‘The fight for democracy is more urgent than ever’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on Brexit and the unresolved nature of democracy.
100 days since Brexit: it’s time to get real
No more dithering, no more anti-democracy: give us Brexit, now.
|Monday 3 October 2016|
‘Stop treating the public as thickos’
VIDEO: Tom Slater takes the fight to Brexit Justice.
Why Big Sam shouldn’t have been sacked
The loose-lipped England manager is the latest casualty in the war on privacy.
Being mentally ill: the new normal?
Everyday challenges are being rebranded psychological crises.
|Tuesday 4 October 2016|
This abuse inquiry was doomed to fail
Public inquiries should be about truth, not giving people ‘closure’.
Corbyn’s critics are trivialising anti‑Semitism
Both of Labour's warring sides are using Jews as weapons.
They Shall Not Pass: the Battle of Cable Street 80 years on
Let's celebrate the revolutionary spirit of this clash with fascists.
|Wednesday 5 October 2016|
Skeleton Tree: a raw, remarkable album
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest is a heart-rending triumph.
‘I won’t play the PC game’
Professor Jordan Peterson tells spiked why he refuses to use mad gender pronouns.
May the Brexit Boudicca? Maybe not…
The Remainer prime minister looks an unlikely champion of popular democracy.
Where did Rudd get her anti-migrant ideas from? Labour
Quit your fuming, Labourites: the Tories are copying your party.
|Thursday 6 October 2016|
Three cheers for the Polish abortion-rights strike
Polish women have landed a huge blow for freedom and autonomy.
Gross-out feminism is just plain gross
The new feminism's focus on the body is a step backwards.
Elena Ferrante and the 21st-century crisis of identity
What the Ferrante story tells us about art and humanity.
You think the EU is progressive? Take a look at Greece
|Friday 7 October 2016|
Leave voters are the real wise ones
Remainer rage is fuelled by ignorance, not knowledge.
10 things I hate about EU
Anti-democratic, anti-worker, anti-migrant... the EU is awful.
Abortion and disability: it’s all about who decides
The only moral code we need on abortion is this: trust women.
Banning running: the playground killjoys strike again
Wicked: the musical that defined an era
Wicked’s success invites cynicism – it deserves admiration.
|Saturday 8 October 2016|
‘Theresa May is not the hero of Brexit’
Podcast: Mick Hume on why the battle for democracy isn't over.
|Monday 10 October 2016|
After Brexit, Anglo‑Oz relations can flourish
Brexit is an opportunity for closer ties with the UK's Commonwealth cousin.
The campus rape panic demeans women
Female students don't need to be protected from lechy professors.
What would Sixties rebels make of consent classes?
The student movement was born out of the demand for sexual liberation.
|Tuesday 11 October 2016|
Trump and Clinton: how low can they go?
This is the lamest, sleaziest presidential contest in living memory.
Peacekeepers in Syria, warmongers in Yemen
The hypocrisy of Western interventionism is stomach-turning.
|Wednesday 12 October 2016|
The unspoken bigotry of the BBC’s diversity quotas
Giving ethnic minorities and women a leg-up is deeply patronising.
Stop telling kids they’re mentally ill
Many ‘mental-health problems’ are just normal childhood experiences.
Clownpocalypse: urban legends in the internet age
What the global clown panic tells us about the politics of fear.
‘Synthetic alcohol misses the point of drinking’
On this month's Last Orders, we talk sinnovation, the plunge in cancer rates and the NHS.
|Thursday 13 October 2016|
Why shouldn’t Louis Smith take the piss out of Islam?
All MPs should back the triggering of Article 50
Anything else would be a catastrophic betrayal of democracy.
Anti-Brexit anxieties have become a self-fulfilling prophecy
What sterling’s ‘flash crash’ tells us about the state of economic life.
Strictly race row: no one is safe from the Twitch-hunters
I love Dylan. But he shouldn’t get the Nobel Prize
Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.
|Friday 14 October 2016|
One day soon, humanity will triumph over HIV
The anti-politics of protest
Ivan Krastev’s Democracy Disrupted lays bare the limits of the global protest movement.
How trigger warnings went mainstream
Now even academics think students need to be protected from upsetting topics.
Corbyn’s Labour is not a socialist party
Socialists don't pity or fear the poor like the Corbyn crew does.
It’s time to shoot down the post-Brexit hate-crime hysteria
This is the most cynical, politically motivated crime panic in memory.
|Saturday 15 October 2016|
‘Students should be challenged, not comforted’
Podcast: Frank Furedi on why university should never be a Safe Space.
|Monday 17 October 2016|
Treating teachers like robots
Let’s reject the tick-box culture and shape the future of education.
Samsung: recalling the future
The response to the ‘exploding phones’ fiasco reveals a fear of innovation.
