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Monday 1 September 2014 September 2014
Luke Gittos
Who hasn’t lied to get someone into bed?
Undercover policemen sleeping with their targets should not be prosecuted as rape.

Alex Dale
Kate is great, but she isn’t a god
A Kate Bush fan marvels at Before the Dawn but is irritated by Kate's canonisation.

Tim Black
How the West drove Russia into Ukraine
Too many are blaming Putin for a mess of the West’s making.

Tuesday 2 September 2014
Tiffany Jenkins
Exhibit B: a guilty pleasure
Brett Bailey’s new show isn't racist; it just makes you feel bad.

Rob Lyons
The obesity panic on life support
Public-health crusaders are becoming ever more desperate.

Wednesday 3 September 2014
Luke Gittos
Ashya King: parents are more trustworthy than the state
Officialdom’s war on parental authority created this travesty of justice.

Brendan O’Neill
Gawping at nude celeb pics is not a crime
Privacy cannot be protected from a voyeuristic culture by more laws.

Joanna Williams
It’s time to end this phoney education war


Frank Furedi
Marital bickering is none of the state’s business
Politicians should butt out of the emotional lives of husbands and wives.

Thursday 4 September 2014
Patrick West
The SNP and UKIP – separated at birth?
Salmond and Farage have more in common than they’ll ever admit.

Alasdair Riggs
Scottish independence: the defeatist’s choice
A 'Yes' to independence would mean a missed opportunity to reform the UK as a whole.

Mick Hume
It’s official: phone-hacking is not a crime or a scandal
When it’s Britain’s secret police hacking the tabloid Sun, that is.

Ben Pile
Science can’t tell us how to live the Good Life


Friday 5 September 2014
Duleep Allirajah
English footballers, get on yer bikes
Too many homegrown Premier League players are stuck in a bench-warming comfort zone.

Tom Slater
Finding Fela: rhythm and revolution
Fela Kuti was that rarest of things: a bona fide, fists-in-the-air pop rebel.

Joanna Williams
Academics against knowledge
Meet the academics who think academic freedom is a neoliberal conspiracy.

Nancy McDermott
After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?
Peculiarly in this PC era, Rivers treated her audience as grown-ups.

Monday 8 September 2014
Frank Furedi
Where are the defenders of the Union?
Scottish referendum: our leaders have gone AWOL from the battle of ideas.

Russell McCarthy
The EU needs to get off people’s vacs
EU plans to limit the power of hoovers are the latest in a long line of absurd regulations.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
Luke Gittos
ISIS defectors should be allowed to return
Standing by its principles is Britain's best weapon against ISIS.

Brendan O’Neill
Saving the Union by killing it
In promising devo max, Better Together is doing the 'Yes' campaign's work for it.

Sarah Holland
Two Days, One Night: movie melodrama, it ain’t


Wednesday 10 September 2014
Patrick West
E-cigs: one of the greatest inventions ever
I smoked for more than 20 years - e-cigarettes helped me stop.

Neil McKeganey
How anti-tobacco researchers cook the evidence
It’s called ‘research’, but investigations into Big Tobacco are increasingly a moral activity.

Tim Black
Kate’s critics: pregnant with loathing
The biggest barrier to a republic is not popular interest in the royal baby.

Brendan O’Neill
We must stop bowing to this censorious army of offence-takers
The Economist’s withdrawal of an ‘offensive’ review sets a dangerous precedent.

Thursday 11 September 2014
Duleep Allirajah
Where have all the Ingurland fans gone?
Support for England has always been fairweather, and right now it's drizzling in Wembley.

Rob Lyons
Independent Scotland will be a skint Scotland
Ignore the fantasists – oil and gas will not provide the basis for a New Jerusalem.

Tom Slater
Miners, gays and the death of the left
Pride unwittingly lays bare the post-Eighties crisis of leftism.

Dennis Hayes
Universities need less civility and more ‘shit‑kicking’


Ben Clarke
The warped minds of the ASA


Friday 12 September 2014
Joanna Williams
Tackling the reading gap
Overworked teachers and dumbed-down libraries are behind Britain's shocking literacy levels.

spiked podcast
The importance of being cultured
Angus Kennedy talks to spiked about the cultural retreat of the elites and the need for discrimination.

Alexander Adams
Boswell’s postcards from a hanging
A new collection of James Boswell’s writings reveals the enduring humanity of a man obsessed with public executions.

Rob Lyons
The war on fat – a big, fat waste of time
Rob Lyons talks to the author of a new book that calls into question the demonisation of fatty foods.

Stuart Derbyshire
Setting the record straight on AIDS
Chris Jennings’ new book exposes the reality of the epidemic that never was.

Tim Black
Ian McEwan: a lapsed rationalist
The Children Act lays bare the limits of the scientistic worldview.

Mick Hume
Hack Attack: how Nick Davies saved the world
…by helping to close the News of the World.

Monday 15 September 2014
Nikos Sotirakopoulos
Greek anti-racist bill: say the right things, or else...
Only a free, unregulated forum can help defeat the likes of Golden Dawn.

Tim Black
NATO’s reckless Russia‑baiting
The Cold War organisation’s crisis of purpose is playing itself out in Ukraine.

