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Thursday 1 December 2016 December 2016
Ella Whelan
Stop the fearmongering about fascism
The left’s Nazism panic shows how out of touch it is.

Candice Holdsworth
From Protein World to Heinz Beanz: the ASA has lost the plot


Naomi Firsht
Fillon, Le Pen and the Brexit effect
The flux of 2016 looks set to hit the French elections.

Tara McCormack
East Aleppo: a catastrophe of the West’s making
How Western meddling pushed Syria over the edge.

spiked
Enemies of the state
Watch the videos from our religious-freedom conference.

Friday 2 December 2016
Derek Turner
Dublin Seven: nasty, brutish and brilliant
A tale of drug-dealing and disillusionment shines an angry light on the Irish capital.

Patrick West
Are cries of sexism holding back science?
Humans are not ruled by biology – that doesn't mean it's not important.

Jacob Furedi
The Lib Dems: neither liberal nor democratic
They've made themselves a party against the people.

Jacob Diamond
The silence about campus anti-Semitism
At City University, BDS has been introduced by the back door.

Saturday 3 December 2016
spiked podcast
‘The fight for Brexit goes on’
Podcast: Bruno Waterfield on the legal coup against Brexit.

Monday 5 December 2016
Izzy Lyons
30 quid for contraception? #JustSayNon
British women are penalised for seeking emergency contraception.

Frank Furedi
Italian revolt
These ballot-box uprisings are more liberal than the elites they’re targeting.

Tom Slater
The war of attrition on Brexit
The elite is trying to break the public spirit. We must resist.

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Guy Birchall
Why I love the new animal-fat fiver
Don’t have a cow, vegans, this new currency is great.

Naomi Firsht
Season’s Greetings: Santa Claus is dead!
Here come the Christmas killjoys.

Tim Black
The Casey Review: a nation divided
The British state’s multicultural dream has turned into a segregated nightmare.

Dominic Standish
The rejection of Renzi: a good day for democracy
Italians have had enough of this unelected PM.

Wednesday 7 December 2016
Jim Butcher
Global citizens vs the people
Self-styled citizens of the world are driven by disdain for the demos.

Fraser Myers
In defence of Last Tango in Paris
The new censorious rage over this great film must be resisted.

Emily Dinsmore
Why I’m fighting my uni ban on tabloids
Banning the sale of tabloids is slippery censorship and should be opposed.

Ella Whelan
There’s more to university than getting a good job
Students suing their alma maters speaks to the devaluation of learning.

Alexander Adams
Philistines in avant-garde clothing
Sohrab Ahmari’s scathing critique shows how identity politics is destroying the arts.

Ieuan Joy
Students must be free to YikYak on campus


Izzy Lyons
Young Remoaners: learn from your Italian peers


Thursday 8 December 2016
Barbara Hewson
The Harding Clark report: when hysteria trumps fact
A new Irish report on symphysiotomy reveals the dangers of victim culture.

Wendy Kaminer
America’s imperilled democracy
Trump’s own ‘identity politics’ are damaging democratic rights.

Brendan O’Neill
The myth of the 48%
The anti-Brexit mob is the most elitist British movement in memory.

Stephen Bremner
Why are quangos so scared of the public?
Why the EHRC wants to tame politics post-Brexit.

Charlie Peters
We won't win the pro-choice argument by banning pro-life groups


Friday 9 December 2016
James Heartfield
The rise of the officious state
A new book challenges the arbitrary power of modern officials.

Patrick West
Veganism: a cult of purity
This obsession with clean living is a denial of human nature.

Courtney Hamilton
The madness of banning Huckleberry Finn


Luke Gittos
No institution should be above the people
The Brexit judges must realise they are beholden to us, too.

Dave Clements
Who’d be a football coach now?
The child-abuse panic is poisoning the adult-child relationship.

Bronwen Weatherby
Students’ unions are no friends of free speech


Saturday 10 December 2016
spiked podcast
Using the law against the people
Podcast: Our law editor Luke Gittos on the Brexit legal challenges.

Sunday 11 December 2016
Brendan O’Neill
AA Gill and the right to offend
Gill was a great ambassador for the messy, wonderful freedom of the press.

Monday 12 December 2016
Christopher Bray
Robert Rauschenberg: a modern great
A wondrous Tate retrospective showcases a man ahead of his time.

Dennis Hayes
After Brexit,
snowflake professors
need to grow up



Tim Black
Boris Johnson: making a mockery of geopolitics
Johnson, like Trump, takes himself more seriously than his public office.

Tuesday 13 December 2016
Jan Macvarish
Viewing children as future criminals
Debunking a new study predicting which kids will become a ‘burden’.

Alexander Adams
You can’t hide from history
The Austrian government should not destroy Hitler's birthplace.

Joanna Williams
The tyranny of ‘ze’
Transgender politics isn't radical, it's deeply conservative.

Frank Furedi
Standing up to the new school of anti‑Semitism
Hatred for Jews is now expressed in underhand ways.

Sean Collins
Trump: it wasn’t Russia wot won it
It’s the Democrats who threaten to undermine American democracy.

Wednesday 14 December 2016
Tom Ayling
A Syrian defender of enlightenment
Remembering the great philosopher, Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm.

Ella Whelan
The truth about the pill panic
The link between contraceptives and depression is hugely overblown.

Tom Bailey
There’s nothing European about EU citizenship


Alex Standish
Treating pupils like prisoners
'No-excuses discipline' won't solve the crisis of teacher authority.

