March 2018

Alastair Donald Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

Living Freedom: the new threats to liberty

Aged 18-25? Apply now for a three-day school devoted to freedom.

Christian Butler Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

Justin Trudeau: cultural appropriator

Has his ludicrous India trip burst the Trudeau bubble?

Andrew Doyle Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

Suing stand-ups: the latest free-speech battle

Comedians must be free to make jokes about whatever and whoever they like.

Joanna Williams Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

Feminism and royalty are made for each other

Today’s feminism benefits the elite far more than ordinary women.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

A message from Trotsky to Corbynistas

Anyone who tries to curb the right-wing press is a traitor to the working class.

Mick Hume Thursday 1 March 2018 comments

Labour: the new Mosleyites?

Corbyn’s Labour shares Max Mosley’s loathing of a free press.

Tara McCormack Friday 2 March 2018 comments

The EU: where did it all go wrong?

Ivan Krastev’s After Europe reveals the anti-democratic rot at the heart of the EU.

Rob Lyons Friday 2 March 2018 comments

How fossil fuels save lives

The Beast from the East would be far more deadly if it wasn't for ‘dirty’ energy.

Tom Slater Friday 2 March 2018 comments

We did it – we won a victory for press freedom

How spiked and its readers helped to protect this hard-won liberty.

Frank Furedi Friday 2 March 2018 comments

Why the people must be sovereign

Anti-populists denigrate democracy and render citizenship meaningless.

Tom Slater Friday 2 March 2018 comments

The paradox of patriotism

In this age of identity politics, why is national identity so demonised?

Robert Colls Friday 2 March 2018 comments

Orwell’s people and the people’s Brexit

Born when only the toffs spoke for England, Orwell devoted his life to giving the people their voice.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 2 March 2018 comments

The glamour of trauma

Afua Hirsch’s narcissistic book embodies everything that is wrong with identity politics.

David Miller Friday 2 March 2018 comments

The strangers in our midst

David Miller talks migration, national self-determination and the importance of integration.

Izzy Posen Monday 5 March 2018 comments

No, criticising trans ideas is not hateful

Bristol SU is wrong to No Platform ‘transphobes’.

Ella Whelan Monday 5 March 2018 comments

Feminism: the Oscars’ must-have accessory

Will this celebrity self-righteousness ever end?

Jennie Bristow Monday 5 March 2018 comments

This strike reminds us what universities are for

Striking lecturers and their students are raising big questions.

Frank Furedi Monday 5 March 2018 comments

Italy has dealt a blow to the EU

But the nation still longs for a real populist alternative.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 6 March 2018 comments

Antifa: the militant wing of authoritarianism

The clash at King’s College confirms anti-fascism now just means censorship.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 March 2018 comments

It isn’t only Trump who loves a trade war

The EU is just as protectionist and anti-China.

Tom Slater Tuesday 6 March 2018 comments

This is not a negotiation

Brussels will do anything to kill off Brexit.

Tim Black Tuesday 6 March 2018 comments

No, Bradley Wiggins is not a cheat

Sportspeople always ‘cross the ethical line’ – that’s what sport is about.

Alexander Horn Wednesday 7 March 2018 comments

The harsh truth of Germany’s ‘jobs miracle’

Ever-rising employment levels conceal a stagnant economic reality.

Nancy McDermott Wednesday 7 March 2018 comments

What Martin McDonagh gets wrong about Missouri

Three Billboards indulges some pretty base stereotypes about country folk.

Dominic Standish Wednesday 7 March 2018 comments

Now it’s time for ‘Italeave’

Italy’s politicians must listen to the public and consider leaving the EU.

The hate at the heart of identity politics

The Munroe Bergdorf spat confirms how poisonous the new ‘progressives’ are.

Neil Davenport Thursday 8 March 2018 comments

What’s really behind the demise of the NME?

The music press has grown stale as youth culture has become more timid.

Naomi Firsht Thursday 8 March 2018 comments

Putting the nation on a diet

Health busybodies want to force their killjoy ways on the rest of us.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Thursday 8 March 2018 comments

Germany’s coalition of fear

The new government is built on fear of populism and the public.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 8 March 2018 comments

Is it now a thoughtcrime to hate Islam?

