January 2018

Rob Lyons Wednesday 3 January 2018 comments

Let kids eat cake

Public-health quangos seem oblivious to life’s sweet pleasures.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 3 January 2018 comments

Why white working-class kids lag behind

Their class has been pushed to the fringes of British public life.

Tom Slater Wednesday 3 January 2018 comments

No, Brexit was not a cry for help

Now elite Remainers are trying to drown Leavers in crocodile tears.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 3 January 2018 comments

In praise of Iran’s brave rebels

Why aren’t more Westerners cheering this epic fight for democracy?

Fawzi Ibrahim Thursday 4 January 2018 comments

How can the TUC back the anti-worker EU?

Its Brexit stance shows how distant it is from the working class.

Tim Black Thursday 4 January 2018 comments

Trump’s war on terror

The Pakistan tweet shows he is as clueless as his predecessors.

Joanna Williams Thursday 4 January 2018 comments

Toby Young is not the problem

Hysterical academics are letting the Office for Students off the hook.

Mick Hume Thursday 4 January 2018 comments

‘Tony Bliar’ is the honest face of the Remainer elite

Blair’s attack on Brexit spells out what other democracy-loathers won’t.

Christian Butler Friday 5 January 2018 comments

Logan Paul: the sharp end of a detached culture

We live in an age when we’re more likely to film tragedies than intervene.

Luke Gittos Friday 5 January 2018 comments

There is no epidemic of knife crime

But we can’t ignore the nihilism brewing among some young men.

Patrick West Friday 5 January 2018 comments

Meet the new pearl‑clutchers

Today it’s the liberal-left who punish moral transgressors.

Ella Whelan Friday 5 January 2018 comments

Time’s Up for the #MeToo movement

The celebrity fund for poor women reveals how patronising #MeToo is.

James Gill Monday 8 January 2018 comments

In defence of Apu

Don’t let offence-takers kill off The Simpsons’ shopkeeper.

Tara McCormack Monday 8 January 2018 comments

Why is Britain funding jihadis?

Western foreign policy has deepened the conflict in the Middle East.

Rob Lyons Monday 8 January 2018 comments

The case against the killjoy state

Christopher Snowdon’s new book slays the new paternalists.

Andrew Doyle Monday 8 January 2018 comments

On the self-destructive left

Illiberal liberals are closing minds, not opening them.

Ella Whelan Monday 8 January 2018 comments

The Golden Globes: a wake for feminism

The #MeToo movement is just a vehicle for celeb virtue-signalling.

Luke Gittos Monday 8 January 2018 comments

John Worboys has served his time

If we want justice we must improve investigations, not undermine due process.

James Black Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

We’ve forgotten how to debate

Division is no bad thing – it can drive progress.

Jennie Bristow Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

Time for a truce in the ‘generation wars’

The old and the young need to come together. But how?

Tim Black Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

What is the point of the NHS?

Yes, there is a crisis in the NHS – a crisis of purpose.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

Toby Young and the purification of public life

The squares and bores and censors are taking over politics.

Tom Slater Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

You can’t reshuffle a knackered party

May’s ‘night of the plastic knives’ showed how fragile party politics has become.

Courtney Hamilton Tuesday 9 January 2018 comments

No, that H&M ad isn’t racist

This wilful offence-taking is warping the anti-racist cause.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 10 January 2018 comments

Hands off our Irn‑Bru

Bring on the backlash against the miserly sugar tax.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 10 January 2018 comments

How the EU is holding Africa back

Green EU projects are hampering progress.

Christian Butler Wednesday 10 January 2018 comments

Oprah 2020? Liberals are losing it

Democrats are so bereft of vision they’re indulging desperate fantasies.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 10 January 2018 comments

Virgin’s elitist Mail‑bashing

Yes this is censorship – and it’s time to stand up to it.

Mick Hume Wednesday 10 January 2018 comments

The real scandal should be Trump’s attempt to ban that book

But the president’s opponents fear free speech as much as he does.

Bruce Scott Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

The myth of toxic masculinity

Stop pathologising men – they’re doing just fine.

Frank Furedi Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside

The problem isn't ‘smartphone addiction’ – it’s that kids are coddled.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

Lorde and the breathtaking hypocrisy of BDS

Anti-Israel activists pose as freedom-lovers but agitate for censorship.

Emily Dinsmore Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

Je suis Catherine!

The great Catherine Deneuve is right: #MeToo is ruining sex.

