Kate Maltby and the madness of #MeToo
Winning the fight for abortion rights in Ireland
Irish women deserve freedom – let’s make it happen.
JFK and the paranoid style
The new release of files will only fuel conspiracy theories.
The ignorance of elite Remainers
Terror in New York: the cowardice of the elites
Too many observers provide cover for Islamist violence.
|Thursday 2 November 2017|
Gender-inclusive language? Just say Non
That’s enough PC meddling with French grammar.
The myth of the sexual-violence spectrum
Putting clumsy come-ons on a sliding scale with rape is abominable.
This sex‑pest witch‑hunt is an abuse of politics
Michael Fallon’s ‘kneegate’ is no Profumo scandal.
|Friday 3 November 2017|
The Smiths are dead, boys
Another reissue of The Queen is Dead? Yawn.
Why John Kelly is wrong about the Civil War
The war was over freedom, and it was necessary.
‘We’re beginning to find sex disgusting’
Lionel Shriver, Luke Gittos and Joanna Williams on Sexminster and #MeToo.
|Saturday 4 November 2017|
An anti-capitalist is the most bourgeois thing you can be
Brendan O’Neill reports from last night’s Jacobin debate in NYC.
|Monday 6 November 2017|
Whiskey to the people!
Chattanooga’s first legal distillery since Prohibition is a cause for celebration.
It is the people who should be sovereign
MPs who want to scupper Brexit are undermining the demos.
Who will put a brake on this Sexual Inquisition?
The prudish purging of political life is a sinister menace to democracy.
|Tuesday 7 November 2017|
The sorry state of welfare
Universal credit is flawed. But welfare dependency must be tackled.
‘Russia did it!’: a comforting delusion
The Democratic Party and elite Remainers can’t admit that they lost.
The problem with the Paradise Papers
Moralistic exposés of people’s tax affairs won’t drag us out of the economic mire.
|Wednesday 8 November 2017|
The doublethink of campus censors
How free-speech policies are used to undermine free speech.
In praise of Luther
Germany seems embarrassed by the Reformation. It shouldn't be.
‘Pestminster’: feminism’s double standards
Why working-class victims of real sexual abuse are ignored.
A man is dead. Are the witch-hunters happy now?
Carl Sargeant: a working-class politician destroyed by middle-class hysteria.
|Thursday 9 November 2017|
Feminists vs women
Woe betide women who don’t subscribe to feminist orthodoxy.
From Priti to sex pests: the scandal of ‘Remainergate’
Every hint of wrongdoing is now exploited as anti-Brexit ammunition.
Devin Kelley was evil, but he’s not a terrorist
The problem with using the T-word for mass shootings.
Calm down, Democrats – your troubles aren’t over
Dems did well this week, but they’re still in disarray.
|Friday 10 November 2017|
What is sexual harassment anyway?
An imprecise term is being used to destroy reputations.
Remember, the past is a foreign country
It’s wrong to judge people of the past by today’s moral standards.
A sly assault on the freedom of the press
Some in the House of Lords want to muzzle reporters.
‘Trump proves that anything is possible’
Thomas Frank on how the Democrats lost the heart of America.
|Monday 13 November 2017|
Future sex: a brave new world
The #MeToo panic could render sex dull and love impossible.
Young people are confusing flirting with abuse
Votes for 16s: infantilising politics
Be honest: would you trust your 16-year-old self with suffrage?
Louis CK and the rise of Sexual Stalinism
Like a disgraced commissar, his work is scrubbed from the record.
|Tuesday 14 November 2017|
Making that existential leap
Dolan Cummings has written a crime novel for morally uncertain times.
The Lebanon crisis: who emboldened the Saudis?
The West’s anti-Iran posturing is inflaming Middle Eastern tensions.
The rise of duty‑free politics
Boris’s Iran blunder reveals a political class with no sense of service.
|Wednesday 15 November 2017|
Now universities police speech off campus
Watch what you say on Facebook: your Uni might be watching.
No, Big Tobacco is not murdering people
The latest wheeze of anti-smoking zealots is their maddest yet.
Ode to the Christmas Coca-Cola truck
The petty prohibitionism of minimum pricing
Russia and Brexit: a chattering-class conspiracy theory
Remoaners are harming British democracy more than Putin ever could.
|Thursday 16 November 2017|
Apu is an American hero
This obsession with black women’s hair isn’t liberating
Stop jumping on the trans-wagon
Transgender ideology should be subjected to more rigorous debate.
