The migrant crisis has exposed the EU’s prejudice against Eastern Europe.
Nightclubs are not hotbeds of sex crime
We cannot allow the police to sanitise nightlife.
No, Merkel is not to blame for the ‘week of horror’
But her refusal to have an open debate about immigration is a problem.
Suspended for sins against feminism
The new gender intolerance has claimed another scalp.
No winners in the South African elections
|Tuesday 2 August 2016|
How the IMF and the EU screwed over Greece
The IMF finally admits its role in this act of economic ruin.
The truth about the ‘diabetes epidemic’
Ignore the doomsayers. People with diabetes are living longer – and they won't bankrupt the NHS.
Note to Democrats: being anti-Trump is not enough
Obsessively bashing Trump could backfire on Hillary.
Boycotting Byron lets the government off the hook
If you care about migrant workers, why not picket the Home Office?
The aristocratic fury with Brexit
The Lords' attempt to thwart our will is positively pre-modern.
|Wednesday 3 August 2016|
Clinton and May: the hollow women of politics
The rise of these two female politicians is nothing to celebrate.
University: forget what it costs, what’s it for?
The fees hike reveals how hollow the academy has become.
Byron, Brexit and the myth of EU free movement
The moral, principled case against the named person scheme
We shouldn't trust lawyers to overthrow loathsome policies.
|Thursday 4 August 2016|
Rose Must Fall: censorship at UCT
The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom.
False allegations: a stain on justice
In their rush to 'believe the victim', the courts are ruining lives.
Bennu: a new era in space exploration
Citizenship for Remainers: Brexit-bashing hits a new low
Bashing Green: the anti-capitalism of fools
Another 'unacceptable face' in the stocks won't address the economic crisis.
Their Britain, and ours
Brexit was a far more positive thing than the 2012 Olympic ceremony.
|Friday 5 August 2016|
Big Sam is made for England
Allardyce is the man to turn England into a team.
‘Post-truth politics’: a smear on the masses
Those denouncing Brexit voters as hoodwinked fools are starting to sound like a cult.
Introducing the Fringe awards for bland, safe comedy
Comedian Will Franken launches the Defining the Norm Awards.
|Saturday 6 August 2016|
‘We need liberty, not therapy’
Podcast: we discuss Named Persons, Byron Burgers, and Merkel.
|Sunday 7 August 2016|
In defence of the masses
Victorian elitism is back. Let’s fight it.
|Monday 8 August 2016|
Abuse inquiry: a travesty of justice
After Lowell Goddard’s resignation, let’s scrap this glorified showtrial.
PrEP: a boon to HIV prevention
Ignore the naysayers – this is a huge breakthrough.
The worst Olympics are the greatest Games on Earth
Five reasons to give the Rio Games a chance of glory.
|Tuesday 9 August 2016|
More armed police will spread terror, not stop it
Why the left misremembers the riots
The London riots were a product of victimhood and entitlement, not Tory austerity.
The burkini ban: another blow to liberté
French secularism has been a disaster for integration.
Hinkley Point and the fear of nuclear
Delaying building a new power station is a brake on progress.
Terrorism is not a mental-health issue
The source of terrorism lies in our cultural pessimism, not our heads.
|Wednesday 10 August 2016|
Syria: the unravelling continues
The weakening of ISIS is no victory for the West.
Clint Eastwood, Donald Trump and the scourge of PC
Why we must stand up for democracy
Join our demonstration against a second Brexit referendum.
|Thursday 11 August 2016|
The ANC has disillusioned a nation
Young and rural blacks are rejecting the African National Congress.
We left the EU – shouldn’t we leave NATO too?
NATO also limits our ability to ‘take control’ over policy.
The problem with Black Lives Matter
Radicals once challenged racial thinking — now they embrace it.
|Friday 12 August 2016|
Post-Brexit, keep calm and carry on shopping
Education is about more than social mobility
Both sides of the grammar-schools debate underestimate poor kids.
Veganism isn’t a diet – it’s an ideology
Vegans are more interested in being pure than saving the planet.
No, the Olympics are not sexist
|Saturday 13 August 2016|
‘Even when the Olympics is bad, it’s still great’
Podcast: Mick Hume stands up for the greatest show on Earth.
