the masses

Corbyn and Co see voters as sheeple being herded by evil media masters.

Patrick West Friday 19 May 2017 comments

Three cheers for Banksy’s Dover mural

This latest piece proves the artist's politics have matured.

Ella Whelan Friday 19 May 2017 comments

Wellbeing is not an election issue

Why are the parties so obsessed with young people's mental health?

spiked podcast Friday 19 May 2017 comments

Scandalmongering won’t topple Trump

Trump is bad, but the campaign against him might be even worse, says Sean Collins.

Tom Slater Friday 19 May 2017 comments

Vote for democracy

Why spiked is getting stuck in to the General Election.

Rob Lyons Monday 22 May 2017 comments

Jamie Oliver vs Theresa May

How the mockney bore politicised school meals.

Tim Black Monday 22 May 2017 comments

UKIP is dead, long live UKIP

Why the pro-EU establishment desperately needs to revive the spectre of Farage.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 22 May 2017 comments

Corbyn and the IRA: an infantile scandal

This gotcha moralism is childish, irritating and historically illiterate.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 23 May 2017 comments

The EU is no workers’ haven

Syriza has once again capitulated to brutal EU austerity.

Sean Collins Tuesday 23 May 2017 comments

Remove Trump and you remove democracy

He’s a bad president, but the elitist agitation against him is worse.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 23 May 2017 comments

After Manchester: it’s time for anger

We need more than mourning in response to the new barbarism.

Andrew Calcutt Wednesday 24 May 2017 comments

The Brexit vote: echo of a radical past

Young people could learn a lot from the ‘oldsters’ who voted Leave.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 24 May 2017 comments

Generational revenge: the politics of ageism

The youth vote is being marshalled to punish the elderly.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 24 May 2017 comments

It’s wrong to have soldiers on our streets

Operation Temperer is a rash and unwise move.

Tom Slater Wednesday 24 May 2017 comments

Why the Twitterati hates Hopkins more than Abedi

Their response to her vile tweet has exposed their moral cowardice.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 24 May 2017 comments

This suspension of democracy is a grave error

Freezing the election campaign is the worst response to Manchester.

Luke Gittos Thursday 25 May 2017 comments

Why Assange should stand trial

The Wikileaks founder thinks he only has to answer to himself.

Joanna Williams Thursday 25 May 2017 comments

After Manchester: the cowardice of feminists

‘Toxic masculinity’ had nothing to do with this barbaric attack.

Why Salman Abedi grew to hate us

A British Libyan on the poison of Islamism.

spiked podcast Thursday 25 May 2017 comments

‘We have a right to be angry about Manchester’

Why we need to do more than mourn in the wake of terror attacks.

Alexander Adams Friday 26 May 2017 comments

The poet who vanished

The prodigiously talented Weldon Kees might have had it all. Then, in 1955, he disappeared.

Vincent Descombes Friday 26 May 2017 comments

The puzzle of identity

Vincent Descombes talks to Tim Black about identity, autonomy and the need to look outside of oneself.

Jon Holbrook Friday 26 May 2017 comments

The strange death of liberal Europe

Douglas Murray offers a powerful critique of immigration, identity politics and Islam.