‘Banning pornography is demeaning to women’
Nadine Strossen talks free speech, women's equality and defending porn.
|Tuesday 3 May 2016|
‘The corporates are running scared of regulation’
We talk Dolmio, tap water with meals and the state of nannying across Europe.
BDS: boycotting academic freedom
College leaders need to stand up to this illiberal and bigoted campaign.
is the enemy of equality
Australian campuses have become infested with victim politics.
Students are standing up for free speech
Blair Spowart reports on the anti-Prevent protest at the University of Edinburgh.
Hillsborough: a few truths they still want to hide
The cover-ups around the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans are not over yet.
|Wednesday 4 May 2016|
Let’s harness London’s creativity
The new mayor should champion creative technology.
Let’s fill London with cars
We need more roads, cheaper fuel and greater freedom for everyone.
Let London be spontaneous
We must roll back regulations on public life.
to be scared of
A thriving, buzzing city deserves better than the politics of fear.
Up the Citeh!
Why Leicester won – and why they've made the commentators swoon.
|Thursday 5 May 2016|
The rot runs deeper than Zuma
The ANC has betrayed ordinary South Africans.
Scouting for controversy:
why paedo panic is bad for everyone
|Friday 6 May 2016|
No one wants a United States of Europe
By pushing for more central control, the EU has signed its death warrant.
Leicester City: why I’m not celebrating
In football, there is no such thing as a 'second-favourite team'.
The end of the Grand Old Party
Trump's rise confirms the alarming decay of the Republicans.
‘We need a mayor as dynamic as London’
We talk the London mayor, Rhodes Must Fall and Leicester City.
|Monday 9 May 2016|
The humbling of the SNP
The nationalists' lost majority is good news for liberty and the Union.
Sadiq’s victory: so where are all the Islamophobes?
Khan’s win shatters liberal hysteria about Brits as Muslim-haters.
No winners, no safe spaces, no ‘Corbyn effect’
The election results confirm the gap between the political elite and the people.
The University of Bristol is now censoring student fiction
|Tuesday 10 May 2016|
The Human Rights Act is no friend of freedom
The HRA hasn’t protected freedoms – it's undermined them.
Brexit is no
‘leap in the dark’
We don’t need to decide on a blueprint for a post-EU Britain – we just need to take back control.
It is the EU that is truly ‘Europhobic’
The pro-Brussels side is a hotbed of prejudice against Europe's peoples.
|Wednesday 11 May 2016|
No statues of women outside parliament? So what?
what we want
The campus mental-health myth
Being a bit stressed out doesn't make you mentally ill.
Russia’s Palmyra concert reveals what the West lacks
In the war on ISIS, only Russia is acting as if there’s something worth fighting for.
|Thursday 12 May 2016|
BHS: the pensions ‘black hole’ is not all it seems
The outcry over Sir Philip Green’s handling of staff pensions is overblown.
Harvard’s war on ‘privilege’
The blacklisting of single-sex social clubs is another blow to student freedom.
Erdogan is not the prince of Europe
Bashing Turkey distracts us from the crisis of European values.
|Friday 13 May 2016|
Sunset Boulevard: Close to greatness
The performance of Glenn Close once again elevates this musical version of the Billy Wilder classic.
The fallacy of happiness
We must stop pathologising normal human emotions like stress and anxiety.
Police Scotland have gone to the dogs
In search of Shakespeare’s universalism
Edward Wilson-Lee talks Shakespeare in East Africa.
|Saturday 14 May 2016|
‘The obsession with mental health is bad for everyone’
Sally Satel explains how therapy culture makes us sick.
|Monday 16 May 2016|
Calling out false abuse allegations
A new study shows how pseudo-victims’ claims differ to those of true victims.
Eurovision: Russia wasn’t robbed
Too many are reading too much into Ukraine’s Eurovision victory.
HB2: politics goes down the toilet
The debate over transgender bathrooms reveals the madness of identity politics.
Contracts kick the fun out of playground kickabouts
|Tuesday 17 May 2016|
Football fans for free speech
Let’s scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act once and for all.
Old Trafford ‘bomb’: we are terrorising ourselves
The culture of fear poses the greatest threat to everyday life.