Brexit: reuniting politics with the people
The day we leave, the job of rebuilding British democracy will begin.
Who represents the 52 per cent?
It’s not just a few ‘Brexit mutineers’ – the captains are Remainers, too.
|Friday 17 November 2017|
Taylor Swift is not an alt-right princess
And no, she doesn’t need to condemn Trump.
Men are not a different species
Gender determinism has returned in PC form.
‘We’re all bored of this Pestminster witch-hunt’
Julia Hartley-Brewer sets the record straight on #kneegate.
|Monday 20 November 2017|
‘Brave spaces’ are no answer to safe spaces
Ghettoising free speech will make matters on campus worse.
What should schools teach?
A new book makes the case for imparting knowledge and pursuing truth.
Nick Cave vs the BDS bigots
Three cheers for the Oz rocker performing in Israel on principle.
Nothing to cheer in Zimbabwe fias-coup
Those replacing Mugabe want to rationalise his regime, not overthrow it.
|Tuesday 21 November 2017|
That’s enough of the Russia blame game
The obsession with Putin's alleged meddling is messing up our politics.
Ulysses versus the censors
Fifty years on from the Joyce movie that scandalised the world.
Why won’t they just build more homes?
Why the housing crisis inspires lip service but no solutions.
The meaninglessness of Charles Manson
Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.
|Wednesday 22 November 2017|
Students, stop waging war on the past
Now student leaders want to erase William Gladstone's name.
George Takei: now #MeToo is consuming its own
The moral panic about sexual misconduct is out of control.
Brendan O’Neill at the Comedy Cellar
Our editor went to the legendary NY club to discuss Hollywood hysteria.
Lily Madigan is not a woman
Having a 19-year-old boy as a women’s officer is ridiculous.
|Thursday 23 November 2017|
Twitter has turned its back on free speech
The platform plans to exercise ideological control over its users.
A safety-first Budget won’t work
Philip Hammond revealed the dire state of the economy – but offered little to fix it.
The end of the old politics in Germany
The collapse of coalition talks points to a deeper crisis.
#MeToo is a menace to democratic politics
Now Washington is falling to this puritan panic.
Paperchase’s corporate cowardice
Three cheers for Lindsay Shepherd
|Friday 24 November 2017|
In defence of Lena Dunham
Yes, she’s irritating. But she isn’t a rape apologist or racist.
Is the left eating itself?
Watch spiked’s NYC Unsafe Space panel.
Freed from Britain, trapped by the EU
Ireland fought for independence yet now wants to give it up to Brussels.
Workplace gender quotas are an insult to women
‘Calling a woman a “terf” is just a new way of calling her a “witch”’
Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on how trans activism licenses misogyny.
|Monday 27 November 2017|
Panic on the streets of London
Yes, fear of terrorism is bad. But so is fear of discussing it.
The apocalyptic barbarism of ISIS
The Egypt mosque massacre confirms the abstract horror of ISIS violence.
The elites are in revolt against the people
Brussels, Dublin and British liberals are waging war on British democracy.
In defence of getting pissed with Granny
Put a sock in it, Paloma
|Tuesday 28 November 2017|
The answer to cyberbullying? Fresh air
Donald Tusk’s Twitterbeef with Poland
Ban Sleeping Beauty? Okay, now feminists have gone too far
No, this fairytale won’t encourage boys to kiss girls without consent.
President Macron, French women don’t need saving
The problem with Macron’s ‘emergency plan’ on sexism.
Meghan Markle: Generation Woke’s Princess Diana
Now identity politics has become an apology for monarchy.
|Wednesday 29 November 2017|
Gay men, stand up for yourselves
Even after the Spacey scandal, let’s defend risky sex.
Why women should stand up to the trans ideology
Questions must be asked, however much they bully and demonise us.
Angela Lansbury: the latest witch on the pyre
So much as question the #MeToo movement and you'll be mobbed.
Britain First: a monster of the left’s own making
Get off your Twitter high-horse: your cowardice created this.
Can Meghan’s glitter replace the ‘magic’ of monarchy?
Bagehot’s 150-year-old constitutional bible sounds a warning to royal fans today.
|Thursday 30 November 2017|
Indulge this Christmas – it’s what Jesus would have wanted
Ignore the health bores. Listen to the Bible instead.
Self-censorship: the modern scourge
Grow some balls, people, and express that unpopular opinion.
The myth of hipster racism
Lena Dunham might be irritating but there’s no evidence she’s racist.
Elite Remainers are the real fake-news merchants