Why the PC brigade loathes darts
A zone in which portly working-class men have fun? Ban it.
In defence of the walk-on girls
Shame on feminists who cheer the sacking of glamorous models.
Comedy should never be a safe space
Geoff Norcott on the PC Mary Whitehouses killing humour.
|Friday 2 February 2018|
Social class in the 21st century
Mike Savage, one of the minds behind the Great British Class Survey, talks identity, inequality and education.
How the working class was shut out
No party in Britain speaks for, or even appeals to, the working class.
On the self-loathing rich
The wealthy are not as avaricious as many think.
A very subtle snobbery
Currid-Halkett explains why flash cars and luxury handbags no longer signify high social status.
We need to talk about class
Joan C Williams on why class cluelessness is hurting American politics.
The revolt against the masses
Fred Siegel on the long history of liberal elitism.
|Monday 5 February 2018|
How No Platform conquered the academy
Campus censorship has been on the march for decades.
Jacob Rees-Mogg and the rise of the new intolerance
The spat in Bristol exposed the dangers of self-esteem censorship.
The new blasphemies on campus
The Free Speech University Rankings 2018 makes for grim reading.
|Tuesday 6 February 2018|
The new puritans waging war on art
Manchester Art Gallery’s removal of a Victorian painting should horrify us.
The EU is the enemy of the working classes
Leftists who support the EU should look at Greece, and be ashamed.
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|
The Post: missing the big story
A tale of the power of free speech has become a parable of modern feminism.
Chris Froome: neither saint nor sinner
Every athlete is only ever trying to seek a competitive edge.
The forgotten victory: votes for working-class men
Centenary celebrations have removed the 1918 Act from its historical context.
|Thursday 8 February 2018|
The snobbery in green politics
Environmentalists are out-of-touch with ordinary people.
1918 and the elitism of identity politics
Middle-class women are soaring while working-class men disappear.
Let’s celebrate the creative power of democracy
100 years on, the elites still distrust the people. They are wrong to.
Strippers don’t need to be saved
A former stripper at the Windmill Club confronts the feminists trying to shut it down.
Remainers have just reached a new low
In screaming ‘anti-Semitism!’ at their critics, they’re playing a lethal game.
|Friday 9 February 2018|
Leave Tarantino alone
#MeToo is becoming a moral crusade against artistic freedom.
Debating the ‘skills revolution’
What Marty Crane can teach us
John Mahoney’s character pre-empted today’s culture clash.
No, today’s feminists are not The New Suffragettes
They fought for power – you fight for protection.
‘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|
Assisted dying: a failure of psychiatry
We abdicate clinical responsibility when we let the suffering die.
No, women are not damaged goods
#MeToo is in danger of reviving the idea of the ‘tainted women’.
Revolt of the modern-day ‘slaves’
Migrants in Cornwall just dealt a blow to the elite’s ‘slavery’ obsession.
|Tuesday 13 February 2018|
Turning teen smoking into forbidden fruit
Thanks to the bans and warnings, cigarettes have never been more alluring.
Why is it okay to censor Christians?
Vue’s pulling of a film about gay-conversion therapy is disturbing.
Making sense of the stock-market turmoil
There’s too much complacency about our abnormal economy.
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|
#MeToo is killing seduction
Male assertiveness is not necessarily a bad thing.
It’s no surprise that teachers cheat
The OCR scandal shows how dysfunctional the education system has become.
Trans vs TERFs: scrabbling for the victim highground
The argument over who is a woman has descended into ugly victim politics.
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|
Peter Rabbit falls to the outrage mob
The zealotry of today's censors knows no bounds.
No, abortion on grounds of disability is not eugenics
These choices are personal, not a matter of public policy.
It’s Remainers who are the conspiracy theorists
They are obsessed with ‘dark money’ and ‘shady’ people.
No, Bari Weiss is not a bigot
Why is a right-of-centre liberal being painted as a hatemonger?
|Friday 16 February 2018|
The heresy of criticising the NHS
When will politicians admit that our health service has major flaws?
