Solar power: a waste of energy
Solar power is still more expensive and less efficient than fossil fuels.
The end of civil-war politics: what next for Ireland?
This election confirms that things have changed utterly.
#Right2Debate: challenge bigotry, not free speech
The best way to counter extremism is through open discussion.
Debate is good, but can it be imposed?
Forcing Islamist students to have balanced meetings is a mistake.
London’s mayoral contest: the Great British bland-off
Goldsmith and Khan seem to have nothing to offer but their personalities.
No, breastfeeding is not an economic issue
New studies claiming 'breast is best' have gone way too far.
|Wednesday 2 March 2016|
Beware greens in progressive clothing
No amount of spin can hide environmentalism's miserablism.
Philip Hammond: clueless in Syria
The UK foreign secretary doesn't know the first thing about the conflict.
Working-class kids should be challenged, not tested
Tests for four-year-olds will only entrench low expectations.
|Thursday 3 March 2016|
Are we really embracing risk?
Yes, kids are being allowed to make mistakes, but our mutual suspicion of others persists.
The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment
The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realise.
Climate change isn’t starving us
against the EU
The progressive’s case for a Brexit.
|Friday 4 March 2016|
Grimsby: ‘the scum’ vs Malthusians
Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie has a surprisingly radical twist.
Father Jack: ‘feck off’ to the anti‑fun police
Let’s raise a glass of Toilet Duck to the foulmouthed priest.
Zuckerberg and the Facebook thoughtpolice
Dada and the making of modernity
Jed Rasula talks to Tim Black about the revolutionary artistic movement.
A swearing ban? Piss off…
From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites
Sean Collins and Bruno Waterfield discuss the democratic fightback.
|Monday 7 March 2016|
The real epidemic at UCD? Lad-bashing
A bogus ‘revenge porn’ scandal shows how nasty campus feminism has become.
No, Russia isn’t weaponising refugees
The EU's problems have nothing to do with Putin.
‘Rape culture made me do it’
Feminists have lent the likes of Adam Johnson an excuse.
Atheist students are losing their faith in free speech
Corbyn is right – prostitution must be decriminalised
We shouldn't punish sex work. We shouldn't celebrate it, either.
|Tuesday 8 March 2016|
Son of Saul: hope amid the Holocaust
Frank Furedi on a brilliant film about one man’s search for meaning.
Let London’s cultural life flourish
Start by getting rid of all the petty restrictions and censorship.
London transport: the need for speed
We need faster, more frequent transport.
Visions for London: manifestos for the world’s greatest city
spiked raises the stakes in London’s mayoral election.
BDS: you can’t ban the boycott brigade
|Wednesday 9 March 2016|
A comedian is on trial in Canada for telling a cruel joke. Get angry.
Maria Sharapova took a drug – so what?
It was talent, not drugs, that secured her grand-slam victories.
Turkish repression is no advert for EU ‘freedom’
Why are renegade liberals demanding Euro leaders teach 'Johnny Turk' a lesson?
The UN is treating women’s bodies as mere instruments
|Thursday 10 March 2016|
Don’t cry for Generation Rent
The solution to poor-me millennials’ plight is simple – build more houses.
It’s pure historical amnesia to say the Boomers had it good
Thirtysomething generational jihadists know nothing of history.
It’s something strange, and it don’t look good
|Friday 11 March 2016|
It's time we paid tribute to Sylvia Pankhurst
The least that this most radical Suffragette deserves is a statue.
George Martin: pop’s great innovator
How The Beatles producer changed the music game.
No, Donald Trump is not a new Hitler
Hitchcock/Truffaut: vital book, pointless doc
Rhodes Must Fall: a privileged protest?
Well-off students make unconvincing warriors against 'imperialistic' statues.
Enough with the gender agenda
We talk football, Turkey's press crackdown and International Women's Day.
|Monday 14 March 2016|
Cleansed: a ringside seat in hell
Sarah Kane's play will blow your mind – if you’ll let it.
The Twitch-hunting of Joan Bakewell
She said critical things about anorexia? Cast her out!
Trump: a monster made by PC
The elite can't fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him.
|Tuesday 15 March 2016|
‘You can’t force-feed students anti-Israel policies’
Gabriel Dorey reports on UCLU’s undemocratic embrace of BDS.
The tyranny of censorship: Ireland’s war on ‘evil’ books
The Irish state has just banned an obscene novel. That is outrageous.
Zac Goldsmith wouldn’t lead London – he’d stifle it
The Tory candidate wants to rein in this great city’s potential.
No, the EU is not a gender issue
Attempts to make the referendum more woman-friendly are insulting.
Since when has a game of tag been a threat to children?
