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Monday 1 August 2016 August 2016
Peter Ungar
In defence
of borders

The migrant crisis has exposed the EU’s prejudice against Eastern Europe.

Luke Gittos
Nightclubs are not hotbeds of sex crime
We cannot allow the police to sanitise nightlife.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
No, Merkel is not to blame for the ‘week of horror’
But her refusal to have an open debate about immigration is a problem.

Ella Whelan
Suspended for sins against feminism
The new gender intolerance has claimed another scalp.

Sharmini Brookes
No winners in the South African elections


Tuesday 2 August 2016
Tom Bailey
How the IMF and the EU screwed over Greece
The IMF finally admits its role in this act of economic ruin.

Rob Lyons
The truth about the ‘diabetes epidemic’
Ignore the doomsayers. People with diabetes are living longer – and they won't bankrupt the NHS.

Sean Collins
Note to Democrats: being anti-Trump is not enough
Obsessively bashing Trump could backfire on Hillary.

Jacob Furedi
Boycotting Byron lets the government off the hook
If you care about migrant workers, why not picket the Home Office?

Tom Slater
The aristocratic fury with Brexit
The Lords' attempt to thwart our will is positively pre-modern.

Wednesday 3 August 2016
Candice Holdsworth
Clinton and May: the hollow women of politics
The rise of these two female politicians is nothing to celebrate.

Joanna Williams
University: forget what it costs, what’s it for?
The fees hike reveals how hollow the academy has become.

Isabel Hume
Byron, Brexit and the myth of EU free movement


Jon Holbrook
The moral, principled case against the named person scheme
We shouldn't trust lawyers to overthrow loathsome policies.

Thursday 4 August 2016
Ashley Thorne
Rose Must Fall: censorship at UCT
The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom.

Barbara Hewson
False allegations: a stain on justice
In their rush to 'believe the victim', the courts are ruining lives.

Emily Dinsmore
Bennu: a new era in space exploration


Fraser Myers
Citizenship for Remainers: Brexit-bashing hits a new low


Tim Black
Bashing Green: the anti-capitalism of fools
Another 'unacceptable face' in the stocks won't address the economic crisis.

Brendan O’Neill
Their Britain, and ours
Brexit was a far more positive thing than the 2012 Olympic ceremony.

Friday 5 August 2016
Sam White
Big Sam is made for England
Allardyce is the man to turn England into a team.

Patrick West
‘Post-truth politics’: a smear on the masses
Those denouncing Brexit voters as hoodwinked fools are starting to sound like a cult.

Will Franken
Introducing the Fringe awards for bland, safe comedy
Comedian Will Franken launches the Defining the Norm Awards.

Saturday 6 August 2016
spiked podcast
‘We need liberty, not therapy’
Podcast: we discuss Named Persons, Byron Burgers, and Merkel.

Sunday 7 August 2016
Tom Slater
In defence of the masses
Victorian elitism is back. Let’s fight it.

Monday 8 August 2016
Luke Gittos
Abuse inquiry: a travesty of justice
After Lowell Goddard’s resignation, let’s scrap this glorified showtrial.

Stuart Derbyshire
PrEP: a boon to HIV prevention
Ignore the naysayers – this is a huge breakthrough.

Mick Hume
The worst Olympics are the greatest Games on Earth
Five reasons to give the Rio Games a chance of glory.

Tuesday 9 August 2016
Shaun Sharkey
More armed police will spread terror, not stop it


Neil Davenport
Why the left misremembers the riots
The London riots were a product of victimhood and entitlement, not Tory austerity.

Alec Fullerton
The burkini ban: another blow to liberté
French secularism has been a disaster for integration.

James Woudhuysen
Hinkley Point and the fear of nuclear
Delaying building a new power station is a brake on progress.

Frank Furedi
Terrorism is not a mental-health issue
The source of terrorism lies in our cultural pessimism, not our heads.

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Tim Black
Syria: the unravelling continues
The weakening of ISIS is no victory for the West.

Izzy Lyons
Clint Eastwood, Donald Trump and the scourge of PC


Ella Whelan
Why we must stand up for democracy
Join our demonstration against a second Brexit referendum.

Thursday 11 August 2016
Sharmini Brookes
The ANC has disillusioned a nation
Young and rural blacks are rejecting the African National Congress.

Tara McCormack
We left the EU – shouldn’t we leave NATO too?
NATO also limits our ability to ‘take control’ over policy.

Brendan O’Neill
The problem with Black Lives Matter
Radicals once challenged racial thinking — now they embrace it.

Friday 12 August 2016
Charlie Peters
Post-Brexit, keep calm and carry on shopping


Gareth Sturdy
Education is about more than social mobility
Both sides of the grammar-schools debate underestimate poor kids.

Patrick West
Veganism isn’t a diet – it’s an ideology
Vegans are more interested in being pure than saving the planet.

Christian Butler
No, the Olympics are not sexist


Saturday 13 August 2016
spiked podcast
‘Even when the Olympics is bad, it’s still great’
Podcast: Mick Hume stands up for the greatest show on Earth.

video
‘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
Tim Black
A welcome shot of Olympic spirit
The ethos of the Olympics flies in the face of today’s cultural pessimism.

