December 2017

Frank Furedi Friday 1 December 2017 comments

The hidden history of identity politics

How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.

Joanna Williams Friday 1 December 2017 comments

We are more than our gender

Today’s gender determinists are forgetting what really makes us human.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 1 December 2017 comments

Black privilege

Why white liberals venerate Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Jason D Hill Friday 1 December 2017 comments

An immigrant’s American Dream

Jason D Hill on identity politics, multiculturalism and why he’s not a victim of white oppression.

Tom Slater Friday 1 December 2017 comments

Morrissey: dangerously English

Why Moz still shocks after all these years.

Thom and Heartfield Friday 1 December 2017 comments

Hollywood’s race war

Why is the American movie industry more obsessed with race than ever?

Mark Lilla Friday 1 December 2017 comments

The liberal case against identity politics

Mark Lilla talks solidarity and liberalism and explains why he’s not a white supremacist.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 1 December 2017 comments

The arrogance of the ‘Ban Trump’ lobby

It is childish and chilling to try to block Trump's visit to Britain.

spiked podcast Friday 1 December 2017 comments

‘This Meghan-mania is just incredibly grim’

Freddy Gray and Tom Slater talk woke royals and PC sycophants.

Claire Fox Friday 1 December 2017 comments

What women want

Ella Whelan’s new book puts freedom back into feminism.

Tim Black Monday 4 December 2017 comments

Using social mobility to bash Brexit

Milburn's resignation reveals the elite's pity-the-poor condescension.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 4 December 2017 comments

The war on sex is out of control

The #MeToo neo-puritans are a menace to human life.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 5 December 2017 comments

In defence of Damian Green

His public shaming confirms how sinister #MeToo has become.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 5 December 2017 comments

Destroying the nation to preserve their power

Now we know: there’s nothing the EU class won’t do to kill Brexit.

Pauline Hadaway Wednesday 6 December 2017 comments

The Good Friday Agreement is no model for diplomacy

It was a work of bad faith and media spin that only stored up problems for the future.

Mick Hume Wednesday 6 December 2017 comments

Don’t blame the DUP for the EU’s mess

The Brexit crisis has been caused by the elites’ war on democracy.

Tom Slater Wednesday 6 December 2017 comments

Labour: a party against the people

The idea that Brexit is impossible reveals the conservatism of the pro-EU set.

Heather Greer Thursday 7 December 2017 comments

Transgenderism: why we shouldn’t rush in

Pushing people into irreversible procedures is dangerous.

Tim Black Thursday 7 December 2017 comments

The myth of Britain’s far right

Britain First is as insignificant as its racist and fascist predecessors.

Ella Whelan Thursday 7 December 2017 comments

Why Time is wrong to celebrate #MeToo

Feeding a victimhood culture won’t empower women.

Rob Killick Thursday 7 December 2017 comments

Christine Keeler and me

How the Profumo Affair awakened Britain’s sexuality.

Sean Collins Thursday 7 December 2017 comments

The Flynn flip isn’t all it seems

And this unchecked investigation is a danger to democracy.

Luke Gittos Friday 8 December 2017 comments

Transparent: cancelled by #MeToo

The hit Amazon show was both ‘woke’ and challenging. I’m sad to see it go.

Christian Butler Friday 8 December 2017 comments

Treasures from the purple reign

My Name is Prince is an immersive tribute to one of pop’s late greats.

Tom Bailey Friday 8 December 2017 comments

Bitcoin: don’t believe the hype

The cryptocurrency is only good for making an easy buck.

Naomi Firsht Friday 8 December 2017 comments

Now Stop Funding Hate wants to ruin Christmas

These snobby censors want to punish both tabloids and their readers.

Tom Slater Friday 8 December 2017 comments

Brexit: on the road to betrayal

We need to take back control from Tory Brexiteers.

spiked podcast Friday 8 December 2017 comments

‘The battle for Brexit is still on’

Podcast: Bruno Waterfield on the Tories' Brexit fudge.

Andrew Tettenborn Monday 11 December 2017 comments

On campus, ‘diversity’ is now a threat to free thought

Equality quangos are pressuring universities to buy into PC ideology.

