Lies, damned lies and migrant stats
What the migrant debate reveals about the crisis of popular sovereignty.
Reclaim the internet… from the censors
Yvette Cooper’s new campaign is an insidious attack on online freedom.
The armed wing of the fashion police
Johnny Depp: guilty until proven innocent
Don’t tell young people how to Talk to Gran
The pro-EU side’s latest campaign wheeze turns the young against their elders.
|Thursday 2 June 2016|
The EU’s relentless attack on free speech
New plans to tackle online hate speech pose a threat to us all.
Defend Gawker’s freedom to gossip
The Hulk Hogan sex-tape case is an attack on free expression.
Is the US doomed to be led by The Donald?
Trump's increased support should worry us all.
Why it’s been such a slog for Hillary
Her troubles expose the disarray of the Democratic elites.
Corbyn’s biggest vice? Media-bashing
|Friday 3 June 2016|
DeLillo: the great chronicler of anxiety
His new novel is a remarkable story of longed-for transcendence.
A Top Gear for our times
The post-Clarkson show is PC, inclusive and bland.
The elite’s fear of the Brexiteer blob
The unspoken class divide in the EU referendum.
|Saturday 4 June 2016|
‘This referendum invites us to dismantle the political order’
This week’s podcast: the radical case for Brexit.
|Sunday 5 June 2016|
The EU is a mirage
In Brussels, national elites are shielding themselves from their citizens.
|Monday 6 June 2016|
Another fracking melodrama
Claims that shale wells poison rivers are not all they seem.
Muhammad Ali made history. Long may he inspire others to do the same.
Why Bond shouldn’t get a sex change
Sexist dress codes? Don’t get your knickers in a twist
|Tuesday 7 June 2016|
No, Remain has not won the economic argument
It’s simply not proven that Brexit would be bad for the economy.
It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s a fight for democracy
On the EU, ignore the expert and trust the public, says Frank Furedi.
|Wednesday 8 June 2016|
Why pig-human organs are nothing to fear
Official squeamishness is holding medical science back.
What’s behind the anxiety epidemic?
The mainstreaming of the politics of fear has fuelled social angst.
Support free movement? Then vote against the EU
It's time to explode the myth that Brussels is pro-migration.
Festival feminism is no fun at all
Leave Gazza alone
|Thursday 9 June 2016|
Sarah Wollaston: fuzzy with the facts
She’s often as selective with the evidence as Vote Leave is.
Me Before You: an infomercial for assisted suicide
Dodge this romantic drama with a depressing pay-off.
Ali: a fighter, not a luvvie
Without his boxing brilliance, he could never have 'shook up the world'.
Hillary and the death of the public
Identity politics has made petty demographic politicking respectable.
|Friday 10 June 2016|
‘I think it’s good to hear hate speech’
Jonathan Rauch on why we should embrace being offended.
We must have the freedom to hate
Hatred is an emotion, and the state has no business policing emotion.
|Sunday 12 June 2016|
Hate speech is free speech
Jonathan Haidt, Peter Tatchell and others stand up for free thought.
|Monday 13 June 2016|
The Stanford petitioners want revenge, not justice
The campaign to sack Brock Turner's judge undermines the rule of law.
The war on ‘dead white dudes’
The 'decolonise the curriculum' campaign is a threat to universalism.
Why the UCU can’t oppose Prevent
The Orlando massacre and the crisis of humanism
The West lacks the moral resources to resist ISIS. Let’s change that.
A Named Person speaks out
A youth worker on why he’s opposed to the SNP’s Named Person scheme.
|Tuesday 14 June 2016|
After the EU: why be afraid of uncertainty?
It’s the uncertainty of democracy that Remainers really fear.
The class rift behind the EU debate
The referendum has exposed the elite's contempt for the plebs.
Why the EU has already lost
...and how the Euro football brings out the Remainers' real prejudices.
|Wednesday 15 June 2016|
After Orlando: assault rifles are not to blame
Gun controls won’t stop these killings – but they will make us less free.
Football fans: still being treated like animals
Euro 2016 shows fans are still viewed as ‘unwashed and backward’.
The lone wolf: a terrorist in search of a cause
How the politicisation of identity can foster furious violence.
Orlando has exposed the poison of identity politics
Our obsession with identity has robbed the victims of their humanity.
|Thursday 16 June 2016|
Hollande’s fall from grace
The French president's undemocratic reforms have caused chaos in Paris.
