Free speech
Free speech

Free speech

A war of words over the 'Yid Army'

Ignore the touchy PC brigade: the fans of north London football club Tottenham Hotspur should be allowed to call themselves whatever they like.

8 March 2007

A pick’n’mix attitude to free speech

Many have rallied around a Cambridge student disciplined for publishing an anti-Islamic cartoon. What about other instances of campus censorship?

If we want open borders, we need open debate

The Oxford students calling for the censure of an anti-immigration professor are selling short both the case for open borders and academic freedom.

26 February 2007

Tyranny of the individual

House of Fraser’s removal of an ‘offensive’ ad following a single complaint shows that any sensitive soul can play the chief censor these days.

23 February 2007

Congratulations, you’ve got junk mail worth reading

Two commonsense, anti-killjoy chain letters are making the rounds on the web. spiked traced their origins and spoke to the authors.

19 February 2007

Censoring students at Oxford? That is so gay

Welcome to the Oxford college where students can use the word gay to refer to a homosexual man but not to describe a rubbish pool shot.

9 February 2007

Why we’re standing by our un-PC pie

A Tipton pub serving something called ‘The Michael Barrymore Pie – Faggots Swimming in Gravy’ explains itself to spiked.

6 February 2007

'Genocide denial laws will shut down debate'

She's one of the best-known warriors against Holocaust denial. Yet Deborah Lipstadt thinks EU plans to ban 'genocide denial' are a disaster.

15 January 2007

Why I applauded the ‘BNP ballerina’

Who cares what Simone Clarke thinks in private? Her performance as Giselle was sprightly, springy and brilliant.

28 December 2006

Let’s make 2007 the Year of Real Tolerance

...and not the vacuous, censorious kind promoted in Xmas messages by the Queen and Channel 4.