Joanna Williams Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

How feminism became a rich woman’s racket

High-paid stars are using the pay-gap myth as a negotiating tactic.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 11 January 2018 comments

The misogyny of #MeToo

The rage against Katie Roiphe exposes feminism’s hatred of women.

spiked podcast Friday 12 January 2018 comments

‘The left has betrayed Iran’

Maryam Namazie on why we should support the Iranian rebels.

Gareth Sturdy Friday 12 January 2018 comments

Justine Greening was nothing special

Why has her resignation made teachers so weepy?

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Friday 12 January 2018 comments

Don’t mourn the demise of Germany’s SPD

The real problem is that there’s nothing progressive to take its place.

Patrick West Friday 12 January 2018 comments

Why the left loathes the Daily Mail

Bashing the Mail has become the ultimate virtue-signal.

Fraser Myers Friday 12 January 2018 comments

After Brexit, the Lords is next

We shook off the elitist EU; now let’s do the same with the second chamber.

Tom Slater Friday 12 January 2018 comments

Fire and Fury: a Trumpist soap opera

Michael Wolff’s book gives us a lot of gossip but little insight.

Ben Pile Monday 15 January 2018 comments

The real problem is plastic politicians

It is MPs’ nonsense war on plastic that should be thrown away.

Andrew Tettenborn Monday 15 January 2018 comments

A backdoor assault on democracy

Keir Starmer would make the UK even more beholden to EU law.

Rob Lyons Monday 15 January 2018 comments

Have a drink – it won’t kill you

Researchers want the alcohol guidelines lowered. Ignore them.

Frank Furedi Monday 15 January 2018 comments

Turning the army into a Safe Space

The British army’s latest ads spell the end of the warrior ethos.

Jon Holbrook Monday 15 January 2018 comments

No one should be shamed over private texts

Having the freedom to express yourself privately is crucial to a free society.

Luke Gittos Monday 15 January 2018 comments

Aziz Ansari: bad sex is not a crime

#MeToo is about policing sex, not tackling sexual violence.

Joe Nutt Tuesday 16 January 2018 comments

What is the point of poetry?

To be a laboratory of language that opens us to the world.

RJ Markowski Tuesday 16 January 2018 comments

The Joke: still no laughing matter

Milan Kundera’s darkly comic tale still strikes an ominous chord.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 16 January 2018 comments

Young feminists, listen to your elders

Margaret Atwood is right: we must defend due process.

Tim Black Tuesday 16 January 2018 comments

Trump and his haters: battle of the vanities

Both sides in the spat over his UK visit are more into preening than politics.

Phil Mullan Tuesday 16 January 2018 comments

After Carillion: we need to end zombie capitalism

The state is propping up business and making life more precarious for workers.

Julian Vigo Wednesday 17 January 2018 comments

What’s the point of university?

Dear OfS: knowledge for its own sake should override market concerns.

Christian Butler Wednesday 17 January 2018 comments

Three Billboards and the new philistinism

Only a fool would think Martin McDonagh’s movie endorses racism.

Tom Slater Wednesday 17 January 2018 comments

Yes, Trump is a bigoted clown

...but don’t write off his supporters.

Duleep Allirajah Wednesday 17 January 2018 comments

Cyrille Regis: an anti-racist icon

In the face of bigotry, he blazed a trail for black players.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 17 January 2018 comments

Now we know who really fears and loathes Poles – Remainers

The EU lobby's disgust with Poland exposes its deep prejudices.

Neil Davenport Thursday 18 January 2018 comments

Why the Third Way still rules

The elitist backlash to Brexit reminds us New Labour never really died.

Tom Bailey Thursday 18 January 2018 comments

The myth of Trumponomics

The Donald is more Davos than some might think.

John Slater Thursday 18 January 2018 comments

Australia, it’s time to shake off the monarchy

Monarchists’ opposition to a referendum reveals their contempt for democracy.

Fraser Myers Thursday 18 January 2018 comments

Thou shalt not joke about the gender pay gap

The backlash against John Humphrys shows how flimsy the BBC pay crusade is.

Mick Hume Thursday 18 January 2018 comments

Momentum: the phoney civil war over Labour’s future

The leftists taking control of Labour are as Remainer as the Blairites.

John McGowan Friday 19 January 2018 comments

Trump: bad, not mad

Diagnosing him from afar is dangerous and anti-democratic.

Ashley Frawley Friday 19 January 2018 comments

We don’t need a minister for loneliness

Therapeutic policies fuel the problems they set out to solve.

Patrick West Friday 19 January 2018 comments

Blue Monday: why unhappiness is good for you

Nietzsche knew the score: joy is impossible without pain.

