Enough with this ghettoisation of culture
The cultural appropriation panic is ugly, censorious and divisive.
What the Kushner leaks really tell us
American democracy is under threat, but not from Russia.
Labour must stop playing the race card
Where’s the free speech party?
While the Tories plan to police the web, Labour wants to abolish press freedom.
Labour’s best campaign gaffes
The editorial that echoed around the world
How spiked’s call for anger after the Manchester attack hit a nerve.
|Friday 2 June 2017|
Don’t let identity politics ruin moviemaking
It isn’t King Arthur’s lack of women that makes it crap.
The BBC’s ‘Liar Liar GE2017’ ban is pathetic
The myth of ‘caring liberals’
Progressive politics is now about feeling good, not doing good.
The 10 candidates you must not vote for
Meet the 10 most anti-Brexit, anti-democratic candidates.
It’s official: you’re not allowed to say ‘Islamist extremism’
Why Merkel loves to hate Trump
‘All the parties are running scared of Brexit’
Brendan O'Neill on what's really at stake in the General Election.
|Saturday 3 June 2017|
A day in the life of the 48%: Gina Miller*
Plotting the Remainer fightback over langoustine lunches.
Birmingham: the Tory surge that wasn’t
Ieuan Joy finds voters put off by May’s downbeat, Brexit-lite campaign.
|Sunday 4 June 2017|
After London: let’s start talking about Islam
Protecting Islam from ridicule has had disastrous consequences.
|Monday 5 June 2017|
Labour’s social-media self-delusion
How hustings could bring politics back to the people
‘Male privilege’ workshops are an insult to women
Paris: it’s not the end of the world
We need a serious debate about climate change, not anti-Trump fearmongering.
Keep calm and carry on? No thanks
Brendan O'Neill makes the case for anger and action after terrorism.
After the Storm: paean to a troubled family
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest is an adoring portrait of imperfect people.
|Tuesday 6 June 2017|
Trump: a tyranny of the minority
Most Americans are opposed to the president’s authoritarian policies.
You can’t fight terrorism with online censorship
Corbyn is right – expressing support for ISIS should not be a crime
Cheer the demise of the anti-Brexiteers
But don’t let the Brexit Election become a General Election.
There is too much phoney tolerance
A perversion of the t-word is being used to excuse restricting free speech.
Why everyone hates Diane Abbott
The demos-bashing elite are the real Orwellians
Let’s celebrate the heroes of London Bridge
With beer bottles and skateboards, they stood up to theocratic terror.
‘In this election, we must defend Brexit’
|Wednesday 7 June 2017|
The Kansas abortion bill is an affront to freedom
The feminist who wants women to get back in the kitchen
Where’s the outrage over the killing of Christians?
Christians around the world are being slaughtered by Islamists. They need our solidarity.
A day in the life of the 48%: Paul Mason*
Fighting the fash on the Tube and looking good in leather.
Hull and the battle for Brexit
Fraser Myers reports from a city torn between Labour and Leave.
Labour: playing at the politics of fear
Human rights don’t protect our liberty
|Thursday 8 June 2017|
Politics will never be the same again
This election has shown the public will no longer be taken for granted.
Maher and Griffin: in defence of bad taste
Comics should never apologise for ‘crossing the line’.
‘This is still the Brexit election’
A spiked podcast election special.
Whoever wins today, the fight for Brexit goes on
The spiked view on voting today, and what comes next.
Harvard: where private jokes can get you expelled
The Corbynite fury with tabloid readers
|Friday 9 June 2017|
The Comey bombshell that wasn’t
The Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are wearing thin.
‘The stakes are so high after this election’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on May, Corbyn and the future of Brexit.
The return of two-party politics? Dream on
The stakes in politics have rarely been higher, especially for us democrats.
Why Corbyn took Canterbury
|Monday 12 June 2017|
A culture war masquerading as a youthquake
There’s an ugly strain to the media celebration of young voters.
The Ruth Davidson delusion
The Tories: a pointless party
May’s loss revealed a party that stands for nothing and no one.
The rise of Labour, the death of Labourism
Corbyn’s success confirms the hollowing-out of the left.
|Tuesday 13 June 2017|
Macron: a political mirage
He's successful only because French politics has collapsed.
