Being blocked by Trump is not a free‑speech issue
We are all free to criticise the president – but we can’t force him to listen.
Veganism and the politics of purity
The rise of militant veganism reflects our misanthropic age.
Weinstein: heading for a #MeToo mistrial?
The media have already pronounced him guilty.
Who will speak for the European working class?
The decline of trade unionism reflects a left that has given up on workers.
|Monday 4 June 2018|
Cops, grow a backbone
The police response to Lush’s ads is utterly out of order.
Ireland’s new clerical class
The Yes vote was great, but Yes smugness is worrying.
The moral infantilism of the pro-life lobby
The Irish referendum has utterly shattered pro-life delusions.
|Tuesday 5 June 2018|
Who’s afraid of the MuskBros?
Feminists’ fear of Elon Musk’s fans smacks of a moral panic.
No one voted for Spain’s new prime minister
Spain's political class needs to face the electorate, not flee it.
Comedians, mock our Supreme Leader at your peril*
A Corbynista responds to Tracey Ullman’s vile blasphemy.
Heathrow expansion: no more delays
This runway is 70 years in the making. What an embarrassment.
|Wednesday 6 June 2018|
Plain packaging is plain stupid
It has boosted the black market while failing to stub out smoking rates.
Vanity Von Glow: the left eats its own
Meet the drag queen banned for defending free speech.
Trade wars cause real wars? It’s not that simple
If we want to oppose Trump’s tariffs, we need to drop the hyperbole.
No, Islamophobia is not the new anti‑Semitism
It is historically illiterate to compare criticism of Islam with hatred of Jews.
|Thursday 7 June 2018|
Neville Southall: the Homo Sovieticus of the Corbyn era
Why Momentum can’t get enough of the former footballer.
Meet the older women in revolt against #MeToo
We have a lot to learn from Anne Robinson’s generation of ‘warrior’ feminists.
The false alarm over ‘fake news’
The voter-blaming elites have really lost touch with truth and reality.
Treating Italy like a Euro-colony
The EU’s meddling in Italy should alarm all democrats.
Niall Ferguson has set back the fight for free speech
Some right-wingers are playing censorious students at their own game.
|Friday 8 June 2018|
James Connolly: a full life
In praise of the hero of Easter 1916, on his 150th birthday.
Why Brits are turning against the police
Even respectable society now hates the rozzers.
Why do students want to be treated like children?
In the past, students fought for independence – now they want protection.
The hole at the heart of the new Star Wars films
Now they’ve managed to make even Han Solo seem boring.
The Brexit mess we’re in
Politicians have failed to uphold our will. We need to take back control.
|Monday 11 June 2018|
Flat Earthers: the latest ‘post-truth’ bogeymen
The strange rise of Flat Earth theory has nothing to do with Trump or Brexit.
Another step towards juristocracy
The Supreme Court’s judgment on abortion in Northern Ireland should worry democrats.
Anthony Bourdain: a lust for life
The celebrity chef was a breath of fresh air in our killjoy era.
Now Remoaners are turning into conspiracy theorists
The idea that Russia masterminded Brexit is an elitist, feverish fantasy.
|Tuesday 12 June 2018|
Why the British Museum should keep the Elgin Marbles
Museums should resist the pressure to repatriate ancient artefacts.
Censoring survivors of the Stasi
It is a disturbing irony that Germany now silences victims of GDR terror.
The end of the West?
Trump is exposing the irrelevance of Cold War institutions like the G7.
Parliament vs the people
MPs don’t need a ‘meaningful vote’ – they had one two years ago.
|Wednesday 13 June 2018|
Jeremy Corbyn’s junk politics
His support for Jamie Oliver is in keeping with his paternalistic outlook.
Lionel Shriver is right about the diversity industry
Writers should be judged by their talent, not their background.
The truth behind the trolling panic
The internet is not a hostile place for women.
The Trump-Kim summit: kitsch or progress?
There are reasons both to cheer and worry about this strangest of meetings.
|Thursday 14 June 2018|
‘The fear of populism is really a fear of the masses’
Frank Furedi discusses his new book, How Fear Works.
Grenfell and the problem of carbon targets
A web of new rules and regulations fed into the Grenfell disaster.
Grenfell one year on: the milking of a tragedy
Liberals prefer the poor when they’re suffering rather than revolting.
|Friday 15 June 2018|
The ugliness of the ‘dead white male’ debate
Saying that black kids can’t relate to Shakespeare is deeply reactionary.
