February 2018

Paul Seaman Thursday 1 February 2018 comments

Why the PC brigade loathes darts

A zone in which portly working-class men have fun? Ban it.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 1 February 2018 comments

In defence of the walk-on girls

Shame on feminists who cheer the sacking of glamorous models.

Geoff Norcott Thursday 1 February 2018 comments

Comedy should never be a safe space

Geoff Norcott on the PC Mary Whitehouses killing humour.

Mike Savage Friday 2 February 2018 comments

Social class in the 21st century

Mike Savage, one of the minds behind the Great British Class Survey, talks identity, inequality and education.

James Heartfield Friday 2 February 2018 comments

How the working class was shut out

No party in Britain speaks for, or even appeals to, the working class.

Daniel Ben-Ami Friday 2 February 2018 comments

On the self-loathing rich

The wealthy are not as avaricious as many think.

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Friday 2 February 2018 comments

A very subtle snobbery

Currid-Halkett explains why flash cars and luxury handbags no longer signify high social status.

Joan C Williams Friday 2 February 2018 comments

We need to talk about class

Joan C Williams on why class cluelessness is hurting American politics.

Fred Siegel Friday 2 February 2018 comments

The revolt against the masses

Fred Siegel on the long history of liberal elitism.

Jim Butcher Monday 5 February 2018 comments

How No Platform conquered the academy

Campus censorship has been on the march for decades.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 5 February 2018 comments

Jacob Rees-Mogg and the rise of the new intolerance

The spat in Bristol exposed the dangers of self-esteem censorship.

Tom Slater Monday 5 February 2018 comments

The new blasphemies on campus

The Free Speech University Rankings 2018 makes for grim reading.

Wendy Earle Tuesday 6 February 2018 comments

The new puritans waging war on art

Manchester Art Gallery’s removal of a Victorian painting should horrify us.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 February 2018 comments

The EU is the enemy of the working classes

Leftists who support the EU should look at Greece, and be ashamed.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 6 February 2018 comments

100 years on, they fear ‘the mob’ more than ever

Today’s political class would have been on the wrong side in 1918.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 7 February 2018 comments

The Post: missing the big story

A tale of the power of free speech has become a parable of modern feminism.

John McGowan Wednesday 7 February 2018 comments

Chris Froome: neither saint nor sinner

Every athlete is only ever trying to seek a competitive edge.

Mick Hume Wednesday 7 February 2018 comments

The forgotten victory: votes for working-class men

Centenary celebrations have removed the 1918 Act from its historical context.

Mica Soellner Thursday 8 February 2018 comments

The snobbery in green politics

Environmentalists are out-of-touch with ordinary people.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 February 2018 comments

1918 and the elitism of identity politics

Middle-class women are soaring while working-class men disappear.

Frank Furedi Thursday 8 February 2018 comments

Let’s celebrate the creative power of democracy

100 years on, the elites still distrust the people. They are wrong to.

Nadja Breton Thursday 8 February 2018 comments

Strippers don’t need to be saved

A former stripper at the Windmill Club confronts the feminists trying to shut it down.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 February 2018 comments

Remainers have just reached a new low

In screaming ‘anti-Semitism!’ at their critics, they’re playing a lethal game.

Christian Butler Friday 9 February 2018 comments

Leave Tarantino alone

#MeToo is becoming a moral crusade against artistic freedom.

Patrick West Friday 9 February 2018 comments

What Marty Crane can teach us

John Mahoney’s character pre-empted today’s culture clash.

Ella Whelan Friday 9 February 2018 comments

No, today’s feminists are not The New Suffragettes

They fought for power – you fight for protection.

spiked podcast Friday 9 February 2018 comments

‘They celebrate the vote but they wish we didn’t have it’

Brendan O'Neill on why the political elite distrusts the public.

Kevin Yuill Monday 12 February 2018 comments

Assisted dying: a failure of psychiatry

We abdicate clinical responsibility when we let the suffering die.

Ella Whelan Monday 12 February 2018 comments

No, women are not damaged goods

#MeToo is in danger of reviving the idea of the ‘tainted women’.

Tim Black Monday 12 February 2018 comments

Revolt of the modern-day ‘slaves’

Migrants in Cornwall just dealt a blow to the elite’s ‘slavery’ obsession.

Patrick Basham Tuesday 13 February 2018 comments

Turning teen smoking into forbidden fruit

Thanks to the bans and warnings, cigarettes have never been more alluring.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 13 February 2018 comments

Why is it okay to censor Christians?

