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Tuesday 1 March 2016 March 2016
Tom Bailey
Solar power: a waste of energy
Solar power is still more expensive and less efficient than fossil fuels.

Kevin Rooney
The end of civil-war politics: what next for Ireland?
This election confirms that things have changed utterly.

Haydar Zaki
#Right2Debate: challenge bigotry, not free speech
The best way to counter extremism is through open discussion.

Tom Slater
Debate is good, but can it be imposed?
Forcing Islamist students to have balanced meetings is a mistake.

Tim Black
London’s mayoral contest: the Great British bland-off
Goldsmith and Khan seem to have nothing to offer but their personalities.

Fiona McEwen
No, breastfeeding is not an economic issue
New studies claiming 'breast is best' have gone way too far.

Wednesday 2 March 2016
Daniel Ben-Ami
Beware greens in progressive clothing
No amount of spin can hide environmentalism's miserablism.

Tara McCormack
Philip Hammond: clueless in Syria
The UK foreign secretary doesn't know the first thing about the conflict.

Joanna Williams
Working-class kids should be challenged, not tested
Tests for four-year-olds will only entrench low expectations.

Thursday 3 March 2016
Simon Knight
Are we really embracing risk?
Yes, kids are being allowed to make mistakes, but our mutual suspicion of others persists.

Sean Collins
The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment
The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realise.

Rob Lyons
Climate change isn’t starving us


Brendan O’Neill
For Europe,
against the EU

The progressive’s case for a Brexit.

Friday 4 March 2016
Ella Whelan
Grimsby: ‘the scum’ vs Malthusians
Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie has a surprisingly radical twist.

Patrick West
Father Jack: ‘feck off’ to the anti‑fun police
Let’s raise a glass of Toilet Duck to the foulmouthed priest.

Guy Birchall
Zuckerberg and the Facebook thoughtpolice


Jed Rasula
Dada and the making of modernity
Jed Rasula talks to Tim Black about the revolutionary artistic movement.

Sadhvi Sharma
A swearing ban? Piss off…


spiked podcast
From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites
Sean Collins and Bruno Waterfield discuss the democratic fightback.

Monday 7 March 2016
Brendan Walsh
The real epidemic at UCD? Lad-bashing
A bogus ‘revenge porn’ scandal shows how nasty campus feminism has become.

Tara McCormack
No, Russia isn’t weaponising refugees
The EU's problems have nothing to do with Putin.

Luke Gittos
‘Rape culture made me do it’
Feminists have lent the likes of Adam Johnson an excuse.

Hallam Roffey
Atheist students are losing their faith in free speech


Ella Whelan
Corbyn is right – prostitution must be decriminalised
We shouldn't punish sex work. We shouldn't celebrate it, either.

Tuesday 8 March 2016
Frank Furedi
Son of Saul: hope amid the Holocaust
Frank Furedi on a brilliant film about one man’s search for meaning.

Manick Govinda
Let London’s cultural life flourish
Start by getting rid of all the petty restrictions and censorship.

Rob Lyons
London transport: the need for speed
We need faster, more frequent transport.

Tom Slater
Visions for London: manifestos for the world’s greatest city
spiked raises the stakes in London’s mayoral election.

Chris Lynch
BDS: you can’t ban the boycott brigade


Wednesday 9 March 2016
Andrew Doyle
Policing punchlines
A comedian is on trial in Canada for telling a cruel joke. Get angry.

Tim Black
Maria Sharapova took a drug – so what?
It was talent, not drugs, that secured her grand-slam victories.

Mick Hume
Turkish repression is no advert for EU ‘freedom’
Why are renegade liberals demanding Euro leaders teach 'Johnny Turk' a lesson?

Sadhvi Sharma
The UN is treating women’s bodies as mere instruments


Thursday 10 March 2016
James Dawson
Don’t cry for Generation Rent
The solution to poor-me millennials’ plight is simple – build more houses.

Brendan O’Neill
It’s pure historical amnesia to say the Boomers had it good
Thirtysomething generational jihadists know nothing of history.

Connor MacGregor
It’s something strange, and it don’t look good


Friday 11 March 2016
WORLDbytes
It's time we paid tribute to Sylvia Pankhurst
The least that this most radical Suffragette deserves is a statue.

Ed Barrett
George Martin: pop’s great innovator
How The Beatles producer changed the music game.

Ben Kew
No, Donald Trump is not a new Hitler


Christian Butler
Hitchcock/Truffaut: vital book, pointless doc


Catherine Johnson
Rhodes Must Fall: a privileged protest?
Well-off students make unconvincing warriors against 'imperialistic' statues.

spiked podcast
Enough with the gender agenda
We talk football, Turkey's press crackdown and International Women's Day.

Monday 14 March 2016
Patrick Marmion
Cleansed: a ringside seat in hell
Sarah Kane's play will blow your mind – if you’ll let it.

Brendan O’Neill
The Twitch-hunting of Joan Bakewell
She said critical things about anorexia? Cast her out!

Sean Collins
Trump: a monster made by PC
The elite can't fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him.

Tuesday 15 March 2016
Gabriel Dorey
‘You can’t force-feed students anti-Israel policies’
Gabriel Dorey reports on UCLU’s undemocratic embrace of BDS.

Brendan O’Neill
The tyranny of censorship: Ireland’s war on ‘evil’ books
The Irish state has just banned an obscene novel. That is outrageous.

Tim Black
Zac Goldsmith wouldn’t lead London – he’d stifle it
The Tory candidate wants to rein in this great city’s potential.

