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Thursday 1 May 2014 May 2014
Theresa Clifford
Time to lose the libel laws
Former All Black Joe Karam’s serial suing for defamation is an affront to public debate.

Peter LLoyd
HS2: giving politicians the feelgood factor
We need better transport infrastructure, but is HS2 really the answer?

Mick Hume
Clifford is a creep, but what’s that got to do with Savile?
The first celebrity to be hanged from Yewtree is unlikely to be the last.

Christian Butler
Derek: the death knell for Ricky Gervais’s talent


Friday 2 May 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Five reasons why Liverpool shouldn’t win the league
The neutral fan's favourites? Pass the sick bag.

Kevin Rooney
Gerry Adams: arrested by Northern Ireland’s past
Northern Irish politicians have allowed the ghosts of war to rule the present.

Russell McCarthy
Five myths about e-cigs


Barbara Hewson
Clifford’s sentence has little to do with justice
Max Clifford’s jail term can’t disguise the fact that historic sex cases are not tried fairly.

Tom Slater
Damon Albarn’s life is still rubbish
The ex-Blur frontman’s first solo LP is a wearing groan about soulless modernity.

Tuesday 6 May 2014
Patrick Hayes
UKIP haters: desperately seeking fascism
Following the demise of Britain’s far-right, UKIP has become the great white hope of anti-fascist groups.

Brendan O’Neill
How the Adams arrest threatens academic freedom
The former IRA man whose research led to Gerry Adams' arrest talks to spiked.

Frank Furedi
Why the propaganda war on UKIP has failed
Farage’s popularity exposes the aloofness of the political class.

Wednesday 7 May 2014
Mick Hume
Clarkson: the c‑word that counts is ‘context’
The hysteria over his 'n-word' mumble marks a new stage in the war on words.

Joanna Williams
‘Objectification’: a feeble excuse for campus censorship
Banning unsuitable images or music is far worse than seeing the odd photo of a topless model.

Brendan O’Neill
Ukraine: Western double standards hit a new low
Media coverage of the Ukraine crisis isn’t journalism – it’s script-writing.

Shingi Mararike
Next Goal Wins: sport sentimentalism at its finest


Thursday 8 May 2014
Barbara Hewson
Operation Yewtree: defaming the dead?
Is it right that unproven, sometimes hysterical accusations can be made against the deceased?

Duleep Allirajah
Don’t let football become a tearjerker
Footballers should keep their emotions in check - and expect pelters when they turn on the waterworks.

Jon Holbrook
How diversity damages justice
The idea that we need more black, female or gay judges calls into question the objectivity of law.

Tim Black
Trying to shame UKIP supporters into silence
Tim Black reports from a rowdy UKIP public meeting in central London.

Friday 9 May 2014
Zoe Apostolides
Stoner: who wants to ‘escape into reality’?
John Williams’ revived Sixties novel evokes the tedium of your average life all too well.

Alexander Adams
Notes of a dirty old modernist
Incest? Rape? Child murder? Alain Robbe-Grillet's final novel has it all.

Tom Slater
1965: the year everything (almost) changed
The Sixties offered more questions than answers, but the optimism of that decade is worth celebrating.

Sean Collins
Pricking the Piketty bubble
Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a thoroughly uninspiring, data-heavy dirge.

David Bowden
The Dizzee state of English A-levels


Monday 12 May 2014
Luke Gittos
Copper cams: the end of objective investigation?
Plans to attach cameras to police officers reflect the police's lack of trust in themselves.

Tim Black
Russia-baiting reveals its Wurst side
Anti-Russian Westerners have turned Conchita Wurst's Eurovision winner into a weapon in the culture wars.

Brendan O’Neill
Quit your crying, Cameron – you boosted Boko Haram
How the West’s war on Libya aided these Islamists.

Rob Lyons
Conchita Wurst: Dame Edna meets Shirley Bassey


Tuesday 13 May 2014
Frank Furedi
Ukraine: the Culture Wars turn bloody
The instability in Ukraine is a product of a West-v-East battle over values.

Tim Black
Take That tax row: issue avoidance


Wednesday 14 May 2014
Neil Ross
Duke Uni students need to man up
A student-led campaign to censure the use of rude words is spectacularly infantile.

Ann Furedi
The pro-choice lobby should celebrate, not censor debate
Ann Furedi on the moral cowardice of No Platforming anti-choice activists.

Tom Slater
Student censors, your time is up
Campus censorship makes a mockery of student politics. Time to shake it off.

Tim Black
Remembering Camille Lepage


Jon Fuge
Blue Ruin: a refreshing take on revenge


Thursday 15 May 2014
Timandra Harkness
Thebans: man’s battle against the fates


Asha R Shah
A dangerous obsession with rape convictions
Despite what two of the UK's leading prosecutors think, in rape trials defendants have rights, too.

Paul Tanner
Condoms in porn: a threat to freedom of expression
Forcing condoms on porn performers undermines artistic freedom.

Mick Hume
What’s so great about going back to 2008?
Delusional economics risks redefining progress and normalising no/low growth.

James Woudhuysen
Dangerous dogs or feckless owners?


Christopher Beckett
UKIP, Twitter and the death of debate online


Christian Butler
I Can’t Sing!: a pitch-perfect flop


Friday 16 May 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Why B teams deserve another kicking
The FA's plans to introduce B teams will destroy the Football League.

