Five new threats to free speech today
Mick Hume’s new book examines what’s changed in the free-speech wars.
Spot the little terrorist in your classroom
Why it’s wrong to turn teachers into spies on ‘extremist’ kids.
|Thursday 2 July 2015|
Shame on Pride for trying to ban UKIP
Interns, quit your moaning and seize the day
myInternSwap is not an Old Boys' network 2.0 – it’s a good idea.
The only way is middle-class feminism...
That seems to be the view of those condemning TOWIE girls.
I will defend your right to fly the Confederate flag
No form of political expression should be banned, not even hateful ones.
Boo Guillaume Tell for being bad art, not for being offensive
|Friday 3 July 2015|
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.
Foucault: from libertine to neoliberal
Was the French philosopher really a Reaganite in poststructural clothing?
Educationists have forgotten the power of knowledge
Education academics underestimate the potential of schools.
Why are we OED-ing on trans politics?
|Monday 6 July 2015|
Gay marriage: a victory for therapy
The Supreme Court ruling appealed to hearts, not minds.
Compo culture and the child abuse panic
Historic sex abuse claims have fuelled the UK’s compensation industry.
Ten years after
7/7, they still don’t get it
The problem isn’t powerful jihadism – it’s the crisis of Western values.
It’s not Epic Youth that’s warping kids’ views on sex
|Tuesday 7 July 2015|
Sucking the life out of the academy
The new universities minister wants more meddling and micromanagement.
Trust women: our Charter for Choice
Ann Furedi on why we should trust women to make reproductive choices.
That Sugar Film: demonising the sweet stuff
A new Aussie documentary should be taken with a pinch of salt.
London isn’t over – you’re just bored with it
The middle-class observers flouncing out of London need a reality check.
Craft beer is sexist? Get me a drink…
one hell of a ride
|Wednesday 8 July 2015|
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.
Rage against Rihanna: how we’re sucking the fun out of pop
So what if ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ is offensive?
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.
Greece isn’t the only victim of EU elitism
Brussels' repulsive treatment of Greece is business as usual.
|Thursday 9 July 2015|
Donald Trump: a presidential punchbag
In an age of personality politics, The Donald wins hands down.
Brit tourists boycott Greece? OXI to that!
Our man on the sun lounger in Syros says defy the doom-mongers.
No, science doesn’t have a ‘woman problem’
Ignore the crusaders against Tim Hunt — women are thriving in science.
Policing pregnant women: moralism dressed up as evidence
Arkham Knight: power to the players
|Friday 10 July 2015|
The anti-FGM campaign is harming the very women it claims to help.
Hey BBC, stop sexing-up Wimbledon
Viewers don't want banter and slebs – they want good tennis highlights.
Defending Greece or just demonising Germany?
The Greek crisis has made it open season for Germany haters.
Amy was no victim. She’s a 21st-century heroine
She died at 27, yes, but her life was fuller and truer than most.
‘The Euro is irrational and anti‑democratic’
PODCAST: Bruno Waterfield discusses the Greek crisis.
|Monday 13 July 2015|
We’re not mentally ill – we’re teenagers
A 14-year-old girl tells teachers to stop pathologising pupils.
Kids Company: a cuddly front for state intervention
Camila Batmanghelidjh’s financial management is not the real scandal.
Syriza has stabbed the Greek people in the back
Syriza’s undermining of Greek democracy is even worse than the EU’s.
Terminator Genisys: how to kill a franchise
Magic Mike XXL: strip-teasing the feminists
|Tuesday 14 July 2015|
Plane Stupid: return of the snobs
Air travel always brings out greens' anti-masses prejudices.
The pretentious nihilism of Plane Stupid
They pose as radicals, but actually are the worst kind of elitists.
Press freedom: Keir Starmer faces his critics
What happened when the former DPP met angry Sun journalists.
Humanity: always in search of New Horizons
The Pluto Flyby is a shining example of our unquenchable desire to discover.
|Wednesday 15 July 2015|
The public broadcaster without a public
The BBC’s biggest problem is that it patronises and segments its audience.
They don’t give a flying fox about hunting
The pro-fox crusade is a mask for those hunting down human liberties.
Sugar-fearin' public-health killjoys - butt out of our eating habits.
Auntie, why are you so scared of change?
The BBC should realise that shake-ups are good.
In defence of ‘dumb Australians’
White do-gooders didn’t end slavery
|Thursday 16 July 2015|
Five reasons shale gas is fracking fantastic
Economically, socially and environmentally, fracking makes sense.
