Gay marriage: running scared of the demos
Australia’s marriage plebiscite has exposed the elite’s fear of voters.
Teaching girls to be ‘mentally ill’
Time to call off this unhealthy obsession with teenagers’ wellbeing.
‘First they came for Gawker, and I did not speak out…’
Freedom of the press and the web faces new threats in the US and UK.
|Friday 2 September 2016|
David Brent: still chasing fame
Life on the Road is Ricky Gervais’s last stab at the mainstream.
Burkini wars: the rise of Francophobia
Yes, the burkini ban is wrong, but so is the demonisation of France.
Would anyone publish The Satanic Verses today?
The West has gone backwards on free speech since 1989.
Students, quit the whining and seize the day
|Saturday 3 September 2016|
Using migrants as political pawns
Podcast: how ‘open borders’ became a tool of social engineering.
|Monday 5 September 2016|
Greens: the party of paranoia
Vaccines, 9/11, toxic wifi... the US Green Party has some mad views.
Pamela Anderson is right: there’s too much porn
The rise of the wankers speaks to a crisis of human intimacy.
Gary Johnson: a pro-freedom president?
Meet the one candidate it might be worth supporting.
|Tuesday 6 September 2016|
A towering testament to our humanity
The Eiffel Tower will renew your faith in our species’ ingenuity.
The end of the Rainbow Nation
The ANC has demoralised post-Apartheid South Africa.
White Guilt Matters
BLM has become a prop for white, Western self-loathing.
|Wednesday 7 September 2016|
Addicted to the state
A recent human-rights case shows the dangers of giving addicts drug substitutes.
Scotland’s war on snacking
Stand up for Fabric against the Kafkaesque killjoys
The war on clubbing is an assault on freedom and adulthood.
Standing up for Irish women’s abortion rights
Inspiring new initiatives are helping Irish women get the services they need.
|Thursday 8 September 2016|
The crumbling of the German establishment
Germany's technocratic elite is to blame for the rise of the AfD.
School uniforms won’t save education
Now the ERS is attacking democracy
Calls for an inquiry into the referendum undermine the democratic process.
Why the Kurds deserve our support
The West is betraying the Kurds. It’s a new low in global affairs.
|Friday 9 September 2016|
Why sex education isn't working
Dryathlon? I’d rather have a beer...
Sod the scaremongers
– life is good
People are living longer, fuller lives. Let’s celebrate.
Climate change is not a political issue
The environment has been hijacked by both left and right.
Why even Brexiteer MPs are scared of Brexit
The whole establishment has been rattled by our defiant cry.
The Demo for Democracy
|Saturday 10 September 2016|
How the alt-right went wrong
Brendan O'Neill, Cathy Young and Lauren Southern on PC and its dissenters.
|Monday 12 September 2016|
Close the Calais Jungle
Building shanty towns is no solution to the migrant crisis.
Grammar schools: we need knowledge, not nostalgia
Theresa May's plans won't tackle the narrow instrumentalism of education.
Who can save Labour? No one
The party's over. Why won't anyone admit it?
Female MPs, please stop playing the sexism card
|Tuesday 13 September 2016|
Why feminists are so cagey about class
Middle-class media feminists have nothing to say to poor girls.
Syria: a war for nothing
The Syria Truce is a desperate attempt to restore the pre-2011 set-up.
The Beipanjiang Bridge: a monument to progress
The Proms is no place for politics
Lionel Shriver is right
Without cultural appropriation, art withers.
|Wednesday 14 September 2016|
To a Paralympian who wants to die
Kick sex education out of schools
What next: locking up Leavers?
Investigating Farage for hate speech would be an act of tyranny.
We shouldn’t lock up Brits who fight ISIS – we should celebrate them
The madness of arresting Britons who sign up with the Kurds.
|Thursday 15 September 2016|
Heathrow’s third runway: delayed, delayed, delayed
After decades of dithering, we must demand action on airport expansion.
Protecting women from the world
By criminalising sexism, the police are acting like Victorian chaperones.
Theresa May is a friend of free speech? Come off it
She criticises Safe Spaces on campus yet wants to Safe Space all of Britain.
|Friday 16 September 2016|
The principled, left-wing case against multiculturalism
A new book eviscerates the West's neo-racialism.
