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Wednesday 1 June 2016 June 2016
Tim Black
Lies, damned lies and migrant stats
What the migrant debate reveals about the crisis of popular sovereignty.

Ella Whelan
Reclaim the internet… from the censors
Yvette Cooper’s new campaign is an insidious attack on online freedom.

Jacob Furedi
The armed wing of the fashion police


Aidan Lonergan
Johnny Depp: guilty until proven innocent


Jennie Bristow
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
Paul Coleman
The EU’s relentless attack on free speech
New plans to tackle online hate speech pose a threat to us all.

Mick Hume
Defend Gawker’s freedom to gossip
The Hulk Hogan sex-tape case is an attack on free expression.

Wendy Kaminer
Is the US doomed to be led by The Donald?
Trump's increased support should worry us all.

Sean Collins
Why it’s been such a slog for Hillary
Her troubles expose the disarray of the Democratic elites.

Fraser Myers
Corbyn’s biggest vice? Media-bashing


Friday 3 June 2016
Luke Gittos
DeLillo: the great chronicler of anxiety
His new novel is a remarkable story of longed-for transcendence.

Patrick West
A Top Gear for our times
The post-Clarkson show is PC, inclusive and bland.

Tom Slater
The elite’s fear of the Brexiteer blob
The unspoken class divide in the EU referendum.

Saturday 4 June 2016
spiked podcast
‘This referendum invites us to dismantle the political order’
This week’s podcast: the radical case for Brexit.

Sunday 5 June 2016
Chris Bickerton
The EU is a mirage
In Brussels, national elites are shielding themselves from their citizens.

Monday 6 June 2016
James Woudhuysen
Another fracking melodrama
Claims that shale wells poison rivers are not all they seem.

Rob Lyons
The Greatest
Muhammad Ali made history. Long may he inspire others to do the same.

Will Saunders
Why Bond shouldn’t get a sex change


Charlotte Gill
Sexist dress codes? Don’t get your knickers in a twist


Tuesday 7 June 2016
Phil Mullan
No, Remain has not won the economic argument
It’s simply not proven that Brexit would be bad for the economy.

Frank Furedi
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
Stuart Derbyshire
Why pig-human organs are nothing to fear
Official squeamishness is holding medical science back.

Ken McLaughlin
What’s behind the anxiety epidemic?
The mainstreaming of the politics of fear has fuelled social angst.

Ella Whelan
Support free movement? Then vote against the EU
It's time to explode the myth that Brussels is pro-migration.

Izzy Lyons
Festival feminism is no fun at all


Guy Birchall
Leave Gazza alone


Thursday 9 June 2016
Rob Lyons
Sarah Wollaston: fuzzy with the facts
She’s often as selective with the evidence as Vote Leave is.

Kevin Yuill
Me Before You: an infomercial for assisted suicide
Dodge this romantic drama with a depressing pay-off.

Mick Hume
Ali: a fighter, not a luvvie
Without his boxing brilliance, he could never have 'shook up the world'.

Tom Slater
Hillary and the death of the public
Identity politics has made petty demographic politicking respectable.

Friday 10 June 2016
spiked podcast
‘I think it’s good to hear hate speech’
Jonathan Rauch on why we should embrace being offended.

Brendan O’Neill
We must have the freedom to hate
Hatred is an emotion, and the state has no business policing emotion.

Sunday 12 June 2016
spiked
Hate speech is free speech
Jonathan Haidt, Peter Tatchell and others stand up for free thought.

Monday 13 June 2016
Luke Gittos
The Stanford petitioners want revenge, not justice
The campaign to sack Brock Turner's judge undermines the rule of law.

Joanna Williams
The war on ‘dead white dudes’
The 'decolonise the curriculum' campaign is a threat to universalism.

Jim Butcher
Why the UCU can’t oppose Prevent


Brendan O’Neill
The Orlando massacre and the crisis of humanism
The West lacks the moral resources to resist ISIS. Let’s change that.

Simon Knight
A Named Person speaks out
A youth worker on why he’s opposed to the SNP’s Named Person scheme.

Tuesday 14 June 2016
Andy Shaw
After the EU: why be afraid of uncertainty?
It’s the uncertainty of democracy that Remainers really fear.

Neil Davenport
The class rift behind the EU debate
The referendum has exposed the elite's contempt for the plebs.

Mick Hume
Why the EU has already lost
...and how the Euro football brings out the Remainers' real prejudices.

Wednesday 15 June 2016
Kevin Yuill
After Orlando: assault rifles are not to blame
Gun controls won’t stop these killings – but they will make us less free.

Tim Black
Football fans: still being treated like animals
Euro 2016 shows fans are still viewed as ‘unwashed and backward’.

Frank Furedi
The lone wolf: a terrorist in search of a cause
How the politicisation of identity can foster furious violence.