A hand grenade to help fight the free‑speech wars
The new concise edition of Mick Hume’s Trigger Warning is a call to arms.
No, Calvin Klein’s new ad is not sexist
|Wednesday 18 May 2016|
Term-time holidays aren’t ruining education
Training, trendy initiatives and government meddling are the real time-wasters.
Facebook’s bias is nothing to fear
Facebook hasn't been brainwashing users. But it has been dishonest.
In the refugee debate, both sides fear the masses
Project fear: the exhaustion of the elites
The EU referendum debate has taken the politics of fear to a new low.
Why I’m fighting to leave the NUS
|Thursday 19 May 2016|
Embracing our radical ignorance
Philosopher Bryan Magee embraces the unanswerability of those ultimate questions.
On abortion, We Trust Women
Abortion is still a crime in the UK – it’s time to change that.
The SATs bashers are patronising the poor
State-school kids are being denied the knowledge-rich education they deserve.
|Friday 20 May 2016|
The tyranny of the trans movement
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Growing out of Radiohead
It's time Jonny Greenwood was set free from this miserabilist outfit.
Brexit is a vote for democracy, not the establishment
Shakespeare at work
What history can and can’t tell us about Shakespeare’s continued resonance.
|Saturday 21 May 2016|
‘We’re giving up free speech without a fight’
Mick Hume discusses the ‘hand grenade’ edition of his book, Trigger Warning.
|Monday 23 May 2016|
The Queen’s speech: all talk and no tech
Promises of driverless cars and space travel ring empty without funding for research.
Fear and censorship in Germany
The prosecution of the Pegida leader reflects the elite’s contempt for the people.
Austria: the collapse of the elites
The presidential election captures the ebb of Europe’s political mainstream.
No, the gay scene is not misogynistic
BME students don’t need a leg-up
|Tuesday 24 May 2016|
Campus censorship is holding women back
Why are female students infantilising themselves?
Mourinho: is he the Messiah, or a very naughty boy?
Or, quite possibly, both? A sanguine Manchester United fan writes.
The new segregation on campus
Calls for gay- or black-only dorms are deeply conservative.
Why are LGBT students clinging to the Bad Old Days?
|Wednesday 25 May 2016|
The battle over our bodies
Public-health bores are squabbling over who should tell us how to live.
The value of the FA Cup? Glory
A Palace fan on why that old trophy still matters.
Environmentalists aren’t anti-fracking, they’re anti-progress
The family courts make a mockery of justice
It’s little wonder people are fearful of making abuse allegations.
Fear or hope? Neither, thanks
What the politics of fear and the politics of hope share in common.
The progressives terrified of change
The left’s turncoat Remainers have betrayed democracy.
Plain packs: an affront to liberty
|Thursday 26 May 2016|
‘We are treating migrants like victims’
Slavoj Zizek discusses migration, PC and the crisis of European values.
Europe’s democratic legacy betrayed
The EU elite is defined by its fear of popular sovereignty.
Hannah Arendt: the power of thinking
A new documentary reveals a thinker always willing to challenge orthodoxies.
A continental mind
George Steiner shows that the idea of Europe is too important to be left to politicians.
The making of Europe
Anthony Pagden talks to Tim Black about the development of the idea of Europe.
Migrants, racists and the left
‘The old racist slogan of white man’s burden has been turned into white man’s guilt.’
The Roman way
Rémi Brague explains why the Romans’ inferiority before the Greeks was so important to European culture.
Bradbury: between dystopia and hope
A new study of Ray Bradbury reminds us how much the author of Fahrenheit 451 believed in humanity.
|Monday 30 May 2016|
Has Australia lost the larrikin spirit?
On this month’s Last Orders, we discuss the state of nannying Down Under.
|Tuesday 31 May 2016|
Kim K’s topless selfie: this is vanity, not feminism
Identity politics has politicised attention-seeking.
The rage against ‘racist’ China
The Mau Mau rebels were more than victims
Reducing the Kenyan uprising to a colonial morality tale does it a disservice.
In defence of pitch invasions
‘Justice for Harambe’: the misanthropy of animal rights