Jon Holbrook Monday 11 December 2017 comments

May’s compromise will fracture the nation

The PM’s capitulation to the ECJ will create two classes of citizen.

Luke Gittos Monday 11 December 2017 comments

We need to talk about killing terrorists

Enemy combatants should not be treated the same as citizens.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 12 December 2017 comments

Al Franken: sacrificed to the #MeToo mob

The ousting of Franken shows how crazy #MeToo is becoming.

Tim Black Tuesday 12 December 2017 comments

Hands off Yemen

External intervention has given rise to barbarism.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 12 December 2017 comments

If they kill Brexit, they kill democracy

A clear message is being sent to the public: you don’t matter.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 13 December 2017 comments

Turning childhood into a mental illness

The therapy industry is in danger of screwing up our kids.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 13 December 2017 comments

In defence of JK Rowling

In this fevered climate, standing by Johnny Depp took guts.

Dave Clements Wednesday 13 December 2017 comments

Another Christmas of crisis for the NHS

We need less adoration and panic over the NHS, and more real debate.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Wednesday 13 December 2017 comments

A United States of Europe? No thanks

Martin Schulz’s proposal exposed his own fear of democracy.

Tom Slater Wednesday 13 December 2017 comments

After Alabama: Democrats still don’t get it

It’s a remarkable result, but it won’t fix the Democrats’ problems.

Stuart Derbyshire Thursday 14 December 2017 comments

Why the state shouldn’t own our organs

Presumed consent for organ donation is misguided and illiberal.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 14 December 2017 comments

Trump isn’t the only one grandstanding on Jerusalem

Both the president and his haters use Israel to signal their virtue.

Mick Hume Thursday 14 December 2017 comments

Why don’t the left want to leave the EU?

A few things radical Remainers have forgotten about progress.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 14 December 2017 comments

Taking back control from the plebs

MPs’ ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit is a blow to popular sovereignty.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 14 December 2017 comments

Rita, Sue and #MeToo

The cancellation of Andrea Dunbar’s play is a disgrace.

Mick Hume Friday 15 December 2017 comments

Red Rebels: the spirit of football past – and future?

The inside story of the FC United of Manchester ‘revolution’ against the Glazers.

Paul Coleman Friday 15 December 2017 comments

Masterpiece Cakeshop: are we free to disagree?

The US Supreme Court case represents a fork in the road for freedom.

Wendy Kaminer Friday 15 December 2017 comments

Alabama: a blow to Trumpism

Trump is weaker than ever. But Democrats shouldn’t be complacent.

spiked podcast Friday 15 December 2017 comments

‘Labour has forgotten working-class Leavers’

Podcast: Paul Embery on why we can't trust the political class to deliver Brexit.

Tara McCormack Monday 18 December 2017 comments

Mohammed bin Salman: a kinder, gentler despot

The Western media fawning over the crown prince has been shocking.

Luke Gittos Monday 18 December 2017 comments

Liam Allan: a victim of victim-centred justice

The desire to drive up rape convictions has eroded defendants’ rights.

various authors Monday 18 December 2017 comments

Meet the women worried about #MeToo

Thirteen bold women on why we must reject victimhood.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 19 December 2017 comments

Keep feminist pressure groups out of schools

Kids shouldn’t be exposed to the moral panic about misogyny.

Andrew Doyle Tuesday 19 December 2017 comments

We’re all Mary Whitehouse now

The rage against deviant art has returned in PC form.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 19 December 2017 comments

When you attack democracy, you piss people off

The public fury with Remoaner MPs is perfectly rational.

Jan Macvarish Wednesday 20 December 2017 comments

Why mothers shouldn’t be bribed to breastfeed

Pressuring women to breastfeed does more harm than good.

Christian Butler Wednesday 20 December 2017 comments

The Disaster Artist: tribute to an unintended masterpiece

James Franco’s latest tells the story of the greatest bad film ever made.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 20 December 2017 comments

Ireland: on the verge of a pro-choice revolution

The referendum might finally win freedom for women.

Hamilton & Louis‑Dit‑Sully Thursday 21 December 2017 comments

The myth of implicit racism

The obsession with hidden bias corrodes solidarity.

spiked Thursday 21 December 2017 comments

Did PC get Trump elected?