‘I was fined $42,000 for telling a joke’
Mike Ward talks comedy, censorship and why we can't let the offence-takers win.
|Monday 15 August 2016|
A welcome shot of Olympic spirit
The ethos of the Olympics flies in the face of today’s cultural pessimism.
|Tuesday 16 August 2016|
Anti-feminism: the new heresy
The witch-hunting of critics of feminism has got to stop.
How (Not) to Live in Suburbia: therapy, not theatre
Infinity Pool: an extraordinary retelling
|Wednesday 17 August 2016|
O is for Hoolet: twee, me, me
Leadership election result: judges rule Labour Party
The farce over members’ voting rights shows democracy is out of fashion.
Daphne’s Second Show: a joy to watch
Yeti’s: big on energy, low on laughs
|Thursday 18 August 2016|
All that matters is gold
A medal for coming second or third is a loser’s medal.
The fresher’s guide to free speech on campus
Milk: a startling, humane debut
Rocking Your Vote!: an abysmal political musical
|Friday 19 August 2016|
America’s law’n’order problem
To blame rising homicide rates on post-Ferguson ‘de-policing’ is a cop-out.
The age of belligerent victimhood
From BLM to feminism, too many want to play the victim.
Oversensitive MPs need to ‘get in the sea’
Free Anjem Choudary
He’s repulsive, but he shouldn’t be sent to prison.
Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis: a whinge set to music
Sarah Callaghan: a cut above her peers
|Saturday 20 August 2016|
‘Hate speech must be free speech’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill says the state has no business policing emotion.
|Sunday 21 August 2016|
Candy Gigi: profoundly unfunny
Russ Peers: desperately seeking show title
Stuart Mitchell: mis-lit and fingertips
Radio Active: a joyous reunion
Hyprov: an absurd, hilarious ride
Mike Ward: in defence of punching down
|Monday 22 August 2016|
Rio: a Games to savour
Five things that made the Olympics so wonderful.
Emily Tresidder: a not-so-crazy comic
Ed Patrick: just what the doctor ordered
Geoff Norcott: stand-up’s affable Tory
Greater Belfast: tribute to a troubled city
|Tuesday 23 August 2016|
Corbyn’s right, it’s time to disband NATO
Throughout its history, NATO has brutally thwarted democracy.
Time to oppose the bloodless coup against Brexit
The future state of British democracy is on the line.
Andrew Doyle: comic on the edge
Will Franken: searing, surreal satire
|Wednesday 24 August 2016|
The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act
Human rights do not protect our freedom – they limit it.
Defending free speech Down Under
Brendan O’Neill gets vilified for opposing censorship.
Stanford students, fight for your right to party
Three cheers for Zorro of the niqab
‘The Brexit vote was a revolt against the establishment’
|Thursday 25 August 2016|
The Defining the Norm Awards: the nominees
Comedian Will Franken honours the most conformist acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Why do we need an obesity strategy?
Our waistlines are none of the government’s business.
Long live the Night Tube
Ignore the doom-sayers, London after dark is nothing to fear.
The Red Shed: the art of left-wing nostalgia
The Diary of Anne Frank: a moving retelling
Angel: tribute to a Kurdish hero
|Friday 26 August 2016|
The madness of Vincent Van Gogh
A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.
In defence of jury service
In an age beholden to experts, jury service reminds us of the importance of common sense.
Are you drinking enough?
Owen Smith isn’t just anti-democratic, he’s clueless
After Brexit, the fury of the Fringe
In Edinburgh, liberal comics’ contempt for the masses has been laid bare.
|Saturday 27 August 2016|
‘Sporting drama at its best’
Podcast: Duleep Allirajah tells spiked his highlights from the Rio Olympics.
|Monday 29 August 2016|
‘Our weight is none of the state’s business’
On this month's Last Orders, we talk obesity, Theresa May and booze guidelines.
How ‘open borders’ became an illiberal cry
The West’s sanctification of diversity is segmenting society.
|Tuesday 30 August 2016|
The new culture war dividing America
Underpinning the progressive elite's snobbery is a vicious class antagonism.
The cultural turn
The politicisation of lifestyle has inflamed public life.