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Wednesday 1 March 2017 March 2017
Jim Butcher
Let EU nationals stay in Britain
It’s an ugly myth that Brexit voters want migrants out of the country.

Jon Holbrook
The progressive case for borders
Trust the people’s instincts on the issue of immigration.

Barbara Hewson
A travesty of justice
The criminal justice system is enabling false allegations.

Guy Birchall
Now the EU is censoring its own MEPs


Tom Slater
How the EU uses migration to batter democracy
Brussels has weaponised migrants, with disastrous results.

Thursday 2 March 2017
Joanna Williams
Jess Phillips: an establishment feminist
In Everywoman, Phillips shows she’s more mainstream than rebel.

Wendy Earle
Meet the conceptual artist in revolt against the art world
Miriam Elia tells Wendy Earle why she's rebelling against the art world.

Naomi Firsht
Macron is more establishment than you think
The political outsider who's really a media darling.

Friday 3 March 2017
James Woudhuysen
The art of revolution
The RA’s Russian Revolution show captures the idealism of 1917 – and the gloom of what followed.

Mick Hume
Let’s hope the Lords have signed their own death warrant
The anti-Brexit ‘revolt’ by unelected peers makes a mockery of democracy.

Saturday 4 March 2017
spiked podcast
‘We must tell the truth about Sweden’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the stifling of the immigration debate.

Monday 6 March 2017
Rob Lyons
The case against #indyref2
The UK can offer much more to Scotland than the EU can.

Milja Kljajic
Doctors, butt out of pregnant women’s lives


Ella Whelan
Battle of the boobs
Feminists defend freedom – but only for the right kind of women.

Tim Black
UKIP is not the voice of Brexit
Why the establishment paints all Leavers as would-be Kippers.

Tuesday 7 March 2017
Timandra Harkness
It wasn’t Big Data wot won it
Blaming data companies for Trump and Brexit is a copout.

Pauline Hadaway
The end of Northern Ireland? Not so fast
The shrinking of Unionism is not down to a surge in republicanism.

Manick Govinda
Sorry Riz, but quotas aren’t the answer
The obsession with diversity is a creative dead end.

Mick Hume
Experts and politics: why Gove knows better than Plato
In an extract from his new book, Mick Hume defends the public's right to choose.

Ella Whelan
A student society has been censored for talking about censorship


Wednesday 8 March 2017
Patrick Hannaford
Don’t green-light this politics of gesture
Gender-equal traffic lights? Feminism has jumped the shark.

Christian Butler
Ed Sheeran: the master of bland
Pop’s arch careerist knows how to make money, if not great music.

Naomi Firsht
Israeli Apartheid Week is ugly, but it shouldn’t be banned
Both critics and supporters of Israel must have free speech.

Milja Kljajic
Feminism demands equal lights


Guy Birchall
Plain packs for chips: enough with the nannying


Thursday 9 March 2017
Benedict Spence
Working-class students don’t need special treatment


Jacob Furedi
Politicians, please stop sharing your tax returns
We don’t care what you earn; we care what you think and do.

Steve Bremner
In defence of trash talk


Phil Mullan
We need big, bold economic thinking in the Brexit era
People want change, but politicians are wedded to the status quo.

Friday 10 March 2017
Luke Gittos
Why young people are scared of sex
Forget relationships education – let them learn on the job.

Sean Collins
The Russia frenzy gripping Washington
All sides in US politics now make wild, conspiratorial claims.

Brendan O’Neill
Bill Leak: a free‑speech hero
Brendan O'Neill pays tribute to the great Australian cartoonist.

Emily Dinsmore
Down with the campus sex panic


Brendan O’Neill
£24,000 for a tweet? What a dark day for free speech
The suing of Katie Hopkins is a scandal.

Saturday 11 March 2017
spiked
‘Where is the Safe Space?’
We explore London's most censorious campuses.

Sunday 12 March 2017
spiked podcast
‘We need a new industrial revolution’
Phil Mullan on why the budget will do nothing to revive the economy.

Monday 13 March 2017
Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Blaming Turkey for Germany’s problems
The bans on Turkish politicians reveal the illiberalism of the German state.

Frank Furedi
Does Erdogan have a right to hold rallies in Europe?
Not necessarily, no. But we should let him where possible.

Ann Furedi
Let’s decriminalise abortion once and for all
We urge MPs to scrap Britain’s Victorian abortion laws.

Luke Gittos
Cries of ‘victim-blaming’ are silencing debate
There is a difference between blame and responsibility.

Steve Bremner
Sports fans must be free to sing what they like


Tuesday 14 March 2017
Tom Bailey
Uber: the illusion of growth
The dark truth about Uber? It doesn't make money.

Andrew Doyle
Enough with the ‘snowflake’ slur
We shouldn't write off an entire generation over the actions of a few.

Ella Whelan
Who wants to be a ‘real woman’?


Candice Holdsworth
UK immigration laws are stifling culture


Tom Slater
‘The Dutch are sick of being lied to’
Meet the man hoping to be kingmaker in the Dutch elections.

Tim Black
Indyref2: making Scotland a weapon against democracy
Sturgeon and her allies will do anything to block the will of the demos.

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Dolan Cummings
The secret of Modi’s success
Indians want more development, and believe Modi will deliver it.

Maren Thom
The F-rating: feminism’s war on art
Cinema should not be subjected to the demands of diversity.

Joanna Williams
Girls’ literature? There’s no such thing
Encouraging girls to read female authors only is ridiculous.

Ella Whelan
Mhairi Black: a Twitter politician
New MPs are more interested in trending than serving.