Black Panther is not the first black superhero flick
The rush to praise the new Marvel film has created a bizarre cultural amnesia.
Why ‘moving with the times’ is overrated
The idea grid girls should be banned ‘because it’s 2018’ makes no sense.
Stop playing politics with school shootings
The people who politicise these acts are playing a lethal game.
Beware the oligarchs
Podcast: Frank Furedi on the controversy over George Soros.
|Monday 19 February 2018|
Labour needs to drop identity politics
This divisive worldview is electoral hemlock.
Zuma was not an aberration
He embodied all that is wrong with ANC rule.
Why they love baiting the Russian bear
The West’s anti-Russia rhetoric is becoming dangerously inflamed.
Stop this corporate bullying of the press
Stop Funding Hate is marshalling capitalist power to punish newspapers.
|Tuesday 20 February 2018|
The search for the German Weinstein
The #MeToo campaign has generated an insatiable demand for folk devils.
Artists for Brexit
A new group says the arts should embrace this revolutionary moment.
America v Russia: blundering into a hot war
The killing of Russian mercenaries in Syria ramps up Cold War tensions.
The forgotten victims of #MeToo
Three people are dead as a result of this hysteria. Can we talk about them?
You can’t measure the financial worth of knowledge
Politicians know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
|Wednesday 21 February 2018|
Now universities are policing memes
At York, cracking offensive jokes in a private chat can land you in serious trouble.
Lady Bird: a grown‑up coming‑of‑age story
The real stars of Greta Gerwig’s teen film are the parents.
Why the ISIS Brits should not be tried in Britain
They no longer deserve the rights that come with citizenship.
The myth of the NRA’s dark money
Republicans fear the anger of the public, not the NRA.
After Florida: why gun control isn’t the answer
Mass school shootings are awful, but they’re also very rare.
|Thursday 22 February 2018|
Identity politics: reviving racial thinking
Refusing to cite white thinkers is the latest depressingly divisive trend.
Australia’s neo‑Victorian ‘bonking ban’
The PM seems to think women need to be protected from consensual affairs.
Why these red scares help Corbyn
Calling him a communist flatters Corbynistas’ radical pretensions.
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|
I, Tonya: a complicated life
This film dares to look at the human behind the villain.
How #MeToo makes it harder to combat sexual abuse
The charity-sector sex scandal exposes #MeToo’s lack of seriousness.
Black Panther: we need to liberate culture from politics
No film can withstand this many hot takes.
|Monday 26 February 2018|
It’s hard being a Leave voter in London
We get a visceral reaction, but we should still reach out to Remainers.
Why shouldn’t we criticise the Good Friday Agreement?
This agreement isn’t the godsend Remainers claim it is.
The return of seditious libel
Why Corbyn’s libel action should worry all radicals.
Jeremy Corbyn’s great betrayal
The lifelong Eurosceptic is now Remainers’ best shot at thwarting Brexit.
|Tuesday 27 February 2018|
Australia’s gag laws are a threat to democracy
The Liberal government is trying to bind its opponents in red tape.
Swamping the police in litigation
John Worboys’ victims’ Supreme Court victory will make the police worse at their job.
These anti-democratic youths don’t speak for me
In demeaning older voters, OFOC is pushing an ugly, divisive agenda.
In praise of the striking lecturers
Workers have a right to enjoy a good standard of post-employment life.
Sorry, Stormzy, but you’ve become boring
The grime artist is now a Guardian editorial made flesh.
|Wednesday 28 February 2018|
How to end homelessness
We need less social-media grandstanding and more house-building.
The danger of overreacting to school shootings
US society shouldn’t be overhauled on the basis of rare events.
Stop this moral crusade against circumcision
Iceland is considering a ban on male circumcision – that would be a travesty.
Close down Yarl’s Wood – and all the other centres
It isn’t only female migrants whose rights we should defend.