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Tuesday 1 September 2015 September 2015
Greg Ashman
Educationalists: teaching bad ideas
Teachers are starting to fight back against the biases of educationalists.

Kevin Rooney
Teaching students to jump through hoops
The obsession with exams is cheating state-school kids out of an education.

Carl Hendrick
Bureaucracy is sucking the life out of teaching
Form-filling and constant monitoring are wasting teachers’ time.

Michael Young
Unleashing the power of knowledge for all
We need to put subjects at the heart of the curriculum.

Martin Robinson
In an info age, we need knowledge more than ever
Pupils must be taught before they are asked what they think.

Joanna Williams
Time to reclaim the classroom
Joanna Williams introduces spiked’s back-to-school special.

Maren Thom
Wes Craven: exploring the horror within
The Nightmare on Elm Street director confronted the human condition in an age of unreason.

Wednesday 2 September 2015
Luke Gittos
Harvey Proctor has got a point
It is time to end this witch-hunting of old, often homosexual, men.

Ella Whelan
You can’t say that, Chrissie
The real reason Chrissie Hynde angered feminists? She refused to play the victim.

spiked podcast
‘The First Amendment is not enough’
David French on the state of religious freedom in the wake of gay marriage.

Chris Lynch
The rage against Zachary Quinto


Luke Gittos
No, Loose Women shouldn’t apologise for that poll


Thursday 3 September 2015
Ken McLaughlin
We need more friends and fewer shrinks
The medicalisation of social problems is straining mental-health services.

Kevin Yuill
Virginia: the culture of complaint turns lethal
The most striking thing about Vester Flanagan was his self-pity.

Tom Slater
He’s a teenager,
not a sex criminal



Mick Hume
Press freedom begins at home
No, ‘Journalism is not a crime’ in Turkey – and neither should it be in the UK.

Friday 4 September 2015
Sean Collins
A black hero for guilty whites
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me offers a disturbing insight into the new racialism.

Ella Whelan
Hackney:
fight for your right to stay up all night

We must reject attempts to regulate our nightlife.

Charlotte Gill
Young, Free & Single: dating for robots
This Steve Jones-fronted farce is enough to put you off romance for life.

Amy Mackelden
Aloha: Hollywood’s latest flop
Cameron Crowe's latest is as bad as everyone says it is.

Rob Lyons
Don’t rush to join Jamie’s sugar crusade
Jamie Oliver’s latest campaign is just as simple-minded as his previous.

Tom Slater
Fuck tha thoughtpolice
More than 25 years after NWA rocked the world, rappers are still being muzzled.

Ella Whelan
Amnesty: fuelling the Indian rape myth


Monday 7 September 2015
Alexander Adams
Charles Bukowski: distortion of a dissident poet?
A new Bukowski is set to emerge, free of his editor's heavy hand.

Phil Mullan
Forget Corbynomics. We need a new industrial revolution
What a properly progressive economic plan would look like.

Brendan O’Neill
Don’t make a moral melodrama out of the migrant crisis
This outburst of political compassion is not as healthy as some imagine.

Stefan Rhys-Williams
‘Wildest Dreams’: it’s a music video, not a history lesson


Tuesday 8 September 2015
Luke Gittos
No, our schools are not full of tiny sex offenders
The criminalisation of children has reached terrifying heights.

George Harrison
Alternative freshers’ week: giving the lie to the ‘lad culture’ panic


Sean Collins
Kim Davis: criminal or conscientious objector?
Why dissent on same-sex marriage is punished so harshly.

Tim Black
Syriza: can’t lead, won’t lead
Alexis Tsipras and Co are the acceptable faces of EU technocracy.

Wednesday 9 September 2015
Irene Ogrizek
Alice Dreger and the policing of academic thought
Misguided feminists are dictating what academics may publish.

Ella Whelan
The feminist trials of Miss Piggy
How can a Muppet be a role model for women?

Tom Slater
Campus rape panic: scaring women away from uni
Why is the government collaborating in this dangerous myth?

Guy Birchall
The Danish Girl: not transgender enough


Brendan O’Neill
Petra Laszlo was only practising the ‘journalism of attachment’


Thursday 10 September 2015
Rachelle Peterson
Divesting from free speech
How environmentalists shut down debate on campus.

Mick Hume
‘Refugees’ good, ‘Migrants’ bad?
Bono and Co should not be allowed to police the language of the debate.

Frank Furedi
Refugee crisis: treating Hungary as a Heart of Darkness
With no hint of irony, Western observers defend Syrian
refugees while demonising Eastern Europeans.


Lukas Mikelionis
‘Dear Fat People‘: no one should be safe from mockery


Friday 11 September 2015
Freddie Sehgal Cuthbert
Metal Gear Solid V: return of the boss
The Phantom Pain returns the series to the bleeding edge of gaming.

Guy Pierce
Parents should resist the urge to snoop


Patrick West
Refugee crisis: Germany’s Band Aid?
By embracing migrants, Germany is getting over its war guilt.

Stephen Beard
Snow White and
the PC brigade



Tara McCormack
How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’
ISIS cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.

Brendan O’Neill
A charity single? Haven’t the refugees suffered enough?


Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
Can evidence set teachers free?
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert reports from the researchED conference.

Monday 14 September 2015
Luke Gittos
The moral cowardice of the drone debate
Who cares if killing those jihadis was legal? The question is: was it right?

Mick Hume
To see why he won, look at the clueless Corbyn-bashing
The emptiness of politics means a veteran non-entity can become Labour leader.

Joanna Williams
Rise of the supernanny feminists
Charlotte Proudman isn’t the only one trying to tell us what is and isn’t acceptable.

Tuesday 15 September 2015
Chris Fotinopoulos
Turning Aussie schools into training centres
It's time to kick corporate speak out of education.

