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.

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.