Uber and out
Does a legal ruling spell the end of the 'gig economy'?
The limits of Hillary bashing
Clinton is a symptom of a dire new politics, not its cause.
‘Hey, little people, don’t vote Trump!’
Celebrities' political preaching reveals a disdain for the public.
|Wednesday 2 November 2016|
Should Carney stay or go? That’s the wrong question
The Bank of England behaves politically because politicians gave it power.
Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century Inquisition
The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.
Why emailgate matters
Hillary's server scandal shows she is careless and entitled.
|Thursday 3 November 2016|
Michael Moore: the Leni Riefenstahl of the Hillary campaign
Moore shreds his own reputation with his propagandistic ode to Hillary.
We must be free to mock religion
Let’s boot the poppy wars into Row Z
People should be free to decide if they want to don a poppy.
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|
A perversion of parliamentary sovereignty
MPs are undermining the demos in the name of democracy.
What’s behind the rise of Trump?
Damon Linker, Joel Kotkin and Daniel McCarthy discuss The Donald.
‘My existence is a provocation’
Hen Mazzig on how campus culture has become hostile to Jews.
|Monday 7 November 2016|
The NSPCC: still worrying the kids
Children are being encouraged to see everyday emotions as a problem.
Oil must find a route through North Dakota
The oil pipeline protests have been hijacked by anti-progress greens.
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|
Treating autistic people like children
Being on the spectrum does not automatically excuse criminal behaviour.
The (new) paranoid style in American politics
Claims that Trump is ‘Putin’s Puppet’ sound like left-wing McCarthyism.
His shallow, illiberal campaign is the sordid end result of anti-politics.
Christians: enemies of the state
Attacks on Christians’ freedom of conscience are attacks on us all.
Neither Trump nor Clinton
Our American correspondent on why neither deserves your ballot.
Why judges should never rule on politics
The Brexit case revealed the depth of the crisis of democracy.
Blocking Brexit will turn young people off politics
|Wednesday 9 November 2016|
The WHO’s war on e‑cigs
The UN's global health body is telling lies about vaping.
Revenge of the deplorables
Our US correspondent on Trump and the death of the establishment.
|Thursday 10 November 2016|
How Trump triumphed in the battle for legitimacy
His victory speaks to an historic crisis of the American political class.
A Trumpocalypse? Oh do grow up
It is the anti-Trump set that is trading reason for emotionalism.
Why Clinton’s identity politics backfired
Women and minorities can think for themselves.
The real Trump-Brexit connection
…is the transatlantic elite’s hatred of democracy.
|Friday 11 November 2016|
The European assault on freedom of speech
Both the EU and post-EU Britain are throttling the liberty to think.
Pushing birth control on women is always immoral
The Pause programme is taking choice away from women.
An autocrat in the White House
Trump will have unchecked power. Libertarians should be worried.
Leonard Cohen: yearning for transcendence
Cohen wasn’t the godfather of gloom; his music lifts you up.
|Saturday 12 November 2016|
My Leonard Cohen
His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.
President Trump: revolter or autocrat?
Podcast: three US writers on what we can expect in the Trump Age.
|Sunday 13 November 2016|
The Paris attacks one year on: celebrate freedom
The worst response to terror is to sacrifice liberty.
|Monday 14 November 2016|
Students’ temper tantrum over Trump
The Safe Space culture means students can't cope with politics.
Remainers, stop policing politics
Politicians should be judged through the ballot box, not the witness box.
A smear on Brexit
Farage is propagating the myth that Brexit = Trump.
|Tuesday 15 November 2016|
In defence of Honey G
Don’t turn Geert Wilders into a free-speech martyr
Stop vote-shaming Trump’s female supporters
The feminist attacks on female Trump voters have been grotesque.
Meet the new Cold Warriors
Evil Empire-bashing is no longer the preserve of the right.
|Thursday 17 November 2016|
The EU’s meltdown over Trump
European leaders fear a similar revolt of ‘deplorables’ over here.
The Trump swamp
Cronyism and bigotry already define the Trump administration.