Jon Holbrook
Time to tear up the Refugee Convention
Democratic states must be able to control their borders.

Ella Whelan
Who cares how many women are in the Corbyn cabinet?
The idea that biology trumps brains is the real scandal here.

Mick Hume
Je Suis Toujours Charlie
Yes, we must also defend their freedom to publish
cartoons about drowned Syrian refugees.


Wednesday 16 September 2015
Edwina Rogers
What about ‘religious freedom’ for the secular?
Why we need to amend the First Amendment.

Kevin Yuill
Assisted suicide: behold the wisdom of the Commons
The debate on the Assisted Dying Bill showed parliament at its finest.

Tim Black
Cameron, the high priest of mistrust
Preachers don't need the state's seal of approval.

Guy Birchall
An 11-year-old on Facebook? I blame the parents


Thursday 17 September 2015
spiked podcast
‘Free speech is always under threat’
PODCAST: Eugene Volokh talks to spiked about the constant battle for freedom.

Luke Gittos
‘Rape by deception’ should not be a crime
We are blurring the line between sex and rape.

Brendan O’Neill
The problem with the ‘pro-migrant’ lobby
The elite is embracing immigration for really bad reasons.

Frank Furedi
A crisis of Europe dressed up as a drama about migration
The migrant debate has exposed EU contempt for the public.

Friday 18 September 2015
Stephen Beard
Stand with Ahmed? Then challenge the zero-tolerance mania


Ellie Lee
No, you’re not what your mother ate
More pseudo-scientific hectoring is the last thing pregnant women need.

Patrick West
Something Must Be Done (so that I can sleep at night)
Caitlin Moran’s crocodile tears will do nothing to help migrants.

Denis Russell
McDonnell and the IRA: a sorry excuse for radical politics


Tom Slater
Time for a real free-speech fightback
Cameron’s anti-extremism strategy could have been ghostwritten by the NUS.

Rob Harries
South Park: bursting the PC bubble


Monday 21 September 2015
Ivor Jones
Putting your arm around someone is not an ‘act of ownership’


Stefan Rhys-Williams
Keep the cops out of kiss chase


Charlie Pearson
Turnbull: another hollow coup Down Under
The ousting of Abbott showed just how cynical politics has become.

Tara McCormack
Bombing Syria won’t solve anything
As calls for intervention grow, remember: we’ve been here before.

Brendan O’Neill
No, Jeremy Corbyn is not a threat to life as we know it
The anti-Corbyn politics of fear demeans the demos.

WORLDbytes
‘We need to win the argument for open borders’


Tuesday 22 September 2015
Michael Savage
Brian Sewell: a giant among critics
His keen eye and unrivalled knowledge set him apart.

Jon Holbrook
Ul Nasir: a case of victim-centred injustice
Victims should not have the right to personalised justice.

Tim Black
TINA comes to Greece
The real victor in the Greek elections was the Troika’s bureaucratic fatalism.

Tom Slater
Lady Gaga jumps on the rape-culture bandwagon
Pop stars should spark moral panics, not promote them.

Wednesday 23 September 2015
James Woudhuysen
Invasion of the sexbots? Get a grip
The sexbots are not coming.

Ella Whelan
Living longer is a cause for celebration
The ageing population is a challenge, not a threat.

Ella Whelan
#ShoutYourAbortion: a Twitter group hug won’t save Planned Parenthood


Thursday 24 September 2015
Candice Holdsworth
Treating models like airheads
The idea that models’ weight should be monitored by law is deeply patronising.

Rob Lyons
Hinkley Point C: rip it up and start again
New nuclear power stations would be a boon to society. But not at any price.

Mick Hume
The forgotten First Amendment freedom
A free press remains the lifelong partner of free speech.

Friday 25 September 2015
Patrick West
Freedom for Catalonia: a greedy game
Catalan independence is about self-interest, not liberation.

Lauren Southern
Jackie Collins: a better role model than feminists
Here's hoping her rebellious spirit lives on.

David Nolan
Planned Parenthood: pro‑choicers should go on the offensive
Stop apologising for providing an essential service for women.

Monday 28 September 2015
Alexander Adams
In praise of
Brutalism

We should celebrate the daring spirit of this unloved school of architecture.

Tessa Mayes
No holiday from the Greek crisis
A report from Rhodes on Greeks' response to the crisis.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Using migrants to bash east Germans
The migrant crisis has exposed the deep east-west antagonism in German society.

Frank Furedi
Operation Midland: treating fiction as fact
The crusade against historical sex abuse is destroying due process.

Tuesday 29 September 2015
Wendy Kaminer
The GOP’s God problem
Don’t believe Republican candidates who say Christianity is under siege.

Pierre Desrochers
The Simon-Ehrlich wager 25 years on
As the famous environmentalist bet showed, Malthusians are always wrong.

Brendan O’Neill
Trotsky vs Corbyn
Corbyn a Trotskyist? He isn’t fit to lay flowers at Trotsky’s tomb.

Tom Slater
‘If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I?’
Maryam Namazie on how she took on the campus censors and won.

Wednesday 30 September 2015
Seaman and Woudhuysen
VW: a panto of green politics
Irrational regulation and green posturing are the real causes of the Volkswagen debacle.

Ella Whelan
Cybersexism? Yet another feminist panic
The UN’s report on cybersexism is shrill and illiberal.

Joanna Williams
Universities:
not out of the
safe space yet

The free-speech fightback is promising. But there’s a long way to go.

Alex Kasnetz
Wesleyan and the Black Lives Matter blasphemer


George Harrison
Class War vs Cereal Killer: a riot for poverty
Ignore the paint-flinging pillocks – gentrification is good.


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