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Monday 1 June 2015 June 2015
Gene Policinski
Magna Carta: still speaking truth to power
Why the baronial fight against King John still matters.

Jon Holbrook
The inhumanity of Britain’s surrogacy laws
Forcing a surrogate mum to part with her child is an outrage.

Mick Hume
Which is worse: FIFA or the Blatter‑bashers?
It’s a political game of displacement that doesn’t have much to do with football.

Blair Spowart
The troll-hunters’
war on liberty



Tuesday 2 June 2015
Ella Whelan
The feminists hell-bent on giving God a sex change
Referring to God as 'She' is just silly.

Luke Gittos
The snooper’s charter: Labour’s illiberal legacy
Westminster’s war on privacy predates the Tory majority.

Tim Black
Why can’t the West fight ISIS?
Underpinning the semi-war against ISIS is a profound lack of moral authority.

Tim Black
Remembering Charles Kennedy
He had a big personality. But in his own words, he wasn’t anti-war.

Wednesday 3 June 2015
Tom Slater
Bursting the prohibitionist balloon
The Tory ban on ‘psychoactive substances’ is deeply authoritarian.

Tom Bailey
The PC persecution of Action Bronson


Neil Ross
Elonis v US: online free speech still in the dock


Brendan O’Neill
Thou shalt not take Caitlyn Jenner’s name in vain


Thursday 4 June 2015
Patrick West
I’m good, you’re
bad: the rise of competitive
caring

From the SNP to the trans lobby, why is everyone so belligerent?

Joanna Williams
Who cares what colour philosophers are?
It’s their ideas that matter, not their race or sex.

Brendan O’Neill
The ASA:
Torquemada meets No More Page 3

The Advertising Standards Authority has become a censorious tyrant.

Friday 5 June 2015
Alexander Adams
The queer saint with a taste for rough trade
A fascinating new biography explores the debauched life of seminal art patron Peter Watson.

Duleep Allirajah
What do we think of Jack Wilshere? Brilliant!
Jubilant, sweary and a little bit pissed, the Arsenal star's victory-parade performance proved he’s a fan, too.

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‘Human rights have turned the idea of liberty on its head’
Jon Holbrook says the Human Rights Act makes a mockery of Magna Carta.

Monday 8 June 2015
Luke Gittos
We must not give in to the rape panic
The public must challenge the idea that rape is everywhere.

Tim Black
EU leaders’ biggest fear? Democracy
A vote against the EU is a vote for Europeans.

Mick Hume
Is Sepp Blatter really Stalin or Saddam Hussein?
Those seeking the moral highground are taking football hype to a new low.

Christopher Beckett
Knowledge –
it builds character



Worldbytes
Magna Carta: 800 years of freedom


Tuesday 9 June 2015
Rob Lyons
Vaping bans: irrational and illiberal
The crackdown on e-cigs threatens more than smokers’ health.

Frank Furedi
The British state’s silent war on religion
The authorities’ attack on religious schools is an affront to a tolerant society.

Wednesday 10 June 2015
Xavier Symons
Gay‑marriage flip‑flopping Down Under
Australian politicians who once disapproved of same-sex marriage are now shamelessly embracing it.

Paul Coleman
Gay marriage: the ‘right side of history’?
The redefinition of marriage will do more harm than good.

Ella Whelan
It’s time to stick up for old people
Granny-bashing has become twentysomething politicos’ default setting.

Tom Slater
Kipnis: PC censorship gone mainstream
This Kafkaesque debacle shows how officialdom has green-lit campus censorship.

George Harrison
Sometimes banter is just banter


Thursday 11 June 2015
Tim Black
Western liberals: desperately seeking Turkish despots
Islamist Turkey only exists in the minds of cosseted commentators.

Brendan O’Neill
Feminism and the turn against Enlightenment
The new feminism is the gloss on the West’s loss of faith in itself.

Ed West
Magna Carta: standing the test of time
Since 1215, the charter has kept citizens free and monarchs in check.

Joanna Williams
Tim Hunt: how public shaming harms academia


Friday 12 June 2015
Patrick Marmion
Why 50/50 quotas are half-arsed
Headlong Theatre’s pledge to commission 50 per cent female playwrights reeks of moral grandstanding.

Shingi Mararike
Oi, dopeheads, leave Mo Farah alone!
The anti-doping witch-hunt is dragging another Olympian’s name through the mud.

Patrick West
Jaws: telling an eternal tale
Why, 40 years on, Spielberg's classic is not showing its age.

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‘The fight for free speech is never over’
PODCAST: Mick Hume discusses his new book, Trigger Warning.

Monday 15 June 2015
Rob Lyons
The fag-end of poverty politics
Authoritarian ‘sin taxes’ are making the poor poorer.

Tom Slater
The Look of Silence: humanity persists
Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new documentary about the Indonesian purges refuses to pity its subjects.

Tim Black
The EU: making a mockery of Greek democracy
The Troika is riding roughshod over the needs and wishes of the Greek people.

Tuesday 16 June 2015
James Heartfield
White guilt never helped anyone
Rachel Dolezal is in good company – whites ‘passing’ for blacks has a long inglorious history.

Sean Collins
Rachel Dolezal: desperately seeking victim status
The Dolezal story exposes the disturbing influence of identity politics.

Frank Furedi
Exploding the myth of radicalisation
Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.

