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Tuesday 1 December 2015 December 2015
Rob Lyons
We need the right to make the ‘wrong’ choices
The government should not dictate what we – or our children – can eat.

Luke Gittos
The Goddard Inquiry: therapy, not justice
This huge inquiry into child abuse has nothing to do with truth.

Tom Slater
Politics didn’t kill Elliott Johnson
Please stop exploiting his tragic suicide to sanitise political life.

Wednesday 2 December 2015
Irene Ogrizek
Canada’s hero complex
Pro-migrant campaigners are shaming their opponents into silence.

Ann Furedi
The best abortion law is no abortion law at all
Northern Ireland's abortion ruling is a small step in the right direction.

Ella Whelan
Who’s afraid of migrants?
Both sides in the refugee debate have lost sight of freedom.

Joe Arthur
Shunning Israeli children: BDS sinks to a new low


Thursday 3 December 2015
Barbara Hewson
A veiled threat to freedom
After Paris, will religious tolerance survive?

Sadhvi Sharma
India is right: coal makes the world go round
India's defiance at the Paris climate talks should be celebrated.

Brendan O’Neill
Bombing Raqqa:
the politics of personality by other means

The shallowness of the Commons debate on Syria was alarming.

Friday 4 December 2015
Patrick West
The folly of sticking to your principles
Jeremy Corbyn’s downfall is that he’s incapable of changing his mind.

Elliot McArdle
The liberal racism faced by ex-Muslims
Why some lefties hate the likes of Maryam Namazie.

Tim Black
After Oldham, who speaks for the working class?
Labour may have won a by-election, but it’s lost the working class.

Tom Slater
Labour’s crybaby bombardiers
The bleating about online trolls is stifling political debate.

Monday 7 December 2015
Neil Ross
After San Bernardino: stop prayer-shaming Christians
Why shouldn’t people pray for massacre victims?

Kevin Yuill
No one should need permission to die
The right to refuse treatment is not the same as the right to demand death.

Sean Collins
Obama’s ‘biggest fear’? The American people
From guns to speech, terrorism has become an excuse to limit liberty.

Tuesday 8 December 2015
Irene Ogrizek
There’s more to Lou Reed than assholery
A new biography spreads muck, but sheds little light.

Wendy Kaminer
Planned Parenthood shooting: did words incite it?
No, words don't directly cause violence. But they do have great power.

Luke Gittos
All hail the
Gypsy King

So what if Tyson Fury's opinions are mad. His boxing is world-class.

Tom Slater
‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv’ is not enough
The official response to the Leytonstone attack shows just how divided we are.

Brendan O’Neill
Tyson Fury: falling victim to PC tyranny
It’s an outrage that the police are investigating Fury’s beliefs.

Wednesday 9 December 2015
Christopher Beckett
Who would be a teacher today?
Soul-sapping bureaucracy is putting off new recruits.

Tim Black
The crumbling of the French elite
Le Pen's Front National is building on the ruins of the political establishment.

Mick Hume
The world war on Donald Trump is truly ‘unhinged’
We must defend free speech even for politicians branded ‘fascists’.

Guy Pierce
Trump isn’t the only one who fears the violent masses


George Harrison
The BBC drops climate criticism down the memory hole


Thursday 10 December 2015
Joel Kotkin
The new masters of the universe
From Silicon Valley, a new elite is coming.

Camille Paglia
Feminist trouble
Camille Paglia assesses the parlous state of today’s feminism.

Mick Hume
Roger Scruton: ‘These left thinkers have destroyed the intellectual life’
The philosopher talks to Mick Hume about politics, marriage and Islam.

Tim Black
Zombie apocalypse from now on
Why the undead live on.

Brendan O’Neill
The crisis of character
Identity politics and the death of the individual.

Friday 11 December 2015
Rob Lyons
After the floods: we need more development
Greens are using Cumbria's troubles to argue for tough climate action. Bad idea.

Patrick West
The vote is wasted on the young
We should raise the voting age to 25, not lower it to 16.

Kristian Niemietz
‘Tis the season to be sneering
Don't let anti-consumerists kill your Christmas spirit.

