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Monday 3 March 2014 March 2014
Sean Collins
Incompetent imperialists reign in Ukraine
The meddling of the US and the EU has produced nothing but chaos.

Frank Furedi
Who’s to blame for the unravelling of Ukraine?
Thoughtless Western interference is pushing Ukraine to the brink.

Brendan O’Neill
It is the West, not Russia, that has behaved recklessly in Ukraine
Western observers ditch their critical faculties whenever Russia is involved.

Tuesday 4 March 2014
Robert Smith
Campus censorship is not above debate
No More Page 3 are at the forefront of calling for censorship at the University of Nottingham, but they still refuse to debate.

Tim Black
Boris v Islamist parents: it’s PC gone mainstream!
The mayor’s war on Islamist families exposes his right-on authoritarianism.

Wednesday 5 March 2014
Rob Lyons
There’s no sugar-coating this tax
A proposed tax on the sweet stuff would be another small blow against personal choice.

Kenny Hodgart
Chinese education: few lessons for the West
Students in East Asia may be great at passing exams, but that doesn't mean their schooling is better.

Joanna Williams
Campus censorship: the fightback starts here
It’s time for students to throw off the censors’ shackles.

Thursday 6 March 2014
Wendy Earle
Museums: give us artefacts, not yarns
Using museum exhibitions to ‘tell a story’ patronises the public.

Kathryn Ecclestone
Turning students into nervous wrecks
Why do we assume students are vulnerable? The vast majority aren’t.

Tim Black
We should kick all politics out of football
Anelka’s quenelle was part of a much bigger problem.

Jon Fuge
Non-Stop: badass Neeson, boring film


Christian Butler
G I R L: Pharrell-does-feminism


Friday 7 March 2014
Duleep Allirajah
The racial delusions of Sol Campbell
Campbell wasn't overlooked for the England captaincy because he was black, but his claim reflects an unhealthy modern outlook.

Russell McCarthy
Vikings: life and legend – savaging the myths
A new exhibition shows there’s more to the Vikings than raping and pillaging.

Jason Smith
Farmageddon:
eco-foodies starved of good ideas

Philip Lymbery's arguments against industrialised food are hard to swallow.

Rob Lyons
Discrimination is wrong, but so is state interference
UKIP small-state reputation contradicts its desire to restrict immigration.

Monday 10 March 2014
Brendan O’Neill
In defence of ‘uninhibited, robust’ public debate
Why we should all celebrate the 50th birthday of New York Times v Sullivan.

Frank Furedi
What PIE and the NSPCC have in common
Both believe in saving children from their parents.

Mick Hume
In defence of the dark Seventies
It wasn't all paedos and power cuts says Mick Hume (above, in white jumper).

Jacob Diamond
Free speech on campus – beyond ‘Jesus & Mo’


Sean Collins
The West’s double standards on Ukraine
Our leaders claim to be defending Ukrainian sovereignty. In fact, they’re overriding it.

Tuesday 11 March 2014
Katherine Hughes
Jägerbombs aren't lethal – stupidity can be


spiked podcast
‘Most of what we’ve been told about Ukraine is wrong’
Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the Western myths about the events in Ukraine.

Wednesday 12 March 2014
Rob Lyons
Obama: the king of celebrity politicians
In place of ideas, modern politicians attempt to offer 'personality'.

Denis Russell
What Bob Crow meant to me
A former Tube trade unionist recalls Crow’s strengths and weaknesses.

Saleha Ali
The paradox of ‘non-violent’ domestic abuse


Thursday 13 March 2014
Luke Gittos
Stephen Lawrence: why politicians can’t let go
It’s easier for politicians and senior police officers to focus on the sins of the past than confront the present.

Joanna Williams
Challenging children to read better
There’s a reason why kids are choosing to read easy books – adults are encouraging them to.

Tim Black
UKIP: crackpots riding roughshod over reason?
The political class's pathologisation of UKIP is driven by fear, not facts.

Josie Appleton
Busking: keep the streets free for music
It’s time to make a racket over Camden Council’s closing down of public space.

Rob Harris
Slavery reparations: chaining the Caribbean to its past


Jon Fuge
Rise of an Empire: a gross misadventure


Sarah Holland
The Grand Budapest Hotel: another pastel-clad cameo fest


Friday 14 March 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Football’s moralists should butt out over Pardew
A feeble headbutt earned the Newcastle boss a seven-game ban and a deluge of sanctimony. The rest of us just laughed.

Charlie Pearson
The bores declaring war on Aussie boozing
A land where men chunder? Not if anti-drink officials have their way.

WORLDbytes
Putting the past on trial
In the latest taster video from the Battle of Ideas festival, Jennie Bristow discusses the increasing tendency to demonise our recent past.

Tom Slater
Nymphomaniac: sex stripped of meaning
Lars von Trier's unwitting insights into the mechanicalisation of sex.

Jacob Diamond
Slashing space budgets – why we can't let the miserabilists win


Monday 17 March 2014
Sean Collins
Who are the real bigots in the St Pat’s spat?
Gay-rights groups are becoming the enforcers of social conformism.

