June 2018

Lindsay Marchello Friday 1 June 2018 comments

Being blocked by Trump is not a free‑speech issue

We are all free to criticise the president – but we can’t force him to listen.

Patrick West Friday 1 June 2018 comments

Veganism and the politics of purity

The rise of militant veganism reflects our misanthropic age.

Joanna Williams Friday 1 June 2018 comments

Weinstein: heading for a #MeToo mistrial?

The media have already pronounced him guilty.

Frank Furedi Friday 1 June 2018 comments

Who will speak for the European working class?

The decline of trade unionism reflects a left that has given up on workers.

Fraser Myers Monday 4 June 2018 comments

Cops, grow a backbone

The police response to Lush’s ads is utterly out of order.

Ian O’Doherty Monday 4 June 2018 comments

Ireland’s new clerical class

The Yes vote was great, but Yes smugness is worrying.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 4 June 2018 comments

The moral infantilism of the pro-life lobby

The Irish referendum has utterly shattered pro-life delusions.

Emily Dinsmore Tuesday 5 June 2018 comments

Who’s afraid of the MuskBros?

Feminists’ fear of Elon Musk’s fans smacks of a moral panic.

Tim Black Tuesday 5 June 2018 comments

No one voted for Spain’s new prime minister

Spain's political class needs to face the electorate, not flee it.

Jack Schwartz Tuesday 5 June 2018 comments

Comedians, mock our Supreme Leader at your peril*

A Corbynista responds to Tracey Ullman’s vile blasphemy.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 5 June 2018 comments

Heathrow expansion: no more delays

This runway is 70 years in the making. What an embarrassment.

Bill Wirtz Wednesday 6 June 2018 comments

Plain packaging is plain stupid

It has boosted the black market while failing to stub out smoking rates.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 6 June 2018 comments

Vanity Von Glow: the left eats its own

Meet the drag queen banned for defending free speech.

Phil Mullan Wednesday 6 June 2018 comments

Trade wars cause real wars? It’s not that simple

If we want to oppose Trump’s tariffs, we need to drop the hyperbole.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 6 June 2018 comments

No, Islamophobia is not the new anti‑Semitism

It is historically illiterate to compare criticism of Islam with hatred of Jews.

Henry Jacobson Thursday 7 June 2018 comments

Neville Southall: the Homo Sovieticus of the Corbyn era

Why Momentum can’t get enough of the former footballer.

Ella Whelan Thursday 7 June 2018 comments

Meet the older women in revolt against #MeToo

We have a lot to learn from Anne Robinson’s generation of ‘warrior’ feminists.

Mick Hume Thursday 7 June 2018 comments

The false alarm over ‘fake news’

The voter-blaming elites have really lost touch with truth and reality.

Dominic Standish Thursday 7 June 2018 comments

Treating Italy like a Euro-colony

The EU’s meddling in Italy should alarm all democrats.

Tom Slater Thursday 7 June 2018 comments

Niall Ferguson has set back the fight for free speech

Some right-wingers are playing censorious students at their own game.

Donal Fallon Friday 8 June 2018 comments

James Connolly: a full life

In praise of the hero of Easter 1916, on his 150th birthday.

Patrick West Friday 8 June 2018 comments

Why Brits are turning against the police

Even respectable society now hates the rozzers.

Joanna Williams Friday 8 June 2018 comments

Why do students want to be treated like children?

In the past, students fought for independence – now they want protection.

Christian Butler Friday 8 June 2018 comments

The hole at the heart of the new Star Wars films

Now they’ve managed to make even Han Solo seem boring.

Tom Slater Friday 8 June 2018 comments

The Brexit mess we’re in

Politicians have failed to uphold our will. We need to take back control.

Emily Dinsmore Monday 11 June 2018 comments

Flat Earthers: the latest ‘post-truth’ bogeymen

The strange rise of Flat Earth theory has nothing to do with Trump or Brexit.

