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Monday 2 July 2018 July 2018
Fraser Myers
Why young white men are abandoning the Democrats
The Democrats’ embrace of identity politics is turning off a generation of voters.

Ann Furedi
We can’t rely on judges to defend abortion rights
Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court pick reminds us why this battle must be won democratically.

Brendan O’Neill
Gina Miller’s nasty elitism sums up the Remoaner lobby
How dare you plebs question us experts? This is the cry of Remainers.

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Ella Whelan
Western feminists need to get a grip
No, the US is not a dangerous place for women.

Tim Black
NATO is more dangerous than Trump
It is not only obsolete – it is a means for warmongering.

Brendan O’Neill
Call off the crusade against the Southern Poverty Law Center
The ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ has failed its first moral test.

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Hardeep Singh
There is no such thing as ‘gaming disorder’
We are in danger of stigmatising a perfectly harmless hobby.

Luke Gittos
The Supreme Court v the court of public opinion
The departure of Kennedy reminds us of a tension at the heart of US democracy.

Tom Slater
The crusade against Vote Leave
This isn't about dark money and dirty tricks. It is about crushing Brexit.

Thursday 5 July 2018
Jon Holbrook
Civil partnership: a hollow institution
Giving it the same status as marriage is a grave mistake.

Patrick West
Russian football fans are human after all
The World Cup has exploded Russophobic prejudices.

Mick Hume
Can England win the World Cup?
Is football really becoming as unpredictable as politics?

Friday 6 July 2018
Frank Furedi
The mainstreaming of porn
The pornification of Western society speaks to a serious crisis of values – one that censorship won’t solve.

Fraser Myers
Incels: the ugly truth
The strange, self-loathing world of incels owes much to mainstream sexual confusion.

Matthew Lopez
Fearful, joyful sex
The playwright behind The Inheritance talks EM Forster, the AIDS crisis and the eternal joy of sex.

Ella Whelan
On rape
Why feminists need to listen to Germaine Greer.

Brendan O’Neill
In defence of men
Masculine virtues are universal virtues, and they should be celebrated.

Joanna Williams
Sex after #MeToo
Heterosexual relationships are in crisis.

Sunday 8 July 2018
Brendan O’Neill
The dimming of democracy
Theresa May’s sell-out on Brexit is a grave insult to the democratic ideal.

Monday 9 July 2018
Tom Slater
This is so much bigger than Boris
Brexit won’t be saved by cabinet resignations alone.

Frank Furedi
Now they even want to racialise the World Cup
Identitarians judge footballers not by their skill, but by their race.

Brendan O’Neill
The crisis of democracy
David Davis's resignation confirms that no party is willing to deliver Brexit.

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Luke Gittos
Who’s the real baby here?
That Trump blimp reveals how infantile some of his critics have become.

Christian Butler
The King and I: a West End treat
Those crying ‘Western imperialism’ are really missing the point.

Fraser Myers
The Thai cave rescue is humanity at its finest
This daring rescue mission is achieving the seemingly impossible.

Brendan O’Neill
Trans activism is now just misogyny in drag
The attack on Alison Moyet shows how sexist trans thinking has become.

Wednesday 11 July 2018
Emily Dinsmore
The myth of social-media addiction
No, we aren’t all slaves to our timelines.

Tim Black
The problem with always believing accusers
The latest UK paedophile panic has exposed the wilful credulity of our elites.

Joanna Williams
It isn’t transphobic to question transgenderism
We must be free to debate the dangers of the Gender Recognition Act.

Thursday 12 July 2018
Rob Lyons
Starbucks, your latte levy is pointless
Disposable coffee cups really aren’t that big a problem.

Ella Whelan
Dancing for freedom
Three cheers for the Iranian women defying their regime.

Wendy Kaminer
Has the Supreme Court become too powerful?
It is supposed to protect minority rights, not impose the will of a minority.

Brendan O’Neill
The two Englands
The World Cup has been brilliant. But it didn’t bring us together.

Friday 13 July 2018
Patrick West
We’re all Foucauldian now
How the Frenchman’s power theories gave rise to ‘snowflakes’.

Bill Wirtz
In defence of Tony the Tiger
Banning cereal-box cartoons is pointless and paternalistic.

Brendan O’Neill
It isn’t Islamophobic to criticise Sadiq Khan
It is censorious to brand Trump a bigot for criticising the mayor.

Tom Slater
Days of middle-class rage
The Trump protests are more about therapy than politics.

Monday 16 July 2018
Christian Butler
Scarlett Johansson and the new cultural police
Why shouldn’t a ‘cis’ actress play a trans man?

Fraser Myers
No Justine, we don’t need a second referendum
Politicians' refusal to accept Brexit is no reason to have another vote.

