August 2018

Ieuan Joy Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

The chilling effect of the Cliff Richard ruling

People are already citing the ruling to try to stifle media reporting.

Ann Furedi Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

Abortion pills are safe and simple

So why won’t the government let women in England take them at home?

Fraser Myers Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

Labour’s turn against the masses

The deselection row shows how distant the party is from working people.

Wendy Kaminer Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

The ACLU is turning its back on free speech

America’s premier civil-rights group gets cold feet about hate speech.

Ken McLaughlin Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

Antidepressants are not the answer

We are in danger of medicalising everyday struggles.

Gareth Sturdy Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

William Blake: poet of the human potential

He was so much more than a nature-loving mystic.

Joanna Williams Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

No, women aren’t at risk from men

What feminists really mean when they talk about ‘violence’.

Julie Burchill Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

More Trans Pride? Oh please, no

Why trans activists are such a carping, censorious lot.

Jon Holbrook Friday 3 August 2018 comments

Diversity: the new favouritism

Ben Cobley’s The Tribe is a searing attack on the diversity industry.

Patrick West Friday 3 August 2018 comments

Nietzsche and the struggle against nihilism

Even the most courageous minds sometimes seek solace in fantasy.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 3 August 2018 comments

The #MeToo suicides

Four people are dead as a result of this hysteria. Can we talk about that?

Spiked Friday 3 August 2018 comments

‘This is just a smear campaign’

The IEA’s Mark Littlewood on Greenpeace’s ‘exposé’.

Jon Holbrook Monday 6 August 2018 comments

The UK has abandoned the presumption of innocence

The ‘golden thread’ of English law has been eroded by judges and lawmakers.

Christian Butler Monday 6 August 2018 comments

Sarah Jeong and the battle of the Twittermobs

The left is now on the receiving end of the outrage culture it created.

Frank Furedi Monday 6 August 2018 comments

Why Labour has a problem with Jews

The new anti-Semitism is identity politics in action.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 6 August 2018 comments

How the left made Tommy Robinson

It was their censorship of ‘Islamophobia’ that made Robinson a star.

Tim Black Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Zimbabwe: a victory for Mugabeism

Zanu-PF’s election victory shows how little has changed.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Boris’s burqa-bashing is not ‘Islamophobic’

Ring-fencing Islamic culture from criticism has created a new intolerance.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Alex Jones and the rise of corporate censorship

The banning of Infowars is an alarming act of capitalist intolerance.

Ieuan Joy Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

They’re not book‑burners – they’re morons

The Bookmarks stunt was dumb and illiberal, but this is not the 1930s.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

No, we are not addicted to smartphones

The idea that we’re at the mercy of Silicon Valley is an elitist myth.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

How feminism makes life harder for girls

Girls are stressed because they’re constantly told to expect the worst.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

Leave those kids alone

Now officials want five-year-olds to pick their own gender.

Julie Burchill Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

The problem with gay surrogacy

There’s something narcissistic in demanding your own biological children.

Karl Kemp Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

A feeling of apartheid in Holland

A South African writer sees too much of his homeland in multicultural Europe.

Ashley Frawley Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

The dystopia of the child-protection industry

From Norway to Britain, more kids are being seized from their parents.

spiked Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

The problem with ‘woke’ comedy

Simon Evans on how sanctimony is dulling our sense of humour.

Mick Hume Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

Boris burqa row: another excuse to bash Brexit voters

Remainer elitists are hiding their prejudices behind a veil.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

Who’s really racist – Boris or his critics?

It is the refusal to criticise certain groups that smacks of racism.

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Italy: the rise of the techno-populists

The spiked review talks to Carlo Invernizzi Accetti about why the Five Star Movement is a new kind of populism.

Tom Slater Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Everything has changed

Why the Brexit revolt cannot be undone.

Udi Greenberg Friday 10 August 2018 comments

The myth of a New Nazism

Udi Greenberg on why today’s populism isn’t a replay of the Thirties.

Matthew Goodwin Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Democracy’s shadow

Populism emerges when people want more from politics.

Daniel Ben-Ami Friday 10 August 2018 comments

The elites vs social media

Why our rulers lost faith in the digital dawn.

Miguel Murado Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Whither Podemos?

On the rise and fall of Spain’s left-wing populists.

Alexander Adams Monday 13 August 2018 comments

MagicGate: game culture’s new civil war

Political violence is breaking out... over a trading-card game.

Ella Whelan Monday 13 August 2018 comments

No, an invitation to debate isn’t a catcall

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Ben Shapiro was ludicrous.

Gareth Sturdy Monday 13 August 2018 comments

Sam Gyimah: the minister for philistinism

The HE minister thinks universities should parent rather than educate.

Tim Black Monday 13 August 2018 comments

The destruction of Yemen

The West is complicit in the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

Candice Holdsworth Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Can poetry survive outrage culture?

A poet has been hauled over the coals for a pretty inoffensive poem.

Kevin Yuill Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Giving a green light to euthanasia

Why has the UK Supreme Court backed out of life-and-death decisions?

Luke Gittos Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Operation Yewtree: the moral panic that ruined lives

Why is no one talking about the wrong done to Jonathan King?

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Corbyn and Munich: this really matters

We need to talk about the problem of ‘anti-Zionism’.

Maren Thom Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Why Idris Elba shouldn’t play James Bond

Bond is a racist, sexist dinosaur. He is the antithesis of diversity.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Where are all the white supremacists?

The pathetic Unite the Right rally shows white supremacy is dead.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Identity politics has conquered the Westminster bubble

The anti-Semitism / Islamophobia spat is another Culture War stand-off.

Christian Butler Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

Why shouldn’t straight actors play gay characters?

It’s called acting for a reason.

Austin Williams Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

Genoa: notes on a disaster

Poor maintenance and underinvestment could well explain the Morandi Bridge collapse.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

The terrible price of a ‘People’s Vote’

To overthrow the Brexit vote would be to overthrow democracy itself.

Emily Dinsmore Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Within touching distance of the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe represents a huge step forward for humanity.

spiked Friday 17 August 2018 comments

‘We can’t let the Islamists win’

Qanta Ahmed on what the Boris/burqa storm reveals about the rise of Islamism.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Barcelona, one year on

Why people still aren’t taking violent Islamism seriously.

Mick Hume Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Press freedom is too important to entrust to judges – or government

The BBC won’t appeal the Sir Cliff ruling. We need to appeal to the public.

Niall Crowley Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Aretha Franklin, voice of freedom

The Queen of Soul expressed a new optimism in black America.