Jon Holbrook Monday 11 June 2018 comments

Another step towards juristocracy

The Supreme Court’s judgment on abortion in Northern Ireland should worry democrats.

Rob Lyons Monday 11 June 2018 comments

Anthony Bourdain: a lust for life

The celebrity chef was a breath of fresh air in our killjoy era.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 11 June 2018 comments

Now Remoaners are turning into conspiracy theorists

The idea that Russia masterminded Brexit is an elitist, feverish fantasy.

Wendy Earle Tuesday 12 June 2018 comments

Why the British Museum should keep the Elgin Marbles

Museums should resist the pressure to repatriate ancient artefacts.

Censoring survivors of the Stasi

It is a disturbing irony that Germany now silences victims of GDR terror.

Tim Black Tuesday 12 June 2018 comments

The end of the West?

Trump is exposing the irrelevance of Cold War institutions like the G7.

Tom Slater Tuesday 12 June 2018 comments

Parliament vs the people

MPs don’t need a ‘meaningful vote’ – they had one two years ago.

Neil Davenport Wednesday 13 June 2018 comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s junk politics

His support for Jamie Oliver is in keeping with his paternalistic outlook.

Christian Butler Wednesday 13 June 2018 comments

Lionel Shriver is right about the diversity industry

Writers should be judged by their talent, not their background.

Emily Dinsmore Wednesday 13 June 2018 comments

The truth behind the trolling panic

The internet is not a hostile place for women.

Tim Black Wednesday 13 June 2018 comments

The Trump-Kim summit: kitsch or progress?

There are reasons both to cheer and worry about this strangest of meetings.

Fraser Myers Thursday 14 June 2018 comments

‘The fear of populism is really a fear of the masses’

Frank Furedi discusses his new book, How Fear Works.

James Heartfield Thursday 14 June 2018 comments

Grenfell and the problem of carbon targets

A web of new rules and regulations fed into the Grenfell disaster.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 14 June 2018 comments

Grenfell one year on: the milking of a tragedy

Liberals prefer the poor when they’re suffering rather than revolting.

Gareth Sturdy Friday 15 June 2018 comments

The ugliness of the ‘dead white male’ debate

Saying that black kids can’t relate to Shakespeare is deeply reactionary.

Ella Whelan Friday 15 June 2018 comments

Why are so many kids in care?

New research shows how damaging an overzealous care system can be.

Joanna Williams Friday 15 June 2018 comments

No, Arron Banks didn’t ‘buy’ Brexit

Remainers are giving the Leave.EU chief far too much credit.

Austin Williams Monday 18 June 2018 comments

Labour Live: bread and circuses

This north London day out fell far short of its radical pretensions.

Joanna Williams Monday 18 June 2018 comments

The case against an upskirting law

Upskirting is vile and anti-social – but should it be illegal?

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 18 June 2018 comments

Merkel’s rule can’t end soon enough

The latest migration row sums up her aloof, undemocratic style.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 18 June 2018 comments

It isn’t Christopher Chope who’s mad – it’s his haters

The anti-Chope mania confirms the political class has lost the plot.

Nicola Wright Tuesday 19 June 2018 comments

Only one person is to blame for Eurydice’s murder

Blaming all Aussie men for the crimes of one is a travesty.

Charlie Skelton Tuesday 19 June 2018 comments

Bilderberg: wrestling with cops in Turin

What it’s like covering the global elites’ top-secret get-together.

Frank Furedi Tuesday 19 June 2018 comments

How paranoid parenting fuels kids’ ‘internet addiction’

If we keep children cooped up indoors, they’ll find adventure online.

James Black Wednesday 20 June 2018 comments

Oscar Wilde: free‑speech martyr

He was brought down by the tyranny of custom.

Dominic Standish Wednesday 20 June 2018 comments

Fortress Europe is no friend of migrants

It criticises Italy, yet the EU has been blocking migrants for decades.

