November 2017

Ella Whelan Wednesday 1 November 2017 comments

Winning the fight for abortion rights in Ireland

Irish women deserve freedom – let’s make it happen.

James Heartfield Wednesday 1 November 2017 comments

JFK and the paranoid style

The new release of files will only fuel conspiracy theories.

Tom Slater Wednesday 1 November 2017 comments

Terror in New York: the cowardice of the elites

Too many observers provide cover for Islamist violence.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 2 November 2017 comments

Gender-inclusive language? Just say Non

That’s enough PC meddling with French grammar.

Luke Gittos Thursday 2 November 2017 comments

The myth of the sexual-violence spectrum

Putting clumsy come-ons on a sliding scale with rape is abominable.

Mick Hume Thursday 2 November 2017 comments

This sex‑pest witch‑hunt is an abuse of politics

Michael Fallon’s ‘kneegate’ is no Profumo scandal.

Christian Butler Friday 3 November 2017 comments

The Smiths are dead, boys

Another reissue of The Queen is Dead? Yawn.

Tom Bailey Friday 3 November 2017 comments

Why John Kelly is wrong about the Civil War

The war was over freedom, and it was necessary.

spiked podcast Friday 3 November 2017 comments

‘We’re beginning to find sex disgusting’

Lionel Shriver, Luke Gittos and Joanna Williams on Sexminster and #MeToo.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 4 November 2017 comments

An anti-capitalist is the most bourgeois thing you can be

Brendan O’Neill reports from last night’s Jacobin debate in NYC.

Ethan Greene Monday 6 November 2017 comments

Whiskey to the people!

Chattanooga’s first legal distillery since Prohibition is a cause for celebration.

Fawzi Ibrahim Monday 6 November 2017 comments

It is the people who should be sovereign

MPs who want to scupper Brexit are undermining the demos.

Brendan O’Neill #MeToo Monday 6 November 2017 comments

Who will put a brake on this Sexual Inquisition?

The prudish purging of political life is a sinister menace to democracy.

Dave Clements Tuesday 7 November 2017 comments

The sorry state of welfare

Universal credit is flawed. But welfare dependency must be tackled.

Tara McCormack Tuesday 7 November 2017 comments

‘Russia did it!’: a comforting delusion

The Democratic Party and elite Remainers can’t admit that they lost.

Tim Black Tuesday 7 November 2017 comments

The problem with the Paradise Papers

Moralistic exposés of people’s tax affairs won’t drag us out of the economic mire.

Jim Butcher Wednesday 8 November 2017 comments

The doublethink of campus censors

How free-speech policies are used to undermine free speech.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 8 November 2017 comments

In praise of Luther

Germany seems embarrassed by the Reformation. It shouldn't be.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 8 November 2017 comments

‘Pestminster’: feminism’s double standards

Why working-class victims of real sexual abuse are ignored.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 8 November 2017 comments

A man is dead. Are the witch-hunters happy now?

Carl Sargeant: a working-class politician destroyed by middle-class hysteria.

Joanna Williams Thursday 9 November 2017 comments

Feminists vs women

Woe betide women who don’t subscribe to feminist orthodoxy.

Mick Hume Thursday 9 November 2017 comments

From Priti to sex pests: the scandal of ‘Remainergate’

Every hint of wrongdoing is now exploited as anti-Brexit ammunition.

Tom Slater Thursday 9 November 2017 comments

Devin Kelley was evil, but he’s not a terrorist

The problem with using the T-word for mass shootings.

Sean Collins Thursday 9 November 2017 comments

Calm down, Democrats – your troubles aren’t over

Dems did well this week, but they’re still in disarray.

Luke Gittos Friday 10 November 2017 comments

What is sexual harassment anyway?

An imprecise term is being used to destroy reputations.

Patrick West Friday 10 November 2017 comments

Remember, the past is a foreign country

It’s wrong to judge people of the past by today’s moral standards.

Naomi Firsht Friday 10 November 2017 comments

A sly assault on the freedom of the press

Some in the House of Lords want to muzzle reporters.

spiked podcast Friday 10 November 2017 comments

‘Trump proves that anything is possible’

Thomas Frank on how the Democrats lost the heart of America.

Stephanie Gutmann Monday 13 November 2017 comments

Future sex: a brave new world

The #MeToo panic could render sex dull and love impossible.

Paul Embery Monday 13 November 2017 comments

Votes for 16s: infantilising politics

Be honest: would you trust your 16-year-old self with suffrage?

Tom Slater Monday 13 November 2017 comments

Louis CK and the rise of Sexual Stalinism

Like a disgraced commissar, his work is scrubbed from the record.

David Bowden Tuesday 14 November 2017 comments

Making that existential leap

Dolan Cummings has written a crime novel for morally uncertain times.

Tim Black Tuesday 14 November 2017 comments

The Lebanon crisis: who emboldened the Saudis?

The West’s anti-Iran posturing is inflaming Middle Eastern tensions.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 14 November 2017 comments

The rise of duty‑free politics

Boris’s Iran blunder reveals a political class with no sense of service.

Andrew Tettenborn Wednesday 15 November 2017 comments

Now universities police speech off campus

Watch what you say on Facebook: your Uni might be watching.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 15 November 2017 comments

No, Big Tobacco is not murdering people

The latest wheeze of anti-smoking zealots is their maddest yet.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 15 November 2017 comments

Russia and Brexit: a chattering-class conspiracy theory

Remoaners are harming British democracy more than Putin ever could.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 16 November 2017 comments

Stop jumping on the trans-wagon

Transgender ideology should be subjected to more rigorous debate.

