July 2017

Jon Holbrook Monday 3 July 2017 comments

Why Charlie Gard should be allowed to die

Even in heartbreaking cases like this, reason must triumph over emotion.

Patrick Marmion Monday 3 July 2017 comments

Ink: the Sun story for Guardianistas

James Graham’s play lacks the tabloid’s priapic vigour.

Ann Furedi Monday 3 July 2017 comments

The power of the pro-choice movement

The Tories’ Northern Ireland concession shows how much things have changed.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 4 July 2017 comments

The fees debate is degrading education

Forget what university costs. What is it for?

Tim Black Tuesday 4 July 2017 comments

The fall of ISIS won’t fix the Middle East

ISIS is a horrific symptom, not the cause, of the region’s decay.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 4 July 2017 comments

Judges shouldn’t Trump democracy

The travel-ban debacle reveals the dangers of judicial activism.

Ken McLaughlin Wednesday 5 July 2017 comments

The internet isn’t dangerous for kids

Every new technology becomes an object of moral panic.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 5 July 2017 comments

The Europe-wide assault on internet freedom

With clampdowns on Islamists and xenophobes, free speech online is under threat.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 5 July 2017 comments

There’s more to politics than trending

From ‘the absolute boy’ to Rees-Mogg-mania, online politics is naff.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 5 July 2017 comments

CNN has officially lost the plot

Its treatment of a meme-making Reddit user has been shocking.

Tom Bailey Thursday 6 July 2017 comments

The culture war over the Civil War

What Confederate apologists and antifa activists have in common.

Tom Slater Thursday 6 July 2017 comments

Macron: king of the technocrats

His monarchical turn reveals the authoritarianism of the Third Way.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 6 July 2017 comments

Corbynistas don’t want to liberate the poor – they want to control them

Corbyn’s nanny-state instincts make Blair look liberal in comparison.

spiked podcast Friday 7 July 2017 comments

‘Labour has never really trusted the working class’

Brendan O’Neill on what Corbyn and Blair have in common.

Patrick West Friday 7 July 2017 comments

The compassion paradox

‘Kinder, gentler’ political activism is so often the opposite.

Rupert Cogan Friday 7 July 2017 comments

Let’s take back control of the Bank of England

Outsourcing monetary policy to bureaucrats is bad for democracy.

Tom Slater Friday 7 July 2017 comments

No, Jay-Z is not anti‑Semitic

If rap was PC, no one would listen to it.

Paul Embery Friday 7 July 2017 comments

Why the left should be cheering Brexit

Brexit paves the way for a radical rethink of society.

Austin Williams Monday 10 July 2017 comments

The cultural revolution on Western campuses

The alarming parallels between today’s student censors and Mao’s Red Guards.

Andrew Doyle Monday 10 July 2017 comments

The curious case of the Nazi pug

A man is being put on trial for teaching a dog to Sieg Heil.

Luke Gittos Monday 10 July 2017 comments

The Grenfell Inquiry is being asked to do too much

It should establish the facts of the fire and that’s all.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 10 July 2017 comments

This is the scariest Twitch-hunt yet

The hounding of Anne Marie Morris is positively unhinged.

Hardeep Singh Tuesday 11 July 2017 comments

The bravery of the ex-Muslim

It takes guts to renounce Islam, even in 21st-century Britain.

Tim Black Tuesday 11 July 2017 comments

The EU: pitting migrants against citizens

The migrant crisis reveals the inhumane reality of the EU.

Yaël Ossowski Wednesday 12 July 2017 comments

Who’s really anti‑science?

Green NGOs are peddling dangerous junk science.

Tom Bailey Wednesday 12 July 2017 comments

Chicago doesn’t need more gun control

Both sides in the gun-crime debate are missing the point.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 12 July 2017 comments

Is Silicon Valley really rife with sexism?

A few creeps don’t amount to an anti-women industry.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 12 July 2017 comments

Pride comes after the fall

The capitalist spectacle of Pride is the death cry of radical politics.

Bruce Scott Thursday 13 July 2017 comments

The tyranny of mental health

The concept of mental illness turns problems into conditions.

Christian Butler Thursday 13 July 2017 comments

Total eclipse of the charts

In the age of streaming, the Top 10 is dead.

Sean Collins Thursday 13 July 2017 comments

Don Jr: more idiot than mastermind

No, Trump Jr’s Russian meeting is not proof of a conspiracy.

Mick Hume Thursday 13 July 2017 comments

Unlike Henry VIII, May must execute the people’s will

The debate over the Repeal Bill reveals the parlous state of Brexit.

Patrick West Friday 14 July 2017 comments

Islamism is a far bigger problem than Islamophobia

Why the commentariat is weirdly obsessed with anti-Muslim prejudice.

Ella Whelan Friday 14 July 2017 comments

Love Island: more than live-action Tinder

There’s something very human in this salacious show.

Tom Slater Friday 14 July 2017 comments

Three cheers for Thom Yorke

Rejecting BDS is the most rock’n’roll thing he’s ever done.

spiked podcast Friday 14 July 2017 comments

‘For democracy, it’s Brexit or bust’

Mick Hume on the plotting against the Repeal Bill.

Austin Williams Friday 14 July 2017 comments

Liu Xiaobo: champion of change

His passion for democracy put many in the West to shame.

Christian Butler Monday 17 July 2017 comments

Doctor Who: invasion of the identitarians

The fuss over the female Doctor shows identity trumps quality.