Sean Collins Wednesday 20 June 2018 comments

The truth about Trump’s child-migrant policy

It is wrong, cynical and harsh – but it isn’t Nazism.

Emily Dinsmore Thursday 21 June 2018 comments

Of course cannabis-use should be legalised

Adults should decide for themselves whether or not to use drugs.

Christian Butler Thursday 21 June 2018 comments

Ocean’s 8: A Feminist Flop

The ‘gender-swap’ trend is shielding tired remakes from criticism.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 21 June 2018 comments

Rachel, spare us your partisan tears

Anti-Trump emotionalism has become a menace to reasoned debate.

Tim Black Thursday 21 June 2018 comments

Why the political class hearts the NHS

Labour and the Tories are two blind men fighting over a pair of NHS specs.

Henry Jacobson Friday 22 June 2018 comments

Manspreading: the shrivelling of feminism

Feminism has become the dinner-party etiquette of the liberal elite.

Fraser Myers Friday 22 June 2018 comments

It is time to end the war on drill

The police are blurring the lines between music and violence.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 22 June 2018 comments

Trump’s critics have destroyed the memory of the Holocaust

Comparing Trump’s policies to the Holocaust is a species of Holocaust denial.

Tim Black Monday 25 June 2018 comments

Capitalists of the world, unite against Brexit!

Remainers urging big business to interfere in democracy – a new low.

Geoff Norcott Monday 25 June 2018 comments

The ‘people’s vote’ march: a middle-class joke

A few Ultra Remainers calling themselves the people was not even the funniest part.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 25 June 2018 comments

This photo isn’t what it seems – and that really matters

Anti-Trump hysteria means truth takes second place to moral showboating.

James Black Tuesday 26 June 2018 comments

The philistine destruction of Johnny Depp

Rolling Stone’s hatchet job shows little understanding of what makes a great artist.

Julie Burchill Tuesday 26 June 2018 comments

Love Island: a show with real heart

Only the bitter and jealous could fail to be won over by the Islanders.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 26 June 2018 comments

No more memes? The EU’s latest threat to the net

The EU’s new copyright laws will destroy the web as we know it.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 26 June 2018 comments

Is the Orwell Prize rewarding conspiracy theories now?

Carole Cadwalladr’s journalism is rife with feverish claims.

Rob Lyons Wednesday 27 June 2018 comments

The problem with Scotland’s war on smoking

SNP plans for a ‘tobacco-free’ nation smack of petty authoritarianism.

Dennis Hayes Wednesday 27 June 2018 comments

The real reason degrees are getting easier

'Learning objectives’ have reduced higher education to tick-box training.

Emily Dinsmore Wednesday 27 June 2018 comments

There is no campus suicide epidemic

Official statistics show that student suicides are, thankfully, very rare.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 27 June 2018 comments

It’s no wonder millennial women are down on sex

They’ve been taught from youth that sex is fraught with peril.

Alexander Adams Thursday 28 June 2018 comments

Frida Kahlo: art trumps identity

She may be an icon – but it’s time to recognise her as a great artist, too.

Kevin Yuill Thursday 28 June 2018 comments

Gosport: the scandal of undervaluing human life

‘Shortening lives’ is what happens when we see people as inconvenient.

Mick Hume Thursday 28 June 2018 comments

Even the World Cup is about Brexit now

The elite’s loathing of the flag-waving masses is now on full display.

Tara McCormack Friday 29 June 2018 comments

Digging into the domestic roots of jihad

David Thomson’s The Returned explores why so many Westerners support ISIS.

Ella Whelan Friday 29 June 2018 comments

Martin McDonagh has the last laugh, again

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is as rebellious as it was 20 years ago.

Tom Slater Friday 29 June 2018 comments

Brexit has shattered Corbynistas’ radical pretensions

They claim to speak for the many but they fear the 17.4million.

Frank Furedi Friday 29 June 2018 comments

Hungary: the bad boy of the EU

Brussels fears Hungary because it refuses to bow to imperial technocracy.