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Wednesday 1 February 2017 February 2017
Ella Whelan
‘People’ don’t get pregnant, women do
The BMA's new guidelines undermine the fight for women's autonomy.

Brendan O’Neill
Standing up to Trump
spiked’s ideas for taking on The Donald.

Benedict Spence
Cameron’s Mail tampering is bad news for press freedom


Thursday 2 February 2017
Maren Thom
Make Doctor Who a black woman? Please don’t
It’s philistine to obsess over diversity in culture.

Tom Slater
The Free Speech Movement in flames
The mob censorship of Milo is a betrayal of Berkeley’s radical history.

Mick Hume
The ‘snowflake’ in the White House
Trump’s contempt for free speech makes him a president for his time.

Friday 3 February 2017
Christian Butler
Want to defeat fascism? There’s an app for that
The #DeleteUber campaign is lazy and narcissistic.

Patrick West
Whatever happened to left‑wing Euroscepticism?
True leftists should be Team Brexit.

Wendy Kaminer
Who will stand up to this lawless president?
Trump is centralising power and demonising dissent.

Saturday 4 February 2017
spiked podcast
How not to challenge Trump
We talk The Donald, the French election and the Supreme Court.

Monday 6 February 2017
Jon Bryan
Gambling with people’s autonomy
MPs’ attack on FOBTs makes problem gamblers of us all.

Kevin Yuill
In praise of Ryan Lock
Let's celebrate the British chef who died fighting for the Kurds.

Luke Gittos
Peer-to-peer abuse: a manufactured panic
Child protection's latest crusade is needlessly criminalising children.

Courtney Hamilton
The myth of modern slavery


Tuesday 7 February 2017
Ella Whelan
The FGM panic is a danger to women
Crusaders are turning African migrants into objects of suspicion.

Naomi Firsht
Brexiteers against Le Pen
The fearful, illiberal Front National has nothing in common with Brexit.

Tim Black
Anti-Trumpism: an establishment cause
Why the political class loves to loathe The Donald.

Rob Lyons
The incredible shrinking chocolate bars


Wednesday 8 February 2017
Christian Butler
Toni Erdmann: the humanism of comedy
It has taken a German film to show Hollywood how to do humour.

Barbara Hewson
‘My thinking was infected’
A Canadian judge has been forced to capitulate to feminist groupthink.

Mick Hume
The danger is not fake news, but fake democracy
We don’t need gatekeepers to tell us what to believe.

Steve Bremner
Against the caring state


Thursday 9 February 2017
David Nolan
Defending the right to choose in Trump’s America
A new Arkansas law should worry everyone who believes in women's freedom.

Rob Lyons
Hans Rosling: humanism by numbers
The Swedish statistician was a powerful antidote to our Malthusian times.

Brendan O’Neill
Calling Trump a Nazi is its own kind of Holocaust denial
Wild comparisons with Hitler belittle the genocide of six million Jews.

Izzy Lyons
The hypocrisy of ‘love trumps hate’ liberals


Friday 10 February 2017
Benedict Spence
Teacher bodycams won’t make students behave


Patrick West
Brass Eye wouldn’t survive today
Our era is too kneejerk and censorious for iconoclasm.

James Heartfield
The green belt is strangling our towns and cities
Britain needs millions of new homes. Let’s build on the belt.

Saturday 11 February 2017
Spiked
FSUR 2017: the honourable mentions
Five of the maddest bans from this year’s Free Speech University Rankings.

Joanna Williams
Students’ unions: putting a radical gloss on moralising
Universities and SUs now work in tandem to stifle freedom.

Tom Slater
Revealed: how censorship on campus is getting worse
The Free Speech University Rankings is back, and the news isn't good.

spiked podcast
‘Students must fight for free speech’
Podcast: Tom Slater discusses spiked’s 2017 Free Speech University Rankings.

Monday 13 February 2017
Christian Butler
The Grammys isn’t racist...
...it’s just painfully out-of-touch.

Tim Black
Yemen: the bloody reality of the pre‑Trump era
This devastated nation shows the US was never a force for peace.

Brendan O’Neill
David Davis and the rise of the Thought Police
That Davis had to publicly apologise for private texts is alarming.

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Christopher Bray
David Hockney: from the sun to the sublime
Hockney at his best shows us that we often look but rarely see.

Luke Gittos
The tragedy of the transgender ultra-Orthodox case
In family conflicts, the law cannot rule on who’s right.

Naomi Firsht
Turning journalism into a crime
The proposed new Espionage Act would devastate press freedom.

Ella Whelan
Generation Whinge, quit the granny-bashing
The idea that the Baby Boomers stole our future is ridiculous.

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Guy Birchall
Wikipedia joins the tabloid-haters


Joanna Williams
Let’s abandon sex education
We should teach kids the biological facts, not how to feel about sex.

Andrew Doyle
Labour: still not listening
Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than heed the people's will.

Tom Slater
Brexit: the wheel upon which Labour will be broken?
Labour is terrified of working people ‘taking back control’.

Thursday 16 February 2017
Candice Holdsworth
Even Choudary’s friends must have free speech


Benedict Spence
Campus censorship is a big deal


Blair Spowart
The SNP: the world’s most rubbish nationalists
Independence from Britain to stay in the EU? It doesn’t add up.

Brendan O’Neill
Why you should back neither side in the Flynn scandal
Both Trump and his critics are damaging democratic politics.

Ella Whelan
Don’t let the cultural-appropriation panic kill fashion


Friday 17 February 2017
Michael Fitzpatrick
How not to ‘re‑think autism’
As an expanding diagnostic category, autism is problematic – but it’s not a myth.

