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Monday 3 July 2017 July 2017
Jon Holbrook
Why Charlie Gard should be allowed to die
Even in heartbreaking cases like this, reason must triumph over emotion.

Patrick Marmion
Ink: the Sun story for Guardianistas
James Graham’s play lacks the tabloid’s priapic vigour.

Ann Furedi
The power of the pro-choice movement
The Tories’ Northern Ireland concession shows how much things have changed.

Naomi Firsht
Macron is carrying on like a king


Ella Whelan
There was nothing brave about Laura Pidcock’s speech


Tuesday 4 July 2017
Joanna Williams
The fees debate is degrading education
Forget what university costs. What is it for?

Tim Black
The fall of ISIS won’t fix the Middle East
ISIS is a horrific symptom, not the cause, of the region’s decay.

Luke Gittos
Judges shouldn’t Trump democracy
The travel-ban debacle reveals the dangers of judicial activism.

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Ken McLaughlin
The internet isn’t dangerous for kids
Every new technology becomes an object of moral panic.

Naomi Firsht
The Europe-wide assault on internet freedom
With clampdowns on Islamists and xenophobes, free speech online is under threat.

Emily Dinsmore
Stephen Hawking and the misanthropy of environmentalists


Ella Whelan
There’s more to politics than trending
From ‘the absolute boy’ to Rees-Mogg-mania, online politics is naff.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Germany’s gay-marriage vote: a childish spectacle


Brendan O’Neill
CNN has officially lost the plot
Its treatment of a meme-making Reddit user has been shocking.

Thursday 6 July 2017
Tom Bailey
The culture war over the Civil War
What Confederate apologists and antifa activists have in common.

Benedict Spence
The obsession with protesting Trump


Izzy Lyons
The Betrayed Girls: victims of PC culture


Tom Slater
Macron: king of the technocrats
His monarchical turn reveals the authoritarianism of the Third Way.

Brendan O’Neill
Corbynistas don’t want to liberate the poor – they want to control them
Corbyn’s nanny-state instincts make Blair look liberal in comparison.

Friday 7 July 2017
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‘Labour has never really trusted the working class’
Brendan O’Neill on what Corbyn and Blair have in common.

Patrick West
The compassion paradox
‘Kinder, gentler’ political activism is so often the opposite.

Rupert Cogan
Let’s take back control of the Bank of England
Outsourcing monetary policy to bureaucrats is bad for democracy.

Tom Slater
No, Jay-Z is not anti‑Semitic
If rap was PC, no one would listen to it.

Paul Embery
Why the left should be cheering Brexit
Brexit paves the way for a radical rethink of society.

Monday 10 July 2017
Austin Williams
The cultural revolution on Western campuses
The alarming parallels between today’s student censors and Mao’s Red Guards.

Andrew Doyle
The curious case of the Nazi pug
A man is being put on trial for teaching a dog to Sieg Heil.

Maren Thom
Hamburg: a right‑on riot


Luke Gittos
The Grenfell Inquiry is being asked to do too much
It should establish the facts of the fire and that’s all.

Worldbytes
The view on the streets: politics after the election


Brendan O’Neill
This is the scariest Twitch-hunt yet
The hounding of Anne Marie Morris is positively unhinged.

Tuesday 11 July 2017
Hardeep Singh
The bravery of the ex-Muslim
It takes guts to renounce Islam, even in 21st-century Britain.

Luke Gittos
Hey, policeman, leave those kids alone


Tim Black
The EU: pitting migrants against citizens
The migrant crisis reveals the inhumane reality of the EU.

Emily Dinsmore
Abortion is a part of family planning


Wednesday 12 July 2017
Yaël Ossowski
Who’s really anti‑science?
Green NGOs are peddling dangerous junk science.

Tom Bailey
Chicago doesn’t need more gun control
Both sides in the gun-crime debate are missing the point.

Naomi Firsht
Is Silicon Valley really rife with sexism?
A few creeps don’t amount to an anti-women industry.

Benedict Spence
Jane Chu: sacked for being a snob


Frank Furedi
Exam stress is not a mental illness


Brendan O’Neill
Pride comes after the fall
The capitalist spectacle of Pride is the death cry of radical politics.

Thursday 13 July 2017
Bruce Scott
The tyranny of mental health
The concept of mental illness turns problems into conditions.

Fraser Myers
The online ‘abuse’ panic is a threat to free speech


Christian Butler
Total eclipse of the charts
In the age of streaming, the Top 10 is dead.

Sean Collins
Don Jr: more idiot than mastermind
No, Trump Jr’s Russian meeting is not proof of a conspiracy.

Mick Hume
Unlike Henry VIII, May must execute the people’s will
The debate over the Repeal Bill reveals the parlous state of Brexit.

Friday 14 July 2017
Patrick West
Islamism is a far bigger problem than Islamophobia
Why the commentariat is weirdly obsessed with anti-Muslim prejudice.

Ella Whelan
Love Island: more than live-action Tinder
There’s something very human in this salacious show.

Tom Slater
Three cheers for Thom Yorke
Rejecting BDS is the most rock’n’roll thing he’s ever done.

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‘For democracy, it’s Brexit or bust’
Mick Hume on the plotting against the Repeal Bill.

Austin Williams
Liu Xiaobo: champion of change
His passion for democracy put many in the West to shame.

Monday 17 July 2017
Christian Butler
Doctor Who: invasion of the identitarians
The fuss over the female Doctor shows identity trumps quality.

Tim Black
The undying legacy of George Romero
Few gave the idea of the zombie as much life as he did.

