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Wednesday 1 July 2015 July 2015
Mick Hume
Five new threats to free speech today
Mick Hume’s new book examines what’s changed in the free-speech wars.

Frank Furedi
Spot the little terrorist in your classroom
Why it’s wrong to turn teachers into spies on ‘extremist’ kids.

Thursday 2 July 2015
George Harrison
Shame on Pride for trying to ban UKIP


Blair Spowart
Interns, quit your moaning and seize the day
myInternSwap is not an Old Boys' network 2.0 – it’s a good idea.

Ella Whelan
The only way is middle-class feminism...
That seems to be the view of those condemning TOWIE girls.

Wendy Kaminer
I will defend your right to fly the Confederate flag
No form of political expression should be banned, not even hateful ones.

Guy Pierce
Boo Guillaume Tell for being bad art, not for being offensive


Friday 3 July 2015
Duleep Allirajah
Time to stop patronising the women’s game
Women’s football will only achieve parity with the men’s if we’re comfortable slagging games off.

Patrick West
Foucault: from libertine to neoliberal
Was the French philosopher really a Reaganite in poststructural clothing?

Michael Young
Educationists have forgotten the power of knowledge
Education academics underestimate the potential of schools.

Chrissie Daz
Why are we OED-ing on trans politics?


Monday 6 July 2015
Jon Holbrook
Gay marriage: a victory for therapy
The Supreme Court ruling appealed to hearts, not minds.

Barbara Hewson
Compo culture and the child abuse panic
Historic sex abuse claims have fuelled the UK’s compensation industry.

Frank Furedi
Ten years after
7/7, they still don’t get it

The problem isn’t powerful jihadism – it’s the crisis of Western values.

Ella Whelan
It’s not Epic Youth that’s warping kids’ views on sex


Tuesday 7 July 2015
Joanna Williams
Sucking the life out of the academy
The new universities minister wants more meddling and micromanagement.

Ann Furedi
Trust women: our Charter for Choice
Ann Furedi on why we should trust women to make reproductive choices.

Rob Lyons
That Sugar Film: demonising the sweet stuff
A new Aussie documentary should be taken with a pinch of salt.

James Heartfield
London isn’t over – you’re just bored with it
The middle-class observers flouncing out of London need a reality check.

Guy Birchall
Craft beer is sexist? Get me a drink…


Jon Fuge
Slow West:
one hell of a ride



Wednesday 8 July 2015
Ella Whelan
The Women’s Equality Party: for ladies too nice for politics
Sandi Toksvig’s middle-class party is another reason it’s time to bin feminism.

Tom Slater
Rage against Rihanna: how we’re sucking the fun out of pop
So what if ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ is offensive?

Tim Black
Gentlemen’s clubs: the importance of being men-only
The pressure on the Garrick Club to admit women is a threat to our everyday freedom.

Brendan O’Neill
Greece isn’t the only victim of EU elitism
Brussels' repulsive treatment of Greece is business as usual.

Thursday 9 July 2015
Neil Ross
Donald Trump: a presidential punchbag
In an age of personality politics, The Donald wins hands down.

Mick Hume
Brit tourists boycott Greece? OXI to that!
Our man on the sun lounger in Syros says defy the doom-mongers.

Joanna Williams
No, science doesn’t have a ‘woman problem’
Ignore the crusaders against Tim Hunt — women are thriving in science.

Ellie Lee
Policing pregnant women: moralism dressed up as evidence


Stephen Beard
Arkham Knight: power to the players


Friday 10 July 2015
Brid Hehir
Fear, loathing
and FGM

The anti-FGM campaign is harming the very women it claims to help.

Duleep Allirajah
Hey BBC, stop sexing-up Wimbledon
Viewers don't want banter and slebs – they want good tennis highlights.

Patrick West
Defending Greece or just demonising Germany?
The Greek crisis has made it open season for Germany haters.

Emily Hill
Amy was no victim. She’s a 21st-century heroine
She died at 27, yes, but her life was fuller and truer than most.

spiked podcast
‘The Euro is irrational and anti‑democratic’
PODCAST: Bruno Waterfield discusses the Greek crisis.

Monday 13 July 2015
Jean Godson
We’re not mentally ill – we’re teenagers
A 14-year-old girl tells teachers to stop pathologising pupils.

Jan Macvarish
Kids Company: a cuddly front for state intervention
Camila Batmanghelidjh’s financial management is not the real scandal.

Brendan O’Neill
Syriza has stabbed the Greek people in the back
Syriza’s undermining of Greek democracy is even worse than the EU’s.

Christian Butler
Terminator Genisys: how to kill a franchise


Otto Squire
Magic Mike XXL: strip-teasing the feminists


Tuesday 14 July 2015
Tim Black
Plane Stupid: return of the snobs
Air travel always brings out greens' anti-masses prejudices.

Bill Durodié
The pretentious nihilism of Plane Stupid
They pose as radicals, but actually are the worst kind of elitists.

Charlie Parker
Press freedom: Keir Starmer faces his critics
What happened when the former DPP met angry Sun journalists.

Tom Slater
Humanity: always in search of New Horizons
The Pluto Flyby is a shining example of our unquenchable desire to discover.

Wednesday 15 July 2015
Blair Spowart
The public broadcaster without a public
The BBC’s biggest problem is that it patronises and segments its audience.

Mick Hume
They don’t give a flying fox about hunting
The pro-fox crusade is a mask for those hunting down human liberties.

Rob Lyons
My mouth,
my rules

Sugar-fearin' public-health killjoys - butt out of our eating habits.

Andrew Orlowski
Auntie, why are you so scared of change?
The BBC should realise that shake-ups are good.

