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Thursday 1 February 2018 February 2018
Paul Seaman
Why the PC brigade loathes darts
A zone in which portly working-class men have fun? Ban it.

Naomi Firsht
In defence of the walk-on girls
Shame on feminists who cheer the sacking of glamorous models.

Geoff Norcott
Comedy should never be a safe space
Geoff Norcott on the PC Mary Whitehouses killing humour.

Friday 2 February 2018
Mike Savage
Social class in the 21st century
Mike Savage, one of the minds behind the Great British Class Survey, talks identity, inequality and education.

James Heartfield
How the working class was shut out
No party in Britain speaks for, or even appeals to, the working class.

Daniel Ben-Ami
On the self-loathing rich
The wealthy are not as avaricious as many think.

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
A very subtle snobbery
Currid-Halkett explains why flash cars and luxury handbags no longer signify high social status.

Joan C Williams
We need to talk about class
Joan C Williams on why class cluelessness is hurting American politics.

Fred Siegel
The revolt against the masses
Fred Siegel on the long history of liberal elitism.

Monday 5 February 2018
Jim Butcher
How No Platform conquered the academy
Campus censorship has been on the march for decades.

Brendan O’Neill
Jacob Rees-Mogg and the rise of the new intolerance
The spat in Bristol exposed the dangers of self-esteem censorship.

Tom Slater
The new blasphemies on campus
The Free Speech University Rankings 2018 makes for grim reading.

Tuesday 6 February 2018
Wendy Earle
The new puritans waging war on art
Manchester Art Gallery’s removal of a Victorian painting should horrify us.

Tim Black
The EU is the enemy of the working classes
Leftists who support the EU should look at Greece, and be ashamed.

Brendan O’Neill
100 years on, they fear ‘the mob’ more than ever
Today’s political class would have been on the wrong side in 1918.

Wednesday 7 February 2018
James Woudhuysen
The Post: missing the big story
A tale of the power of free speech has become a parable of modern feminism.

John McGowan
Chris Froome: neither saint nor sinner
Every athlete is only ever trying to seek a competitive edge.

Mick Hume
The forgotten victory: votes for working-class men
Centenary celebrations have removed the 1918 Act from its historical context.

Thursday 8 February 2018
Mica Soellner
The snobbery in green politics
Environmentalists are out-of-touch with ordinary people.

Brendan O’Neill
1918 and the elitism of identity politics
Middle-class women are soaring while working-class men disappear.

Frank Furedi
Let’s celebrate the creative power of democracy
100 years on, the elites still distrust the people. They are wrong to.

Nadja Breton
Strippers don’t need to be saved
A former stripper at the Windmill Club confronts the feminists trying to shut it down.

Brendan O’Neill
Remainers have just reached a new low
In screaming ‘anti-Semitism!’ at their critics, they’re playing a lethal game.

Friday 9 February 2018
Christian Butler
Leave Tarantino alone
#MeToo is becoming a moral crusade against artistic freedom.

Dennis Hayes
Debating the ‘skills revolution’


Patrick West
What Marty Crane can teach us
John Mahoney’s character pre-empted today’s culture clash.

Ella Whelan
No, today’s feminists are not The New Suffragettes
They fought for power – you fight for protection.

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‘They celebrate the vote but they wish we didn’t have it’
Brendan O'Neill on why the political elite distrusts the public.

Monday 12 February 2018
Kevin Yuill
Assisted dying: a failure of psychiatry
We abdicate clinical responsibility when we let the suffering die.

Ella Whelan
No, women are not damaged goods
#MeToo is in danger of reviving the idea of the ‘tainted women’.

Tim Black
Revolt of the modern-day ‘slaves’
Migrants in Cornwall just dealt a blow to the elite’s ‘slavery’ obsession.

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Patrick Basham
Turning teen smoking into forbidden fruit
Thanks to the bans and warnings, cigarettes have never been more alluring.

Luke Gittos
Why is it okay to censor Christians?
Vue’s pulling of a film about gay-conversion therapy is disturbing.

Phil Mullan
Making sense of the stock-market turmoil
There’s too much complacency about our abnormal economy.

Ella Whelan
The problem with Oxfam isn’t just a few dirty men
This scandal reveals the aid industry’s nasty neocolonial attitudes.

Wednesday 14 February 2018
Stephanie Gutmann
#MeToo is killing seduction
Male assertiveness is not necessarily a bad thing.

Gareth Sturdy
It’s no surprise that teachers cheat
The OCR scandal shows how dysfunctional the education system has become.

Joanna Williams
Trans vs TERFs: scrabbling for the victim highground
The argument over who is a woman has descended into ugly victim politics.

Mick Hume
The EU is no friend of Irish independence
It wants to exploit border tensions to erase sovereignty in the UK – and Ireland.

Thursday 15 February 2018
Candice Holdsworth
Peter Rabbit falls to the outrage mob
The zealotry of today's censors knows no bounds.

Ann Furedi
No, abortion on grounds of disability is not eugenics
These choices are personal, not a matter of public policy.

