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Monday 1 May 2017 May 2017
Brendan O’Neill
Let’s take the fight to the Brexit- blockers
Their slippery rhetoric has been indulged for too long. It’s time for truth.

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Blair Spowart
The SNP’s thinly disguised independence agenda


Luke Gittos
The great unspoken issue of the election: democracy
The public wants democratic control. Politicians must give it to us.

Naomi Firsht
Diane Abbott’s fluff-up: another Labour
car-crash



Tim Black
It wasn’t Trump who wrecked the Middle East
The arrogance of British politicians accusing Trump of causing chaos.

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Tara McCormack
Trump’s terrifying cluelessness
In international affairs, Trump acts before he thinks.

Jennie Bristow
Policing pregnancy: the new attack on women’s autonomy
The invasion of the private sphere could undo feminism’s victories.

Jacob Furedi
Why we must keep fighting for a free press
Both officialdom and the media are suspicious of press freedom.

Brendan O’Neill
Forget Putin — it’s Brussels that is meddling in our elections
Juncker’s anti-Brexit leaks are a stab at reshaping British politics.

Fraser Myers
Sadiq, it’s time to build on the Green Belt


Courtney Hamilton
Stop overreacting to Ilie Nastase’s joke


Thursday 4 May 2017
Alexander Adams
America after the fall
The Royal Academy's new exhibition underplays the abstract side of 1930s American painting.

Tom Bailey
It isn’t only Trump who’s demeaning the Civil War
Scepticism about the Union’s intentions is now widespread.

Sean Collins
Hillary’s
sour grapes

Stop looking for someone to blame for your defeat — it was your fault.

Naomi Firsht
Le débat: a fittingly drab end to the election
Neither Macron nor Le Pen has a vision for France.

Milja Kljajic
The stupidity of prison smoking bans


Mick Hume
End leaks and secrecy – put Brexit talks on TV
Juncker and May could learn from Lenin about open diplomacy.

Emily Dinsmore
The myth of the EU- loving twentysomething


Friday 5 May 2017
Robert Christgau
The art of pop
The Dean of American Rock Critics talks to Tom Slater about snobbery, bohemia and never tiring of music.

Derek Turner
Dancing into darkness
A new edition of Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, brings his textured micro-universes to life.

Patrick West
Nietzsche’s Enlightenment
The German philosopher is not the proto-postmodern relativist some have mistaken him for.

Matthew Collings
Modern art is not rubbish
Matthew Collings on meaning, abstraction and why judgementalism can be a problem.

John Carey
The intellectual masses
John Carey talks to Tim Black about making Milton palatable, the art of persuasion, and the value of modernism.

Christian Butler
13 Reasons Why: glorifying suicide?
The Netflix teen drama pushes a dark idea.

Saturday 6 May 2017
Naomi Firsht
French election: ‘It’s time for a big political shake-up’
Jean-Yves Camus on the end of left and right and what comes next.

Sunday 7 May 2017
spiked podcast
The importance of making judgements
Podcast: Tim Black discusses the latest spiked review.

Monday 8 May 2017
Courtney Hamilton
No, white girls wearing braids is not racist


Naomi Firsht
Macron: président of a fractured France
Naomi Firsht finds Parisiens less than enthusiastic.

Nick Rodway
Protecting students from reading


Brendan O’Neill
President Macron: a Pyrrhic victory for the EU elite
The rise of Macron confirms the corrosion of politics as we knew it.

Mick Hume
Local elections in interesting results shocker!
The lack of an anti-Brexit backlash and other news from last week’s British polls.

Tuesday 9 May 2017
James Woudhuysen
Why Britain should go big on electric cars
After Brexit, we can finally invest properly in new sectors.

Tim Black
When football clubs are more progressive than feminists
Sheffield United should be cheered for taking back Ched Evans.

Fraser Myers
McDonnell is no Marxist


Andrew Doyle
Stephen Fry and the new blasphemy laws
The UK and Irish authorities are now required to indulge people’s hurt feelings.

Ella Whelan
Banning council tenants from smoking
The anti-smoking brigade just laid its anti-pleb prejudices bare.

Tom Slater
Why Corbyn can’t do populism
The people are angry at Labour, not Philip Green.

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Sabine Beppler-Spahl
The rise and fall of the AfD
German politicians’ complacency fuelled the rise of the right-wing party.

Christian Butler
The death of American satire
Colbert’s Trump monologue wasn’t offensive, it was lame.

Jacob Furedi
Where is the 48 per cent?
The vast majority of Remain voters are democrats.

Dave Clements
Don’t use nurses as fodder in the NHS war


Brid Hehir
Banning circumcision: an attack on religious freedom


Thursday 11 May 2017
Fraser Myers
For fox sake, what’s wrong with hunting?


Izzy Lyons
It’s the panic about sexism that’s putting girls off politics


Tom Slater
Labour’s leaked manifesto and the tyranny of TINA


Tom Bailey
Comey, hero of the #Resistance? Please
Trump’s sacking of Comey looks more stupid than sinister.

Nancy McDermott
Trumpcare: even worse than Obamacare
Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a good vision for health.

Luke Gittos
The expenses scandal that wasn’t
No one cares about a couple of Tory campaign accounting gaffes.

Sean Collins
The lessons of the Rebecca Tuvel witch‑hunt
Let’s learn from this ugly, censorious mobbing.

Friday 12 May 2017
Patrick Hannaford
The denigration of the Voltaire Award
A free-speech award is being given to someone who doesn’t support free speech.