America against itself
Charles Murray talks to Sean Collins about the new class war.
|Saturday 17 September 2016|
‘Syria has been undone, and this truce won’t fix it’
Podcast: Tim Black on the impossibility of peace in Syria.
|Monday 19 September 2016|
It will take more than boot camps to tackle terrorism
Why France’s de-radicalisation centres won’t stem the new jihadism.
How to survive freshers’ week, spiked style
Students, resist SU coddling and insist on being treated as adults.
Trashing the white trash: Hillary and the new bigotry
Clinton's attack on 'deplorables' reveals an ugly prejudice.
|Tuesday 20 September 2016|
Hinkley Point: how not to go nuclear
This costly project could set back the energy revolution we need.
No, Momentum is not brainwashing kids
Brexit owes little to UKIP
The yearning for democracy goes well beyond Farage and Co.
Introducing spiked’s Safe Space Bingo
Let’s put the campus sex panic to bed
Freshers, ignore the fearmongers and enjoy your newfound freedom.
|Wednesday 21 September 2016|
The taming of Bridget Jones
The fun, drunk smoker has been straightened out. How depressing.
Teaching students to be mentally ill
The obsession with ‘student stress’ makes campus life dull and censorious.
Why did people vote Leave? Because they want to Leave
The academics vs the bureaucracy
|Thursday 22 September 2016|
National Treasure: the showtrial of ageing celebs
This Yewtree-themed drama raises pressing questions about the post-Savile era.
Students, refuse to think racially
The obsession with racism on campus is harming human relations.
What’s so great about falling smoking rates?
The Bake Off freakout: a plea for sanity
The truth about those ‘Brexit lies’
EU elites think voters are too thick to know what’s right.
|Friday 23 September 2016|
In defence of student boozing
Don't let fun-sponge officials ruin your nights out.
‘Cultural appropriation’ is really cultural appreciation
The state’s war on amateur comedians
Gazza isn’t the only one having his collar felt for telling a crap joke.
Paralympians’ job is to be the best, not ‘raise awareness’
Let's stop expecting Paralympians to make society a better place.
The pre-modern public shaming of Gazza
Making a spectacle of ‘criminals’ has no place in a democracy.
|Saturday 24 September 2016|
‘Campus censors hold students in contempt’
Podcast: Tom Slater and Robby Soave on free speech at university.
|Monday 26 September 2016|
Why the Tories are tearing themselves apart
It's not just Labour that's backstabbing itself to death.
He criticised lefty thinking? Silence him!
Snowflake students are censoring everyone, and universities are to blame.
How censorship breeds violence
The killing of Nahed Hattar speaks to the new intolerance.
|Tuesday 27 September 2016|
What’s wrong with a Eurocentric curriculum?
Labour’s fracking ban: prohibiting progress
John McDonnell is right – politicians should speak their minds
Letter to a young radical
Think big. Trust ordinary people. And don’t join the Labour Party.
Hillary or Trump? Pick your poison
The debate showed why both candidates are so unpopular.
|Wednesday 28 September 2016|
Who would want to be a citizen of the EU?
The EU’s citizenship programme is a truly depressing spectacle.
‘Don’t leave me here with Essex Man’
Five times Labour attacked the working class at conference this week.
Students, fight for your right to offend
Now the campus bores are in a flap over white t-shirt socials.
Blair is right: scrap these Iraq investigations
Why it's wrong to prosecute the British soldiers who fought in Iraq.
|Thursday 29 September 2016|
Mike Baird: Oz’s most paternalistic politician?
New South Wales voters have had enough of being treated like children.
No, tourism is not an act of ‘white privilege’
Why identity miserabilists hate holidaymaking.
Birthplace of a revolutionary
Ceri Dingle takes her documentary about CLR James to Trinidad.
|Friday 30 September 2016|
The reality of the Enlightenment
Anthony Gottlieb talks toleration, autonomy and Spinoza’s God.
A conscientious objection
Stands of conscience often give voice to positions that deepen the moral basis of our lives.
The Violet Hour: a terrifying masterpiece
Katie Roiphe on breaking the biggest taboo: death.
The heart of the matter
The history of conscience is simultaneously a history of ethical freedom.
‘Radical secularism is stifling free speech’
Podcast: Mary Eberstadt talks to Ella Whelan about religious freedom.
A moral case for abortion
A new book reclaims the ethical high ground from the the pro-life movement.