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Friday 19 January 2018
Naomi Firsht
The one where millennials don’t have a sense of humour
Applying PC standards to sitcoms is a surefire way to kill comedy.

Patrick West
Blue Monday: why unhappiness is good for you
Nietzsche knew the score: joy is impossible without pain.

Thursday 18 January 2018
Mick Hume
Momentum: the phoney civil war over Labour’s future
The leftists taking control of Labour are as Remainer as the Blairites.

Fraser Myers
Thou shalt not joke about the gender pay gap
The backlash against John Humphrys shows how flimsy the BBC pay crusade is.

John Slater
Australia, it’s time to shake off the monarchy
Monarchists’ opposition to a referendum reveals their contempt for democracy.

Tom Bailey
The myth of Trumponomics
The Donald is more Davos than some might think.

Neil Davenport
Why the Third Way still rules
The elitist backlash to Brexit reminds us New Labour never really died.

Wednesday 17 January 2018
Brendan O’Neill
Now we know who really fears and loathes Poles – Remainers
The EU lobby's disgust with Poland exposes its deep prejudices.

Duleep Allirajah
Cyrille Regis: an anti-racist icon
In the face of bigotry, he blazed a trail for black players.

Tom Slater
Yes, Trump is a bigoted clown
...but don’t write off his supporters.

Christian Butler
Three Billboards and the new philistinism
Only a fool would think Martin McDonagh’s movie endorses racism.

Julian Vigo
What’s the point of university?
Dear OfS: knowledge for its own sake should override market concerns.

Tuesday 16 January 2018
Phil Mullan
After Carillion: we need to end zombie capitalism
The state is propping up business and making life more precarious for workers.

Tim Black
Trump and his haters: battle of the vanities
Both sides in the spat over his UK visit are more into preening than politics.

Ella Whelan
Young feminists, listen to your elders
Margaret Atwood is right: we must defend due process.

RJ Markowski
The Joke: still no laughing matter
Milan Kundera’s darkly comic tale still strikes an ominous chord.

Joe Nutt
What is the point of poetry?
To be a laboratory of language that opens us to the world.

Monday 15 January 2018
Luke Gittos
Aziz Ansari: bad sex is not a crime
#MeToo is about policing sex, not tackling sexual violence.

Jon Holbrook
No one should be shamed over private texts
Having the freedom to express yourself privately is crucial to a free society.

Frank Furedi
Turning the army into a Safe Space
The British army’s latest ads spell the end of the warrior ethos.


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