Tim Black Monday 17 July 2017 comments

The undying legacy of George Romero

Few gave the idea of the zombie as much life as he did.

Tom Slater Monday 17 July 2017 comments

The Tories were never the party of Brexit

Petty party divisions have put the democratic will in peril.

Ben King Tuesday 18 July 2017 comments

Punk rock vs the PC police

A genre that once thrived on offensiveness is being sanitised.

Steve Bremner Tuesday 18 July 2017 comments

RIP Luke Rutter, a true hero

Why don’t we celebrate the bravery of those who die fighting ISIS?

Tim Black Tuesday 18 July 2017 comments

Mosul: Western hypocrisy laid bare

The horrors in Mosul brutally expose double standards over Aleppo.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 19 July 2017 comments

Macron and Trump have more in common than you think

Both presidents are in love with themselves and authoritarianism.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 19 July 2017 comments

Let’s put the ‘mattress girl’ case to bed

Paul Nungesser should not have to live with continual accusation.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 19 July 2017 comments

Why we should oppose the ASA’s gender jihad

The moral crusade against ‘gender stereotypes’ is profoundly illiberal.

Jacob Furedi Thursday 20 July 2017 comments

Abolish the Lords

Until we do, Britain won’t be a real democracy.

Joanna Williams Thursday 20 July 2017 comments

Who cares about the BBC gender pay gap?

Well-paid female presenters make unconvincing victims.

Mick Hume Thursday 20 July 2017 comments

No, Engels was not a Corbynite

And a statue of the Marxist in Manchester does not mark a ‘socialist resurgence’.

Patrick West Friday 21 July 2017 comments

It’s not Brexit that’s scaring migrants away

The Remainer moral panic about xenophobia inflames anxiety.

Ella Whelan Friday 21 July 2017 comments

Grenfell: don’t let the state off the hook

It was the aloof state, not neoliberalism, that dehumanised tenants.

spiked podcast Friday 21 July 2017 comments

‘Censorship is the enemy of women’s liberation'

Brendan O'Neill on how feminist censorship degrades equality.

Andrea Seaman Monday 24 July 2017 comments

Even in Switzerland, the EU erodes democracy

How Swiss leaders use the EU to weaken popular sovereignty.

James Heartfield Monday 24 July 2017 comments

Dunkirk: a British myth

Christopher Nolan’s visceral retelling probes at some old misconceptions.

Phil Mullan Monday 24 July 2017 comments

We have nothing to fear but the fear of Brexit itself

Anti-Brexit dread could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Kevin Rooney Tuesday 25 July 2017 comments

In defence of the Green Brigade

Celtic’s most passionate supporters are being punished for being offensive.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 25 July 2017 comments

Betsy DeVos is right about Title IX

Campus sexual-assault investigations are deeply unjust.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 25 July 2017 comments

Down with this casual-sex tax

Boots' climbdown on the morning-after pill is a good start.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 25 July 2017 comments

The Orwellian nightmare of transgender politics

The Tories’ trans proposals could make it a crime to tell the truth.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 26 July 2017 comments

Why the middle classes love Jezza

Radical? Please. Corbyn is the heir to Blair.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 26 July 2017 comments

Who is the EU to lecture Poland about democracy?

At least the Polish government is accountable to the people.

Tom Slater Wednesday 26 July 2017 comments

Why Trump staggers on

He's cheered for what he symbolises, not what he does.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 27 July 2017 comments

How the German press became Merkel’s mouthpiece

During the refugee crisis, the media threw their principles out the window.

Jacob Furedi Thursday 27 July 2017 comments

Vince Cable: the leader the Lib Dems deserve

The party’s anti-democratic ways are catching up with it.

Mick Hume Thursday 27 July 2017 comments

Defend the freedom to lampoon MPs

Political thoughtpolice pose a far bigger threat than Twitter ‘trolls’.

Sheila Fitzpatrick Friday 28 July 2017 comments

The revolution in history

Historian Sheila Fitzpatrick on Putin, the Cold War and the changing history of the Russian Revolution.

Mick Hume Friday 28 July 2017 comments

Ten days that shook the world

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, journalist John Reed's pulsating first-hand account still packs a punch.

Frank Furedi Friday 28 July 2017 comments

A radical life

Frank Furedi talks to Tom Slater about Stalinist Hungary, Sixties radicalism, revolutionary communism and Brexit.

Frankie Gaffney Friday 28 July 2017 comments

Darker than the swoon of sin

June Caldwell’s is the most important Irish short-story collection since Joyce’s Dubliners.

James Woudhuysen Friday 28 July 2017 comments

India’s dialectic of progress

Two new books show how far post-independence India has come, and how far it has still to go.

Alexander Adams Friday 28 July 2017 comments

Inside Hemingway’s head

A new book explores the effect chronic alcoholism and head trauma had on the writer’s late work.

spiked podcast Friday 28 July 2017 comments

‘Brexit isn't a threat to the economy, doom-mongering is’

Phil Mullan on how Brexit could spark an economic renaissance.

Tim Black Friday 28 July 2017 comments

EH Carr’s sense of history

What is History? still provides a powerful retort to cultural pessimism.

Catherine Merridale Friday 28 July 2017 comments

Lenin was nothing but politics

Catherine Merridale on Lenin the man, the revolutionary and why he banned smoking on a train.

Luke Gittos Monday 31 July 2017 comments

Supreme Court judges: saviours of workers?

The tribunal-fees ruling reminds us of the weakness of the labour movement.