Jon Holbrook Thursday 16 November 2017 comments

Brexit: reuniting politics with the people

The day we leave, the job of rebuilding British democracy will begin.

Mick Hume Thursday 16 November 2017 comments

Who represents the 52 per cent?

It’s not just a few ‘Brexit mutineers’ – the captains are Remainers, too.

Steigerwald & Wolfe Friday 17 November 2017 comments

Taylor Swift is not an alt-right princess

And no, she doesn’t need to condemn Trump.

Patrick West Friday 17 November 2017 comments

Men are not a different species

Gender determinism has returned in PC form.

spiked podcast Friday 17 November 2017 comments

‘We’re all bored of this Pestminster witch-hunt’

Julia Hartley-Brewer sets the record straight on #kneegate.

Dan King Monday 20 November 2017 comments

‘Brave spaces’ are no answer to safe spaces

Ghettoising free speech will make matters on campus worse.

Jennie Bristow Monday 20 November 2017 comments

What should schools teach?

A new book makes the case for imparting knowledge and pursuing truth.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 20 November 2017 comments

Nick Cave vs the BDS bigots

Three cheers for the Oz rocker performing in Israel on principle.

Mick Hume Monday 20 November 2017 comments

Nothing to cheer in Zimbabwe fias-coup

Those replacing Mugabe want to rationalise his regime, not overthrow it.

Tara McCormack Tuesday 21 November 2017 comments

That’s enough of the Russia blame game

The obsession with Putin's alleged meddling is messing up our politics.

Donal Fallon Tuesday 21 November 2017 comments

Ulysses versus the censors

Fifty years on from the Joyce movie that scandalised the world.

Tim Black Tuesday 21 November 2017 comments

Why won’t they just build more homes?

Why the housing crisis inspires lip service but no solutions.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 21 November 2017 comments

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson

Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 22 November 2017 comments

Students, stop waging war on the past

Now student leaders want to erase William Gladstone's name.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 22 November 2017 comments

George Takei: now #MeToo is consuming its own

The moral panic about sexual misconduct is out of control.

spiked Wednesday 22 November 2017 comments

Brendan O’Neill at the Comedy Cellar

Our editor went to the legendary NY club to discuss Hollywood hysteria.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 22 November 2017 comments

Lily Madigan is not a woman

Having a 19-year-old boy as a women’s officer is ridiculous.

Andrew Doyle Thursday 23 November 2017 comments

Twitter has turned its back on free speech

The platform plans to exercise ideological control over its users.

Rob Lyons Thursday 23 November 2017 comments

A safety-first Budget won’t work

Philip Hammond revealed the dire state of the economy – but offered little to fix it.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 23 November 2017 comments

The end of the old politics in Germany

The collapse of coalition talks points to a deeper crisis.

Sean Collins Thursday 23 November 2017 comments

#MeToo is a menace to democratic politics

Now Washington is falling to this puritan panic.

Christian butler Friday 24 November 2017 comments

In defence of Lena Dunham

Yes, she’s irritating. But she isn’t a rape apologist or racist.

spiked Friday 24 November 2017 comments

Is the left eating itself?

Watch spiked’s NYC Unsafe Space panel.

Patrick West Friday 24 November 2017 comments

Freed from Britain, trapped by the EU

Ireland fought for independence yet now wants to give it up to Brussels.

spiked podcast Friday 24 November 2017 comments

‘Calling a woman a “terf” is just a new way of calling her a “witch”’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on how trans activism licenses misogyny.

Tom Slater Monday 27 November 2017 comments

Panic on the streets of London

Yes, fear of terrorism is bad. But so is fear of discussing it.

Tim Black Monday 27 November 2017 comments

The apocalyptic barbarism of ISIS

The Egypt mosque massacre confirms the abstract horror of ISIS violence.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 27 November 2017 comments

The elites are in revolt against the people

Brussels, Dublin and British liberals are waging war on British democracy.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 28 November 2017 comments

Ban Sleeping Beauty? Okay, now feminists have gone too far

No, this fairytale won’t encourage boys to kiss girls without consent.

Naomi Firsht Tuesday 28 November 2017 comments

President Macron, French women don’t need saving

The problem with Macron’s ‘emergency plan’ on sexism.

Tom Slater Tuesday 28 November 2017 comments

Meghan Markle: Generation Woke’s Princess Diana

Now identity politics has become an apology for monarchy.

Kevan Copeland Wednesday 29 November 2017 comments

Gay men, stand up for yourselves

Even after the Spacey scandal, let’s defend risky sex.

Julian Vigo Wednesday 29 November 2017 comments

Why women should stand up to the trans ideology

Questions must be asked, however much they bully and demonise us.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 29 November 2017 comments

Angela Lansbury: the latest witch on the pyre

So much as question the #MeToo movement and you'll be mobbed.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 29 November 2017 comments

Britain First: a monster of the left’s own making

Get off your Twitter high-horse: your cowardice created this.

Mick Hume Wednesday 29 November 2017 comments

Can Meghan’s glitter replace the ‘magic’ of monarchy?

Bagehot’s 150-year-old constitutional bible sounds a warning to royal fans today.

Martin Cullip Thursday 30 November 2017 comments

Indulge this Christmas – it’s what Jesus would have wanted

Ignore the health bores. Listen to the Bible instead.

Patrick West Thursday 30 November 2017 comments

Self-censorship: the modern scourge

Grow some balls, people, and express that unpopular opinion.

Fraser Myers Thursday 30 November 2017 comments

The myth of hipster racism

Lena Dunham might be irritating but there’s no evidence she’s racist.