In defence of Charlie Hebdo’s Theresa May cartoon
Nobody won the Brexit election – but we Leavers risk losing now
Never mind May – the future of democracy hangs in the balance.
The truth about the hatred for Israel
On the ugliness of anti-Israel activism, 50 years since the Six-Day War.
The real sexism on campus
|Wednesday 14 June 2017|
The ‘Biobag’: hope for premature babies?
The creation of a Ziploc-style artificial womb is very good news.
Why the media suddenly love George Osborne
Everyone needs to calm down about the DUP
It’s pure fearmongering to say this party threatens the British fabric.
How Trump is tearing apart the Middle East
He's now pushing America's own allies towards war.
Youth turnout: how Labourites fell for fake news
|Thursday 15 June 2017|
The postmodern roots of the
Kill All Normies provides a powerful analysis of the new online culture wars.
Sorry, Corbyn, but ‘anti-austerity’ is not enough
Only rapid economic growth will pull us out of this depression.
What Camilla’s Love Island outburst tells us about feminism
Grenfell: the lie of London’s urban renaissance
These tenants were put at risk because they are poor.
Please stop exploiting the dead of Grenfell Tower
Some Labourites are using the Grenfell disaster to score political points.
In defence of Tim Farron
There’s nothing liberal about the hounding of the Lib Dem leader.
|Friday 16 June 2017|
Why feminists can’t enjoy Wonder Woman
Their political myopia sucks the fun from this brilliant blockbuster.
The cynical campaign to impeach Trump
Liberals are using legal chicanery to undemocratic ends.
May: a leader who stands for nothing
Bring on the Irish abortion referendum
This is our chance to make the positive case for women’s rights.
‘Softening Brexit means betraying Brexit’
Podcast: Tom Slater on the fight ahead for democracy.
|Monday 19 June 2017|
Closing the door to Cuba would be a grave mistake
Katy Perry’s cornrow apology: the absurdity of identity politics
Scotland’s Unionist fightback
The election result showed that Scots care more about staying in the UK than staying in the EU.
The Steve Scalise shooting and the hypocrisy of right‑wingers
Blaming anti-Trump speech for James Hodgkinson’s actions is a dangerous game.
After the fire
There’s something darkly pre-modern in the left’s attitude to Grenfell.
|Tuesday 20 June 2017|
After Grenfell: we need action, not an inquiry
The cause of this horrendous blaze is plain for all to see.
After Grenfell: more health and safety?
People need serious safety measures, not petty regulations.
After Grenfell: emoting is not enough
There’s something nasty in the demand that May cry on cue.
Corbyn will fit right in at Glastonbury
‘Otto Warmbier had it coming’
The warped morality of privilege-checking commentators.
|Wednesday 21 June 2017|
Helmut Kohl and the lost promise of reunification
Germany is yet to realise the democratic potential of 1989.
Macron is not the Messiah
The French president’s success is built on the rubble of the old politics.
The mainstreaming of the terror prejudice
Islamists and ‘liberals’ are united in their contempt for the demos.
The ACLU must fight for liberty, not social justice
The civil-liberties group has become bogged down in ‘progressive’ causes.
Free speech under fire after Finsbury
The Day of Rage: small, sweaty and sad
|Thursday 22 June 2017|
Trudeau, not Trump, is the real demagogue
Media swooning over the Canadian PM has become a cult of personality.
Human rights: the friend of foreign criminals
How human-rights law demeans democracy and citizenship.
Afghanistan: war without end
Now Trump is ramping up the mayhem in Afghanistan.
Scared of Shakespeare: meet the right-wing snowflakes
|Friday 23 June 2017|
Brexit talks: five points to bring to the table
As Remainers try to rewrite the script, a reminder of what should top the agenda.
From Brexit to Grenfell
Why the left prefers the poor when they’re tragic and vulnerable.
One year on: let’s defend the Brexit spirit
Whatever they do, the elites cannot rewrite history.
‘There is no epidemic of Islamophobia’
Brendan O’Neill on the exaggeration of hate after the Finsbury attack.
|Monday 26 June 2017|
Grenfell: clad in climate-change politics
Might CO2 targets be behind the fad for flammable cladding?
Corbyn at Glasto: hero of the leisured class
Now we know how bourgeois Labour has become.
Don’t play with fire
The evacuation of tower blocks is a foolish, fearful policy.