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Monday 2 February 2015 February 2015
Tim Black
Oxford, abortion and the closing of the Western mind
What the Oxford debate scandal reveals about modern censorship.

spiked podcast
‘Students are now demanding freedom from speech’
Podcast: Greg Lukianoff on why we should shock students out of lazy thinking.

Tuesday 3 February 2015
Luke Gittos
Clare’s Law and the end of human intimacy
The flurry of domestic-violence disclosures is nothing to celebrate.

Rob Lyons
Ebola: showing up the fearmongers
After their shocking response to ebola, it’s time WHO broke up.

Tom Slater
Exposed: the staggering scale of censorship on campus
spiked launches the first UK-wide analysis of illiberalism in our universities.

Ella Whelan
#Smurthgate: feminist censorship eats itself
A feminist comedian has been ‘banned’ by a students’ union. How ironic.

Thursday 5 February 2015
Jogchum Vrielink
Football fans need free speech, too
Standard Liège fans’ ‘red or dead’ banner sparks a no show from the Je Suis Charlies.

Bill Durodié
Bitter Lake: searching for meaning in the Afghan abyss
Adam Curtis’s latest is a Heart of Darkness for the post-9/11 era.

Brendan O’Neill
The Western press is now the PR wing of the Islamic State
In poring over its murder-stunt videos, we give IS exactly what it wants.

Tim Black
Turning Ukraine into a stage for Western preening
The laptop bombardiers need a new mission, and their eyes are set on Ukraine.

Patrick Hayes
Three cheers for Baby Ben!


Patrick Marmion
The Hard Problem: dodging the big questions
Tom Stoppard’s latest play is an insubstantial pageant of artful materialism.

Brid Hehir
The FGM showtrial: this case should never have come to court
The trial that exposed how unhinged anti-FGM crusading has become.

Friday 6 February 2015
Duleep Allirajah
It’s time to kick the Old Firm haters into Row Z
The rivalry between Celtic and Rangers represents everything that’s great about football.

Tim Black
Julie Bindel vs ‘the stupid little bellends’
The radical feminist on the pampered students who No Platform her.

Brendan O’Neill
Meet the student who turned his dorm room into an unsafe space
Columbia student Adam Shapiro on why uni should be dangerous.

Joanna Williams
How the academy green-lit student censorship
Those little authoritarians didn’t come from nowhere.

Monday 9 February 2015
Solomon Roark
Whiplash: the tyranny of mediocrity


Jon Fuge
Foxcatcher: leading the pack


Frank Furedi
Six lessons from the Charlie Hebdo massacre
One month on, the post-massacre love for free speech is withering.

Nancy McDermott
‘The government should butt out of parenting’
Lenore Skenazy, ‘World’s Worst Mom’, on her new TV show.

Tuesday 10 February 2015
Brendan O’Neill
‘Hey, who are we to judge the Islamic State?’
Why many in the West are so cagey about condemning IS.

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Ken McLaughlin
Awareness-raising makes you sick
It’s time to raise awareness about the dangers of awareness-raising.

Tim Black
Germany-bashing: a fatal distraction
Blaming Merkel et al for everything won't solve Europe's problems.

Charlie Pearson
Abbott’s spill vote: here we go again…


Chris Lynch
The ironic effects of campus censorship


Thursday 12 February 2015
Sean Collins
Jon Stewart, the king of snark, abdicates
How the once funny comedian became a viral snark-generator for lazy liberals.

Jon Holbrook
New rape laws: turning sex into a crime
Rape laws in England and Wales have become terrifyingly Kafkaesque.

Friday 13 February 2015
Jim Butcher
Kids need the freedom to play
Children lose out when their every pastime is supervised.

Tom Slater
The Victorianism of the Fifty Shades boycotters
Those railing against the BDSM romp have a low view of womanhood.

Alexander Adams
Hermann Nitsch: Blood on the museum floor
A Mexican art gallery has turned the pretentious Austrian into a free-speech martyr.

Saturday 14 February 2015
Brendan O’Neill
Copenhagen: the bloody, murderous No Platforming of blasphemers
After this shooting, let’s fight even harder for the right to offend.

Monday 16 February 2015
Brendan O’Neill
Censorship on campus: a tale of two comedians
Why liberals defend Kate Smurthwaite but denounce Dapper Laughs.