Ella Whelan
No, the EU is not a gender issue
Attempts to make the referendum more woman-friendly are insulting.

Charlotte Gill
Since when has a game of tag been a threat to children?


Julian Lagnado
France and Germany are falling out over labour-law reform


Wednesday 16 March 2016
David Bowden
Let London party
My vision for London: fight for our right to stay out all night.

Niall Crowley
In defence of gentrification
My vision for London: celebrate social shifting and hipster initiative.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
There’s more to the AfD surge than immigration
German voters are rebelling against the paternalistic 'liberal' elite.

Guy Birchall
British liberals don’t care about privacy


Mick Hume
‘Off with their headlines!’
Any democrat should defend the Sun against the new Crown censorship.

Thursday 17 March 2016
Rosamund Cuckston
Unconscious bias at work? Don’t buy it
The latest idea taking workplaces by storm is pretty anti-human.

Sarah Jakes
Vapers just wanna have fun
There’s much more to vaping than harm reduction.

Tom Slater
The myth of the male suicide epidemic
Men’s rights activists are pathologising masculinity.

Gabriel Dorey
Consent initiative goes arse over tit


Friday 18 March 2016
John Slater
The dangerous narcissism of Earth Hour
We should not be demonising electricity — we should be celebrating it.

Patrick West
It’s no surprise that Jeremy Clarkson is pro-EU
The former Top Gear presenter is the perfect poster-boy for Remain.

spiked podcast
‘No, Corbyn’s Labour is not full of anti-Semites’
We discuss the left and Jews, German politics, and Britain's Budget.

Fraser Myers
In praise of CLR James
A challenging new biopic reveals a tireless, fearless revolutionary.

Monday 21 March 2016
Gabriel Dorey
‘Free speech is a left‑wing value’
Gabriel Dorey reports on last week's anti-NUS protest.

Neil Davenport
Barry Hines: evoking an era of possibility
A Kestrel for a Knave is a tribute to working-class aspiration.

Frank Furedi
Don’t blame Corbyn for the rise of anti‑Semitism
Labour-bashing commentators are clouding this important discussion.

Tuesday 22 March 2016
Tim Black
No end in sight to paedo hysteria
Operation Midland may have closed, but the elite obsession with child abuse continues.

Brendan O’Neill
Let’s hit the terrorists where it hurts
Hurt the terrorists by being free: Brendan O'Neill in English and Dutch.

Mick Hume
IDS and the ‘narcissism of small differences’
There is both more and less to the Tory civil war than the headlines suggest.

Johanna Williams
The mental obsession with student wellbeing


Wednesday 23 March 2016
Ben Kew
Djokovic is right about equal pay


Ken MacIntosh
Treating mental-health patients as lesser beings
A psychiatric nurse on the cruelty of hospital smoking bans.

Thursday 24 March 2016
Patrick West
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.

Rob Lyons
Scotland’s smoking ban: mourning personal choice
The ban, introduced 10 years ago, was just the start of an assault on our everyday freedoms.

Marjorie Perloff
The Manifesto of Futurism revisited
Marinetti’s explosive, utopian text continues to inspire – and discomfort.

Friday 25 March 2016
spiked podcast
‘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
Heartfield and Rooney
A shot that rang round the world
How the Easter Rising inspired radicals from India to America.

Ella Whelan
James Connolly: we only want the Earth
What we can learn from the hero of the Easter Rising.

Brendan O’Neill
One hundred years on: the dream of the Republic
The Easter Rising remains an inspiring blow for freedom.

Tuesday 29 March 2016
Tara McCormack
Obama goes to Havana
Relations between Cuba and the US are improving. This is a positive step.

Luke Gittos
Karadzic: the problem with international justice
Genocide trials are more about interpreting history than punishing criminals.

Peter Lloyd
Stop treating football fans like second-class citzens
Discriminatory laws are ruining the beautiful game.

Henry Williams
Met Police: armed wing of the offence-taking industry
Why are cops so keen to trend online and impress Buzzfeed?

Wednesday 30 March 2016
Joanna Williams
Academisation: neither kill nor cure
Let's end the politicisation of education.

Tim Black
Why both Zac and Sadiq are playing the race card
In the London mayoral contest, it’s time we replaced identity with ideas.

Barbara Hewson
The Ghomeshi trial and the cult of #ibelievewomen
This acquittal has exposed the ugly excesses of modern feminism.

Naomi Firsht
Why I’m pro-Europe, and anti‑EU
The grey Brussels bureaucracy doesn't reflect colourful, dynamic Europe.

Rob Lyons
Even pro-EU people don’t like the EU
Why vote to stay in something you know is undemocratic?

Brendan O’Neill
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
Tim Black
The Enlightenment according to Grayling
The Age of Genius is overburdened by its animosity towards religion.

Susan Neiman
An Enlightenment for grownups
Moral autonomy demands courage, judgement and a recognition that the world is not how we'd like it to be.

Vincenzo Ferrone
The laboratory of modernity
Vincenzo Ferrone explains why historians need to reclaim the Enlightenment.

Joanna Williams
Knowledge matters
Michael Young and Johan Muller show how the Enlightenment link between knowledge and truth is vital to education.

Tom Slater
‘Museums are not agents of the elite’
Tiffany Jenkins discusses her new book, Keeping Their Marbles.

Frank Furedi
The spectre of democracy
Enlightenment thinkers were haunted by the reality of popular self-determination.


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