Vue’s pulling of a film about gay-conversion therapy is disturbing.

Phil Mullan Tuesday 13 February 2018 comments

Making sense of the stock-market turmoil

There’s too much complacency about our abnormal economy.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 13 February 2018 comments

The problem with Oxfam isn’t just a few dirty men

This scandal reveals the aid industry’s nasty neocolonial attitudes.

Stephanie Gutmann Wednesday 14 February 2018 comments

#MeToo is killing seduction

Male assertiveness is not necessarily a bad thing.

Gareth Sturdy Wednesday 14 February 2018 comments

It’s no surprise that teachers cheat

The OCR scandal shows how dysfunctional the education system has become.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 14 February 2018 comments

Trans vs TERFs: scrabbling for the victim highground

The argument over who is a woman has descended into ugly victim politics.

Mick Hume Wednesday 14 February 2018 comments

The EU is no friend of Irish independence

It wants to exploit border tensions to erase sovereignty in the UK – and Ireland.

Candice Holdsworth Thursday 15 February 2018 comments

Peter Rabbit falls to the outrage mob

The zealotry of today's censors knows no bounds.

Ann Furedi Thursday 15 February 2018 comments

No, abortion on grounds of disability is not eugenics

These choices are personal, not a matter of public policy.

Tim Black Thursday 15 February 2018 comments

It’s Remainers who are the conspiracy theorists

They are obsessed with ‘dark money’ and ‘shady’ people.

Tom Slater Thursday 15 February 2018 comments

No, Bari Weiss is not a bigot

Why is a right-of-centre liberal being painted as a hatemonger?

Naomi Firsht Friday 16 February 2018 comments

The heresy of criticising the NHS

When will politicians admit that our health service has major flaws?

Christian Butler Friday 16 February 2018 comments

Black Panther is not the first black superhero flick

The rush to praise the new Marvel film has created a bizarre cultural amnesia.

Patrick West Friday 16 February 2018 comments

Why ‘moving with the times’ is overrated

The idea grid girls should be banned ‘because it’s 2018’ makes no sense.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 16 February 2018 comments

Stop playing politics with school shootings

The people who politicise these acts are playing a lethal game.

spiked podcast Friday 16 February 2018 comments

Beware the oligarchs

Podcast: Frank Furedi on the controversy over George Soros.

Andrew Doyle Monday 19 February 2018 comments

Labour needs to drop identity politics

This divisive worldview is electoral hemlock.

Moses Dube Monday 19 February 2018 comments

Zuma was not an aberration

He embodied all that is wrong with ANC rule.

Frank Furedi Monday 19 February 2018 comments

Why they love baiting the Russian bear

The West’s anti-Russia rhetoric is becoming dangerously inflamed.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 19 February 2018 comments

Stop this corporate bullying of the press

Stop Funding Hate is marshalling capitalist power to punish newspapers.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Tuesday 20 February 2018 comments

The search for the German Weinstein

The #MeToo campaign has generated an insatiable demand for folk devils.

Manick Govinda Tuesday 20 February 2018 comments

Artists for Brexit

A new group says the arts should embrace this revolutionary moment.

Tim Black Tuesday 20 February 2018 comments

America v Russia: blundering into a hot war

The killing of Russian mercenaries in Syria ramps up Cold War tensions.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 20 February 2018 comments

The forgotten victims of #MeToo

Three people are dead as a result of this hysteria. Can we talk about them?

Joanna Williams Tuesday 20 February 2018 comments

You can’t measure the financial worth of knowledge

Politicians know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Daniel Clark Wednesday 21 February 2018 comments

Now universities are policing memes

At York, cracking offensive jokes in a private chat can land you in serious trouble.

Christian Butler Wednesday 21 February 2018 comments

Lady Bird: a grown‑up coming‑of‑age story

The real stars of Greta Gerwig’s teen film are the parents.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 21 February 2018 comments

Why the ISIS Brits should not be tried in Britain

They no longer deserve the rights that come with citizenship.

Tom Bailey Wednesday 21 February 2018 comments

The myth of the NRA’s dark money

Republicans fear the anger of the public, not the NRA.

Kevin Yuill Wednesday 21 February 2018 comments

After Florida: why gun control isn’t the answer

Mass school shootings are awful, but they’re also very rare.