July 2018

Fraser Myers Monday 2 July 2018 comments

Why young white men are abandoning the Democrats

The Democrats’ embrace of identity politics is turning off a generation of voters.

Ann Furedi Monday 2 July 2018 comments

We can’t rely on judges to defend abortion rights

Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court pick reminds us why this battle must be won democratically.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 2 July 2018 comments

Gina Miller’s nasty elitism sums up the Remoaner lobby

How dare you plebs question us experts? This is the cry of Remainers.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 3 July 2018 comments

Western feminists need to get a grip

No, the US is not a dangerous place for women.

Tim Black Tuesday 3 July 2018 comments

NATO is more dangerous than Trump

It is not only obsolete – it is a means for warmongering.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 3 July 2018 comments

Call off the crusade against the Southern Poverty Law Center

The ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ has failed its first moral test.

Hardeep Singh Wednesday 4 July 2018 comments

There is no such thing as ‘gaming disorder’

We are in danger of stigmatising a perfectly harmless hobby.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 4 July 2018 comments

The Supreme Court v the court of public opinion

The departure of Kennedy reminds us of a tension at the heart of US democracy.

Tom Slater Wednesday 4 July 2018 comments

The crusade against Vote Leave

This isn't about dark money and dirty tricks. It is about crushing Brexit.

Jon Holbrook Thursday 5 July 2018 comments

Civil partnership: a hollow institution

Giving it the same status as marriage is a grave mistake.

Patrick West Thursday 5 July 2018 comments

Russian football fans are human after all

The World Cup has exploded Russophobic prejudices.

Mick Hume Thursday 5 July 2018 comments

Can England win the World Cup?

Is football really becoming as unpredictable as politics?

Frank Furedi Friday 6 July 2018 comments

The mainstreaming of porn

The pornification of Western society speaks to a serious crisis of values – one that censorship won’t solve.

Fraser Myers Friday 6 July 2018 comments

Incels: the ugly truth

The strange, self-loathing world of incels owes much to mainstream sexual confusion.

Matthew Lopez Friday 6 July 2018 comments

Fearful, joyful sex

The playwright behind The Inheritance talks EM Forster, the AIDS crisis and the eternal joy of sex.

Ella Whelan Friday 6 July 2018 comments

On rape

Why feminists need to listen to Germaine Greer.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 6 July 2018 comments

In defence of men

Masculine virtues are universal virtues, and they should be celebrated.

Joanna Williams Friday 6 July 2018 comments

Sex after #MeToo

Heterosexual relationships are in crisis.

Brendan O’Neill Sunday 8 July 2018 comments

The dimming of democracy

Theresa May’s sell-out on Brexit is a grave insult to the democratic ideal.

Tom Slater Monday 9 July 2018 comments

This is so much bigger than Boris

Brexit won’t be saved by cabinet resignations alone.

Frank Furedi Monday 9 July 2018 comments

Now they even want to racialise the World Cup

Identitarians judge footballers not by their skill, but by their race.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 9 July 2018 comments

The crisis of democracy

David Davis's resignation confirms that no party is willing to deliver Brexit.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 10 July 2018 comments

Who’s the real baby here?

That Trump blimp reveals how infantile some of his critics have become.

Christian Butler Tuesday 10 July 2018 comments

The King and I: a West End treat

Those crying ‘Western imperialism’ are really missing the point.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 10 July 2018 comments

The Thai cave rescue is humanity at its finest

This daring rescue mission is achieving the seemingly impossible.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 10 July 2018 comments

Trans activism is now just misogyny in drag

The attack on Alison Moyet shows how sexist trans thinking has become.

Emily Dinsmore Wednesday 11 July 2018 comments

The myth of social-media addiction

No, we aren’t all slaves to our timelines.

Tim Black Wednesday 11 July 2018 comments

The problem with always believing accusers

The latest UK paedophile panic has exposed the wilful credulity of our elites.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 11 July 2018 comments

It isn’t transphobic to question transgenderism

We must be free to debate the dangers of the Gender Recognition Act.