The hatefulness of Stop Funding Hate
This anti-tabloid campaign loathes ordinary people.
#BritsSoWhite? More like Brits so boring
|Friday 18 November 2016|
After Brexit: a great time to be young
We need teachers, not preachers
Brexit-bashing teachers want to turn education into re-education.
My students’ union just banned tabloids
City University is meant to foster journalism, not censor it.
The rise of the capitalist left
Today's self-styled radicals care more about GDP figures than people.
Don’t No Platform Le Pen, argue with her
Everyone needs to stop talking about ‘white people’
How the elitist fear of the underclass was given a PC makeover.
|Saturday 19 November 2016|
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|
Trump’s Twitter tantrum shows he’s no friend of free speech
Republicanism is in dire need of repairs
Penny-pinching attacks on the monarchy are no substitute for democratic principles.
No, Stephen Bannon is not a white supremacist
Right now, the fearmongering over Trump is a bigger problem than Trump.
City students fight back
Journalism students reject their SU's petty newspaper ban.
|Tuesday 22 November 2016|
Trump’s border policy is already ‘normalised’
How Clinton, Bush and Obama laid the foundations for The Wall.
The tyranny of ‘believe the victim’
In the pursuit of ‘VIP paedos', fundamental principles were jettisoned.
An ‘illegitimate’ attack on Trump voters
Demands to ‘uphold the popular vote’ are a coded attack on the people.
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|
The Red Pill: are men oppressed?
A new film offers a fascinating insight into the men’s rights movement.
Merkel as the saviour of liberalism? God help us
Trump-fearing liberals need to get over their Merkel fantasies.
The British state is watching you
The Investigatory Powers Act opens another window into our lives.
|Thursday 24 November 2016|
Trump: a threat to the republic
The president-elect is surrounding himself with authoritarians.
Prison reform needs big ideas
We need a revolution in justice policy.
Working-class students should reject identity politics
Economic sloth: stop blaming it on Brexit
We need to boost productivity, with or without the EU.
Remainers, please, let Jo Cox rest in peace
The media’s use of Cox to score political points is grotesque.
|Friday 25 November 2016|
Understanding Trump voters
Arlie Hochschild’s latest explores the emotional universe of Trump’s support.
Sex, drugs and failure
Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger is a powerful tribute to the Stooges.
The wrath of the do‑gooders
Are bien pensant observers the most hateful people in politics?
Fake news and post‑truth: the handmaidens of Western relativism
It isn’t Macedonian teens who killed truth and objectivity.
The rise of the booze burqa
Martin Durkin, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater talk public-health killjoyism.
|Saturday 26 November 2016|
Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure
How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.
|Monday 28 November 2016|
Hands off the press, your Highness
Tabloids must be free to report on royal romances.
Child-abuse hysteria’s latest victim: football
Now the national game is being transformed into a site of evil.
|Tuesday 29 November 2016|
Europe: a left-wing revolt?
A new survey of the European left reveals too many parties and activists out of step with the people.
Anger, mourning and the American right
Arlie Hochschild talks Trump, liberal ignorance and the importance of empathy.
Populism: a defence
Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.
The Athenian legacy
Paul Cartledge talks ancient democracy, the English Revolution and the fate of people power.
At the party’s end
Peter Oborne reflects on the defeat, and future, of the political class.
The case for democracy
Jason Brennan's miserable tract misunderstands the nature of political freedom.
A short history of anti-democracy
The elitist sentiments coming back into fashion have been around since Plato.
In defence of ‘the poorest hee’
The brilliant democratic cry of the Levellers remains unanswered.
|Wednesday 30 November 2016|
The Children: an unsubtle swipe at Baby Boomers
Lucy Kirkwood’s new play ladles on the generational resentment.
Using the law as a weapon against the people
The legal coups against Brexit are getting out of hand.
How the left learned to love Prevent
Leftists are cool with government censorship when it’s aimed at the right.
Eric Bristow’s tormentors are far more immoral than he is
Piers Morgan vs Eric Bristow was a grotesque spectacle.