Patrick West
Fahrenheit 451 is a better guide than 1984
Ray Bradbury foretold the tyranny of ‘You Can’t Say That!’.

Mick Hume
The Russians didn’t elect The Donald
...and other home truths behind the hysteria.

Neil Davenport
The far-right panic: a distraction from jihadism


Hardeep Singh
Don’t ban Tommy Robinson, debate him


Saturday 18 February 2017
spiked podcast
‘The Trump challenge is constitutional’
Podcast: Jeffrey Rosen on the legal battle over Trump's immigration order.

Monday 20 February 2017
Tom Bailey
Trump’s critics are falling for conspiracy theories
Bannon is no more a fascist than Obama was a Marxist.

Frank Furedi
‘Just like Hitler’: the diminishing of the Holocaust
Exploiting the Holocaust for political ends is a dangerous game.

Brendan O’Neill
What fascism is, and isn’t
Trump’s America doesn’t even come close to fascism.

Andrew Calcutt
The Moorside: how the other half doesn’t live
The BBC’s dramatisation of the Shannon Matthews case expresses the worldview of a cut-off elite.

Tuesday 21 February 2017
Fraser Myers
Facebook fascists are no threat to the West
No, far-right British bloggers did not swing the US election.

Pauline Hadaway
The EU is no friend of the Irish
Ireland's interests lie with links to Britain not Brussels.

Tim Black
Paul Nuttall: following the trail Blair blazed
The UKIP leader’s Hillsborough claims are in a political-class tradition.

Brendan O’Neill
Anti-flying activists: plummy-voiced enemies of progress


Wednesday 22 February 2017
Christian Butler
PewDiePie is not an anti-Semite
Why is the media smearing this juvenile YouTuber?

Ella Whelan
The tyranny of ‘breast is best’
The breastfeeding crusade undermines mothers’ autonomy.

Patrick Marmion
In defence of Wayne Shaw
The sacking of the pie-eating keeper speaks to the sanitisation of football.

Candice Holdsworth
Little girls can’t be feminist icons


Naomi Firsht
The Greek tragedy continues
The EU’s crushing of Greece shows it is no friend of workers.

Jacob Furedi
Stoke: the people vs the political class
Jacob Furedi reports from a city in revolt against Westminster politics.

Thursday 23 February 2017
Alastair Donald
Living Freedom
Apply now for a new three-day school devoted to liberty.

Benedict Spence
Colston Hall: why we shouldn’t rewrite history


Guy Birchall
Stop stereotyping millennials


Rob Lyons
Live longer and prosper? Yes, we will
A new study on rising longevity around the world puts health fears into perspective.

Mick Hume
Five Revolting! reasons to fight for democracy today
Mick Hume on some ideas behind his new book, out now.

Tessa Mayes
Censorship and art don’t mix
Galleries must be free to exhibit offensive, even bigoted, work.

Brendan O’Neill
‘You scum’: why that cyclist-vs-sexism video went viral


Friday 24 February 2017
Izzy Lyons
Why is a make-up company discriminating against Trump voters?


Patrick Marmion
Return to The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov’s play on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Patrick West
Meet the NHS extremists
Worship of the NHS is the dying cry of Labourism.

Jon O’Brien
‘I decide’: Jane Roe and the struggle for autonomy
Norma McCorvey’s life is a testament to the importance of choice.

Tom Slater
After Copeland, Labour’s days are numbered
Labour is beyond saving. Who will speak for the working class?

Rob Lyons
The truth behind the 10-a-day claim


Saturday 25 February 2017
spiked podcast
‘We must reawaken the spirit of democracy’
Podcast: Mick Hume on his new book, Revolting!

Brendan O’Neill
The Culture War over Sweden
The Trump Sweden controversy shines a light on the West’s disarray.

Monday 27 February 2017
Alexander Adams
Kafka: a life beyond literature
Reiner Stach’s three-volume biography is a magnificent achievement.

Ben Pile
How the pollution panic hurts the poor
London's air isn't shortening people's lives – poverty is.

Andrew Doyle
Sensitivity readers, save us from offence!
Art must be policed and all insensitivity expunged.

Dave Clements
Maybe we should scrap the NHS and start again
Our healthcare system isn’t working – we need new ideas.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Why Martin Schulz won’t save German politics
This cliquish EU operator is no man of the people.

Christian Butler
Moonlight is more than a black, gay film
The Oscars is being racialised, and that’s a bad thing.

Brendan O’Neill
No, Hitler was not democratically elected
On the anniversary of the Reichstag Fire, let’s defend democracy.

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Ella Whelan
‘French women feel like it’s now or never’
Lauren Bastide on the burqa, Le Pen and being a French feminist.

Ella Whelan
Brexit isn’t a threat to women’s rights


Helene Guldberg
Kershaw’s lesson from the 1930s
Ian Kershaw’s Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris reminds us of the vital importance of defending democracy.

Sudhir Hazareesingh
On the French mind
Sudhir Hazareesingh on the rise and fall of modern French thought.

Fiona McEwen
Electoral fatigue syndrome
David Van Reybrouck’s Against Elections fails to acknowledge that there's more to politics than the drawing of lots.

Tom Bailey
In defence of the Thirteenth Amendment
It’s a lie to say it didn’t really abolish slavery.

Josie Appleton
Understanding the Front National
Why Marine Le Pen’s Front National is now the largest single party in France.

Olivier Roy
Jihadism: a youthful revolt
Why France’s terrorism problem owes more to a generational revolt than religion.

Christopher Snowdon
Meet the ‘sock puppets’ waging war on your freedom
How officials use public-health charities as a front for authoritarianism.


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