Charlie Pearson
In defence of ‘dumb Australians’


WORLDbytes
White do-gooders didn’t end slavery


Thursday 16 July 2015
Guy Birchall
Five reasons shale gas is fracking fantastic
Economically, socially and environmentally, fracking makes sense.

Ella Whelan
Stay in Britain,
or else...

Using fear to terrify Muslims away from ISIS is a really bad idea.

Lauren Southern
Affirmative consent: the ultimate romance‑killer
New York’s new consent law is bad for freedom, justice and sex.

Dennis Hayes
‘Philosophy for children’ isn’t real philosophy


Friday 17 July 2015
Shingi Mararike
Football and big money: the root of all entertainment
The massive Raheem Sterling transfer fee is football at is best.

Patrick West
Why British humour is lost in translation
We have our messy language to thank for our puntastic wit.

Guy Birchall
Ignore the Sunday-trading snobs


Ella Whelan
Mhairi Black: no Bernadette Devlin


Saturday 18 July 2015
Brendan O’Neill
A newspaper bans its own Nick Cave story – the Twittermob strikes again
The ease with which mobs can demolish content is terrifying.

Sunday 19 July 2015
Tom Slater
Dave Chappelle vs the new intolerance
In an age of offence-seeking, this comedian’s comeback was desperately needed.

Monday 20 July 2015
Pierre Desrochers
Petrol power: an eco-revolution
The rise of petroleum-powered transport was an environmental boon.

Frank Furedi
Turning slavery into the West’s original sin
Today's obsession with slavery has more to do with misanthropy than history.

George Harrison
Green energy policies are costing us the future


Tuesday 21 July 2015
Tara McCormack
Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons
There's nothing moral about telling other states what weapons they may have.

Irene Ogrizek
Canada’s Twitter scandal: arrested for political comments
A Canadian feminist wants her Twitter critic convicted of harassment.

Tim Black
Syria: intervention can never be democratic
Getting parliamentary backing for a military campaign doesn’t make it right.

Mick Hume
Even in America, You Can’t Say That!
We need to defend free speech whether it’s for Donald Trump or Jerry Seinfeld.

Rob Lyons
Brighton Council: what have you been smoking?


Wednesday 22 July 2015
Luke Gittos
The EU shouldn’t strike down UK laws
The DRIPA saga shows how undemocratic UK lawmaking has become.

Ella Whelan
Lena Dunham and the rise of TMI feminism
The new media feminism confuses bodily fluids with political issues.

Tom Slater
Tim Farron: falling foul of the New Inquisition
Once, gay-rights activists fought orthodoxy - now they enforce it.

Guy Birchall
Michael McIntyre isn’t the only one who deserves some privacy


Thursday 23 July 2015
Allum Bokhari
Reddit Revolt: battling the moderators
Asking moderators to protect free speech online is like asking wolves to guard sheep.

Duleep Allirajah
Cricket teams fraternising? It isn’t cricket
Stop trying to be friends, England and Australia. Cricket is war.

spiked podcast
‘We need a new industrial revolution’
PODCAST: Phil Mullan says it's time to get real about the zombie economy.

Jon Fuge
Ant-Man: Marvel in miniature


Friday 24 July 2015
Dave Clements
Nothing great about the welfare state
James Bartholomew launches a scathing attack on the effects of welfarism.

Ella Whelan
The Buried Giant – a fantastic fairytale
Ishiguro’s latest is a complex meditation on history and forgetting – and a rollicking read.

James Woudhuysen
Why Alice is still wonderful
Lewis Carroll knew the secret to children's stories – never moralise.

Tim Black
Generationally divided we fall
A new book rips apart the Baby Boomer-blaming script.

Nancy McDermott
The war over Atticus Finch
Why Go Set A Watchman has rattled so many liberals.

Bernie Whelan
Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions
The sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird lives up to expectations.

Monday 27 July 2015
Luke Gittos
There is no such thing as a child terrorist
We need to draw a line between the actions of adults and children.

Ella Whelan
Yvette Cooper and the rise of the New Girls’ Club
Female politicians who cry sexism are doing more damage than the Old Boys' Club.

Brendan O’Neill
Jeremy Corbyn: a sinner against the Third Way
Corbynphobia reveals the terrifying conformism of modern British politics.

Tuesday 28 July 2015
Lauren Southern
White people: a bad racial group?
The MTV documentary White People makes sweeping racial generalisations.

Frank Furedi
Islamic State: built on the West’s cult of victimhood
The Western politics of identity is the fuel of modern jihadism.

Tom Slater
How egalitarianism became a microaggression
Refusing to believe in race is now treated as a form of racism.

Stefan Rhys-Williams
Fight for the right to disinherit!


Wednesday 29 July 2015
Irene Ogrizek
Truth, illusion and free speech online
Toronto’s Twitter trial reminds us that little on the internet is as it seems.

Barry Curtis
Cecil the lion: hunting for outrage
Calm down, everyone – lion-hunting is good for Africa.

Jon Holbrook
The legal tyranny of gay marriage
When judges get to rule on political issues, the demos loses out.

Tim Black
Once again, the Kurds are betrayed
Western support for Turkey's assault on the Kurds is a familiar treachery.

Luke Terry
Censorship is killing student stand-up


Thursday 30 July 2015
Rob Lyons
Ribena: the latest casualty in the war on sugar
Tesco’s ban will do nothing to satisfy public-health zealots.

Marcus Bateman
DC’s ‘scarlet letter’: a recipe for injustice


Luke Gittos
Kangaroo courts on campus: a legal travesty
Hearing sexual-assault claims in campus courts is a terrible idea.

Henry Williams
How English libel laws dent free speech across the globe
A Russian case heard in London exposed the unjustness of our laws.

Neil Davenport
British police: enforcers of the therapeutic state


Friday 31 July 2015
Christian Butler
Inside Out: Pixar’s return to form



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