Ieuan Joy
The Black Country flag isn’t racist – it’s a symbol of struggle and pride


Tom Slater
The Tories were never the party of Brexit
Petty party divisions have put the democratic will in peril.

Tuesday 18 July 2017
Ben King
Punk rock vs the PC police
A genre that once thrived on offensiveness is being sanitised.

Steve Bremner
RIP Luke Rutter, a true hero
Why don’t we celebrate the bravery of those who die fighting ISIS?

Tim Black
Mosul: Western hypocrisy laid bare
The horrors in Mosul brutally expose double standards over Aleppo.

Jacob Furedi
KCL’s purge of dead white dudes


Wednesday 19 July 2017
Fraser Myers
Doctor, doctor, I’m upset about Brexit


Naomi Firsht
Macron and Trump have more in common than you think
Both presidents are in love with themselves and authoritarianism.

Luke Gittos
Let’s put the ‘mattress girl’ case to bed
Paul Nungesser should not have to live with continual accusation.

Brendan O’Neill
Why we should oppose the ASA’s gender jihad
The moral crusade against ‘gender stereotypes’ is profoundly illiberal.

Thursday 20 July 2017
Jacob Furedi
Abolish the Lords
Until we do, Britain won’t be a real democracy.

Joanna Williams
Who cares about the BBC gender pay gap?
Well-paid female presenters make unconvincing victims.

Izzy Lyons
Trump, Reebok and the infernal compliments debate


Christian Butler
Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones and uncool appeal


Kevin Yuill
Legalising assisted suicide is dangerous – just look at Canada


Mick Hume
No, Engels was not a Corbynite
And a statue of the Marxist in Manchester does not mark a ‘socialist resurgence’.

Friday 21 July 2017
Patrick West
It’s not Brexit that’s scaring migrants away
The Remainer moral panic about xenophobia inflames anxiety.

Ella Whelan
Grenfell: don’t let the state off the hook
It was the aloof state, not neoliberalism, that dehumanised tenants.

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‘Censorship is the enemy of women’s liberation'
Brendan O'Neill on how feminist censorship degrades equality.

Monday 24 July 2017
Andrea Seaman
Even in Switzerland, the EU erodes democracy
How Swiss leaders use the EU to weaken popular sovereignty.

James Heartfield
Dunkirk: a British myth
Christopher Nolan’s visceral retelling probes at some old misconceptions.

Phil Mullan
We have nothing to fear but the fear of Brexit itself
Anti-Brexit dread could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Gareth Sturdy
Scaring school children won’t keep them safe


Tuesday 25 July 2017
Kevin Rooney
In defence of the Green Brigade
Celtic’s most passionate supporters are being punished for being offensive.

Luke Gittos
Betsy DeVos is right about Title IX
Campus sexual-assault investigations are deeply unjust.

Ella Whelan
Down with this casual-sex tax
Boots' climbdown on the morning-after pill is a good start.

Ella Whelan
Anti-smoking nags need to butt out of Love Island


Brendan O’Neill
The Orwellian nightmare of transgender politics
The Tories’ trans proposals could make it a crime to tell the truth.

Steve Bremner
Why is a council criminalising a little girl?


Naomi Firsht
The disturbing double standards over Israel


Wednesday 26 July 2017
Neil Davenport
Why the middle classes love Jezza
Radical? Please. Corbyn is the heir to Blair.

Naomi Firsht
Who is the EU to lecture Poland about democracy?
At least the Polish government is accountable to the people.

Dennis Hayes
Student contracts will sign away trust


Tom Slater
Why Trump staggers on
He's cheered for what he symbolises, not what he does.

Thursday 27 July 2017
Sabine Beppler-Spahl
How the German press became Merkel’s mouthpiece
During the refugee crisis, the media threw their principles out the window.

Jacob Furedi
Vince Cable: the leader the Lib Dems deserve
The party’s anti-democratic ways are catching up with it.

Hardeep Singh
Dawkins: cheered for hating Christianity, banned for hating Islam


Mick Hume
Defend the freedom to lampoon MPs
Political thoughtpolice pose a far bigger threat than Twitter ‘trolls’.

Friday 28 July 2017
Sheila Fitzpatrick
The revolution in history
Historian Sheila Fitzpatrick on Putin, the Cold War and the changing history of the Russian Revolution.

Mick Hume
Ten days that shook the world
On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, journalist John Reed's pulsating first-hand account still packs a punch.

Frank Furedi
A radical life
Frank Furedi talks to Tom Slater about Stalinist Hungary, Sixties radicalism, revolutionary communism and Brexit.

Frankie Gaffney
Darker than the swoon of sin
June Caldwell’s is the most important Irish short-story collection since Joyce’s Dubliners.

James Woudhuysen
India’s dialectic of progress
Two new books show how far post-independence India has come, and how far it has still to go.

Alexander Adams
Inside Hemingway’s head
A new book explores the effect chronic alcoholism and head trauma had on the writer’s late work.

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‘Brexit isn't a threat to the economy, doom-mongering is’
Phil Mullan on how Brexit could spark an economic renaissance.

Tim Black
EH Carr’s sense of history
What is History? still provides a powerful retort to cultural pessimism.

Catherine Merridale
Lenin was nothing but politics
Catherine Merridale on Lenin the man, the revolutionary and why he banned smoking on a train.

Monday 31 July 2017
Luke Gittos
Supreme Court judges: saviours of workers?
The tribunal-fees ruling reminds us of the weakness of the labour movement.


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