Brendan O’Neill
Orlando has exposed the poison of identity politics
Our obsession with identity has robbed the victims of their humanity.

Thursday 16 June 2016
Naomi Firsht
Hollande’s fall from grace
The French president's undemocratic reforms have caused chaos in Paris.

Aidan Lonergan
Popping pills is not the answer to depression


Jon Holbrook
Labour: for the EU, against the people
Corbyn's party has lost faith in democracy.

Tom Slater
‘The EU has done nothing for workers’ rights’
Doug Nicholls, chair of Trade Unionists Against the EU,
on the mythmaking of left-wing Remainers.


Rob Lyons
We’re all malnourished now


Friday 17 June 2016
Duleep Allirajah
The hooligan myth
The Euro bovver was sparked by brutal policing, not knuckle-dragging fans.

Ella Whelan
We are not Sadiq’s little girls
The mayor’s ban on body-shaming adverts is an insult to women.

Gearóid Murphy
Brexit: a reminder of Ireland’s shame


Brendan O’Neill
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
spiked podcast
‘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
spiked
For Europe, Against the EU
Watch spiked’s film, making the democratic case for Brexit

Ella Whelan
Forget the EU – the world is waiting
A Brexit could be the start of a new internationalism.

Tim Black
We trust the demos more than the experts
You don’t need a PhD to understand the world and want to change it.

Tom Slater
This isn’t leaving – this is arriving into a whole new era
The humanist, futurist, European case for Brexit.

Brid Hehir
FGM: the reality refuses to live up to the scaremongering


Gareth Sturdy
Gender-neutral uniforms: dressing up an adult crisis


Tuesday 21 June 2016
Wendy Earle
New Tate Modern: politics at the price of beauty
The politicised, unsubtle curation makes for a wearying experience.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Varoufakis: no friend of democracy
His new book sums up the Euro-left’s fear of the people.

Bill Durodié
The rise of the populists is bad news for Remain


Aidan Lonergan
Football fans must rise up against the fun police


Frank Furedi
From Orlando to Yorkshire: the quest for meaning
Why it’s wrong to use violent acts to bolster your political standing.

Andy Shaw
There is no ‘toxic atmosphere’ in Birstall


Wednesday 22 June 2016
Rob Lyons
Remain – a vote for discrimination


Luke Gittos
The Cliff Richard case: another homophobic witch‑hunt
The paedophile panic has rehabilitated some age-old prejudices.

Tim Black
Why nobody is really pro-EU
It is fear of voters, not love for the EU, that stirs Remainers' hearts.

Tom Slater
Remain: the left has lined up with the establishment
Leftists now put bankers and bureaucrats before the people.

Dave Clements
A royal panic about children’s mental health


Thursday 23 June 2016
Brendan O’Neill
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
Terri Murray
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.

Patrick West
In praise of dead white males
Freud, Marx and Nietzsche continue to shape our world.

Brendan O’Neill
Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class
The referendum result exposes the chasm between them and us.

Saturday 25 June 2016
spiked podcast
‘This is our Magna Carta moment’
We discuss Brexit, Cliff Richard and Tate Modern.

Monday 27 June 2016
Jennie Bristow
Remain voters, quit the granny-bashing
All of us, not just the under-25s, must engage in the future of politics.

Tim Black
After the vote, the implosion of the political class
The referendum exposed the chasm between politicians and people.

Tom Slater
The battle for democracy starts here
We must defend democracy against an elite furious with the referendum result.

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Blair Spowart
The SNP’s attack on democracy
The Scottish are part of the British demos, and should respect its decisions.

Ella Whelan
After the referendum, the ugly scourge of ageism
Hating old people has become a socially acceptable prejudice.

Luke Gittos
Britain has not become racist overnight
The post-Brexit ‘hate-crime spike’ is not all that it seems.

Brendan O’Neill
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
Joanna Williams
After Brexit: academics need to get out more
The referendum has revealed how closed-minded academia has become.

Tom Slater
The 2,000-year, ongoing fight for democracy
From Plato to post-Brexit Britain, democracy has always been in peril.

Brendan O’Neill
Brexit: this was a vote against bigotry, not for it
The people have rebelled against the bigotry of the elites.

Thursday 30 June 2016
Tom Bailey
Podemos: treating the people as playthings
This ivory-tower party has no connection with ordinary Spaniards.

Guy Birchall
Trump came to the UK – and the world didn’t end


Duleep Allirajah
England: still bang average
The Iceland defeat was one of the most humiliating yet.

Tim Black
How the elite weaponised immigration
Using migrants to push multiculturalism has been a disaster.

Frank Furedi
Revolt of the Others
Britain is effectively Two Nations, and one has just risen up.

Phil Mullan
Brexit: from Project Fear to Project Hysteria
The economic doom-mongers really need to calm down.


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