August 2017

Patrick Marmion Tuesday 1 August 2017 comments

Mosquitoes: a liberal-elite indulgence

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play is a tribute to the virtuousness of experts.

Jacob Furedi Tuesday 1 August 2017 comments

Venezuela and the global turn against democracy

The left-right point-scoring over Venezuela obscures the real tragedy.

Tim Black Tuesday 1 August 2017 comments

North Korea: how did it come to this?

US-North Korea relations have never been more volatile and uncertain.

Sean Collins Tuesday 1 August 2017 comments

The Mooch: a bit part in the Trump soap opera

The past week proved Trump is more than capable of humiliating himself.

Jeremy Willinger Wednesday 2 August 2017 comments

Standing up for the heterodox academy

College campuses have become ‘progressive’ echo chambers.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 2 August 2017 comments

Stop policing women’s bodies

Breastfeeding is a personal choice, not an obligation.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 2 August 2017 comments

Venezuela: down with this Bonapartist regime

The people suffering under Maduro need our solidarity, not sermons.

Christian Butler Thursday 3 August 2017 comments

Tyler, The Creator: the wrong kind of queer

Apparently, using the word ‘faggot’ disqualifies you from being gay.

Ella Whelan Thursday 3 August 2017 comments

Australian universities are not hotbeds of harassment

The panic over sexual harassment is undermining women’s freedom.

Mick Hume Thursday 3 August 2017 comments

‘We respect the referendum result, but...’

Cross-party plots to betray Brexit show the big divide is no longer left vs right.

Böcskei Balázs Friday 4 August 2017 comments

The EU’s crisis is a political opportunity

There is now a chance to repose the fundamental questions of politics.

Rob Lyons Friday 4 August 2017 comments

Palmed off with dubious scare stories

The scaremongering about palm oil reveals the dangers of blending science and politics.

Patrick West Friday 4 August 2017 comments

Nietzsche for our times

He would have some choice words for our tame, narcissistic culture.

Tom Slater Friday 4 August 2017 comments

The rise of the therapeutic royals

Prince Philip’s stepping down marks the end of an era.

spiked podcast Friday 4 August 2017 comments

‘We must show solidarity with Venezuelans’

Brendan O’Neill on the global crisis of democracy.

Rob Lyons Monday 7 August 2017 comments

Rising energy bills: the price of green obsessions

It’s government policy, not big business, that’s hiking up energy prices.

Tim Black Monday 7 August 2017 comments

The damnation of Justin Gatlin

The anti-doping crusade has turned sport into a moral spectacle.

Mick Hume Monday 7 August 2017 comments

My Friday night with Mo Farah and Bolt

The World Athletics Championships show that elite sport can still rise above it all.

Neil Davenport Tuesday 8 August 2017 comments

England Is Mine: Mozzer in a coma

This sedate biopic captures nothing of Morrissey’s bullshit and brilliance.

Jim Butcher Tuesday 8 August 2017 comments

Barcelona and the scapegoating of tourists

#TouristsGoHome is not radical – it’s nasty, conservative and divisive.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 8 August 2017 comments

Lena Dunham: the PC snitch

Her latest Twitter tirade says more about her than the targets of her ire.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 9 August 2017 comments

Angelina Jolie: a saint no longer?

Her use and abuse of the developing world is nothing new.

Jon Holbrook Wednesday 9 August 2017 comments

Leaving the EU means leaving the ECJ

And Lord Neuberger should leave politics to the politicians.

Sean Collins Wednesday 9 August 2017 comments

The Google memo and the new blacklisting

When did it become acceptable to sack someone for expressing an opinion?

Ann Furedi Thursday 10 August 2017 comments

Sexual paranoia on campus

Laura Kipnis on the perversity of protecting students from adult relationships.

Tom Slater Thursday 10 August 2017 comments

No, a second referendum would not be more democratic

We can’t let the enemies of democracy pose as its guardians.

Fraser Myers Thursday 10 August 2017 comments

Mrs Orwell: married to two men

The relationship between Eric Blair and George Orwell is the real heart of this play.

Jacob Furedi Friday 11 August 2017 comments

After Brexit, who’s really sowing division?

Hating the elderly is today’s most acceptable prejudice.

Luke Gittos Friday 11 August 2017 comments

Operation Sanctuary: no easy answers

We need to do more than ‘call a spade a spade’.

spiked podcast Friday 11 August 2017 comments

‘Gay people fought for their own liberation’

Peter Tatchell on why 1967 was just the beginning of the fight for gay rights.

Doug Nicholls Monday 14 August 2017 comments

Is freedom of movement anti-working class?

Eurosceptic trade unionists believe only capitalists benefit from the Single Market.

Tim Black Monday 14 August 2017 comments

North Korea: fire and fury and hypocrisy

Critics of Trump's buffoonish barbarism should look in the mirror.

Frank Furedi Monday 14 August 2017 comments

Whiteness: a nonsense category

‘Whiteness’ is as irrational an idea as white superiority itself.

Sean Collins Monday 14 August 2017 comments

After Charlottesville: stand up to racial thinking

The far right must be challenged, but not with identity politics.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 14 August 2017 comments

Why Nazis must have freedom of speech

Seven reasons why the far right should never be censored.