Watch spiked’s Unsafe Space panel at Harvard.

Norman Lewis Thursday 21 December 2017 comments

No, Facebook isn’t ‘ripping society apart’

Why social-media execs cannot see the potential in their own creations.

Tom Slater Thursday 21 December 2017 comments

The two Europes

Beneath the sheen of EU ‘unity’, European peoples are in revolt.

Ella Whelan Friday 22 December 2017 comments

A year of sexual unfreedom

#MeToo speaks to a misanthropic panic about unpoliced sex.

Sean Collins Friday 22 December 2017 comments

The year Trumpism died

2017 made clear that Trump is no champion of the forgotten man.

spiked podcast Friday 22 December 2017 comments

‘I’ve seen the best and the worst in humankind’

Podcast: Macer Gifford on his work with the heroic Kurds of Syria.

Tom Slater 2017 Friday 22 December 2017 comments

2017: in the shadow of the Civil War

This year, parliament pitted itself against the people.

Naomi Firsht Saturday 23 December 2017 comments

In 2017, it was all‑out war on press freedom

From Leveson to Stop Funding Hate, snobs want to stifle the press.

Frank Furedi Saturday 23 December 2017 comments

The fantasy of the ‘youthquake’

The 2017 youth rebellion is a figment of observers’ imaginations.

Brendan O’Neill Saturday 23 December 2017 comments

The revealing hysteria over blue passports

Elite Remainers finally reveal how much they despise ordinary people.

Christopher Snowdon Sunday 24 December 2017 comments

2017: the year of the killjoys

Time for a backlash against the anti-booze, anti-chocolate, anti-smoking zealots.

Mick Hume Sunday 24 December 2017 comments

No going back to dead two-party politics

This year showed both the Conservatives and Labour exist in name alone.

spiked Monday 25 December 2017 comments

Our cultural highs and lows of 2017

spiked writers on the best and the worst of this year's art and culture.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 25 December 2017 comments

spiked’s person of the year: the unflinching Brexiteer



Brexit voters have reminded the world what conviction looks like.



Christian Butler Tuesday 26 December 2017 comments

The year everything was politicised

Apparently you can’t take down Trump without Taylor Swift.

Tim Black Tuesday 26 December 2017 comments

An empire of barbarism

This year, the West continued to unravel the Middle East.

Ben Pile Wednesday 27 December 2017 comments

2017: turning the tide on green crap?

Eco-miserabilism suffered some welcome setbacks this year.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 27 December 2017 comments

In 2018, let’s fight for due process

The principles of justice took a bad beating this year.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 27 December 2017 comments

The witch-hunting of Lewis Hamilton

The middle-class media mob is officially out of control.

Ken McLaughlin Thursday 28 December 2017 comments

The year mental illness went mainstream

‘Raising awareness’ about mental illness can do more harm than good.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 28 December 2017 comments

The rise of the terror amnesia industry

In 2017, our response to terrorism became dangerously passive.

James Woudhuysen Friday 29 December 2017 comments

China’s supernova cities

Austin Williams’ new book explores the world’s most spectacular urban revolution.

Alexander Adams Friday 29 December 2017 comments

Superheroes vs identity politics

This year, Marvel Comics played to the identitarian gallery – and alienated their readers.

June Caldwell Friday 29 December 2017 comments

‘There’s nothing crazier than real life’

The author of Room Little Darker talks to Ella Whelan about ‘farting out the truth’.

Mike Watson Friday 29 December 2017 comments

Why we love the 1980s today

On the cross-generational retreat into Eighties nostalgia.

Francis O’Gorman Friday 29 December 2017 comments

The perils of forgetting

Francis O’Gorman talks memory, belonging and the amnesia of the Western mind.

David Friend Friday 29 December 2017 comments

The 1990s: the dirtiest decade

David Friend on sex and scandal in the Nineties.

David Goodhart Friday 29 December 2017 comments

In search of a new solidarity

David Goodhart on his revolt against the liberal consensus.

Christina Hoff Sommers Friday 29 December 2017 comments

‘Feminism has been hijacked’

The myth-busting feminist on why she’s mortified by contemporary feminism.