Why you shouldn’t be cheering the jailing of Britain First’s leaders.

Mick Hume Thursday 8 March 2018 comments

The legend and myths of that four‑minute mile

Even Roger Bannister was accused of crossing an ‘ethical line’.

Maren Thom Friday 9 March 2018 comments

The creature from the feminist film-studies lecture

The Shape of Water is dampened by its unsubtle identity politics.

Yinzi Huli Friday 9 March 2018 comments

Xi Jinping: president for life?

How the West’s own fear of democracy could be helping Xi.

Wendy Kaminer Friday 9 March 2018 comments

Monica Lewinsky and the lure of victimhood

How #MeToo is encouraging women to misremember the past.

Mica Soellner Monday 12 March 2018 comments

Having a fancy degree doesn’t make you right

In the age of Trump, academic elitism has reached new heights.

Andrew Tettenborn Monday 12 March 2018 comments

The antiquarian assault on press freedom

How dusty old laws are being used to harass journalists.

James Woudhuysen Monday 12 March 2018 comments

Why they can’t fix the housing crisis

Both the Tories and Labour dread the radical shake-up we really need.

Tom Slater Monday 12 March 2018 comments

The bigotry of Stop Brexiteers

Vince Cable and his ilk are far more hateful than the Leavers they despise.

Tamara Berens Tuesday 13 March 2018 comments

The student censors in anti-fascist clothing

A vicious culture of intolerance is spreading through campuses.

Tim Black Tuesday 13 March 2018 comments

Trump’s new world dis-order

US foreign policy is now conducted on the president’s whim.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 13 March 2018 comments

The jingoistic fear of Russia is out of control

The Salisbury poisoning has exposed the hysteria of Britain’s rulers.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 13 March 2018 comments

Telford girls: the wrong kind of victims

The #MeToo set’s silence on the rape of working-class girls is deafening.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 14 March 2018 comments

No, you’re the bully

MPs have turned the b-word into a political weapon.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 14 March 2018 comments

Domestic violence: authoritarianism is not the answer

Theresa May’s Domestic Abuse Bill is an insult to justice.

Pauline Hadaway Wednesday 14 March 2018 comments

The comic genius of Ken Dodd

He had one ambition in life and he achieved it: to make people laugh.

Phil Mullan Wednesday 14 March 2018 comments

Philip Hammond’s ‘Tiggerish’ delusions

That ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ looks more like an oncoming train.

Tom Slater Wednesday 14 March 2018 comments

Tillerson and the myth of the Trump agenda

The latest sacking proves how visionless this administration is.

Emily Dinsmore Thursday 15 March 2018 comments

Education is not a consumer product

The drive to give students ‘value for money‘ is deeply corrosive.

Ella Whelan Thursday 15 March 2018 comments

Censorship is never the answer, Sadiq

Hateful tweets are the price we pay for internet freedom.

Mick Hume Thursday 15 March 2018 comments

Fighting for the right to offend on a rock in the ocean

Our man at the Madeira Literary Festival tries not to get lost in translation.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 15 March 2018 comments

Why we must have the right to call Allah gay

Free speech must include the right to ridicule gods.

David McKendrick Friday 16 March 2018 comments

Scottish football fans have been criminalised

And yet some Scottish politicians have the gall to play victim.

Candice Holdsworth Friday 16 March 2018 comments

What’s so bad about ‘cultural appropriation’?

The Cambridge Dictionary is the latest to treat cultural mixing as wrong.

Christian Butler Friday 16 March 2018 comments

Network: dying for ratings

A theatre revival of the 1976 film shines a light on our mad media.

spiked podcast Friday 16 March 2018 comments

Call off this war on cheap booze

Chris Snowdon, Brendan O’Neill and Tom Slater on the latest Last Orders podcast.

Tom Slater Monday 19 March 2018 comments

Hat-gate and the victimology of Corbynistas

These people don’t understand how ridiculous they sound.

Fraser Myers Monday 19 March 2018 comments

‘Martin the Monster’: the EU summed up

The rise of Martin Selmayr confirms how undemocratic the EU is.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 19 March 2018 comments

It isn’t Russia that destroyed British sovereignty

For our pro-EU political class to talk about national integrity is a sick joke.

