Taking on the snowflakes
Claire Fox’s rousing new book digs deep into the genesis of generation snowflake.
Dreams of a family
Stephanie Coontz’s re-issued challenge to 1950s nostalgia, The Way We Never Were, continues to provoke.
Anarchy in the EU?
Would the 1970s punk generation have backed Brexit?
The eve of youthful destruction
A 1960s firebrand explores the generational cleavages of that most tumultuous of decades.
Olivier Roy talks to Josie Appleton about why radical Islam has become a global youth protest movement.
|Saturday 2 July 2016|
‘Brexit is a huge opportunity – we must seize it’
Listen to Frank Furedi's opening talk from the spiked-Institute of Ideas Brexit event.
|Monday 4 July 2016|
‘Politicians know more than the public’
We talk democracy with protesters at London's March for Europe.
The march against the masses
London’s pro-EU rally showed how fragile democracy is.
Michael Gove: last man of principle in British politics?
The Tory contender stands accused of betrayal – for being true to Brexit.
‘Trigger Article 50!’: the great democratic cry of our times
Join spiked’s campaign to defend democracy.
|Tuesday 5 July 2016|
Oz election: an insult to the electorate
Australians deserved better than this ideas-lite shambles.
Labour, you can’t ban anti-Semitism
Turning parliament against the people
The legal challenge to Brexit is an outrage against democracy.
The crucifixion of Tony Blair
Chilcot allows politicians to blame Blair for their own failings.
|Wednesday 6 July 2016|
‘Public-health groups are behaving like religious sects’
We talk malnutrition, smoking in Syria and takeaways in schools.
Steven Spielberg: a lost talent
His films were once unmistakably Spielbergian – now they could be made by anyone.
A victory for abortion rights
The US Supreme Court has dealt a blow to anti-choice activists.
What do Leave voters really think?
Leavers speak to spiked about their visions for Britain.
Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talent
The Deer Hunter director captured something of the human condition.
Chilcot: the worst kind of whitewash
You think we know the truth about Iraq? Think again.
|Friday 8 July 2016|
The post-Brexit ugliness of the left
Money-obsessed and anti-working class – the liberal left has revealed its ugly side.
‘The moral compass of the Jewish people’
In praise of Elie Wiesel.
Juno: a bold strike for human knowledge
Jupiter was once considered a god; this mission proves we’re mightier.
|Sunday 10 July 2016|
The generation wars
From the generation of 1914 to the Millennials, what can generational labels really tell us?
‘Hands off our democracy’
spiked’s Invoke Article 50 NOW! campaign pickets Mishcon De Reya.
‘To defend democracy, we must invoke Article 50 now’
We discuss the attacks on Brexit and our new campaign for democracy.
|Monday 11 July 2016|
Leadsom’s bad case of neurobollocks
The feminist witch-hunting of Andrea Leadsom
The Tory race reveals how anti-political feminism is.
Leadsom was never the ‘Brexit candidate’
We can’t rely on the elite to deliver us democracy.
Theresa May, the new PM, is a grave threat to freedom
Beneath the managerial exterior beats the heart of an authoritarian.
|Tuesday 12 July 2016|
The West’s war games with Russia
EU expansionism is a bigger problem than Putin’s ambitions.
|Wednesday 13 July 2016|
I voted Remain – and I think Article 50 must be invoked
The Remain campaign’s parliamentary paternalism
A note to lawyers: parliament is sovereign because it expresses the will of the people.
The telling tears of Remainers
Why has there been such an emotional reaction to Brexit?
After Brexit: the myth of post‑truth politics
Remain has become a religion, whose Truth we must not deny.
Needles and Opium:
a magical work
Robert Lepage’s multi-media masterpiece continues to inspire and bewitch.
|Thursday 14 July 2016|
Political baldies squabbling over a broken comb
It would surely be better if predictions of Labour’s break-up proved true.
Why we protested at Theresa May’s first speech
This is about more than Brexit – it’s about democracy itself.