Rob Lyons Thursday 12 July 2018 comments

Starbucks, your latte levy is pointless

Disposable coffee cups really aren’t that big a problem.

Ella Whelan Thursday 12 July 2018 comments

Dancing for freedom

Three cheers for the Iranian women defying their regime.

Wendy Kaminer Thursday 12 July 2018 comments

Has the Supreme Court become too powerful?

It is supposed to protect minority rights, not impose the will of a minority.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 12 July 2018 comments

The two Englands

The World Cup has been brilliant. But it didn’t bring us together.

Patrick West Friday 13 July 2018 comments

We’re all Foucauldian now

How the Frenchman’s power theories gave rise to ‘snowflakes’.

Bill Wirtz Friday 13 July 2018 comments

In defence of Tony the Tiger

Banning cereal-box cartoons is pointless and paternalistic.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 13 July 2018 comments

It isn’t Islamophobic to criticise Sadiq Khan

It is censorious to brand Trump a bigot for criticising the mayor.

Tom Slater Friday 13 July 2018 comments

Days of middle-class rage

The Trump protests are more about therapy than politics.

Christian Butler Monday 16 July 2018 comments

Scarlett Johansson and the new cultural police

Why shouldn’t a ‘cis’ actress play a trans man?

Fraser Myers Monday 16 July 2018 comments

No Justine, we don’t need a second referendum

Politicians' refusal to accept Brexit is no reason to have another vote.

Tim Black Monday 16 July 2018 comments

Why Trump doesn’t hate Russia

The president’s refusal to embrace Russophobia is no bad thing.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 16 July 2018 comments

Those anti-Trump protests were really, really weird

This was atomised middle-class angst dressed up as radicalism.

Josie Appleton Tuesday 17 July 2018 comments

Join the fight against PSPOs

Everyone from rough sleepers to skateboarders have been targeted by these draconian powers.

Mick Hume Tuesday 17 July 2018 comments

Russia 2018: the greatest ever World Cup?

Final thoughts on an all-right England and the French revolution.

Tom Slater Tuesday 17 July 2018 comments

‘Trump is a Russian plant’: birtherism for liberals

The idea that Trump is in Putin’s pocket is a feverish conspiracy theory.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 18 July 2018 comments

Gender is more than a social construct

No one benefits from the idea that gender is a mere imposition.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 18 July 2018 comments

Fascists, fascists everywhere

Why the left loves to whip up fears over the far right.

Brendan O’Neill Wednesday 18 July 2018 comments

They are not communists, you idiots

Calm down, right-wingers: Corbynistas are squarer than you think.

Derbyshire and Gillott Thursday 19 July 2018 comments

No, ‘designer babies’ are not around the corner

The concern over gene editing is getting way ahead of the technology.

Joanna Williams Thursday 19 July 2018 comments

Consent classes for four-year-olds? What a terrible idea

We are urging children to see their interactions through the prism of abuse.

Tom Slater Thursday 19 July 2018 comments

That’s redecorating, not activism

A ‘protest’ in Manchester reminds us how trivial student politics has become.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 19 July 2018 comments

Labour’s problem with Jews is getting worse

The message is clear now: we trust you less than other minorities.

Henry Jacobson Friday 20 July 2018 comments

We need to talk about the Q

Queer politics has corrupted LGBT liberation.

Patrick West Friday 20 July 2018 comments

Why liberals bash Trump but ignore dictators

Perhaps protesters expect only white rulers to be civilised.

Ella Whelan Friday 20 July 2018 comments

Let’s celebrate the ingenuity of IVF

As she approaches her 40th birthday, Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, talks to spiked.

Jon Holbrook Friday 20 July 2018 comments

Cliff Richard’s win is our loss

Cliff's Law puts privacy first and society second.

Christian Butler Monday 23 July 2018 comments

James Gunn: brought down by right-wing snowflakes

This depressing tale reminds us the right is no champion of free speech.

