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Monday 2 May 2016 May 2016
spiked podcast
‘Banning pornography is demeaning to women’
Nadine Strossen talks free speech, women's equality and defending porn.

Tuesday 3 May 2016
spiked podcast
‘The corporates are running scared of regulation’
We talk Dolmio, tap water with meals and the state of nannying across Europe.

Ashley Thorne
BDS: boycotting academic freedom
College leaders need to stand up to this illiberal and bigoted campaign.

Matthew Lesh
Identity politics
is the enemy of equality

Australian campuses have become infested with victim politics.

Blair Spowart
Students are standing up for free speech
Blair Spowart reports on the anti-Prevent protest at the University of Edinburgh.

Mick Hume
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
Nico Macdonald
Let’s harness London’s creativity
The new mayor should champion creative technology.

Ella Whelan
Let’s fill London with cars
We need more roads, cheaper fuel and greater freedom for everyone.

Josie Appleton
Let London be spontaneous
We must roll back regulations on public life.

Tim Black
London: nothing
to be scared of

A thriving, buzzing city deserves better than the politics of fear.

Graham Barnfield
Up the Citeh!
Why Leicester won – and why they've made the commentators swoon.

Thursday 5 May 2016
Joe Arthur
The rot runs deeper than Zuma
The ANC has betrayed ordinary South Africans.

George Harrison
Scouting for controversy:
why paedo panic is bad for everyone



Friday 6 May 2016
Patrick West
No one wants a United States of Europe
By pushing for more central control, the EU has signed its death warrant.

Duleep Allirajah
Leicester City: why I’m not celebrating
In football, there is no such thing as a 'second-favourite team'.

Sean Collins
The end of the Grand Old Party
Trump's rise confirms the alarming decay of the Republicans.

spiked podcast
‘We need a mayor as dynamic as London’
We talk the London mayor, Rhodes Must Fall and Leicester City.

Monday 9 May 2016
Blair Spowart
The humbling of the SNP
The nationalists' lost majority is good news for liberty and the Union.

Brendan O’Neill
Sadiq’s victory: so where are all the Islamophobes?
Khan’s win shatters liberal hysteria about Brits as Muslim-haters.

Mick Hume
No winners, no safe spaces, no ‘Corbyn effect’
The election results confirm the gap between the political elite and the people.

Ben Kew
The University of Bristol is now censoring student fiction


Tuesday 10 May 2016
Luke Gittos
The Human Rights Act is no friend of freedom
The HRA hasn’t protected freedoms – it's undermined them.

Rob Lyons
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.

Brendan O’Neill
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
Charlotte Gill
No statues of women outside parliament? So what?


Hallam Roffey
We’ll chant
what we want



Joanna Williams
The campus mental-health myth
Being a bit stressed out doesn't make you mentally ill.

Tim Black
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
Hilary Salt
BHS: the pensions ‘black hole’ is not all it seems
The outcry over Sir Philip Green’s handling of staff pensions is overblown.

Wendy Kaminer
Harvard’s war on ‘privilege’
The blacklisting of single-sex social clubs is another blow to student freedom.

Tom Slater
Erdogan is not the prince of Europe
Bashing Turkey distracts us from the crisis of European values.

Friday 13 May 2016
Christian Butler
Sunset Boulevard: Close to greatness
The performance of Glenn Close once again elevates this musical version of the Billy Wilder classic.

Patrick West
The fallacy of happiness
We must stop pathologising normal human emotions like stress and anxiety.

Charlie Peters
Police Scotland have gone to the dogs


Edward Wilson-Lee
In search of Shakespeare’s universalism
Edward Wilson-Lee talks Shakespeare in East Africa.

Saturday 14 May 2016
spiked podcast
‘The obsession with mental health is bad for everyone’
Sally Satel explains how therapy culture makes us sick.

Monday 16 May 2016
Barbara Hewson
Calling out false abuse allegations
A new study shows how pseudo-victims’ claims differ to those of true victims.

Rob Lyons
Eurovision: Russia wasn’t robbed
Too many are reading too much into Ukraine’s Eurovision victory.

Ella Whelan
HB2: politics goes down the toilet
The debate over transgender bathrooms reveals the madness of identity politics.

Michael Fitzpatrick
Contracts kick the fun out of playground kickabouts


Tuesday 17 May 2016
Kevin Rooney
Football fans for free speech
Let’s scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act once and for all.

Tim Black
Old Trafford ‘bomb’: we are terrorising ourselves
The culture of fear poses the greatest threat to everyday life.