Tuesday 16 August 2016
Ella Whelan
Anti-feminism: the new heresy
The witch-hunting of critics of feminism has got to stop.

Tom Slater
How (Not) to Live in Suburbia: therapy, not theatre


Christian Butler
Infinity Pool: an extraordinary retelling


Wednesday 17 August 2016
Christian Butler
O is for Hoolet: twee, me, me


Mick Hume
Leadership election result: judges rule Labour Party
The farce over members’ voting rights shows democracy is out of fashion.

Tom Slater
Daphne’s Second Show: a joy to watch


Christian Butler
Yeti’s: big on energy, low on laughs


Thursday 18 August 2016
Duleep Allirajah
All that matters is gold
A medal for coming second or third is a loser’s medal.

Shaun Sharkey
The fresher’s guide to free speech on campus


Tom Slater
Milk: a startling, humane debut


Christian Butler
Rocking Your Vote!: an abysmal political musical


Friday 19 August 2016
Tom Bailey
America’s law’n’order problem
To blame rising homicide rates on post-Ferguson ‘de-policing’ is a cop-out.

Patrick West
The age of belligerent victimhood
From BLM to feminism, too many want to play the victim.

George Harrison
Oversensitive MPs need to ‘get in the sea’


Brendan O’Neill
Free Anjem Choudary
He’s repulsive, but he shouldn’t be sent to prison.

Tom Slater
Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis: a whinge set to music


Christian Butler
Sarah Callaghan: a cut above her peers


Saturday 20 August 2016
spiked podcast
‘Hate speech must be free speech’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill says the state has no business policing emotion.

Sunday 21 August 2016
Tom Slater
Candy Gigi: profoundly unfunny


Tom Slater
Russ Peers: desperately seeking show title


Tom Slater
Stuart Mitchell: mis-lit and fingertips


Christian Butler
Radio Active: a joyous reunion


Christian Butler
Hyprov: an absurd, hilarious ride


Tom Slater
Mike Ward: in defence of punching down


Monday 22 August 2016
Tim Black
Rio: a Games to savour
Five things that made the Olympics so wonderful.

Christian Butler
Emily Tresidder: a not-so-crazy comic


Christian Butler
Ed Patrick: just what the doctor ordered


Tom Slater
Geoff Norcott: stand-up’s affable Tory


Tom Slater
Greater Belfast: tribute to a troubled city


Tuesday 23 August 2016
James Heartfield
Corbyn’s right, it’s time to disband NATO
Throughout its history, NATO has brutally thwarted democracy.

Mick Hume
Time to oppose the bloodless coup against Brexit
The future state of British democracy is on the line.

Tom Slater
Andrew Doyle: comic on the edge


Tom Slater
Will Franken: searing, surreal satire


Wednesday 24 August 2016
Luke Gittos
The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act
Human rights do not protect our freedom – they limit it.

Tim Black
Defending free speech Down Under
Brendan O’Neill gets vilified for opposing censorship.

Emily Dinsmore
Stanford students, fight for your right to party


Alec Fullerton
Three cheers for Zorro of the niqab


Worldbytes
‘The Brexit vote was a revolt against the establishment’


Thursday 25 August 2016
Will Franken
The Defining the Norm Awards: the nominees
Comedian Will Franken honours the most conformist acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Rob Lyons
Why do we need an obesity strategy?
Our waistlines are none of the government’s business.

Ella Whelan
Long live the Night Tube
Ignore the doom-sayers, London after dark is nothing to fear.

Tom Slater
The Red Shed: the art of left-wing nostalgia


Christian Butler
The Diary of Anne Frank: a moving retelling


Christian Butler
Angel: tribute to a Kurdish hero


Friday 26 August 2016
Alexander Adams
The madness of Vincent Van Gogh
A new exhibition explores the Dutch master’s psychological torment.

Patrick West
In defence of jury service
In an age beholden to experts, jury service reminds us of the importance of common sense.

Naomi Firsht
Are you drinking enough?


Shaun Sharkey
Owen Smith isn’t just anti-democratic, he’s clueless


Tom Slater
After Brexit, the fury of the Fringe
In Edinburgh, liberal comics’ contempt for the masses has been laid bare.

Saturday 27 August 2016
spiked podcast
‘Sporting drama at its best’
Podcast: Duleep Allirajah tells spiked his highlights from the Rio Olympics.

Monday 29 August 2016
spiked podcast
‘Our weight is none of the state’s business’
On this month's Last Orders, we talk obesity, Theresa May and booze guidelines.

Frank Furedi
How ‘open borders’ became an illiberal cry
The West’s sanctification of diversity is segmenting society.

Tuesday 30 August 2016
Joel Kotkin
The new culture war dividing America
Underpinning the progressive elite's snobbery is a vicious class antagonism.

Tim Black
The cultural turn
The politicisation of lifestyle has inflamed public life.


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