Stay in Britain,
Using fear to terrify Muslims away from ISIS is a really bad idea.
Affirmative consent: the ultimate romance‑killer
New York’s new consent law is bad for freedom, justice and sex.
‘Philosophy for children’ isn’t real philosophy
|Friday 17 July 2015|
Football and big money: the root of all entertainment
The massive Raheem Sterling transfer fee is football at is best.
Why British humour is lost in translation
We have our messy language to thank for our puntastic wit.
Ignore the Sunday-trading snobs
Mhairi Black: no Bernadette Devlin
|Saturday 18 July 2015|
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|
Dave Chappelle vs the new intolerance
In an age of offence-seeking, this comedian’s comeback was desperately needed.
|Monday 20 July 2015|
Petrol power: an eco-revolution
The rise of petroleum-powered transport was an environmental boon.
Turning slavery into the West’s original sin
Today's obsession with slavery has more to do with misanthropy than history.
Green energy policies are costing us the future
|Tuesday 21 July 2015|
Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons
There's nothing moral about telling other states what weapons they may have.
Canada’s Twitter scandal: arrested for political comments
A Canadian feminist wants her Twitter critic convicted of harassment.
Syria: intervention can never be democratic
Getting parliamentary backing for a military campaign doesn’t make it right.
Even in America, You Can’t Say That!
We need to defend free speech whether it’s for Donald Trump or Jerry Seinfeld.
Brighton Council: what have you been smoking?
|Wednesday 22 July 2015|
The EU shouldn’t strike down UK laws
The DRIPA saga shows how undemocratic UK lawmaking has become.
Lena Dunham and the rise of TMI feminism
The new media feminism confuses bodily fluids with political issues.
Tim Farron: falling foul of the New Inquisition
Once, gay-rights activists fought orthodoxy - now they enforce it.
Michael McIntyre isn’t the only one who deserves some privacy
|Thursday 23 July 2015|
Reddit Revolt: battling the moderators
Asking moderators to protect free speech online is like asking wolves to guard sheep.
Cricket teams fraternising? It isn’t cricket
Stop trying to be friends, England and Australia. Cricket is war.
‘We need a new industrial revolution’
PODCAST: Phil Mullan says it's time to get real about the zombie economy.
Ant-Man: Marvel in miniature
|Friday 24 July 2015|
Nothing great about the welfare state
James Bartholomew launches a scathing attack on the effects of welfarism.
The Buried Giant – a fantastic fairytale
Ishiguro’s latest is a complex meditation on history and forgetting – and a rollicking read.
Why Alice is still wonderful
Lewis Carroll knew the secret to children's stories – never moralise.
Generationally divided we fall
A new book rips apart the Baby Boomer-blaming script.
The war over Atticus Finch
Why Go Set A Watchman has rattled so many liberals.
Go Set A Watchman: Harper Lee’s lost illusions
The sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird lives up to expectations.
|Monday 27 July 2015|
There is no such thing as a child terrorist
We need to draw a line between the actions of adults and children.
Yvette Cooper and the rise of the New Girls’ Club
Female politicians who cry sexism are doing more damage than the Old Boys' Club.
Jeremy Corbyn: a sinner against the Third Way
Corbynphobia reveals the terrifying conformism of modern British politics.
|Tuesday 28 July 2015|
White people: a bad racial group?
The MTV documentary White People makes sweeping racial generalisations.
Islamic State: built on the West’s cult of victimhood
The Western politics of identity is the fuel of modern jihadism.
How egalitarianism became a microaggression
Refusing to believe in race is now treated as a form of racism.
Fight for the right to disinherit!
|Wednesday 29 July 2015|
Truth, illusion and free speech online
Toronto’s Twitter trial reminds us that little on the internet is as it seems.
Cecil the lion: hunting for outrage
Calm down, everyone – lion-hunting is good for Africa.
The legal tyranny of gay marriage
When judges get to rule on political issues, the demos loses out.
Once again, the Kurds are betrayed
Western support for Turkey's assault on the Kurds is a familiar treachery.
Censorship is killing student stand-up
|Thursday 30 July 2015|
Ribena: the latest casualty in the war on sugar
Tesco’s ban will do nothing to satisfy public-health zealots.
DC’s ‘scarlet letter’: a recipe for injustice
Kangaroo courts on campus: a legal travesty
Hearing sexual-assault claims in campus courts is a terrible idea.
How English libel laws dent free speech across the globe
A Russian case heard in London exposed the unjustness of our laws.
British police: enforcers of the therapeutic state
|Friday 31 July 2015|
Inside Out: Pixar’s return to form