Popping pills is not the answer to depression
Labour: for the EU, against the people
Corbyn's party has lost faith in democracy.
‘The EU has done nothing for workers’ rights’
Doug Nicholls, chair of Trade Unionists Against the EU,
on the mythmaking of left-wing Remainers.
We’re all malnourished now
|Friday 17 June 2016|
The hooligan myth
The Euro bovver was sparked by brutal policing, not knuckle-dragging fans.
We are not Sadiq’s little girls
The mayor’s ban on body-shaming adverts is an insult to women.
Brexit: a reminder of Ireland’s shame
Jo Cox: don’t use this tragedy to tame democracy
The media’s exploitation of Cox’s murder marks a new low.
|Saturday 18 June 2016|
‘We need a strong, collective response to this new terrorism’
In this week's podcast, we discuss Orlando, the EU and progress.
|Monday 20 June 2016|
For Europe, Against the EU
Watch spiked’s film, making the democratic case for Brexit
Forget the EU – the world is waiting
A Brexit could be the start of a new internationalism.
We trust the demos more than the experts
You don’t need a PhD to understand the world and want to change it.
This isn’t leaving – this is arriving into a whole new era
The humanist, futurist, European case for Brexit.
FGM: the reality refuses to live up to the scaremongering
Gender-neutral uniforms: dressing up an adult crisis
|Tuesday 21 June 2016|
New Tate Modern: politics at the price of beauty
The politicised, unsubtle curation makes for a wearying experience.
Varoufakis: no friend of democracy
His new book sums up the Euro-left’s fear of the people.
The rise of the populists is bad news for Remain
Football fans must rise up against the fun police
From Orlando to Yorkshire: the quest for meaning
Why it’s wrong to use violent acts to bolster your political standing.
There is no ‘toxic atmosphere’ in Birstall
|Wednesday 22 June 2016|
Remain – a vote for discrimination
The Cliff Richard case: another homophobic witch‑hunt
The paedophile panic has rehabilitated some age-old prejudices.
Why nobody is really pro-EU
It is fear of voters, not love for the EU, that stirs Remainers' hearts.
Remain: the left has lined up with the establishment
Leftists now put bankers and bureaucrats before the people.
A royal panic about children’s mental health
|Thursday 23 June 2016|
Why today is a great day for democracy
Yes, Pandora’s Box has been opened. Let’s keep it that way.
|Friday 24 June 2016|
A blasphemy trial for today
John Osborne’s play about George Holyoake, the last man to stand trial for blasphemy in England, continues to resonate.
In praise of dead white males
Freud, Marx and Nietzsche continue to shape our world.
Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class
The referendum result exposes the chasm between them and us.
|Saturday 25 June 2016|
‘This is our Magna Carta moment’
We discuss Brexit, Cliff Richard and Tate Modern.
|Monday 27 June 2016|
Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing
All of us, not just the under-25s, must engage in the future of politics.
After the vote, the implosion of the political class
The referendum exposed the chasm between politicians and people.
The battle for democracy starts here
We must defend democracy against an elite furious with the referendum result.
|Tuesday 28 June 2016|
The SNP’s attack on democracy
The Scottish are part of the British demos, and should respect its decisions.
After the referendum, the ugly scourge of ageism
Hating old people has become a socially acceptable prejudice.
Britain has not become racist overnight
The post-Brexit ‘hate-crime spike’ is not all that it seems.
Yes, this is a crisis: a brilliant crisis packed with possibility
Be not afraid of Brexit: it is a wonderful moment for rethinking society.
|Wednesday 29 June 2016|
After Brexit: academics need to get out more
The referendum has revealed how closed-minded academia has become.
The 2,000-year, ongoing fight for democracy
From Plato to post-Brexit Britain, democracy has always been in peril.
Brexit: this was a vote against bigotry, not for it
The people have rebelled against the bigotry of the elites.
|Thursday 30 June 2016|
Podemos: treating the people as playthings
This ivory-tower party has no connection with ordinary Spaniards.
Trump came to the UK – and the world didn’t end
England: still bang average
The Iceland defeat was one of the most humiliating yet.
How the elite weaponised immigration
Using migrants to push multiculturalism has been a disaster.
Revolt of the Others
Britain is effectively Two Nations, and one has just risen up.
Brexit: from Project Fear to Project Hysteria
The economic doom-mongers really need to calm down.