Naomi Firsht Friday 19 January 2018 comments

The one where millennials don’t have a sense of humour

Applying PC standards to sitcoms is a surefire way to kill comedy.

spiked podcast Saturday 20 January 2018 comments

‘When we instantly believe women, we invite them to lie’

Brendan O'Neill on #MeToo and the dire threat to due process.

Andrew Doyle Monday 22 January 2018 comments

Why the modern left loves shutting down debate

Critical thinking is out, censorship by subterfuge is in.

Rob Lyons Monday 22 January 2018 comments

The Carillion crisis: PFI isn’t the problem

Obsessing over corporate handouts obscures the bigger debate we need.

Ella Whelan Monday 22 January 2018 comments

UKIP: the party’s over

UKIP’s demise proves Remainers were wrong about the Brexit era.

Sean Collins Monday 22 January 2018 comments

One year on: the real problem with Trump

No, he isn’t a tyrant. But he is seriously degrading political life.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 23 January 2018 comments

The Tories’ yoof problem

The party has too many gimmicks and not enough substance.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 23 January 2018 comments

#MeToo is a menace to private life

This moralistic movement is erasing the line between public and private.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 23 January 2018 comments

Why men are being wrongly accused of rape

The redefinition of rape as ‘bad sex’ is devastating to justice.

Mick Hume Tuesday 23 January 2018 comments

How long must they lord it over democracy and press freedom?

Their latest assault on the press should sound the death knell for the Lords.

Bill Wirtz Wednesday 24 January 2018 comments

The dangers of cracking down on booze

Anti-alcohol policies can make people’s lives worse.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 24 January 2018 comments

Return of the Malthusians

Once again, Westerners are foisting population control on Africa.

Josie Appleton Wednesday 24 January 2018 comments

Stop this war on the homeless

Homeless people should enjoy the same civil rights as the rest of us.

Tim Black Wednesday 24 January 2018 comments

The use and abuse of the Kurds

Why we must oppose Turkey’s outrageous assault on Afrin.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 24 January 2018 comments

That Presidents Club dinner: calm down, everyone

Chattering-class moral outrage is spinning out of control.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 25 January 2018 comments

Macron: the truth beneath the veneer

Why British journalists are wrong to swoon over the French president.

Neil Davenport Thursday 25 January 2018 comments

Mark E Smith: the last of the non-conformists

There was no one quite like the Fall’s post-punk poet.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 25 January 2018 comments

One year on: the lethal folly of calling Trump Hitler

We mustn’t forget, or forgive, the anti-Trump lobby’s Nazi comparisons.

Patrick West Friday 26 January 2018 comments

From fake news to fake truths

Lies aren’t the only problem. The facts can also be made to tell false stories.

spiked podcast Friday 26 January 2018 comments

‘We have to stand up for Afrin and the Kurds’

Macer Gifford on why we must oppose Turkish militarism in the Middle East.

Christian Butler Monday 29 January 2018 comments

In defence of Woody Allen

The attacks on him show how rash and dangerous #MeToo has become.

Sadhvi Sharma Monday 29 January 2018 comments

British women, enjoy your equality

As an Indian I can assure you: harassment is not rife in the UK.

Wendy Kaminer Monday 29 January 2018 comments

The dangers of vigilante feminism

#MeToo revives the 19th-century view of women as moral guardians.

Wendy Earle Tuesday 30 January 2018 comments

ISIS in Sylvania: confronting Islamism

A new art book satirises our infantile approach to terrorism.

Rob Harries Tuesday 30 January 2018 comments

Don’t panic: the end is not nigh

Why we shouldn’t take the Doomsday Clock seriously.

Tim Black Tuesday 30 January 2018 comments

Anti-Trumpism: the ultimate virtue signal

The planned protests against Trump's UK visit are acts of self-promotion.

Duleep Allirajah Tuesday 30 January 2018 comments

Kick these video refs out of football

Video Assisted Refereeing will be the death of the beautiful game.

Mick Hume Tuesday 30 January 2018 comments

Brexit betrayed by the confederacy of demophobes

But let’s not despair – the democratic genie is out of the bottle.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 31 January 2018 comments

Cutting men’s wages is a scandal

Feminists demanding pay cuts for men are doing bosses’ dirty work.

Doyle and Gittos Wednesday 31 January 2018 comments

Jordan Peterson: political saviour or false god?

Two spiked columnists clash over Peterson.

Stuart Derbyshire Wednesday 31 January 2018 comments

Three cheers for China’s cloned monkeys

The cloning of primates is a great scientific breakthrough.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 31 January 2018 comments

Votes for 16-year-olds? Grow up

Votes for teens is a cynical, prejudiced and anti-democratic demand.