June 2017

Andrew Doyle Thursday 1 June 2017 comments

Enough with this ghettoisation of culture

The cultural appropriation panic is ugly, censorious and divisive.

Tom Bailey Thursday 1 June 2017 comments

What the Kushner leaks really tell us

American democracy is under threat, but not from Russia.

Mick Hume Thursday 1 June 2017 comments

Where’s the free speech party?

While the Tories plan to police the web, Labour wants to abolish press freedom.

Viv Regan Thursday 1 June 2017 comments

The editorial that echoed around the world

How spiked’s call for anger after the Manchester attack hit a nerve.

Christian Butler Friday 2 June 2017 comments

Don’t let identity politics ruin moviemaking

It isn’t King Arthur’s lack of women that makes it crap.

Patrick West Friday 2 June 2017 comments

The myth of ‘caring liberals’

Progressive politics is now about feeling good, not doing good.

Ella Whelan Friday 2 June 2017 comments

The 10 candidates you must not vote for

Meet the 10 most anti-Brexit, anti-democratic candidates.

spiked podcast Friday 2 June 2017 comments

‘All the parties are running scared of Brexit’

Brendan O'Neill on what's really at stake in the General Election.

spiked Saturday 3 June 2017 comments

A day in the life of the 48%: Gina Miller*

Plotting the Remainer fightback over langoustine lunches.

Ieuan Joy Saturday 3 June 2017 comments

Birmingham: the Tory surge that wasn’t

Ieuan Joy finds voters put off by May’s downbeat, Brexit-lite campaign.

After London: let’s start talking about Islam

Protecting Islam from ridicule has had disastrous consequences.

Sean Collins Monday 5 June 2017 comments

Paris: it’s not the end of the world

We need a serious debate about climate change, not anti-Trump fearmongering.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 5 June 2017 comments

Keep calm and carry on? No thanks

Brendan O'Neill makes the case for anger and action after terrorism.

Tom Slater Monday 5 June 2017 comments

After the Storm: paean to a troubled family

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest is an adoring portrait of imperfect people.

Wendy Kaminer Tuesday 6 June 2017 comments

Trump: a tyranny of the minority

Most Americans are opposed to the president’s authoritarian policies.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 June 2017 comments

Cheer the demise of the anti-Brexiteers

But don’t let the Brexit Election become a General Election.

Mick Hume Tuesday 6 June 2017 comments

There is too much phoney tolerance

A perversion of the t-word is being used to excuse restricting free speech.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 6 June 2017 comments

Let’s celebrate the heroes of London Bridge

With beer bottles and skateboards, they stood up to theocratic terror.

Peter D Williams Wednesday 7 June 2017 comments

Where’s the outrage over the killing of Christians?

Christians around the world are being slaughtered by Islamists. They need our solidarity.

spiked Wednesday 7 June 2017 comments

A day in the life of the 48%: Paul Mason*

Fighting the fash on the Tube and looking good in leather.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 7 June 2017 comments

Hull and the battle for Brexit

Fraser Myers reports from a city torn between Labour and Leave.

Joanna Williams Thursday 8 June 2017 comments

Politics will never be the same again

This election has shown the public will no longer be taken for granted.

Christian Butler Thursday 8 June 2017 comments

Maher and Griffin: in defence of bad taste

Comics should never apologise for ‘crossing the line’.

spiked podcast Thursday 8 June 2017 comments

‘This is still the Brexit election’

A spiked podcast election special.

Tom Slater Thursday 8 June 2017 comments

Whoever wins today, the fight for Brexit goes on

The spiked view on voting today, and what comes next.

Tom Bailey Friday 9 June 2017 comments

The Comey bombshell that wasn’t

The Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are wearing thin.

spiked podcast Friday 9 June 2017 comments

‘The stakes are so high after this election’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on May, Corbyn and the future of Brexit.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 9 June 2017 comments

The return of two-party politics? Dream on

The stakes in politics have rarely been higher, especially for us democrats.

Frank Furedi Monday 12 June 2017 comments

A culture war masquerading as a youthquake

There’s an ugly strain to the media celebration of young voters.

Tom Slater Monday 12 June 2017 comments

The Tories: a pointless party

May’s loss revealed a party that stands for nothing and no one.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 12 June 2017 comments

The rise of Labour, the death of Labourism

Corbyn’s success confirms the hollowing-out of the left.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 13 June 2017 comments

Macron: a political mirage

He's successful only because French politics has collapsed.

Mick Hume Tuesday 13 June 2017 comments

Nobody won the Brexit election – but we Leavers risk losing now

Never mind May – the future of democracy hangs in the balance.

Daniel Ben-Ami Tuesday 13 June 2017 comments

The truth about the hatred for Israel

On the ugliness of anti-Israel activism, 50 years since the Six-Day War.

