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Tuesday 1 November 2016 November 2016
Rob Lyons
Uber and out
Does a legal ruling spell the end of the 'gig economy'?

Tim Black
The limits of Hillary bashing
Clinton is a symptom of a dire new politics, not its cause.

Ella Whelan
‘Hey, little people, don’t vote Trump!’
Celebrities' political preaching reveals a disdain for the public.

Wednesday 2 November 2016
Phill Mullan
Should Carney stay or go? That’s the wrong question
The Bank of England behaves politically because politicians gave it power.

Frank Furedi
Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century Inquisition
The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.

Sean Collins
Why emailgate matters
Hillary's server scandal shows she is careless and entitled.

Thursday 3 November 2016
Brendan O’Neill
Michael Moore: the Leni Riefenstahl of the Hillary campaign
Moore shreds his own reputation with his propagandistic ode to Hillary.

Jacob Furedi
We must be free to mock religion


Duleep Allirajah
Let’s boot the poppy wars into Row Z
People should be free to decide if they want to don a poppy.

Brendan O’Neill
Article 50: down with this legal coup against the masses
The use of the law to stymie Brexit is a naked, elitist assault on democracy.

Friday 4 November 2016
Luke Gittos
A perversion of parliamentary sovereignty
MPs are undermining the demos in the name of democracy.

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What’s behind the rise of Trump?
Damon Linker, Joel Kotkin and Daniel McCarthy discuss The Donald.

Naomi Firsht
‘My existence is a provocation’
Hen Mazzig on how campus culture has become hostile to Jews.

Monday 7 November 2016
Ken McLaughlin
The NSPCC: still worrying the kids
Children are being encouraged to see everyday emotions as a problem.

Tom Bailey
Oil must find a route through North Dakota
The oil pipeline protests have been hijacked by anti-progress greens.

Brendan O’Neill
The fight for Brexit is a fight for democracy
The masses – not lawyers or experts or politicos – should shape the nation.

Tuesday 8 November 2016
Christian Butler
Treating autistic people like children
Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.

Tom Slater
The (new) paranoid style in American politics
Claims that Trump is ‘Putin’s Puppet’ sound like left-wing McCarthyism.

Brendan O’Neill
Against Trump,
for democracy

His shallow, illiberal campaign is the sordid end result of anti-politics.

Tim Black
Christians: enemies of the state
Attacks on Christians’ freedom of conscience are attacks on us all.

Sean Collins
Neither Trump nor Clinton
Our American correspondent on why neither deserves your ballot.

Jon Holbrook
Why judges should never rule on politics
The Brexit case revealed the depth of the crisis of democracy.

Jennie Bristow
Blocking Brexit will turn young people off politics


Wednesday 9 November 2016
Rob Lyons
The WHO’s war on e‑cigs
The UN's global health body is telling lies about vaping.

Sean Collins
Revenge of the deplorables
Our US correspondent on Trump and the death of the establishment.

Thursday 10 November 2016
Frank Furedi
How Trump triumphed in the battle for legitimacy
His victory speaks to an historic crisis of the American political class.

Brendan O’Neill
A Trumpocalypse? Oh do grow up
It is the anti-Trump set that is trading reason for emotionalism.

Tom Slater
Why Clinton’s identity politics backfired
Women and minorities can think for themselves.

Mick Hume
The real Trump-Brexit connection
…is the transatlantic elite’s hatred of democracy.

Friday 11 November 2016
Paul Coleman
The European assault on freedom of speech
Both the EU and post-EU Britain are throttling the liberty to think.

Ann Furedi
Pushing birth control on women is always immoral
The Pause programme is taking choice away from women.

Wendy Kaminer
An autocrat in the White House
Trump will have unchecked power. Libertarians should be worried.

Christian Butler
Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence
Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.

Saturday 12 November 2016
Frank Furedi
My Leonard Cohen
His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.

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President Trump: revolter or autocrat?
Podcast: three US writers on what we can expect in the Trump Age.

Sunday 13 November 2016
Naomi Firsht
The Paris attacks one year on: celebrate freedom
The worst response to terror is to sacrifice liberty.

Monday 14 November 2016
Joanna Williams
Students’ temper tantrum over Trump
The Safe Space culture means students can't cope with politics.

Luke Gittos
Remainers, stop policing politics
Politicians should be judged through the ballot box, not the witness box.

Tom Slater
A smear on Brexit
Farage is propagating the myth that Brexit = Trump.

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Courtney Hamilton
In defence of Honey G


Ben Kew
Don’t turn Geert Wilders into a free-speech martyr


Ella Whelan
Stop vote-shaming Trump’s female supporters
The feminist attacks on female Trump voters have been grotesque.

Tim Black
Meet the new Cold Warriors
Evil Empire-bashing is no longer the preserve of the right.

Thursday 17 November 2016
Tara McCormack
The EU’s meltdown over Trump
European leaders fear a similar revolt of ‘deplorables’ over here.

Wendy Kaminer
The Trump swamp
Cronyism and bigotry already define the Trump administration.