Patrick West
It isn’t the Tories out to get the NHS – it’s the EU
Lefties, if you want to save ‘Our NHS’, become Brexiteers.

Alexander Adams
RIP Ueli Steck, a truly great sportsman
The man who redefined mountaineering.

spiked podcast
‘The left is dancing on its own grave’
Brendan O'Neill on the craziness of the left cheering the French election result.

Rupert Cogan
No bull: in defence of artistic freedom
Let’s stand up for Hermann Nitcsch against animal-rights censors.

Monday 15 May 2017
Patrick Hayes
Higher taxes won’t kickstart the economy
We need a plan for real economic growth, not punitive taxes.

Wendy Kaminer
Comey’s firing: a disaster for democracy
Trump's intolerance of checks on presidential power is getting scary.

Guy Birchall
Gossiping about Brigitte Macron isn’t misogynistic


Frank Furedi
Populism on the ropes? Don’t be so sure
Macron's win is a small victory for a Euro-establishment in crisis.

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Tim Black
Labour: the party of the non-working class
The Tories are winning over those abandoned by Labour.

Matthias Heitmann
Why pollsters keep getting it wrong
Polling groups are too mystified by people to understand them.

Fraser Myers
Eurovision reminds us that Europe is not the EU


Ella Whelan
Gloria Steinem: a Malthusian feminist


James Woudhuysen
Why you shouldn’t weep over WannaCry
The hacking of the NHS was bad, but not that bad.

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Jacob Furedi
Turning the yoof into a political weapon
Remoaners only want us to vote in the hope we'll weaken Brexit.

Luke Gittos
Let’s say it – Ian Brady was evil
Not everything can be explained through the prism of mental illness.

Thursday 18 May 2017
Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Is there no end to Merkel’s rule?
Her party has won another state election, but she’s not invincible.

Naomi Firsht
The myth of the Macron renaissance
His 'new' politics looks a lot like business as usual.

Joanna Williams
Turning education into welfare
Both Labour and the Conservatives want to turn schools into wellness retreats.

Mick Hume
When Labour blames the meejah, it really means the masses
Corbyn and Co see voters as sheeple being herded by evil media masters.

Nick Rodway
Anti-protest laws are stifling free speech in Australia


Friday 19 May 2017
Patrick West
Three cheers for Banksy’s Dover mural
This latest piece proves the artist's politics have matured.

Ella Whelan
Wellbeing is not an election issue
Why are the parties so obsessed with young people's mental health?

spiked podcast
Scandalmongering won’t topple Trump
Trump is bad, but the campaign against him might be even worse, says Sean Collins.

Tom Slater
Vote for democracy
Why spiked is getting stuck in to the General Election.

Monday 22 May 2017
Rob Lyons
Jamie Oliver vs Theresa May
How the mockney bore politicised school meals.

Tim Black
UKIP is dead, long live UKIP
Why the pro-EU establishment desperately needs to revive the spectre of Farage.

Milja Kljajic
The PC idiocy of calling Lou Reed transphobic


Brendan O’Neill
Corbyn and the IRA: an infantile scandal
This gotcha moralism is childish, irritating and historically illiterate.

Tuesday 23 May 2017
Naomi Firsht
The EU is no workers’ haven
Syriza has once again capitulated to brutal EU austerity.

Sean Collins
Remove Trump and you remove democracy
He’s a bad president, but the elitist agitation against him is worse.

Steve Bremner
In defence of Hal Niedzviecki


Izzy Lyons
We’ll snack if we want to


Michael P Fitzpatrick
Hands off my halftime burger


Brendan O’Neill
After Manchester: it’s time for anger
We need more than mourning in response to the new barbarism.

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Andrew Calcutt
The Brexit vote: echo of a radical past
Young people could learn a lot from the ‘oldsters’ who voted Leave.

Frank Furedi
Generational revenge: the politics of ageism
The youth vote is being marshalled to punish the elderly.

Ella Whelan
It’s wrong to have soldiers on our streets
Operation Temperer is a rash and unwise move.

Tom Slater
Why the Twitterati hates Hopkins more than Abedi
Their response to her vile tweet has exposed their moral cowardice.

Brendan O’Neill
This suspension of democracy is a grave error
Freezing the election campaign is the worst response to Manchester.

Thursday 25 May 2017
Luke Gittos
Why Assange should stand trial
The Wikileaks founder thinks he only has to answer to himself.

Joanna Williams
After Manchester: the cowardice of feminists
‘Toxic masculinity’ had nothing to do with this barbaric attack.

Alaa al-Ameri
Why Salman Abedi grew to hate us
A British Libyan on the poison of Islamism.

WORLDbytes
‘We must reinvigorate the spirit of democracy’


spiked podcast
‘We have a right to be angry about Manchester’
Why we need to do more than mourn in the wake of terror attacks.

Benedict Spence
How the WHO became an expensive joke


Russell McCarthy
The EU’s boneheaded war on e-cigarettes


Courtney Hamilton
Anthony Horowitz vs the culture cops


Friday 26 May 2017
Alexander Adams
The poet who vanished
The prodigiously talented Weldon Kees might have had it all. Then, in 1955, he disappeared.

Vincent Descombes
The puzzle of identity
Vincent Descombes talks to Tim Black about identity, autonomy and the need to look outside of oneself.

Jon Holbrook
The strange death of liberal Europe
Douglas Murray offers a powerful critique of immigration, identity politics and Islam.


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