Alex Kasnetz
Western liberals: protecting ‘vulnerable’ murderers


Guy Pierce
Rooney Rule: an insult to black managers


Wednesday 17 June 2015
Sadhvi Sharma
Greenpeace: global warriors against development
Who can blame India for wanting to get rid of these eco-meddlers?

Ella Whelan
The crocodile tears of Hillary Clinton
Clinton’s weepy campaign confirms that identity politics has gone mainstream.

Jon Fuge
Jurassic World: bringing a franchise back from extinction


Rob Lyons
The pope and the greens: a not-so-unusual alliance
The celebration of the pope's eco-encyclical shows just how moralistic environmentalists are.

Tim Black
The NSPCC: still fostering fear and suspicion
The child-protection industry is constructing the crime it claims to combat.

Thursday 18 June 2015
David Bowden
We must fight for our right to party
Killjoy bureaucrats are regulating clubbing out of existence.

Patrick West
From Finnegans Wake to Google Translate
As soon as computers manage to crack Joyce’s prose, we’re all screwed.

Duleep Allirajah
Women’s football: still not a spectator sport
No one is watching the Women's World Cup – and it's not because of chauvinism.

Mick Hume
Heretics are the heroes of the fight for free speech
Mick Hume’s new book, Trigger Warning, recounts an heretical history.

Friday 19 June 2015
Neil Ross
‘People can’t lead full lives if they’re dependent on the state’
spiked talks to David Boaz, author of The Libertarian Mind.

Jim Butcher and Peter Smith
Gap-year do-gooding won’t save the world
Volunteer-tourism projects are not the political panacea some claim they are.

Ella Whelan
Do it like a woman! You know, while crying…
Caroline Criado-Perez’s new book is obsessed with the weakness of womanhood.

Alexander Adams
A Nazi-baiting master of the photomontage
John Heartfield made mocking tyrants an artform.

Jon Holbrook
An insider’s elegy to human rights
Francesca Klug’s new book offers an insight into why the human-rights project has failed to garner public support.

Frank Furedi
Individualism: a scapegoat for society’s ills
The attacks on individualism reflect the crisis of individual autonomy.

spiked podcast
‘Young people aren’t being held back by grasping elders’
PODCAST: Jennie Bristow discusses her new book on Boomer-blaming.

Monday 22 June 2015
Neil Davenport
Authoritarians in search of meaning
The UK’s devolved parliaments have become shockingly illiberal.

Tim Black
The myth of nationalism’s resurgence
Contrary to the post-election fearmongering, nationalism is not on the march.

Tuesday 23 June 2015
Elisabetta Intini
10 reasons we should be exploring space
Why space missions are worth the money and the risk.

Tom Slater
The use and abuse of Jeremy Corbyn
The left-right panto over Corbyn reveals the hollow core of British politics.

Sean Collins
After Charleston: a show of common humanity
No, Dylann Roof’s act of nihilism was not ‘the real America’.

George Harrison
London Pride: who’s really trivialising child abuse?


Wednesday 24 June 2015
Ella Whelan
‘Rape culture is a dangerous myth’
Lauren Southern talks to Ella Whelan about standing up to feminist orthodoxy.

WORLDbytes
Keeping the black finger off the trigger
An illustrated lecture on African-Americans and guns.

Kevin Yuill
Controlling guns, controlling blacks
Those demanding gun control post-Charleston need a history lesson.

Rob Lyons
Mumbai: alcohol and tax are a deadly cocktail


Blair Spowart
The men’s rights movement: feminism’s mirror image
MRAs are as mired in victimhood as the feminists they despise.

Thursday 25 June 2015
George Harrison
Hate not hope: on the march against austerity
The End Austerity Now protest was dominated by low aspirations.

Brendan O’Neill
Who really wants to impose austerity?
The left rages against mild Tory cuts yet dreams of imposing real austerity.

Charlie Pearson
Australia: dithering into a downturn


Friday 26 June 2015
Duleep Allirajah
Taking selfies is not a team sport
Deshorn Brown should be ashamed of himself.

Patrick West
Should the Confederate flag come with a trigger warning?
Destroying symbols won’t change the past.

Luke Gittos
Why is the CPS spinning rape stats?


Charlie Pearson
The Killing Season: lies, betrayal and Labor
A new documentary offers a scintillating insight into the era of Rudd and Gillard.

Tom Slater
Streaming is the future of music – now pay for it
Taylor Swift was right to stand up to Apple. Now let's tackle the freeloading fans.

Monday 29 June 2015
Rob Lyons
Fracking hell: the green war on progress
A UK council’s refusal to allow shale-gas exploration is very bad news.

Frank Furedi
Trigger warnings are educational suicide
Taking Durkheim's Suicide out of schools is madness.

Tom Slater
Glasto: a Butlins for middle-class, middle-aged bores
Glastonbury speaks to the 21st-century crisis of popular culture.

Luke Gittos
Janner: when therapy trumps justice
A senile old lord is being subjected to a showtrial.

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Paul Coleman
A new British bill of rights? Hopefully not
We can’t trust our illiberal leaders to protect our freedoms.

Brendan O’Neill
Tunisia was a bloody crime, not an act of war
The best response to this massacre? More freedom, more holidays.

Tim Black
Why Greeks should embrace a Euro exit
Fear of the future is no reason to stay in the EU.


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