Christian Butler Tuesday 15 August 2017 comments

‘Really all you want is a laugh, and you’ll do anything to get that’

Improv king Colin Mochrie on his fans, TV censors and why Brits are more fun.

Dolan Cummings Tuesday 15 August 2017 comments

Indian independence: still a cause for celebration

Why are observers focusing on Partition rather than liberation?

Moses Dube Tuesday 15 August 2017 comments

Jacob Zuma: a political diversion

Getting rid of Zuma and his corrupt cabal won't solve South Africa's problems.

Tara McCormack Wednesday 16 August 2017 comments

The hysteria over Russia is hurting democracy

When it comes to Russia, Trump is often more rational than his critics.

Mick Hume Wednesday 16 August 2017 comments

Fake news: who checks the fact‑checkers?

The ‘fake news’ panic is a phoney excuse for sanitising debate.

Bernie Whelan Wednesday 16 August 2017 comments

Long live the King

Forty years after his death, Elvis lives on.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 16 August 2017 comments

Hands off the Sun!

Corbynistas calling for journalists to be sacked are like jumped-up Joe Stalins.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 17 August 2017 comments

‘Total agreement is the end of thought’

The Majority at the National Theatre probes modern political activism.

Luke Gittos Thursday 17 August 2017 comments

Eric Bellquist and the presumption of innocence

The mauling of an innocent banker points to a worrying trend.

Jack Schwartz Thursday 17 August 2017 comments

What a real democratic party should look like

Some advice for the doublespeaking Remoaners behind ‘The Democrats’.

Christian Butler Friday 18 August 2017 comments

‘I’m never going to have an audience who looks like me’

Shazia Mirza on butt plugs, Brexit and breaking the rules.

Ella Whelan Friday 18 August 2017 comments

Sarah Champion and the silencing of debate

Chilling discussion about Muslim grooming gangs is an insult to victims.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 18 August 2017 comments

From Charlottesville to Barcelona

It’s clear now: the left only hates certain kinds of neo-fascism.

spiked podcast Friday 18 August 2017 comments

‘To fight racism, we must defeat identity politics’

Brendan O'Neill on the ugly racialisation of American politics.

Alexander Adams Monday 21 August 2017 comments

The liquidation of history

Why we should oppose the destruction of Confederate statues.

Dave Clements Monday 21 August 2017 comments

More inspections won’t solve the care crisis

Managerial bureaucracy has no place in elderly care.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 21 August 2017 comments

An Orwellian war on the past

The control of public space is an attempt to control thinking itself.

Mick Hume Monday 21 August 2017 comments

This is what ‘American Nazism’ looks like

…and it’s no relation to the far-right ragbag in Charlottesville.

Tim Black Tuesday 22 August 2017 comments

Gene editing: an expression of our humanity

Advances in genetics allow us to play God – and that's a good thing.

Wendy Kaminer Tuesday 22 August 2017 comments

The ACLU is retreating from the fight for freedom

Its undermining of free speech for the far right should worry us all.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 22 August 2017 comments

Why I wrote a radical democratic defence of populism

Frank Furedi on his new book and defending national sovereignty.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 22 August 2017 comments

We don’t need the state to police hate

Let’s trust citizens, not officials, to challenge prejudice online.

Jack Schwartz Wednesday 23 August 2017 comments

Neither William nor Charles

Who should be the next monarch? Nobody. Abolish the whole thing.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 23 August 2017 comments

Affirmative action: still the ‘right thing’?

Positive discrimination is in fact borne of pessimism.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 23 August 2017 comments

The disabled man banned from having sex

The case of a Down's syndrome man court-ordered to be celibate is horrifying.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 23 August 2017 comments

It isn’t only the Chinese who chill academic debate

British academics criticising foreign censorship should look in the mirror.

James Heartfield Thursday 24 August 2017 comments

Should Nelson’s column come down?

Toppling this monument would be philistinism disguised as radicalism.

Ella Whelan Thursday 24 August 2017 comments

No, prostitution is not the same as slavery

Criminalising sex work undermines women's freedom.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 24 August 2017 comments

The fascism delusion

The left’s fear of neo-Nazism has become a McCarthyite moral panic.

Patrick West Friday 25 August 2017 comments

The alt-left: toy-smashing tosspots

Both the alt- right and left are engaging in moronic behaviour.

Christopher Snowdon Friday 25 August 2017 comments

State rewards for exercise? Jog on

NHS 'Healthy New Towns' won't change anyone's lifestyle.

Christian Butler Friday 25 August 2017 comments

Who cares if Joss Whedon is a cheater?

Calls to boycott the Buffy creator have become hysterical.

Rob Lyons Friday 25 August 2017 comments

McGregor v Mayweather: why we loved it

Irish upstart v boxing veteran: who wouldn’t tune it for that?

spiked podcast Friday 25 August 2017 comments

‘Why we must defend free speech for the far right’

Podcast: Wendy Kaminer on the new threats to the First Amendment.

Phil Mullan Tuesday 29 August 2017 comments

Ten wasted years: the crash one decade on

Since 2007, nothing has been done to address economic decay.