Why are so many kids in care?
New research shows how damaging an overzealous care system can be.
No, Arron Banks didn’t ‘buy’ Brexit
Remainers are giving the Leave.EU chief far too much credit.
|Monday 18 June 2018|
Labour Live: bread and circuses
This north London day out fell far short of its radical pretensions.
The case against an upskirting law
Upskirting is vile and anti-social – but should it be illegal?
Merkel’s rule can’t end soon enough
The latest migration row sums up her aloof, undemocratic style.
It isn’t Christopher Chope who’s mad – it’s his haters
The anti-Chope mania confirms the political class has lost the plot.
|Tuesday 19 June 2018|
Only one person is to blame for Eurydice’s murder
Blaming all Aussie men for the crimes of one is a travesty.
Bilderberg: wrestling with cops in Turin
What it’s like covering the global elites’ top-secret get-together.
How paranoid parenting fuels kids’ ‘internet addiction’
If we keep children cooped up indoors, they’ll find adventure online.
|Wednesday 20 June 2018|
Oscar Wilde: free‑speech martyr
He was brought down by the tyranny of custom.
Fortress Europe is no friend of migrants
It criticises Italy, yet the EU has been blocking migrants for decades.
The truth about Trump’s child-migrant policy
It is wrong, cynical and harsh – but it isn’t Nazism.
|Thursday 21 June 2018|
Of course cannabis-use should be legalised
Adults should decide for themselves whether or not to use drugs.
Ocean’s 8: A Feminist Flop
The ‘gender-swap’ trend is shielding tired remakes from criticism.
Rachel, spare us your partisan tears
Anti-Trump emotionalism has become a menace to reasoned debate.
Why the political class hearts the NHS
Labour and the Tories are two blind men fighting over a pair of NHS specs.
|Friday 22 June 2018|
Manspreading: the shrivelling of feminism
Feminism has become the dinner-party etiquette of the liberal elite.
It is time to end the war on drill
The police are blurring the lines between music and violence.
Trump’s critics have destroyed the memory of the Holocaust
Comparing Trump’s policies to the Holocaust is a species of Holocaust denial.
|Monday 25 June 2018|
Capitalists of the world, unite against Brexit!
Remainers urging big business to interfere in democracy – a new low.
The ‘people’s vote’ march: a middle-class joke
A few Ultra Remainers calling themselves the people was not even the funniest part.
This photo isn’t what it seems – and that really matters
Anti-Trump hysteria means truth takes second place to moral showboating.
|Tuesday 26 June 2018|
The philistine destruction of Johnny Depp
Rolling Stone’s hatchet job shows little understanding of what makes a great artist.
Love Island: a show with real heart
Only the bitter and jealous could fail to be won over by the Islanders.
No more memes? The EU’s latest threat to the net
The EU’s new copyright laws will destroy the web as we know it.
Is the Orwell Prize rewarding conspiracy theories now?
Carole Cadwalladr’s journalism is rife with feverish claims.
|Wednesday 27 June 2018|
The problem with Scotland’s war on smoking
SNP plans for a ‘tobacco-free’ nation smack of petty authoritarianism.
The real reason degrees are getting easier
'Learning objectives’ have reduced higher education to tick-box training.
There is no campus suicide epidemic
Official statistics show that student suicides are, thankfully, very rare.
It’s no wonder millennial women are down on sex
They’ve been taught from youth that sex is fraught with peril.
|Thursday 28 June 2018|
Frida Kahlo: art trumps identity
She may be an icon – but it’s time to recognise her as a great artist, too.
Gosport: the scandal of undervaluing human life
‘Shortening lives’ is what happens when we see people as inconvenient.
Even the World Cup is about Brexit now
The elite’s loathing of the flag-waving masses is now on full display.
|Friday 29 June 2018|
Digging into the domestic roots of jihad
David Thomson’s The Returned explores why so many Westerners support ISIS.
Martin McDonagh has the last laugh, again
The Lieutenant of Inishmore is as rebellious as it was 20 years ago.
Brexit has shattered Corbynistas’ radical pretensions
They claim to speak for the many but they fear the 17.4million.
Hungary: the bad boy of the EU
Brussels fears Hungary because it refuses to bow to imperial technocracy.