Tim Black
The real dodgers are those obsessed with tax avoiders
Scapegoating the rich has become a way of dodging economic debate.

Brendan O’Neill
British artists shun Israel’s ‘blood money’ but accept Britain’s


Tuesday 17 February 2015
Ellie Lee
Stop Gendercide: a dangerous campaign
Changes to the UK criminal law could put abortion doctors on trial.

Carrie Levi
The 10 worst US states for abortion rights
Land of the free? Think again.

Dave Clements
Jobseekers aren’t all pathetic victims


Gilbert Ross
The madness of the war on e-cigs
Corruption and distorted facts are driving the clampdown on vaping.

Wednesday 18 February 2015
Elsa Makouezi
Why Operation Black Vote doesn’t get my vote
Politicians have to earn our vote by giving us something worth supporting.

Ella Whelan
Harman’s Barbie bus: The new face of feminism
It isn't only Labour that views women as a distinctive political species.

Brendan O’Neill
Ukiphobia: the prejudices that dare not speak their name
Channel 4’s docudrama on UKIP revealed the bigotry of the elite.

Allum Bokhari
Let Baldwin speak: #Gamergate chalks up another victory


Thursday 19 February 2015
Kevin Yuill
Assisted suicide: death is not ‘a part of life’
Using the language of freedom to justify on-demand death is Orwellian and dangerous.

Tim Gregg
The tyranny of health Down Under
Australia is leading the way in public-health authoritarianism.

Frank Furedi
After Copenhagen: resist the empire of offence
The biggest threat to free and open debate is the fear of giving offence.

Friday 20 February 2015
Patrick West
A trip down Chelsea’s hooligan lane
There was a time when racist abuse really was a Chelsea-fan staple – it’s not now.

Duleep Allirajah
Where is the Je Suis Chelsea march?
The Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro have spurred on football’s censors.

Neil Ross
US satirists have been ‘de-fanged’
Neil Ross reports on an NYC debate on satire apres Charlie.

Tom Slater
Modafinil: the drug of choice of Generation Worry
The rise of smart drugs on campus shows how boring my generation is.

Monday 23 February 2015
Patrick West
Spiral: the cure to Scandimania
So long to another sweary series of this balls-to-the-wall French drama.

Daniel Ben-Ami
This dodgy tax crusade is undermining freedom
The war on tax avoidance boosts arbitrary state power.

Frank Furedi
An ominous pilgrimage to Syria: what made them go?
Blaming jihadist ‘groomers’ for warping young Brits’ minds is a moral copout.

Brendan O’Neill
Hating football fans: the opium of the elites
The furore over those racist Chelsea fans has been unhinged and ugly.

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Wendy Earle
Give us good art, not ‘socially inclusive’ art
The new policy of cultural democracy is bad for culture and bad for democracy.

Dan Bell
Kangaroo courts on campus: ‘martial law against men’
The campus rape panic is destroying due process.

Wednesday 25 February 2015
spiked team
The clampdown on student newspapers


spiked team
‘Cover up that t-shirt, or get out!’


spiked team
‘Pro-Israel students are being silenced’


Tom Slater
Students, join our fight against campus censorship!
Say no to No Platform and Safe Spaces and yes to some real debate.

Mick Hume
Hugh Grant: hero of the fight for press freedom?
His boasts confirm freedom is being redefined as liberty-on-licence.

Thursday 26 February 2015
Nikos Sotirakopoulos
Syriza’s compromise: a revolution betrayed?
Begging its creditors for more money won’t liberate Greece.

Henry Williams
Is ISIS going to invade Europe from Libya?
In a nutshell, no. So stop the scaremongering.

Brendan O’Neill
The best reason to kick Cameron out? Libya
Why the hell of Libya isn't on the election agenda. Why it should be.

Brendan O’Neill
The hysteria of Hacked Off


Friday 27 February 2015
Worldbytes
Views on the streets: free speech after Copenhagen


Duleep Allirajah
Football’s fantasy racism
Ignore the well-paid ‘anti-racists’ — racism in the game has been on the wane for years.

Tom Slater
Twentysomethings, call off the generational jihad
Tom Slater, 23, calls for an end to pity-me yoof politics.

Tara McCormack
Clueless Cameron is playing PR-politics over Ukraine


Chris Lynch
The Theory of Everything – making history



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