The Ched Evans case: we need to talk about rape law
Why are courts having to delve into the minutiae of complainants’ sex lives?
|Tuesday 18 October 2016|
My Scientology Movie: Theroux the looking glass
Louis Theroux’s zany big-screen outing is a return form.
Does Boris want a war with Russia?
Shooting down Russian war planes in Syria is a mad idea.
The crisis of French republicanism
French politicians have lost any sense of what the Fifth Republic is for.
Ched Evans and the fury of the middle‑class mob
This case has exposed the illiberalism and classism of the new elite.
Trump: a threat to democracy, not women
Trump has empowered a fearful, conspiratorial strain in US culture.
|Wednesday 19 October 2016|
Je suis Bill Leak!
The Aussie cartoonist is being investigated by officialdom – an outrage.
Banning chav costumes? I’m offended...
The culture of complaint
A new Tate exhibition shows that contemporary art is now just about whinging.
Scottish independence: the cause of anti‑democrats
The SNP's opportunism draws deep on anti-Brexit sentiment.
‘Black Lives Matter has a plantation mentality’
Black Panther Elaine Brown on the degradation of black liberation.
|Thursday 20 October 2016|
The expert invasion of family life
A new book explores the political instrumentalisation of parenting.
What’s so ‘hard’ to grasp about democracy?
Soft Brexit sounds like a code for no real Brexit at all.
HyperNormalisation: good ideas, bad narrative
Adam Curtis's latest just doesn't hang together.
Heathrow and the crisis of vision
The government’s dithering over a third runway is an international embarrassment.
|Friday 21 October 2016|
Into the mind of David Bowie
Bowie’s brilliance defies psychiatric reductivism.
All hail South Park’s masters of satire
No one lampoons PC and politics like South Park does.
The EU is pro‑immigration? Don’t make me laugh
Remainers, please rein in your petulance
Will there be no end to their wailing and hollering?
Who’s afraid of a neo‑Nazi rock band?
|Saturday 22 October 2016|
‘We must stand up for the idea of redemption’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on Ched Evans and the rise of PC vengeance.
|Monday 24 October 2016|
Northern Ireland: Brexit doesn’t mean division
Brexit is an opportunity to revive politics across the UK.
Democracy in the dock
Both sides in the Brexit legal challenge dismiss the will of the people.
A ‘fake sheikh’ can be a real reporter
The Leveson lobby want to find all dirt-digging journalism guilty.
Why AQA is wrong to scrap art history
|Tuesday 25 October 2016|
Singling out Israel, singling out Jews
The left’s obsession with Israel has rehabilitated anti-Semitism.
The rise of Safe Space segregation
Campus identity politics has morphed into a new racialism.
Of course Donald Trump loves England’s libel laws
Trump’s instinctual illiberalism is of a piece with our backward laws.
Is banning gambling ads censorship? You bet
Pete Burns: how Britain lost its edge
|Wednesday 26 October 2016|
Lady Gaga: no style and no substance
On Joanne, Gaga feels more pointless than ever.
The gay-cake case: why we must be free to discriminate
Religious freedom, the foundation of Western liberty, is under attack.
Russia-bashing is making the West blind
In its quest for Cold War-era certainty, the West is inflaming world affairs.
You’re so vain you think this refugee crisis is about you
Both sides in the child-refugee debate are astonishingly self-obsessed.
|Thursday 27 October 2016|
How politics got personal
Why is everyone suddenly ‘ashamed to be British’?
Trump and Hillary’s use and abuse of women
The sordid fascination with abuse allegations has degraded politics.
The Donald and the turn against democracy
How elite disdain for the demos paved the way for Trump.
|Friday 28 October 2016|
Sex, politics and censorship
Porn Panic! provides a frightening portrait of the left’s abandonment of liberty.
The fall of men
Gender politics is obscuring rather than illuminating the problems facing young males today.
The rise of transgender
In the space of a century, transgenderism has become a mainstream concern.
Mary Kenny, a women’s liberator
The one-time feminist firebrand talks to the spiked review about her radical past and conservative present.
A Guerrilla attack on artistic value
You shouldn’t judge an artwork by the race or gender of its producer.
Cordelia Fine talks self-engendering, social determinism and aggressive men.
The prison-house of gender
Contemporary feminist ideas of gender restrict rather than liberate women.
|Saturday 29 October 2016|
‘The gay-cake ruling is an affront to free speech’
Podcast: Peter Tatchell discusses the Ashers Bakery case.
|Monday 31 October 2016|
The trans agenda is undermining parents
No, your home won’t be hacked
The panic over web-connected household gadgets is overblown.
Remembering Helen Reece
Luke Gittos pays tribute to an intellectual inspiration.