Stuart Derbyshire Wednesday 14 June 2017 comments

The ‘Biobag’: hope for premature babies?

The creation of a Ziploc-style artificial womb is very good news.

Pauline Hadaway Wednesday 14 June 2017 comments

Everyone needs to calm down about the DUP

It’s pure fearmongering to say this party threatens the British fabric.

Tim Black Wednesday 14 June 2017 comments

How Trump is tearing apart the Middle East

He's now pushing America's own allies towards war.

Maren Thom Thursday 15 June 2017 comments

The postmodern roots of the
alt-right

Kill All Normies provides a powerful analysis of the new online culture wars.

Phil Mullan Thursday 15 June 2017 comments

Sorry, Corbyn, but ‘anti-austerity’ is not enough

Only rapid economic growth will pull us out of this depression.

James Heartfield Thursday 15 June 2017 comments

Grenfell: the lie of London’s urban renaissance

These tenants were put at risk because they are poor.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 15 June 2017 comments

Please stop exploiting the dead of Grenfell Tower

Some Labourites are using the Grenfell disaster to score political points.

Andrew Doyle Thursday 15 June 2017 comments

In defence of Tim Farron

There’s nothing liberal about the hounding of the Lib Dem leader.

Christian Butler Friday 16 June 2017 comments

Why feminists can’t enjoy Wonder Woman

Their political myopia sucks the fun from this brilliant blockbuster.

Tom Bailey Friday 16 June 2017 comments

The cynical campaign to impeach Trump

Liberals are using legal chicanery to undemocratic ends.

Ella Whelan Friday 16 June 2017 comments

Bring on the Irish abortion referendum

This is our chance to make the positive case for women’s rights.

spiked podcast Friday 16 June 2017 comments

‘Softening Brexit means betraying Brexit’

Podcast: Tom Slater on the fight ahead for democracy.

Rob Lyons Monday 19 June 2017 comments

Scotland’s Unionist fightback

The election result showed that Scots care more about staying in the UK than staying in the EU.

Tom Bailey Monday 19 June 2017 comments

The Steve Scalise shooting and the hypocrisy of right‑wingers

Blaming anti-Trump speech for James Hodgkinson’s actions is a dangerous game.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 19 June 2017 comments

After the fire

There’s something darkly pre-modern in the left’s attitude to Grenfell.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 20 June 2017 comments

After Grenfell: we need action, not an inquiry

The cause of this horrendous blaze is plain for all to see.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 20 June 2017 comments

After Grenfell: more health and safety?

People need serious safety measures, not petty regulations.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 20 June 2017 comments

After Grenfell: emoting is not enough

There’s something nasty in the demand that May cry on cue.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 20 June 2017 comments

‘Otto Warmbier had it coming’

The warped morality of privilege-checking commentators.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 21 June 2017 comments

Helmut Kohl and the lost promise of reunification

Germany is yet to realise the democratic potential of 1989.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 21 June 2017 comments

Macron is not the Messiah


The French president’s success is built on the rubble of the old politics.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 21 June 2017 comments

The mainstreaming of the terror prejudice

Islamists and ‘liberals’ are united in their contempt for the demos.

Wendy Kaminer Wednesday 21 June 2017 comments

The ACLU must fight for liberty, not social justice

The civil-liberties group has become bogged down in ‘progressive’ causes.

Christian Butler Thursday 22 June 2017 comments

Trudeau, not Trump, is the real demagogue

Media swooning over the Canadian PM has become a cult of personality.

Jon Holbrook Thursday 22 June 2017 comments

Human rights: the friend of foreign criminals

How human-rights law demeans democracy and citizenship.

Tim Black Thursday 22 June 2017 comments

Afghanistan: war without end

Now Trump is ramping up the mayhem in Afghanistan.

Mick Hume Friday 23 June 2017 comments

Brexit talks: five points to bring to the table

As Remainers try to rewrite the script, a reminder of what should top the agenda.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 23 June 2017 comments

From Brexit to Grenfell

Why the left prefers the poor when they’re tragic and vulnerable.

Tom Slater Friday 23 June 2017 comments

One year on: let’s defend the Brexit spirit

Whatever they do, the elites cannot rewrite history.

spiked podcast Friday 23 June 2017 comments

‘There is no epidemic of Islamophobia’

Brendan O’Neill on the exaggeration of hate after the Finsbury attack.

James Heartfield Monday 26 June 2017 comments

Grenfell: clad in climate-change politics

Might CO2 targets be behind the fad for flammable cladding?

Christian Butler Monday 26 June 2017 comments

Corbyn at Glasto: hero of the leisured class

Now we know how bourgeois Labour has become.

Frank Furedi Monday 26 June 2017 comments

Don’t play with fire

The evacuation of tower blocks is a foolish, fearful policy.