Tommy Sheridan’s libel win over the News of the World was no ‘victory’ for the working class. It was a victory for an archaic law over open debate.
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
The hotly anticipated demo against the filming of Monica Ali’s novel in east London was in fact a ragbag collection of short-tempered middle-aged men.
No amount of reform will stop England and Ireland's stringent libel laws from having a chilling effect on free speech.
New Labour's Human Rights Act and the Tories' proposed British Bill of Rights share the same elitist prejudice: that ‘rights’ are gifts granted by governments and judges.
Must-reads from the past week
A leading member of the pro-vivisection group Pro-Test argues that animal rights activists should be defeated through debate, not legal injunctions.
The case of a schoolboy prosecuted for calling a playmate 'Paki' has shown up the childish streak in Britain's speech laws.
A student of Dr Frank Ellis - the Leeds lecturer suspended for his racist views - asks why the university couldn't handle a heated argument.
Saturday's rally in the rain for free expression was a damp squib.
As British historian David Irving is imprisoned in Austria for Holocaust denial, read this spiked article first published in December last year.