Ed Barrett
The true heroes of Grunwick
The Labour left is misremembering this great 1976 strike.

Thursday 15 December 2016
Henry Williams
Stacey Dooley: an antidote to ‘compassion fatigue’
Dooley's BBC documentary about the Yazidi women fighting ISIS is deeply human.

Guy Birchall
Banning the Boxing Day sales? Bog off...


Luke Gittos
National Action isn’t a terrorist organisation
We must not give this vile group the notoriety it craves.

Jacob Furedi
We must defend free speech, even for anti-Semites
The imprisonment of Joshua Bonehill-Paine should worry us all.

Brendan O’Neill
Aleppo: virtue‑signalling goes global
The narcissism of the Western response to Aleppo is breathtaking.

Friday 16 December 2016
Henry Scanlan
How tech has boosted pop
Ignore the pessimists: the internet has improved the music industry.

Patrick West
From Sweden to Cuba: stop looking for utopias
Fantasising about perfect foreign countries is a way of dodging real debate.

Tom Slater
Say NO to the shackling of the press
Tell the UK government to repeal Section 40 and scrap Leveson Part 2.

Saturday 17 December 2016
spiked podcast
‘Aleppo confirms that the first casualty of war is truth’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the lies we tell ourselves about Syria.

Monday 19 December 2016
Matthias Heitmann
A European Spring?
Brexit has brilliantly thawed Euro-politics, says a German writer.

Ella Whelan
The creepy obsession with teenagers’ sex lives
Students don't need more sex ed. They need to be left alone.

Tom Slater
I pledge allegiance to… what, exactly?
An oath to ‘British values’ is useless when no one knows what those values are.

Ieuan Joy
Students don’t need to be protected from Tommy Robinson


Tuesday 20 December 2016
Jan Macvarish
Parenting is a source of joy, not angst
Two new books show there’s no right way to raise a child.

Christian Butler
How quotas kill cinema
BAFTA's diversity guidelines undermine the transcendent power of film.

Sadhvi Sharma
The real star of Planet Earth II? Humanity


Brendan O’Neill
The Western media: the propaganda wing of al-Qaeda?
Western coverage of Aleppo has been disturbingly shallow and biased.

Wednesday 21 December 2016
Peter Ungar
The crisis of Eastern Europe
The legitimacy of the East’s rulers has been thrown into question.

Christopher Bray
David Bailey’s NW1: capturing the 1980s
An exhibition of Bailey's NW1 images is a moving testament to impermanence.

Naomi Firsht
Don’t make Facebook the ministry of truth
The fake-news panic is a threat to internet freedom.

Thursday 22 December 2016
Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
Universities are patronising poor students
Lowering entry grades for poor applicants does them no favours.

Michael P Fitzpatrick
Irish victimhood? Feck off!
After the passing of Father Jack, we should recover Ireland’s assertive, creative spirit.

Brendan O’Neill
Let’s stand by the Christmas strikers
The right to strike is meaningless unless people exercise it.

spiked podcast
‘A free society must have a free press’
Podcast: Trevor Kavanagh, Ally Ross and Mick Hume discuss press freedom.

Friday 23 December 2016
Mick Hume
Reject Section 40, Leveson 2 and regulation by Royal Charter
Join spiked in the fight to free the British press in 2017.

Brendan O’Neill
Five reasons why 2016 was the best year in ages
Not since 1989 has there been such a brilliant political shake-up.

Tom Slater
The return of the people
2016 proved that the fight for democracy is only just beginning.

Monday 26 December 2016
Luke Gittos
The year the law turned against the people
This year, judicial meddling in politics was out of control.

Joanna Williams
The year education went explicitly political
After Brexit and Trump, academia’s bias became crystal clear.

Frank Furedi
2016: a war of words against the people
The anti-populist rhetoric of the elite is now off the scale.

Tuesday 27 December 2016
Ella Whelan
2016: the fight for abortion rights gets serious
This year women fought brilliantly for bodily autonomy.

Emily Dinsmore
The 10 maddest things done by students this year
The campus-censorship craziness got even worse in 2016.

Wednesday 28 December 2016
Naomi Firsht
The greatest human breakthroughs of 2016
From sky bridges to cures for disease: the best of human endeavour.

spiked
Our cultural highs and lows of 2016
spiked writers on the best and the worst of this year's art and culture.

Thursday 29 December 2016
Tim Black
spiked’s heroes of the year
Our favourite people who defied the odds in 2016.

Friday 30 December 2016
James Woudhuysen
A postcapitalist pseuds’ corner
Two books prophesying the future show a distinct ignorance about present-day capitalism.

Tom Bailey
The politics of Utopia
A fascinating new study sheds light on Thomas More, the political thinker.

Alexander Adams
A violent obsession
Violent Sensations explores the fascination with sex and murder in 19th-century culture.

Christopher Bray
Bowie: a ceaseless search for the new
Paul Morley’s biography rushes past the modernist genius of David Bowie.

Norman Lewis
Homo Deus – humanity diminished
Yuval Harari’s ‘brief history of tomorrow’ draws deep on the anti-humanist prejudices of today.

Zygmunt Bauman
Living towards the past
Zygmunt Bauman talks retrotopia and humanity's disillusionment with the future.

Johan Norberg
And the poor shall rise
The eradication of poverty is becoming a reality.

Brendan O’Neill
History begins
How 2016 rekindled the historical imagination.

Ella Whelan
‘I won’t ask permission to say what I want’
Lionel Shriver takes on the dreary conformism of contemporary culture.


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