Joanna Williams
Boko Haram and the feminisation of education
The West’s weeping over the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls speaks to the way education is used and abused in the Third World.

Timandra Harkness
Blaspheming against the prophets of scientism
Mary Midgley takes aim at those who view humans as just bundles of molecules.

Matthias Heitmann
‘Nazi’ washing powder and Germany’s PC police


Joanna Williams
‘Sir’ and ‘Miss’ are the tip of the iceberg…


Charlie Pearson
BBC: another non-scandal, another overreaction


Monday 19 May 2014
Gerald Heys
Booze causes violence? Let’s Czech the facts
The Czech Republic gives the lie to the idea that booze fuels crime.

Tim Black
Labour: minimum wage, minimum aspiration
Leader Ed Miliband’s latest big idea is not as radical as he thinks.

Thilo Spahl
‘Environmentalism has become a religion’
Patrick Moore, founder of Greenpeace, on where greens went badly wrong.

Stuart Waiton
‘Named persons’: child protection at its most dystopian


Tuesday 20 May 2014
James Heartfield
The green and NIMBYist war on housebuilding
Nearly everyone recognises that Britain needs more houses. So why won’t we build them?

Rob Lyons
Using the tobacco fear to police our lives
Sugar, food, sunshine, sitting down – everything fun is now labelled 'the new tobacco'.

Dolan Cummings
India: the end of Congress, not the end of the world
Western wailing about ‘fascistic’ Modi reveals a contempt for Indian democracy.

Mo Hafeez
Turn Blue: headphone rock at its best


Brendan O’Neill
Syria: how Britain’s moral crusade inflames Islamists
British officials describe Assad as evil yet are shocked when Brits go to fight him.

Frank Furedi
RIP Gabriel Kolko, a true free thinker
Why Kolko's work stirred the minds of my Sixties generation.

Wednesday 21 May 2014
Daniel Ben-Ami
‘Beyond GDP’ is code for anti-prosperity
A new campaign promises austerity, social dislocation and a surge in unemployment.

Brendan O’Neill
Nigel Farage and the fury of the elites
There is a positive kernel to the public support for UKIP, says Brendan O’Neill.

Rob Lyons
The right label for eco-foodies: hypocrites


Thursday 22 May 2014
Tiffany Jenkins
Trigger warnings: a gun to the head of literature
Once authoritarian regimes deemed students too dumb to read novels, now it is students themselves.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
On the freedom to shout fire in a crowded theatre
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on the use and abuse of that quote.

Brendan O’Neill
Policing private speech: the new inquisition
The ridiculing of Richard Scudamore shows how Orwellian our society is.

Friday 23 May 2014
James Heartfield
The left is over? I hate to say I told you so
A left-wing writer has finally cottoned on to the decline of the labour movement – but his proposals for a revival are deluded.

Tom Slater
Godzilla: a monster of Mother Nature
Gareth Edwards’ monstrous reboot takes the green-leaning sentiment of Godzilla to new heights.

spiked podcast
Modi, Conchita and Farage: three men of the people?
In our new podcast, we discuss the clash between the elites and the public.

Russell McCarthy
Let’s give anti-frackers a fair sheikh


Sunday 25 May 2014
Brendan O’Neill
Santa Barbara: reading too much into murderers’ manifestos


Tuesday 27 May 2014
Luke Gittos
Ben Sullivan: guilty until proven innocent
The treatment of an Oxford Union president accused of rape has been shameful.

Frank Furedi
Stop pathologising people who vote for Eurosceptic parties
They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.

Brendan O’Neill
It’s official: Britain is now run by an oligarchy
The local elections exposed the chasm between politicians and the people.

Wednesday 28 May 2014
Michael Cook
Global warming: the 97% fallacy
Are 97% of scientists really in agreement on climate change? Don’t bet on it.

Tim Black
Michael Gove is not the destroyer of education
No, he’s not banning US novels – but nor is he righting the rot in education.

Joanna Williams
Universities: the student-customer is not always right


Thursday 29 May 2014
Jogchum Vrielink
No sexist speech, please, we’re Belgian
New anti-sexism laws in Belgium deal a blow to free expression.

Timandra Harkness
Così fan tutte: a sex comedy of manners
In this new staging, Mozart’s opera is as truthful and laugh-out-loud funny as it ever was.

Mick Hume
What’s worse for the left than UKIP? Labour
Tony Blair brands UKIP as ‘reactionary’ - with a straight face!

Friday 30 May 2014
Russell McCarthy
It’s official: Fairtrade screws over labourers
A new study exposes Fairtrade for what it is – a Western vanity project that impoverishes those it’s meant to benefit.

Duleep Allirajah
A football season to remember
spiked’s resident Palace fan discovered that the Premier League isn’t as tedious as it was cracked up to be.

Frank Furedi
Keep the emotion police out of family life
The dangers behind the NSPCC’s campaign to criminalise ‘emotional abuse’.

Christopher Beckett
Anti-booze and pro-censorship... the NUS is a disgrace


Saturday 31 May 2014
Tim Black
UKIP: the revolt of the ‘left behind’
Far-right fearmongering mars a decent attempt to explain the rise of UKIP.


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