We need the right to make the ‘wrong’ choices
The government should not dictate what we – or our children – can eat.
The Goddard Inquiry: therapy, not justice
This huge inquiry into child abuse has nothing to do with truth.
Politics didn’t kill Elliott Johnson
Please stop exploiting his tragic suicide to sanitise political life.
|Wednesday 2 December 2015|
Canada’s hero complex
Pro-migrant campaigners are shaming their opponents into silence.
The best abortion law is no abortion law at all
Northern Ireland's abortion ruling is a small step in the right direction.
Who’s afraid of migrants?
Both sides in the refugee debate have lost sight of freedom.
Shunning Israeli children: BDS sinks to a new low
|Thursday 3 December 2015|
A veiled threat to freedom
After Paris, will religious tolerance survive?
India is right: coal makes the world go round
India's defiance at the Paris climate talks should be celebrated.
the politics of personality by other means
The shallowness of the Commons debate on Syria was alarming.
|Friday 4 December 2015|
The folly of sticking to your principles
Jeremy Corbyn’s downfall is that he’s incapable of changing his mind.
The liberal racism faced by ex-Muslims
Why some lefties hate the likes of Maryam Namazie.
After Oldham, who speaks for the working class?
Labour may have won a by-election, but it’s lost the working class.
Labour’s crybaby bombardiers
The bleating about online trolls is stifling political debate.
|Monday 7 December 2015|
After San Bernardino: stop prayer-shaming Christians
Why shouldn’t people pray for massacre victims?
No one should need permission to die
The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death.
Obama’s ‘biggest fear’? The American people
From guns to speech, terrorism has become an excuse to limit liberty.
|Tuesday 8 December 2015|
There’s more to Lou Reed than assholery
A new biography spreads muck, but sheds little light.
Planned Parenthood shooting: did words incite it?
No, words don't directly cause violence. But they do have great power.
All hail the
So what if Tyson Fury's opinions are mad. His boxing is world-class.
‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv’ is not enough
The official response to the Leytonstone attack shows just how divided we are.
Tyson Fury: falling victim to PC tyranny
It’s an outrage that the police are investigating Fury’s beliefs.
|Wednesday 9 December 2015|
Who would be a teacher today?
Soul-sapping bureaucracy is putting off new recruits.
The crumbling of the French elite
Le Pen's Front National is building on the ruins of the political establishment.
The world war on Donald Trump is truly ‘unhinged’
We must defend free speech even for politicians branded ‘fascists’.
Trump isn’t the only one who fears the violent masses
The BBC drops climate criticism down the memory hole
|Thursday 10 December 2015|
The new masters of the universe
From Silicon Valley, a new elite is coming.
Camille Paglia assesses the parlous state of today’s feminism.
Roger Scruton: ‘These left thinkers have destroyed the intellectual life’
The philosopher talks to Mick Hume about politics, marriage and Islam.
Zombie apocalypse from now on
Why the undead live on.
The crisis of character
Identity politics and the death of the individual.
|Friday 11 December 2015|
After the floods: we need more development
Greens are using Cumbria's troubles to argue for tough climate action. Bad idea.
The vote is wasted on the young
We should raise the voting age to 25, not lower it to 16.
‘Tis the season to be sneering
Don't let anti-consumerists kill your Christmas spirit.
Grandma: when feminists fought back
This off-beat drama shows how feeble feminism has become.
|Monday 14 December 2015|
Andrew Lloyd Webber: hitmaker or hack?
The musical-theatre icon is known for pulling in the punters – but he hasn’t had a hit for decades.
James Deen: the injustice of Twitter trials
The rape-culture crusade has ushered in a new era of mob justice.
War on Corbyn: the Tyranny of the Moderates
Anti-Corbynism speaks to the anti-democratic drabness of our era.
#DearDaddy: scaring girls away from sex
|Tuesday 15 December 2015|
Jess Phillips is not my hero
The Labour MP is nothing to write home about.
Donald Trump’s conservative revolution
Trump appeals to those fed up with Washington powerbrokers.
Why The Donald trumps the opposition
The clueless attacks on Trump have fuelled his campaign.
Mumford & Sons: the boyband for grown-ups
|Wednesday 16 December 2015|
Domestic violence is not on the rise
There's a real danger in expanding the definition of abuse.
‘We must cultivate a love of reading’
Frank Furedi on the power of books, selfhood and Werther Fever.
Peep Show: sitcom for a rootless generation
The final episode will no doubt leave Mark and Jez right where we found them.
|Thursday 17 December 2015|
Don’t believe the eco-hype
For all the optimism about wind and solar, renewables are nowhere near viable.
Paris talks: agreeing to dodge democracy
Climate advocacy has become a refuge for political no-hopers.
The rise of Front National: the French are fed up
Don’t blame Oxbridge for state schools’ failings
|Friday 18 December 2015|
The state is bad for your baby
We’re fast entering an era of state licensing of parenting.
Debate is not a form of abuse
The secret to Star Wars’ success? Unoriginality
Great ideas are often pillaged from somewhere else.
ISIS: haunted by sovereignty
At the heart of the Islamic State is a fear of political autonomy.
|Monday 21 December 2015|
St Helena is no paedophiles’ paradise
How a charity and two social workers succeeded in witch-hunting an entire island.
Students need education, not indoctrination
Harvard’s ‘holiday placemat for social justice’ turns students into missionaries.
Star Wars: the franchise awakens
JJ Abrams has restored balance to the Force.
|Tuesday 22 December 2015|
The greatest human breakthroughs of 2015
The scientific advances that inspired the spiked team this year.
In 2016, let’s take the fight to the campus censors
It’s time the silent majority made a stand for free speech.
F**ck the F‑word: women’s liberation in 2016
Let’s ditch feminism and talk about what women really need.
No justice in a year of moral crusades
But there are signs of a growing public scepticism about the child-abuse panic.
The WORLDbytes Christmas gameshow
|Thursday 24 December 2015|
The year we forgot what free speech means
The slogan of 2015 was less ‘Je Suis Charlie’ than ‘Vous Ne Pouvez Pas Dire Ca!’.
Defenders of life, liberty or just the right to have a laugh
spiked’s heroes of 2015.
Our cultural highs and lows of 2015
spiked writers on the best and the worst of this year's art and culture.
|Sunday 27 December 2015|
The year the West terrorised itself
The West needs to beat Islamism on the battlefield of ideas.
The year race made a comeback
In 2015, we saw the rise of a toxic new racialism.
The year of the populist
From Trump to Syriza, populist politics surged in 2015.
|Monday 28 December 2015|
Never mind Rhodes – it’s the cult of the victim that must fall
What the rotten anti-Rhodes movement reveals about 2015.
|Tuesday 29 December 2015|
Snobs don’t take Christmas off
Only rich people have the luxury of moaning about consumerism.
Lord Janner: you can’t try a dead man
It would be a perversion of justice to put the deceased on trial.
Why Chelsea sacked their best-ever manager
Even the Special One has succumbed to football's short-termism.
Why young white men are so lost
Society has decommissioned working-class men, and that's a tragedy.
‘The greatest threat to free speech is conformism’
Watch Brendan O'Neill discuss freedom and more with Nick Gillespie.