France and Germany are falling out over labour-law reform
|Wednesday 16 March 2016|
Let London party
My vision for London: fight for our right to stay out all night.
In defence of gentrification
My vision for London: celebrate social shifting and hipster initiative.
There’s more to the AfD surge than immigration
German voters are rebelling against the paternalistic 'liberal' elite.
British liberals don’t care about privacy
‘Off with their headlines!’
Any democrat should defend the Sun against the new Crown censorship.
|Thursday 17 March 2016|
Unconscious bias at work? Don’t buy it
The latest idea taking workplaces by storm is pretty anti-human.
Vapers just wanna have fun
There’s much more to vaping than harm reduction.
The myth of the male suicide epidemic
Men’s rights activists are pathologising masculinity.
Consent initiative goes arse over tit
|Friday 18 March 2016|
The dangerous narcissism of Earth Hour
We should not be demonising electricity — we should be celebrating it.
It’s no surprise that Jeremy Clarkson is pro-EU
The former Top Gear presenter is the perfect poster-boy for Remain.
‘No, Corbyn’s Labour is not full of anti-Semites’
We discuss the left and Jews, German politics, and Britain's Budget.
In praise of CLR James
A challenging new biopic reveals a tireless, fearless revolutionary.
|Monday 21 March 2016|
‘Free speech is a left‑wing value’
Gabriel Dorey reports on last week's anti-NUS protest.
Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility
A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.
Don’t blame Corbyn for the rise of anti‑Semitism
Labour-bashing commentators are clouding this important discussion.
|Tuesday 22 March 2016|
No end in sight to paedo hysteria
Operation Midland may have closed, but the elite obsession with child abuse continues.
Let’s hit the terrorists where it hurts
Hurt the terrorists by being free: Brendan O'Neill in English and Dutch.
IDS and the ‘narcissism of small differences’
There is both more and less to the Tory civil war than the headlines suggest.
The mental obsession with student wellbeing
|Wednesday 23 March 2016|
Djokovic is right about equal pay
Treating mental-health patients as lesser beings
A psychiatric nurse on the cruelty of hospital smoking bans.
|Thursday 24 March 2016|
The smug nonsense of ‘What about Ankara?’
It’s no mystery why Brits are more shocked by the Brussels bombs – they hit closer to home.
Scotland’s smoking ban: mourning personal choice
The ban, introduced 10 years ago, was just the start of an assault on our everyday freedoms.
The Manifesto of Futurism revisited
Marinetti’s explosive, utopian text continues to inspire – and discomfort.
|Friday 25 March 2016|
‘After Brussels, let’s rise up against the politics of fear’
Podcast: Both terrorists and officials want us to be scared. Let’s refuse.
|Saturday 26 March 2016|
A shot that rang round the world
How the Easter Rising inspired radicals from India to America.
James Connolly: we only want the Earth
What we can learn from the hero of the Easter Rising.
One hundred years on: the dream of the Republic
The Easter Rising remains an inspiring blow for freedom.
|Tuesday 29 March 2016|
Obama goes to Havana
Relations between Cuba and the US are improving. This is a positive step.
Karadzic: the problem with international justice
Genocide trials are more about interpreting history than punishing criminals.
Stop treating football fans like second-class citzens
Discriminatory laws are ruining the beautiful game.
Met Police: armed wing of the offence-taking industry
Why are cops so keen to trend online and impress Buzzfeed?
|Wednesday 30 March 2016|
Academisation: neither kill nor cure
Let's end the politicisation of education.
Why both Zac and Sadiq are playing the race card
In the London mayoral contest, it’s time we replaced identity with ideas.
The Ghomeshi trial and the cult of #ibelievewomen
This acquittal has exposed the ugly excesses of modern feminism.
Why I’m pro-Europe, and anti‑EU
The grey Brussels bureaucracy doesn't reflect colourful, dynamic Europe.
Even pro-EU people don’t like the EU
Why vote to stay in something you know is undemocratic?
The EU battle: they’re all part of Project Fear now
Both Leave and Stay play the fear card, and that’s bad for democracy.
|Thursday 31 March 2016|
The Enlightenment according to Grayling
The Age of Genius is overburdened by its animosity towards religion.
An Enlightenment for grownups
Moral autonomy demands courage, judgement and a recognition that the world is not how we'd like it to be.
The laboratory of modernity
Vincenzo Ferrone explains why historians need to reclaim the Enlightenment.
Michael Young and Johan Muller show how the Enlightenment link between knowledge and truth is vital to education.
‘Museums are not agents of the elite’
Tiffany Jenkins discusses her new book, Keeping Their Marbles.
The spectre of democracy
Enlightenment thinkers were haunted by the reality of popular self-determination.