The hidden history of identity politics
How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.
We are more than our gender
Today’s gender determinists are forgetting what really makes us human.
Why white liberals venerate Ta-Nehisi Coates.
An immigrant’s American Dream
Jason D Hill on identity politics, multiculturalism and why he’s not a victim of white oppression.
Morrissey: dangerously English
Why Moz still shocks after all these years.
Hollywood’s race war
Why is the American movie industry more obsessed with race than ever?
The liberal case against identity politics
Mark Lilla talks solidarity and liberalism and explains why he’s not a white supremacist.
The arrogance of the ‘Ban Trump’ lobby
It is childish and chilling to try to block Trump's visit to Britain.
‘This Meghan-mania is just incredibly grim’
Freddy Gray and Tom Slater talk woke royals and PC sycophants.
What women want
Ella Whelan’s new book puts freedom back into feminism.
|Monday 4 December 2017|
Using social mobility to bash Brexit
Milburn's resignation reveals the elite's pity-the-poor condescension.
The war on sex is out of control
The #MeToo neo-puritans are a menace to human life.
The #BlackXmas scrooges
|Tuesday 5 December 2017|
In defence of Damian Green
His public shaming confirms how sinister #MeToo has become.
Destroying the nation to preserve their power
Now we know: there’s nothing the EU class won’t do to kill Brexit.
|Wednesday 6 December 2017|
The Good Friday Agreement is no model for diplomacy
It was a work of bad faith and media spin that only stored up problems for the future.
Don’t blame the DUP for the EU’s mess
The Brexit crisis has been caused by the elites’ war on democracy.
Labour: a party against the people
The idea that Brexit is impossible reveals the conservatism of the pro-EU set.
|Thursday 7 December 2017|
Transgenderism: why we shouldn’t rush in
Pushing people into irreversible procedures is dangerous.
The myth of Britain’s far right
Britain First is as insignificant as its racist and fascist predecessors.
Why Time is wrong to celebrate #MeToo
Feeding a victimhood culture won’t empower women.
Christine Keeler and me
How the Profumo Affair awakened Britain’s sexuality.
The Flynn flip isn’t all it seems
And this unchecked investigation is a danger to democracy.
Why we should put the kids to work
|Friday 8 December 2017|
Transparent: cancelled by #MeToo
The hit Amazon show was both ‘woke’ and challenging. I’m sad to see it go.
Treasures from the purple reign
My Name is Prince is an immersive tribute to one of pop’s late greats.
Bitcoin: don’t believe the hype
The cryptocurrency is only good for making an easy buck.
Now Stop Funding Hate wants to ruin Christmas
These snobby censors want to punish both tabloids and their readers.
Brexit: on the road to betrayal
We need to take back control from Tory Brexiteers.
‘The battle for Brexit is still on’
Podcast: Bruno Waterfield on the Tories' Brexit fudge.
|Monday 11 December 2017|
On campus, ‘diversity’ is now a threat to free thought
Equality quangos are pressuring universities to buy into PC ideology.
May’s compromise will fracture the nation
The PM’s capitulation to the ECJ will create two classes of citizen.
We need to talk about killing terrorists
Enemy combatants should not be treated the same as citizens.
Why it’s wrong to use #MeToo to try to topple Trump
|Tuesday 12 December 2017|
Al Franken: sacrificed to the #MeToo mob
The ousting of Franken shows how crazy #MeToo is becoming.
Hands off Yemen
External intervention has given rise to barbarism.
PragerU vs YouTube: a battle for free speech
If they kill Brexit, they kill democracy
A clear message is being sent to the public: you don’t matter.
|Wednesday 13 December 2017|
Turning childhood into a mental illness
The therapy industry is in danger of screwing up our kids.
In defence of JK Rowling
In this fevered climate, standing by Johnny Depp took guts.
Another Christmas of crisis for the NHS
We need less adoration and panic over the NHS, and more real debate.
A United States of Europe? No thanks
Martin Schulz’s proposal exposed his own fear of democracy.
After Alabama: Democrats still don’t get it
It’s a remarkable result, but it won’t fix the Democrats’ problems.
|Thursday 14 December 2017|
Why the state shouldn’t own our organs
Presumed consent for organ donation is misguided and illiberal.
Trump isn’t the only one grandstanding on Jerusalem
Both the president and his haters use Israel to signal their virtue.
Why don’t the left want to leave the EU?
A few things radical Remainers have forgotten about progress.
Taking back control from the plebs
MPs’ ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit is a blow to popular sovereignty.
Rita, Sue and #MeToo
The cancellation of Andrea Dunbar’s play is a disgrace.
|Friday 15 December 2017|
Red Rebels: the spirit of football past – and future?