Kevin Rooney Monday 19 March 2018 comments

A victory for freedom and football fans

The end of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is a great day for liberty.

Gareth Sturdy Tuesday 20 March 2018 comments

Stephen Hawking: a heroic intellect

His incredible personal story shouldn't eclipse his intellectual achievement.

Tim Black Tuesday 20 March 2018 comments

Afrin: the shame of the West

Why Western leaders are silent on the barbarism against the Kurds.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 20 March 2018 comments

A culture of bullying? Grow up

Politicians who claim they are being bullied are an embarrassment.

Naomi Firsht Wednesday 21 March 2018 comments

The death of French politics

With opposition parties in disarray, there’s no one to hold Macron to account.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 21 March 2018 comments

Free Count Dankula

The Nazi pug ruling is a dark moment for liberty.

Norman Lewis Wednesday 21 March 2018 comments

The Cambridge Analytica scandal: an elitist delusion

Voters didn't need a 'mindfucking machine' to reject Washington and Brussels.

Alexander Adams Thursday 22 March 2018 comments

Hate-speech laws help only the powerful

They’re the latest means through which the elite asserts its authority.

Ella Whelan Thursday 22 March 2018 comments

Why won’t the pay-gap myth die?

The McEnroe-Navratilova 'scandal' is the most ridiculous yet.

Mick Hume Thursday 22 March 2018 comments

Brexit Deal Betrayal: did the UK lose a war?

What democracy has to do with the price of fish.

Jack Schwartz Friday 23 March 2018 comments

Yes, PE is racist

Thank god someone had the guts to say it.

Christian Butler Friday 23 March 2018 comments

The strange smearing of Robin Williams

He hasn’t really been accused of anything. Yet #MeToo demands another scalp.

Patrick West Friday 23 March 2018 comments

Hope Not Hate: anti‑fascist authoritarianism

Well-meaning censors are the most dangerous of all.

Kevin Yuill Monday 26 March 2018 comments

March for Our Lives: ‘I have a nightmare’

Inflated fears over school shootings are no basis for gun control.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 26 March 2018 comments

The great lie at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica scare

The idea that Brexit voters were sheep is the opposite of the truth.

Frank Furedi Monday 26 March 2018 comments

The myth of Cambridge Analytica’s power

Cultural values are too deeply held to be changed by online messaging.

Rob Killick Tuesday 27 March 2018 comments

Philip Kerr: seriously entertaining

An heir to Raymond Chandler, Kerr leaves behind a formidable, thrilling legacy.

Joanna Williams Tuesday 27 March 2018 comments

No, Amnesty, women don’t need protection from words

Amnesty International’s war on ‘Toxic Twitter’ is an insult to women.

Tim Black Tuesday 27 March 2018 comments

Trump's cabinet of chaos

The appointment of war-happy John Bolton is yet another foreign-policy U-turn.

Bill Durodié Wednesday 28 March 2018 comments

After Salisbury: the lost art of diplomacy

Cool-headed diplomacy has given way to bluster and confusion.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 28 March 2018 comments

Let’s stand up for the right to be offensive

Shame on those comedians who are siding with the courts against Count Dankula.

Tom Slater Wednesday 28 March 2018 comments

Campus censorship is real, and worrying

Why are MPs downplaying the threat to freedom of speech?

Ella Whelan Thursday 29 March 2018 comments

Chill out about the morning-after pill

It’s now easier to get viagra than emergency contraception.

Fraser Myers Thursday 29 March 2018 comments

The Cambridge Analytica story is looking thinner by the day

The Observer thinks it has a smoking gun – it’s more a damp squib.

Mick Hume Thursday 29 March 2018 comments

The Birthday Party: a 60-year-old play for today

Harold Pinter’s play is as ‘original, disturbing and arresting’ as ever.

Christine Louis-Dit-Sully Friday 30 March 2018 comments

The grim racialism of ‘light-skinned privilege’

Obsessing over skin tone is the opposite of progressive.

Luke Gittos Friday 30 March 2018 comments

Worboys and the new threat to justice

This case could set a dangerous precedent.

spiked podcast Friday 30 March 2018 comments

‘To defend democracy, we must defend the nation’

Tom Slater and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss the populist revolt.