Naomi Firsht
The hatefulness of Stop Funding Hate
This anti-tabloid campaign loathes ordinary people.

Guy Birchall
#BritsSoWhite? More like Brits so boring


Friday 18 November 2016
Izzy Lyons
After Brexit: a great time to be young


Tarjinder Gill
We need teachers, not preachers
Brexit-bashing teachers want to turn education into re-education.

James Walker
My students’ union just banned tabloids
City University is meant to foster journalism, not censor it.

Patrick West
The rise of the capitalist left
Today's self-styled radicals care more about GDP figures than people.

Jacob Furedi
Don’t No Platform Le Pen, argue with her


Brendan O’Neill
Everyone needs to stop talking about ‘white people’
How the elitist fear of the underclass was given a PC makeover.

Saturday 19 November 2016
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Meet the cartoonist being punished for giving offence
Podcast: Australia's Bill Leak on his run-in with a new inquisition.

Monday 21 November 2016
Ella Whelan
Trump’s Twitter tantrum shows he’s no friend of free speech


Naomi Firsht
Republicanism is in dire need of repairs
Penny-pinching attacks on the monarchy are no substitute for democratic principles.

Tom Slater
No, Stephen Bannon is not a white supremacist
Right now, the fearmongering over Trump is a bigger problem than Trump.

Naomi Firsht
City students fight back
Journalism students reject their SU's petty newspaper ban.

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Fraser Myers
Trump’s border policy is already ‘normalised’
How Clinton, Bush and Obama laid the foundations for The Wall.

Barbara Hewson
The tyranny of ‘believe the victim’
In the pursuit of ‘VIP paedos', fundamental principles were jettisoned.

Mick Hume
An ‘illegitimate’ attack on Trump voters
Demands to ‘uphold the popular vote’ are a coded attack on the people.

Harry Butcher
Milo should have been allowed to talk at my school
A pupil at Simon Langton Grammar stands up for free speech.

Wednesday 23 November 2016
Fionn Shiner
The Red Pill: are men oppressed?
A new film offers a fascinating insight into the men’s rights movement.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Merkel as the saviour of liberalism? God help us
Trump-fearing liberals need to get over their Merkel fantasies.

Tim Black
The British state is watching you
The Investigatory Powers Act opens another window into our lives.

Thursday 24 November 2016
Wendy Kaminer
Trump: a threat to the republic
The president-elect is surrounding himself with authoritarians.

Luke Gittos
Prison reform needs big ideas
We need a revolution in justice policy.

Ieuan Joy
Working-class students should reject identity politics


Phil Mullan
Economic sloth: stop blaming it on Brexit
We need to boost productivity, with or without the EU.

Brendan O’Neill
Remainers, please, let Jo Cox rest in peace
The media’s use of Cox to score political points is grotesque.

Friday 25 November 2016
Jennie Bristow
Understanding Trump voters
Arlie Hochschild’s latest explores the emotional universe of Trump’s support.

Christian Butler
Sex, drugs and failure
Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger is a powerful tribute to the Stooges.

Patrick West
The wrath of the do‑gooders
Are bien pensant observers the most hateful people in politics?

Brendan O’Neill
Fake news and post‑truth: the handmaidens of Western relativism
It isn’t Macedonian teens who killed truth and objectivity.

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The rise of the booze burqa
Martin Durkin, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater talk public-health killjoyism.

Saturday 26 November 2016
Frank Furedi
Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure
How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

Monday 28 November 2016
Guy Birchall
Hands off the press, your Highness
Tabloids must be free to report on royal romances.

Tim Black
Child-abuse hysteria’s latest victim: football
Now the national game is being transformed into a site of evil.

Tuesday 29 November 2016
James Heartfield
Europe: a left-wing revolt?
A new survey of the European left reveals too many parties and activists out of step with the people.

Arlie Hochschild
Anger, mourning and the American right
Arlie Hochschild talks Trump, liberal ignorance and the importance of empathy.

Frank Furedi
Populism: a defence
Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.

Paul Cartledge
The Athenian legacy
Paul Cartledge talks ancient democracy, the English Revolution and the fate of people power.

Tim Black
At the party’s end
Peter Oborne reflects on the defeat, and future, of the political class.

Tom Slater
The case for democracy
Jason Brennan's miserable tract misunderstands the nature of political freedom.

Mick Hume
A short history of anti-democracy
The elitist sentiments coming back into fashion have been around since Plato.

Brendan O’Neill
In defence of ‘the poorest hee’
The brilliant democratic cry of the Levellers remains unanswered.

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Patrick Marmion
The Children: an unsubtle swipe at Baby Boomers
Lucy Kirkwood’s new play ladles on the generational resentment.

Luke Gittos
Using the law as a weapon against the people
The legal coups against Brexit are getting out of hand.

Joanna Williams
How the left learned to love Prevent
Leftists are cool with government censorship when it’s aimed at the right.

Brendan O’Neill
Eric Bristow’s tormentors are far more immoral than he is
Piers Morgan vs Eric Bristow was a grotesque spectacle.


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