Mick Hume
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.

Izzy Lyons
No, Calvin Klein’s new ad is not sexist


Wednesday 18 May 2016
Gareth Sturdy
Term-time holidays aren’t ruining education
Training, trendy initiatives and government meddling are the real time-wasters.

Blair Spowart
Facebook’s bias is nothing to fear
Facebook hasn't been brainwashing users. But it has been dishonest.

Sadhvi Sharma
In the refugee debate, both sides fear the masses


Frank Furedi
Project fear: the exhaustion of the elites
The EU referendum debate has taken the politics of fear to a new low.

Sophia Bryant
Why I’m fighting to leave the NUS


Thursday 19 May 2016
Dolan Cummings
Embracing our radical ignorance
Philosopher Bryan Magee embraces the unanswerability of those ultimate questions.

Ann Furedi
On abortion, We Trust Women
Abortion is still a crime in the UK – it’s time to change that.

Tom Slater
The SATs bashers are patronising the poor
State-school kids are being denied the knowledge-rich education they deserve.

Friday 20 May 2016
Patrick West
The tyranny of the trans movement
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Luke Gittos
Growing out of Radiohead
It's time Jonny Greenwood was set free from this miserabilist outfit.

Guy Birchall
Brexit is a vote for democracy, not the establishment


James Shapiro
Shakespeare at work
What history can and can’t tell us about Shakespeare’s continued resonance.

Saturday 21 May 2016
spiked podcast
‘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
James Woudhuysen
The Queen’s speech: all talk and no tech
Promises of driverless cars and space travel ring empty without funding for research.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Fear and censorship in Germany
The prosecution of the Pegida leader reflects the elite’s contempt for the people.

Tim Black
Austria: the collapse of the elites
The presidential election captures the ebb of Europe’s political mainstream.

Christian Butler
No, the gay scene is not misogynistic


Elrica Degirmen
BME students don’t need a leg-up


Tuesday 24 May 2016
Ella Whelan
Campus censorship is holding women back
Why are female students infantilising themselves?

Mick Hume
Mourinho: is he the Messiah, or a very naughty boy?
Or, quite possibly, both? A sanguine Manchester United fan writes.

Joanna Williams
The new segregation on campus
Calls for gay- or black-only dorms are deeply conservative.

Alasdair Riggs
Why are LGBT students clinging to the Bad Old Days?


Wednesday 25 May 2016
Rob Lyons
The battle over our bodies
Public-health bores are squabbling over who should tell us how to live.

Duleep Allirajah
The value of the FA Cup? Glory
A Palace fan on why that old trophy still matters.

Charlie Peters
Environmentalists aren’t anti-fracking, they’re anti-progress


Barbara Hewson
The family courts make a mockery of justice
It’s little wonder people are fearful of making abuse allegations.

Brendan O’Neill
Fear or hope? Neither, thanks
What the politics of fear and the politics of hope share in common.

Tom Slater
The progressives terrified of change
The left’s turncoat Remainers have betrayed democracy.

Ben Kew
Plain packs: an affront to liberty


Thursday 26 May 2016
spiked podcast
‘We are treating migrants like victims’
Slavoj Zizek discusses migration, PC and the crisis of European values.

Frank Furedi
Europe’s democratic legacy betrayed
The EU elite is defined by its fear of popular sovereignty.

Terri Murray
Hannah Arendt: the power of thinking
A new documentary reveals a thinker always willing to challenge orthodoxies.

Costica Bradatan
A continental mind
George Steiner shows that the idea of Europe is too important to be left to politicians.

Anthony Pagden
The making of Europe
Anthony Pagden talks to Tim Black about the development of the idea of Europe.

Slavoj Zizek
Migrants, racists and the left
‘The old racist slogan of white man’s burden has been turned into white man’s guilt.’

Rémi Brague
The Roman way
Rémi Brague explains why the Romans’ inferiority before the Greeks was so important to European culture.

Patrick West
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
spiked podcast
Has Australia lost the larrikin spirit?
On this month’s Last Orders, we discuss the state of nannying Down Under.

Tuesday 31 May 2016
Candice Holdsworth
Kim K’s topless selfie: this is vanity, not feminism
Identity politics has politicised attention-seeking.

Stephen Beard
The rage against ‘racist’ China


Luke Gittos
The Mau Mau rebels were more than victims
Reducing the Kenyan uprising to a colonial morality tale does it a disservice.

Blair Spowart
In defence of pitch invasions


Rob Lyons
‘Justice for Harambe’: the misanthropy of animal rights



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