‘Theresa May – don’t delay!’
After Dallas: let’s move beyond grief and fear
The US needs to rediscover its universalist outlook.
|Friday 15 July 2016|
Portugal’s punk-rock tribute to defending
Don’t blame defenders for a dull Euro 2016 – attacking tacticians need to up their games.
Ghostbusters: haunted by the original
This enjoyable reboot doesn’t hit the heights of its 1984 predecessor.
The EU: a disaster waiting to happen
From its inception, the European Union has been destined for ruin.
We need the Bastille spirit more than ever
After Nice, the fight for freedom and democracy must get real.
|Saturday 16 July 2016|
‘After Nice, no more apologising – let's defend liberty’
Brendan O'Neill says we need to rediscover the Bastille spirit.
|Monday 18 July 2016|
Brexit: a blow to the ruling class
A trade unionist explains why Brexit has so rattled our rulers.
Brexit: the myth of a racist surge
The denigration of the white working class is the real prejudice of our age.
Breaking the spirit of Brexit
The government’s dithering is an attempt to dilute the people’s will.
The trials of a sixth-form Brexiteer
|Tuesday 19 July 2016|
Calling the cops on kids: the hunt for playground racism hits a new low
Golden Rice: the miracle crop greens love to hate
Cameron’s legacy? The reign of soft paternalism
Cameron was Blair with a blue rosette.
|Wednesday 20 July 2016|
How Gove made prisons more humane
Anyone interested in prison reform should be gutted Gove has gone.
The right to bear arms… if you’re white
The Turkish coup and the crisis of liberalism
The failed putsch exposes the problems facing modernity itself.
|Thursday 21 July 2016|
Britain’s runway fiasco: the new fear of progress
Asia builds airports and revolutionary trains, and we can’t even lay some tarmac.
Defend Corbyn? No, let’s defend politics
The Labour leadership contest is being used to depoliticise debate.
The NUS turns its back on Jewish students. Again
Labour’s woman problem
A party that treats women as weak is unlikely to get a female leader.
Students, join the fight to invoke Article 50
|Friday 22 July 2016|
Funny Girl: is Sheridan Smith’s star fading?
The Savoy production’s understudy is the breakout star.
Mourinho and United: a dark embrace
Beware the phoney defenders of free speech
The Milo/Leslie Jones spat exposes the awfulness of the alt-right.
|Saturday 23 July 2016|
‘There is a moral case for abortion’
Ann Furedi discusses her new book.
The GOP is the Trump Party now
Republican disarray has allowed for a total Donald takeover.
|Monday 25 July 2016|
Erdogan’s overthrow of freedom
He’s using the failed coup to bolster his war on liberty.
Theresa May, forget social justice – give us politics
Officialdom now treats us more as patients than citizens.
How campus censorship is conquering the world
‘Progressive censorship’ is spreading from colleges into politics.
|Tuesday 26 July 2016|
The West’s collective punishment of Russian athletes
The Cold War on doping is ruining sport.
No, us millennials are not the victims of Brexit
|Wednesday 27 July 2016|
The American woman jailed for having an abortion
The case of Purvi Patel should chill anyone who believes in freedom.
‘Barefaced audacity and childishness of a peculiar sort’
Has ISIS been reading Conrad’s classic novel The Secret Agent?
Triggering Article 50: the precondition of a new politics
The entire elite wants to delay Article 50. We must fight them.
Hillary’s nomination: an infantile celeb-fest
|Thursday 28 July 2016|
Towards a new universalism
The EU is the antithesis of internationalism.
Economic renewal after Brexit
A five-point plan for kick-starting the economy.
After Brexit, what next?
Thinkers and writers offer their thoughts on politics post-referendum.
What is a citizen?
Brexit has exposed the contradictions of global citizenship.
A project with no name
Why the EU can only define itself by what it disdains.
|Saturday 30 July 2016|
‘We have to fight for democracy all over again’
Podcast: Brexit creates the space for a new, better politics.