Christopher Snowdon Monday 23 July 2018 comments

The inequality syndrome

The Inner Level is as myopic and poorly researched as its predecessor, The Spirit Level.

Frank Furedi Monday 23 July 2018 comments

The flight of the elites from the nation state

When leaders lose faith in the nation, geopolitics becomes more unstable.

Fraser Myers Monday 23 July 2018 comments

We shouldn’t rely on Facebook to tell us what is true

The truth is forever being contested – big corporates shouldn’t play referee.

Rachel Tripp Tuesday 24 July 2018 comments

It’s wrong to vote for women just because they’re women

Female candidates, like male ones, should be judged by their ideas.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Tuesday 24 July 2018 comments

Why Ozil’s resignation has rocked Germany

This race row has revealed a tense relationship with Turkey.

Emily Dinsmore Tuesday 24 July 2018 comments

Fake news is no threat to democracy

The scope and impact of it has been wildly exaggerated.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 July 2018 comments

Let them be executed

The ‘ISIS Beatles’ must face the consequences for their barbarism.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 24 July 2018 comments

Dump Farage – McCarthyism masquerading as radicalism

This new campaign sums up the censorious arrogance of Corbynistas.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 25 July 2018 comments

British transport: going nowhere fast

The dysfunction has reached surreal levels.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 25 July 2018 comments

Not everything is a feminist issue

Even climate change is now looked at through a gendered lens.

Hugo Brundin Wednesday 25 July 2018 comments

The rise of the Sweden Democrats

There’s more to this populist upsurge than bigotry.

Andrew Doyle Wednesday 25 July 2018 comments

The death of Godfrey Elfwick

This spoof SJW tweeter was a work of satirical brilliance.

Tara McCormack Thursday 26 July 2018 comments

The madness of war with Iran

Surely even Trump isn’t so unstable that he desires such a venture?

Joanna Williams Thursday 26 July 2018 comments

The rise of the female breadwinner

Another victory for women that feminists are refusing to celebrate.

Mick Hume Thursday 26 July 2018 comments

Defend our privacy – oppose their privacy laws

Protecting the private sphere should not mean inviting the state in.

Tom Slater Thursday 26 July 2018 comments

The Gary Lineker delusion

Do Remainers really think this millionaire elitist will change Leavers’ minds?

Ieuan Joy Thursday 26 July 2018 comments

The persecution of Sarah Champion

The MP is being punished for daring to talk about Muslim grooming gangs.

Neil Davenport Friday 27 July 2018 comments

Dorothea Lange can speak for herself

Curators need to stop crowbarring their politics into retrospectives.

Sean Collins Friday 27 July 2018 comments

A new socialist America? Calm down

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes off more as elitist than radical.

Spiked Friday 27 July 2018 comments

‘I trust Jeremy on Brexit more than I trust the Tories’

Kate Hoey talks to spiked about No Deal, deselection and democracy.

Fraser Myers Monday 30 July 2018 comments

Anne Hathaway and the woke woman’s burden

The concept of white privilege presents black people as pitiable and powerless.

Tom Slater Monday 30 July 2018 comments

Who really exploited Jo Cox’s murder?

Remainers have been weaponising this tragedy from day one.

Mick Hume Monday 30 July 2018 comments

Now MPs want to police political discussion

The fake-news panic is nurturing new arguments for state censorship.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 30 July 2018 comments

The Remainer politics of fear has become unhinged

This contemptuous elite wants to panic the public into submission.

Jan Macvarish Tuesday 31 July 2018 comments

Stop putting pressure on new mums

Expert parenting advice is stressing parents out.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 31 July 2018 comments

Why is crime in London rising?

Simplistic narratives around gangs, police and austerity are wide of the mark.

Ben Pile Tuesday 31 July 2018 comments

Maybe this heatwave is just a heatwave

Why climate alarmists see all extreme weather as a portent of doom.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 31 July 2018 comments

Love Island: the antidote to feminist miserabilism

Three cheers for the show that proves young women (and men) are all right.