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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Katherine Hughes
Latin’s not just for school, it’s for life


Mick Hume
Six random lessons of the David Moyes debacle
spiked’s resident ‘Cockney Red’ on the latest circus surrounding Man United.

Rob Lyons
Vote against independence or we’re doomed!
Those campaigning for a ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum are blowing it by being relentlessly negative.

Tuesday 22 April 2014
Tim Black
Cyril Smith: no justice for dead men
The moral crusade against child abuse invents its own truth.

Patrick Hayes
Big Brother can’t prevent nosy neighbours
The UK's CCTV czar should focus on cutting state surveillance and butt out of our backyards.

Solomon Roark
The Grand designs of Wes Anderson
With The Grand Budapest Hotel, the American director once again proves that style is substance.

Thursday 17 April 2014
Brendan O’Neill
‘The state should never be the arbiter of what people can think’
Brendan O’Neill meets the Voltaire-inspired attorney general of Australia.

Tim Black
Turkey’s Twitter twitch-hunt
Prime Minister Erdogan’s war on social media is uncannily similar to the war on unacceptable speech in the West.

John Milton
‘Let Truth and Falsehood grapple’
John Milton on why a free and open public sphere is the best way to the truth.

Wednesday 16 April 2014
Mick Hume
The fan-bashing spirit of the Eighties lives on
Attitudes to football fans have changed since Hillsborough. But for the better?

Tom Slater
Calvary: the sins of the fathers
A black comedy about a good priest battling cynicism comes to confused and troubling conclusions.

Neil Ross
Don’t let artistic expression take the rap
Prosecuting people on the basis of song lyrics sets a horrifying precedent.

Tuesday 15 April 2014
Patrick Hayes
Oasis: bringing some swagger to Shoreditch


Dennis Hayes
‘Emotional capitalists’ need to get a grip


Niall Crowley
Twenty Feet From Stardom: the decline of the pop professional
A new documentary pays tribute to the unsung performers behind pop's biggest hits.

Monday 14 April 2014
Duleep Allirajah
‘Fat Scottish wanker’? It’s just banter
Pantomime name-calling at football matches should not be a crime.

Ivor Jones
Cardiff University:
pro-choice,
anti-free speech



Frank Furedi
Nigel Evans trial: UK prosecutors are playing God
This showtrial gave us disturbing insights into the cult of the victim.

Patrick West
If Scotland goes, it should take Northern Ireland with it
Scottish independence would spell the end of British identity in Ulster.

Friday 11 April 2014
Frank Furedi
Let's make Paine's Age of Reason a reality
Burke's paternalism won out over Paine's liberalism. Let the fightback begin.


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