Ella Whelan
Grandma: when feminists fought back
This off-beat drama shows how feeble feminism has become.

Monday 14 December 2015
Christian Butler
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.

Luke Gittos
James Deen: the injustice of Twitter trials
The rape-culture crusade has ushered in a new era of mob justice.

Brendan O’Neill
War on Corbyn: the Tyranny of the Moderates
Anti-Corbynism speaks to the anti-democratic drabness of our era.

Charlotte Gill
#DearDaddy: scaring girls away from sex


Tuesday 15 December 2015
Ella Whelan
Jess Phillips is not my hero
The Labour MP is nothing to write home about.

FH Buckley
Donald Trump’s conservative revolution
Trump appeals to those fed up with Washington powerbrokers.

Sean Collins
Why The Donald trumps the opposition
The clueless attacks on Trump have fuelled his campaign.

Rob Lyons
Mumford & Sons: the boyband for grown-ups


Wednesday 16 December 2015
Luke Gittos
Domestic violence is not on the rise
There's a real danger in expanding the definition of abuse.

Tim Black
‘We must cultivate a love of reading’
Frank Furedi on the power of books, selfhood and Werther Fever.

Tom Slater
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
James Woudhuysen
Don’t believe the eco-hype
For all the optimism about wind and solar, renewables are nowhere near viable.

Ben Pile
Paris talks: agreeing to dodge democracy
Climate advocacy has become a refuge for political no-hopers.

Julian Lagnado
The rise of Front National: the French are fed up


Christopher Beckett
Don’t blame Oxbridge for state schools’ failings


Friday 18 December 2015
Jan Macvarish
The state is bad for your baby
We’re fast entering an era of state licensing of parenting.

Guy Birchall
Debate is not a form of abuse


Patrick West
The secret to Star Wars’ success? Unoriginality
Great ideas are often pillaged from somewhere else.

Faisal Devji
ISIS: haunted by sovereignty
At the heart of the Islamic State is a fear of political autonomy.

Monday 21 December 2015
Barbara Hewson
St Helena is no paedophiles’ paradise
How a charity and two social workers succeeded in witch-hunting an entire island.

Harvey Silverglate
Students need education, not indoctrination
Harvard’s ‘holiday placemat for social justice’ turns students into missionaries.

Tom Slater
Star Wars: the franchise awakens
JJ Abrams has restored balance to the Force.

Tuesday 22 December 2015
Neil Ross
The greatest human breakthroughs of 2015
The scientific advances that inspired the spiked team this year.

Joanna Williams
In 2016, let’s take the fight to the campus censors
It’s time the silent majority made a stand for free speech.

Ella Whelan
F**ck the F‑word: women’s liberation in 2016
Let’s ditch feminism and talk about what women really need.

Luke Gittos
No justice in a year of moral crusades
But there are signs of a growing public scepticism about the child-abuse panic.

WORLDbytes
The WORLDbytes Christmas gameshow


Thursday 24 December 2015
Mick Hume
The year we forgot what free speech means
The slogan of 2015 was less ‘Je Suis Charlie’ than ‘Vous Ne Pouvez Pas Dire Ca!’.

Brendan O’Neill
Defenders of life, liberty or just the right to have a laugh
spiked’s heroes of 2015.

spiked
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
Frank Furedi
The year the West terrorised itself
The West needs to beat Islamism on the battlefield of ideas.

Tom Slater
The year race made a comeback
In 2015, we saw the rise of a toxic new racialism.

Tim Black
The year of the populist
From Trump to Syriza, populist politics surged in 2015.

Monday 28 December 2015
Brendan O’Neill
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
Patrick West
Snobs don’t take Christmas off
Only rich people have the luxury of moaning about consumerism.

Luke Gittos
Lord Janner: you can’t try a dead man
It would be a perversion of justice to put the deceased on trial.

Tim Black
Why Chelsea sacked their best-ever manager
Even the Special One has succumbed to football's short-termism.

Tom Slater
Why young white men are so lost
Society has decommissioned working-class men, and that's a tragedy.

spiked
‘The greatest threat to free speech is conformism’
Watch Brendan O'Neill discuss freedom and more with Nick Gillespie.


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