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.

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‘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.

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‘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’.