Brendan O’Neill
Thou shalt not ‘make light’ of gay marriage
A beer boycott Down Under shows how authoritarian gay marriage has become.

Thursday 16 March 2017
Jacob Furedi
Censorship in Catalonia
Catalan politicians are being silenced and criminalised.

Dennis Hayes
How ‘learning styles’ undermine education


Sean Collins
The Trump tax bombshell that wasn’t
Rachel Maddow drifts farther into conspiracy-theory territory.

Mick Hume
Divided we stand – in defence of democracy
How has ‘division’ – the basis of democratic debate – become a dirty word?

Friday 17 March 2017
Christian Butler
Elle: empowerment in darkness
Verhoeven’s rape-revenge thriller is his most startling film to date.

Naomi Firsht
Yvette Cooper: the witchfinder-general of the web
Cooper is on a crusade to cleanse the internet. We must stop her.

Tom Slater
Osborne editing the Standard is why Brexit happened
The political-media set has never been so cliquey.

Brendan O’Neill
The Dutch delusion
No, Dutch voters have not tamed 'the Brexit spirit'.

Izzy Lyons
EU: taking offence on behalf of women


Saturday 18 March 2017
spiked podcast
‘Let’s abolish all libel laws’
Brendan O'Neill on Monroe/Hopkins and the death of free speech.

Monday 20 March 2017
Barbara Hewson
The war of the veil
When it’s okay to say no hijabs allowed.

Christian Butler
The king is dead
RIP Chuck Berry, inventor of popular music.

Luke Gittos
Liz Truss’s rape reforms are wrong and unjust
Rape complainants must be cross-examined live in court.

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Worldbytes
The emergency contraception rip-off


Matthias Heitmann
The Dutch revolt against the politics of fear
Dutch voters said No both to the establishment and its critics.

Tim Black
This reckless Russia-baiting must stop
Some in the West seem hell-bent on resuscitating the Cold War.

Mick Hume
‘Liberal’ libel law: still a disgrace to democracy
The Hopkins case suggests the ‘new dawn’ for libel laws was false.

Naomi Firsht
French election debate: three hours on air, but no clear winner


Wednesday 22 March 2017
Kevin Rooney
The boy from the Bogside who took on the British
To many of us in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness was a hero.

Rob Lyons
Theresa May’s Laboured energy stunt
The Tories’ energy price cap is straight out of Labour’s failed manifesto.

Naomi Firsht
Google ads: free speech on trial
Calling on Google to clean up the web is a step towards censorship.

Thursday 23 March 2017
Jacob Furedi
Remainers: skulking off to their echo chambers
Calls for a pro-EU independent London are snobbish and undemocratic.

Tom Bailey
The SNP isn’t interested in independence
Scottish nationalism is more about therapy than democracy.

Ella Whelan
FSUR: fuelling the free-speech fightback
Our Free Speech University Rankings continues to make waves.

Brendan O’Neill
Let’s refuse to play the terrorists’ game
Islamists feed off our fear. Let’s starve them.

Friday 24 March 2017
Izzy Lyons
Why the i was wrong to change its front page


Phil Mullan
The truth about the Single Market
Ignore the fearmongers: leaving the market could be a boon for Britain.

Tom Slater
The myth of Momentum
Radical? Momentum is a tired, scared block against radicalism.

Wendy Kaminer
Trump: a president for the elites
The idea that Trump is for 'ordinary people' is bunkum.

Sunday 26 March 2017
spiked podcast
After Westminster: don’t give in to fear
Brendan O'Neill on why we must defend freedom in the face of terrorism.

Monday 27 March 2017
Manick Govinda
Destroy the Emmett Till painting? This is hysteria 
The destruction of artworks is censorship at its ugliest.

Emily Dinsmore
Codes won’t defeat campus censorship
Jo Johnson’s free-speech codes won’t give us free speech.

Luke Gittos
Don’t look to Theresa May to defend freedom
After Westminster: May and her officials have liberty in their crosshairs.

Brendan O’Neill
The Brexiteer case against Scottish independence
Brexit expands democracy, Scottish nationalism shrinks it

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Naomi Firsht
Hands off WhatsApp
Amber Rudd needs to butt out of our private conversations.

Ashley Frawley
The dark side of the happiness industry
Wellbeing advocates essentially tell us to be happy with our lot.

Sean Collins
The Trumpcare fail shows Trump isn’t evil – just useless
Both Trump and ‘the Resistance’ stand exposed by this debacle.

Frank Furedi
Masood’s motives? We may never know
We should be careful not to endow his violence with meaning.

Ella Whelan
It’s the reaction to ‘Legs-it’ that is really sexist


Patrick Marmion
Lessons from a Hollywood hustler
The Kid Stays in the Picture: a stylish look at the life of Robert Evans.

Wednesday 29 March 2017
spiked
Brexit and the Battle for Democracy
Watch spiked’s new film on the fight for democratic rights.

Rajvi Glasbrook Griffiths
Don’t deprive Welsh schoolkids of great literature


Various authors
The brilliance of Brexit
Campaigners, politicians and writers on why today is a great day.

Tom Slater
Article 50: the dawn of a new democratic era
Today is a wonderful and historic day for Britain and for Europe.

Thursday 30 March 2017
Christian Butler
Get Out: clever satire or lowbrow horror?
This great pulp movie tries too hard to be political.

Tom Bailey
How not to oppose Trump’s travel ban
Why it's wrong to rely on judges to stand up to Trump.

Joanna Williams
Why elite universities are so illiberal 
The posher the campus, the more likely it will chill free speech.

Duleep Allirajah
‘Don’t mention the war!’
Why England fans should be free to taunt the Germans.


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