The inside story of the FC United of Manchester ‘revolution’ against the Glazers.
Masterpiece Cakeshop: are we free to disagree?
The US Supreme Court case represents a fork in the road for freedom.
Alabama: a blow to Trumpism
Trump is weaker than ever. But Democrats shouldn’t be complacent.
‘Labour has forgotten working-class Leavers’
Podcast: Paul Embery on why we can't trust the political class to deliver Brexit.
|Monday 18 December 2017|
Mohammed bin Salman: a kinder, gentler despot
The Western media fawning over the crown prince has been shocking.
Liam Allan: a victim of victim-centred justice
The desire to drive up rape convictions has eroded defendants’ rights.
Meet the women worried about #MeToo
Thirteen bold women on why we must reject victimhood.
Sacking Green would be no victory for women
|Tuesday 19 December 2017|
Keep feminist pressure groups out of schools
Kids shouldn’t be exposed to the moral panic about misogyny.
We’re all Mary Whitehouse now
The rage against deviant art has returned in PC form.
Young Tories need to stop playing the victim card
When you attack democracy, you piss people off
The public fury with Remoaner MPs is perfectly rational.
|Wednesday 20 December 2017|
Why mothers shouldn’t be bribed to breastfeed
Pressuring women to breastfeed does more harm than good.
The Disaster Artist: tribute to an unintended masterpiece
James Franco’s latest tells the story of the greatest bad film ever made.
Ireland: on the verge of a pro-choice revolution
The referendum might finally win freedom for women.
|Thursday 21 December 2017|
The myth of implicit racism
The obsession with hidden bias corrodes solidarity.
Did PC get Trump elected?
Watch spiked’s Unsafe Space panel at Harvard.
No, Facebook isn’t ‘ripping society apart’
Why social-media execs cannot see the potential in their own creations.
The two Europes
Beneath the sheen of EU ‘unity’, European peoples are in revolt.
|Friday 22 December 2017|
A year of sexual unfreedom
#MeToo speaks to a misanthropic panic about unpoliced sex.
The year Trumpism died
2017 made clear that Trump is no champion of the forgotten man.
‘I’ve seen the best and the worst in humankind’
Podcast: Macer Gifford on his work with the heroic Kurds of Syria.
2017: in the shadow of the Civil War
This year, parliament pitted itself against the people.
|Saturday 23 December 2017|
In 2017, it was all‑out war on press freedom
From Leveson to Stop Funding Hate, snobs want to stifle the press.
The fantasy of the ‘youthquake’
The 2017 youth rebellion is a figment of observers’ imaginations.
The revealing hysteria over blue passports
Elite Remainers finally reveal how much they despise ordinary people.
|Sunday 24 December 2017|
2017: the year of the killjoys
Time for a backlash against the anti-booze, anti-chocolate, anti-smoking zealots.
No going back to dead two-party politics
This year showed both the Conservatives and Labour exist in name alone.
|Monday 25 December 2017|
Our cultural highs and lows of 2017
spiked writers on the best and the worst of this year's art and culture.
spiked’s person of the year: the unflinching Brexiteer
Brexit voters have reminded the world what conviction looks like.
|Tuesday 26 December 2017|
The year everything was politicised
Apparently you can’t take down Trump without Taylor Swift.
An empire of barbarism
This year, the West continued to unravel the Middle East.
|Wednesday 27 December 2017|
2017: turning the tide on green crap?
Eco-miserabilism suffered some welcome setbacks this year.
In 2018, let’s fight for due process
The principles of justice took a bad beating this year.
The witch-hunting of Lewis Hamilton
The middle-class media mob is officially out of control.
|Thursday 28 December 2017|
The year mental illness went mainstream
‘Raising awareness’ about mental illness can do more harm than good.
The rise of the terror amnesia industry
In 2017, our response to terrorism became dangerously passive.
|Friday 29 December 2017|
China’s supernova cities
Austin Williams’ new book explores the world’s most spectacular urban revolution.
Superheroes vs identity politics
This year, Marvel Comics played to the identitarian gallery – and alienated their readers.
‘There’s nothing crazier than real life’
The author of Room Little Darker talks to Ella Whelan about ‘farting out the truth’.
Why we love the 1980s today
On the cross-generational retreat into Eighties nostalgia.
The perils of forgetting
Francis O’Gorman talks memory, belonging and the amnesia of the Western mind.
The 1990s: the dirtiest decade
David Friend on sex and scandal in the Nineties.
In search of a new solidarity
David Goodhart on his revolt against the liberal consensus.
‘Feminism has been hijacked’
The myth-busting feminist on why she’s mortified by contemporary feminism.