Tim Black
It’s Remainers who are the conspiracy theorists
They are obsessed with ‘dark money’ and ‘shady’ people.

Tom Slater
No, Bari Weiss is not a bigot
Why is a right-of-centre liberal being painted as a hatemonger?

Friday 16 February 2018
Naomi Firsht
The heresy of criticising the NHS
When will politicians admit that our health service has major flaws?

Christian Butler
Black Panther is not the first black superhero flick
The rush to praise the new Marvel film has created a bizarre cultural amnesia.

Patrick West
Why ‘moving with the times’ is overrated
The idea grid girls should be banned ‘because it’s 2018’ makes no sense.

Brendan O’Neill
Stop playing politics with school shootings
The people who politicise these acts are playing a lethal game.

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Beware the oligarchs
Podcast: Frank Furedi on the controversy over George Soros.

Monday 19 February 2018
Andrew Doyle
Labour needs to drop identity politics
This divisive worldview is electoral hemlock.

Moses Dube
Zuma was not an aberration
He embodied all that is wrong with ANC rule.

Frank Furedi
Why they love baiting the Russian bear
The West’s anti-Russia rhetoric is becoming dangerously inflamed.

Brendan O’Neill
Stop this corporate bullying of the press
Stop Funding Hate is marshalling capitalist power to punish newspapers.

Tuesday 20 February 2018
Sabine Beppler-Spahl
The search for the German Weinstein
The #MeToo campaign has generated an insatiable demand for folk devils.

Manick Govinda
Artists for Brexit
A new group says the arts should embrace this revolutionary moment.

Tim Black
America v Russia: blundering into a hot war
The killing of Russian mercenaries in Syria ramps up Cold War tensions.

Brendan O’Neill
The forgotten victims of #MeToo
Three people are dead as a result of this hysteria. Can we talk about them?

Joanna Williams
You can’t measure the financial worth of knowledge
Politicians know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Wednesday 21 February 2018
Daniel Clark
Now universities are policing memes
At York, cracking offensive jokes in a private chat can land you in serious trouble.

Christian Butler
Lady Bird: a grown‑up coming‑of‑age story
The real stars of Greta Gerwig’s teen film are the parents.

Luke Gittos
Why the ISIS Brits should not be tried in Britain
They no longer deserve the rights that come with citizenship.

Tom Bailey
The myth of the NRA’s dark money
Republicans fear the anger of the public, not the NRA.

Kevin Yuill
After Florida: why gun control isn’t the answer
Mass school shootings are awful, but they’re also very rare.

Thursday 22 February 2018
Ken McLaughlin
Identity politics: reviving racial thinking
Refusing to cite white thinkers is the latest depressingly divisive trend.

John Slater
Australia’s neo‑Victorian ‘bonking ban’
The PM seems to think women need to be protected from consensual affairs.

Fraser Myers
Why these red scares help Corbyn
Calling him a communist flatters Corbynistas’ radical pretensions.

Mick Hume
Corbyn didn’t spy for Stalinists, but he thinks like them
His response to this daft story has exposed his authoritarian instincts.

Friday 23 February 2018
Ben Elliott
I, Tonya: a complicated life
This film dares to look at the human behind the villain.

Ella Whelan
How #MeToo makes it harder to combat sexual abuse
The charity-sector sex scandal exposes #MeToo’s lack of seriousness.

Tom Slater
Black Panther: we need to liberate culture from politics
No film can withstand this many hot takes.

Monday 26 February 2018
Lucy Harris
It’s hard being a Leave voter in London
We get a visceral reaction, but we should still reach out to Remainers.

Pauline Hadaway
Why shouldn’t we criticise the Good Friday Agreement?
This agreement isn’t the godsend Remainers claim it is.

Brendan O’Neill
The return of seditious libel
Why Corbyn’s libel action should worry all radicals.

Tom Slater
Jeremy Corbyn’s great betrayal
The lifelong Eurosceptic is now Remainers’ best shot at thwarting Brexit.

Tuesday 27 February 2018
John Slater
Australia’s gag laws are a threat to democracy
The Liberal government is trying to bind its opponents in red tape.

Luke Gittos
Swamping the police in litigation
John Worboys’ victims’ Supreme Court victory will make the police worse at their job.

Emily Dinsmore
These anti-democratic youths don’t speak for me
In demeaning older voters, OFOC is pushing an ugly, divisive agenda.

Tim Black
In praise of the striking lecturers
Workers have a right to enjoy a good standard of post-employment life.

Brendan O’Neill
Sorry, Stormzy, but you’ve become boring
The grime artist is now a Guardian editorial made flesh.

Wednesday 28 February 2018
Dave Clements
How to end homelessness
We need less social-media grandstanding and more house-building.

Kevin Yuill
The danger of overreacting to school shootings
US society shouldn’t be overhauled on the basis of rare events.

Frank Furedi
Stop this moral crusade against circumcision
Iceland is considering a ban on male circumcision – that would be a travesty.

Ella Whelan
Close down Yarl’s Wood – and all the other centres
It isn’t only female migrants whose rights we should defend.


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