UK transport: going nowhere
While Japan is building floating trains, British politicians are promising (slightly) lower fares.
Dyatlov Pass: a chilling mystery solved?
Science may hold the key to unlocking a tragedy that has fascinated since 1959.
Milibrand: the myth of ‘the alternative’
What passes for radical politics today is as downbeat as the mainstream.
Censorship: the real Islamophobia on campus
Cameron, Villa and the scourge of soccerism
Why is the PM so keen for us to believe he’s a football fan?
Gypsy: a star is reborn
|Tuesday 5 May 2015|
A bikini-clad celebration of weakness
Ella Whelan reports from the protest against Protein World's beach-body ad.
The Tories: a party purging itself
How the self-styled ‘nasty party’ has destroyed itself.
The Lib Dems: an ideas‑lite oligarchy
The Cleggite politics of consensus has eroded British democracy.
Labour: the death star of youthful energy
Young people, don’t vote Labour. Do something daring instead.
|Wednesday 6 May 2015|
We need to talk about the economy
The state is propping up a zombie economy. Why isn’t this an election issue?
We need to inject some humanism into British politics
The election campaign has exposed the paucity of liberal thinking.
Tristram Hunt: playing games with parental authority
Age of Ultron: when an explosion is just an explosion
|Friday 8 May 2015|
Election 2015: Social democracy is dead. Don’t mourn
The results confirm the end of Labour, and the space for something new.
Did the Tories really win?
And other unanswered UK election questions.
‘Check your privilege’: a dark and divisive politics
Precrime policing is ruining football
Breathalysing fans brings Stalinism to the turnstiles.
The invisible election
PODCAST: Brendan O'Neill on voting in an era of post-politics.
|Monday 11 May 2015|
The fury of the elites: when the little people reject Labour
Behold the oligarchical contempt for the demos, and for democracy itself.
Why the opinion polls got it so wrong
In an era of ‘You can’t say that’, people aren’t always honest with pollsters.
a death is denied
Grafting on a new head won’t bring the zombie party back to political life.
Labour’s loss has been UKIP’s gain
The election confirmed the UK’s purple-tinted political shift.
South Africa’s Twittermob: a world-leader in hysteria
|Tuesday 12 May 2015|
A junk solution to the ‘obesity crisis’
|Wednesday 13 May 2015|
‘Everything that Magna Carta stood for is being buried’
Peter Hitchens talks to Tom Slater about the phoney nostalgia for the great charter.
Magna Carta: reignite the spirit of rebellion
Freedom is never given to us – it must be won.
800 years on,
why Magna Carta still matters
The document that built a ‘brazen wall’ to guard the individual from the state.
Anti-terror: the perversion of tolerance
Cameron’s crackdown on extremists will destroy freedom, not protect it.
The Guardian exposes Prince Charles as a Guardianista!
What a fantastic irony: his letters to ministers show how very Guardian he is.
|Thursday 14 May 2015|
Why I’m not celebrating Billy Elliot’s 10th birthday
This film/musical is nasty piece of ideology from which no one may dissent.
how we want
The fancy-dress furore at Hartlepool shows that football anti-racism has sunk to a new low.
#NotGuilty, but a victim forever
Rape victims shouldn't be encouraged to dwell on their experiences.
Has feminism really come to this:
fear of adverts?
The fuss over Protein World exposes the wetness of the new feminism.
Imagine the uproar if universities introduced ‘Good Girl’ workshops
There’s nothing pukka about Jamie’s Food Revolution
|Friday 15 May 2015|
Why CLR James opposed the Second World War
Edzard Ernst: a scientist in wonderland
A new memoir of the great thwarter of alternative medicine is a paean to courage, conviction and reason.
Motown and the end of the American Dream
Detroit 67 is a gritty portrait of the year Motown unravelled.
The murder of Mayakovsky’s poetry
A Soviet crime — the neglect of their greatest poet — must be avenged.
Meet the feminists who don’t like women
Women are weak? With feminists like this, who needs misogyny.
|Monday 18 May 2015|
Morsi death sentence: a judgement on Western liberals
Too many sacrificed support for democracy at the altar of Sisi’s coup.
|Tuesday 19 May 2015|
No, Cameron, you can never have ‘too much’ tolerance
The PM, like so many others, doesn't get how important tolerance is.
Don’t reduce the drink‑drive limit
|Wednesday 20 May 2015|
The First Amendment vs the Human Rights Act
Two defences of free expression, two very different ideas of freedom.
Human rights: taking liberties, not protecting them
The Human Rights Act has set back the fight for freedom.
HRA: giving democracy a hammering
Tory plans to replace the HRA will only reinforce judicial tyranny.
Bahar Mustafa: the rise of campus racialism
|Thursday 21 May 2015|
How UK courts are betraying Magna Carta
We must resist the new assaults on due process.
Who needs the Labour Party now?
It lost its ‘voice of organised labour’ long ago, and has found no other.
Game of Thrones in nasty scene shocker
Mad Max: a symphony of carnage
‘Je Suis Charlie’: a caricature of freedom of speech
The pro-Charlie set is now holding back the fight for free expression.
The left: from solidarity to pity
Lefties no longer struggle with the people – they feel sorry for them.
|Friday 22 May 2015|
Happiness: a modern malaise
Two enlightening new books explore the miserable rise of the happiness industry.
Gerrard should have left Liverpool years ago
He was a local hero, yes. But he fell short of greatness.
Taylor Swift: queen of the Peter Pan generation
Twentysomething Swiftdom shows how scared of growing up my generation is.
The death penalty is wrong – even for terrorists
|Saturday 23 May 2015|
Young American liberals are losing the ability to argue
Censorship on campus – and elsewhere – is dumbing down political debate.
|Tuesday 26 May 2015|
Operation Hydrant: an Inquisition for the 21st century
Police trawling for child-abuse cases is an affront to justice.
Labour and the EU: still dodging democracy
There’s something sinister in Labour’s about-face on a referendum.
|Wednesday 27 May 2015|
After the election: beware the politics of generationalism
Why Boomer-blaming is a very bad idea.
Boycotting the boycotters: the wrong way to oppose BDS
Clamping down on BDS will only fuel its intolerant campaign.
The trouble with gay marriage
Yes, Ireland has entered a new era of equality – but not the positive kind.
|Thursday 28 May 2015|
The hoax that exposed the addiction to junk science
Dark chocolate causes weight loss? Hacks actually believed it.
MONA: desperately seeking sincerity
This zany Tasmanian art gallery lays the limits of contemporary irony bare.
Kick the sex cops off campus
Universities have one responsibility – to educate.
A Queen’s Speech by the Continuity Party
Where was the bill to abolish the Human Rights Act – or the NHS?
|Friday 29 May 2015|
Joy Division: transmissions from an edgier era
The nostalgia for Eighties alt culture reflects how pale public life is today.
The Dark Net: a mirror of society?
A fascinating new book treks through the hidden internet.