Mick Hume
How ‘red’ Tony Benn became a ‘national treasure’
Benn may have fought on, but Bennite politics died when the Berlin Wall fell.

David Bowden
One Direction vs tax avoidance: the problem with pop-star politicos


Rob Lyons
Cheers to you, Clarissa Dickson Wright


Tuesday 18 March 2014
Daniel Ben-Ami
What’s so radical about the rage against inequality?
Inequality campaigners want to curb prosperity and lower horizons.

Mat Vaillancourt
This Lent, give up austerity


Brendan O’Neill
If Europe is so free, why won’t it allow free debate on Ukraine?
The same Euro-politicians who claim to have delivered Ukraine into freedom now want to clamp down on free discussion about Ukraine.

Wednesday 19 March 2014
Waldemar Ingdahl
Flying has never been safer
More people are flying than ever before, and there are fewer accidents.

Tim Black
MH370: conspiracy theorists adore a vacuum
The endless speculation about that Malaysian plane is doing no one any favours.

Charlie Pearson
March in March: why Australia's left aren't newsworthy


Thursday 20 March 2014
Dennis Hayes
How trigger warnings shoot down free debate
To warn students that they’re about to encounter potentially offensive ideas is to treat them like children.

Rob Lyons
Leave the
Yids alone

It should be no business of coppers what football fans chant at games.

Jon Holbrook
Let’s end all monarchical meddling in politics
You think the UK monarchy is a non-political tourist attraction? Think again.

Rob Lyons
Go for a full house, George: trust us on everything
The chancellor declared he trusted pensioners to handle their savings sensibly. So how about trusting us in other areas of life?

Friday 21 March 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Manchester United: the emperor has no clothes
Old Trafford no longer has teams trembling with fear – and that decline started under Fergie.

Neil Ross
Bans won’t help girls become tomorrow’s bosses
A new feminist campaign wants to ban the use of the word bossy to describe confident girls. How ironically bossy.

Tom Slater
Lad culture:
a defence

Student laddishness is a kind of rebellion against the new authoritarianism.

Monday 24 March 2014
Jan Macvarish
Baby Bonds: patronising parents
Parents don’t need policymakers’ help to love their children.

Helene Guldberg
Early childhood maketh not the man
John Bruer talks to spiked about the myth of the first three years being pivotal.

Frank Furedi
The infantile diplomacy behind demonising Russia
The self-righteousness of the West’s new Russia-bashers is astonishing.

Mick Hume
Liberal UK signs its own death warrant
The 200 ‘leading UK cultural figures’ demanding that the press bend the knee to regulation by Royal Charter should hang their heads in shame.

Tuesday 25 March 2014
Brendan O’Neill
A radical redefinition of what radicalism means
The Labourites calling for a ‘bold and radical’ agenda need a dictionary.

Ben Pile
Using NASA to scare the masses into action
An apocalyptic report touted by doom-monger Nafeez Ahmed says more about its promoters than it does about civilisation's future.

Rob Lyons
Cheap booze?
Sound as a pound!

The launch of PoundPub is attracting the ire of snobs and prohibitionists.

Wednesday 26 March 2014
Barbara Hewson
How UK judges forgot the meaning of ‘liberty’
A recent ruling of the UK Supreme Court treats disabled people in good care as if they were prisoners.

Bruno Waterfield
Ukraine: another fine mess EU’ve gotten us into
How the EU’s technocratic foreign policy causes chaos.

Guy Pierce
Little Girl Lost: why do we ‘walk on by’?


Thursday 27 March 2014
Joanna Williams
How academia traded freedom for justice
Academics have frittered away their right to free thought. It's time they took it back.

Patrick Hayes
Why Libya should haunt Cameron’s nightmares
David Cameron thinks of Libya as his ‘happy place’, but it is far from happy today.

Jamie Abrahams
Oculus VR:
a gaming revolution

Virtual reality is the Next Big Thing - it really will transform games playing.

David Bowden
Martin Amis’ England: cosy, trite viewing
The once-great novelist is really only comfortable when talking about himself.

Tim Black
Frack to
the future

Forget ‘security’ and ‘resilience’ - we need a positive case for new energy.

Friday 28 March 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Andre Marriner: we all make mistakes
Calm down, everybody. Refereeing cock-ups are part of the fun of football.

Alexander Adams
The pathology of genius
Was Gilbert Stuart’s erratic work and behaviour due to bipolar disorder?

Tom Slater
Gwyneth and Chris: why celeb-lovers just don’t care
The media’s mocking of the power couple’s spiritual separation is hypocritical.

Monday 31 March 2014
Phil Mullan
CSR: the dangers of ‘doing the right thing’
ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for democracy.

Tim Black
IPCC: why the end is always nigh
The fifth assessment report is a product of politics, not science.

Brendan O’Neill
Gay marriage: the fastest-formed orthodoxy ever?
It is scary how quickly gay marriage became dogma.

Phil Mullan
Why CSR is socially irresponsible
ESSAY: The rise of corporate social responsibility is bad for society.


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