Brendan O’Neill
The West’s sad semi-war against ISIS is worse than useless
Our leaders say the Islamic State threatens civilisation – why won’t they fight it?

Guy Pierce
Why MPs have trust issues


Tuesday 16 September 2014
Patrick West
Gingers, nerds and fat people – the ‘new prejudice’?
Picking on people for their appearance may be unpleasant, but it's hardly akin to racism.

Neil Davenport
Coppers: the armed wing of therapy culture
Chasing tweeters, raiding ageing celebs' homes... the police are fuelling the culture of victimhood.

Dolan Cummings
The flimsy, fantasy politics of the Yes campaign
Scottish independence is not an opportunity; it’s a political dead-end.

Wednesday 17 September 2014
Mark Beachill
After the Sewol disaster: the future of South Korea
The sinking of a ship packed with schoolchildren is unravelling political life in Korea.

Pierre Desrochers
The latest culinary fad: famine food
Middle-class foodies are paying a fortune to eat what peasants once lived on.

Tim Black
Youth today – boring, polite and very fearful
Young people need to stop worrying about their careers and get out more.

Thursday 18 September 2014
Martyn Perks
Apple: the U2 of the tech world
Apple used to lead the market; now it desperately follows it.

Mattias Svensson
Sweden’s overcrowded middle ground
Forget far-right surges and left revivals - Swedish politics is gravitating to the centre.

Brendan O’Neill
Say No
Democracy itself is on the line in today’s referendum.

Rob Harries
Fossil Free UK: divesting from reality


Friday 19 September 2014
Rob Lyons
Swiss girls just wanna have guns
Rob Lyons reports from Zurich's annual shooting competition – for schoolchildren.

Duleep Allirajah
Kick wifi out of football?
Fans live-tweeting matches from the stands isn't to blame for the sanitisation of the game.

Brendan O’Neill
Scotland: once again the demos save the day
The masses are far more rational than the unhinged political class.

Brendan O’Neill
Get the police off our tweets!
A senior British police officer has threatened to punish offensive speech online - where's the outrage over such Orwellianism?

Monday 22 September 2014
Frank Furedi
The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype
Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.

Mick Hume
We’re all in the Non‑UK now
Welcome to a new era of petty divisions and political chaos across Britain.

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Tim Black
The myth of anti-Tory Scotland
Scots' hatred of the Conservative Party has been much exaggerated.

Dennis Hayes
On the freedom to sigh
The disciplining of a professor for 'sighing' will have a corrosive effect on academics' right to speak their minds.

Tom Slater
Freedom for the freshers!
Why spiked is waging a war of words on the campus thought police.

Frank Furedi
Academic freedom is a big deal
The pursuit of truth is more important than lecturers’ or students’ feelings.

Neil Davenport
Nick Cave: grit in the teeth of London's luvvies
20,000 Days on Earth is an engrossing film about an unlikely hero of Britain's middle class.

WORLDbytes
How the West makes bad situations worse


Wednesday 24 September 2014
Yamir Ash
Get pissed, have sex and speak your mind...
The spiked guide to thriving at freshers’ week.

Christopher Beckett
We need to talk about extremism
Universities need to man up and face down extremism, not censor it.

Julian Lagnado
What politicians can learn from nature


Kevin Yuill
Belgium’s insane right‑to‑die laws
Accepting a mentally ill prisoner's request to be executed shows up the madness of Belgium's euthanasia laws.

Thursday 25 September 2014
Theresa Clifford
NZ: the limits of scandal-mongering
New Zealand’s opposition parties need to offer more than Wikileaked conspiracy theories.

Manick Govinda
Exhibit B: artists must have the right to shock
It was a sad day for freedom when Brett Bailey’s work was shut down by a mob.

Nancy McDermott
The Kafkaesque clampdown on campus hook-ups
Sex at college can be cringey, but that doesn’t make it assault.

Ellamay Russell
Female students are not damsels in distress
It's a weird feminism that encourages women to think of themselves as weak.

James Abbott
Index on Censorship’s mad response to Exhibit B
Guess who it has criticised? Not the censorious protesters, but the Barbican.

Friday 26 September 2014
Shingi Mararike
LVG’s big-spender football blues
Manchester United’s pitiful loss to Leicester proves that smash-and-grab management isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Bruno Waterfield
Self, Orwell and the English language
Will Self’s anti-Orwell tirade combines ignorance with a snobbish disdain for the public.

Tom Slater
When students believed in liberty
Fifty years on from the Free Speech Movement, its veterans talk to spiked.

Monday 29 September 2014
Barbara Hewson
A Travis-ty of justice
The DLT trial shows that when enough mud is thrown, some will eventually stick.

Brendan O’Neill
The Iraq debate: a fight among fearmongers
Both the pro- and anti-war sides have substituted panic for principle.

Max Miller
Greenpeace crying censorship? Please…


Neil Ross
The anti-Rob Schneider crusade: inoculating the public from debate


Tuesday 30 September 2014
Katherine Hughes
The British Feminist Party? No thanks…
Feminists should promote integration, not separatism.

Frank Furedi
The EU’s culture war against the people
Populist movements like UKIP expose the EU’s estrangement from everyday life.

Mick Hume
Vote for the invisible zombie parties!
Could 2015 break records for the most anti-democratic UK election?

Jon Fuge
The Equalizer: punching above its weight



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