Tim Black
Why Trump doesn’t hate Russia
The president’s refusal to embrace Russophobia is no bad thing.

Brendan O’Neill
Those anti-Trump protests were really, really weird
This was atomised middle-class angst dressed up as radicalism.

Tuesday 17 July 2018
Josie Appleton
Join the fight against PSPOs
Everyone from rough sleepers to skateboarders have been targeted by these draconian powers.

Mick Hume
Russia 2018: the greatest ever World Cup?
Final thoughts on an all-right England and the French revolution.

Tom Slater
‘Trump is a Russian plant’: birtherism for liberals
The idea that Trump is in Putin’s pocket is a feverish conspiracy theory.

Wednesday 18 July 2018
Andrew Doyle
Gender is more than a social construct
No one benefits from the idea that gender is a mere imposition.

Fraser Myers
Fascists, fascists everywhere
Why the left loves to whip up fears over the far right.

Brendan O’Neill
They are not communists, you idiots
Calm down, right-wingers: Corbynistas are squarer than you think.

Thursday 19 July 2018
Derbyshire and Gillott
No, ‘designer babies’ are not around the corner
The concern over gene editing is getting way ahead of the technology.

Joanna Williams
Consent classes for four-year-olds? What a terrible idea
We are urging children to see their interactions through the prism of abuse.

Tom Slater
That’s redecorating, not activism
A ‘protest’ in Manchester reminds us how trivial student politics has become.

Brendan O’Neill
Labour’s problem with Jews is getting worse
The message is clear now: we trust you less than other minorities.

Friday 20 July 2018
Henry Jacobson
We need to talk about the Q
Queer politics has corrupted LGBT liberation.

Patrick West
Why liberals bash Trump but ignore dictators
Perhaps protesters expect only white rulers to be civilised.

Ella Whelan
Let’s celebrate the ingenuity of IVF
As she approaches her 40th birthday, Louise Brown, the first IVF baby, talks to spiked.

Jon Holbrook
Cliff Richard’s win is our loss
Cliff's Law puts privacy first and society second.

Monday 23 July 2018
Christian Butler
James Gunn: brought down by right-wing snowflakes
This depressing tale reminds us the right is no champion of free speech.

Christopher Snowdon
The inequality syndrome
The Inner Level is as myopic and poorly researched as its predecessor, The Spirit Level.

Frank Furedi
The flight of the elites from the nation state
When leaders lose faith in the nation, geopolitics becomes more unstable.

Fraser Myers
We shouldn’t rely on Facebook to tell us what is true
The truth is forever being contested – big corporates shouldn’t play referee.

Tuesday 24 July 2018
Rachel Tripp
It’s wrong to vote for women just because they’re women
Female candidates, like male ones, should be judged by their ideas.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl
Why Ozil’s resignation has rocked Germany
This race row has revealed a tense relationship with Turkey.

Emily Dinsmore
Fake news is no threat to democracy
The scope and impact of it has been wildly exaggerated.

Brendan O’Neill
Let them be executed
The ‘ISIS Beatles’ must face the consequences for their barbarism.

Brendan O’Neill
Dump Farage – McCarthyism masquerading as radicalism
This new campaign sums up the censorious arrogance of Corbynistas.

Wednesday 25 July 2018
James Woudhuysen
British transport: going nowhere fast
The dysfunction has reached surreal levels.

Ella Whelan
Not everything is a feminist issue
Even climate change is now looked at through a gendered lens.

Hugo Brundin
The rise of the Sweden Democrats
There’s more to this populist upsurge than bigotry.

Andrew Doyle
The death of Godfrey Elfwick
This spoof SJW tweeter was a work of satirical brilliance.

Thursday 26 July 2018
Tara McCormack
The madness of war with Iran
Surely even Trump isn’t so unstable that he desires such a venture?

Joanna Williams
The rise of the female breadwinner
Another victory for women that feminists are refusing to celebrate.

Mick Hume
Defend our privacy – oppose their privacy laws
Protecting the private sphere should not mean inviting the state in.

Tom Slater
The Gary Lineker delusion
Do Remainers really think this millionaire elitist will change Leavers’ minds?

Ieuan Joy
The persecution of Sarah Champion
The MP is being punished for daring to talk about Muslim grooming gangs.

Friday 27 July 2018
Neil Davenport
Dorothea Lange can speak for herself
Curators need to stop crowbarring their politics into retrospectives.

Sean Collins
A new socialist America? Calm down
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes off more as elitist than radical.

Spiked
‘I trust Jeremy on Brexit more than I trust the Tories’
Kate Hoey talks to spiked about No Deal, deselection and democracy.

Monday 30 July 2018
Fraser Myers
Anne Hathaway and the woke woman’s burden
The concept of white privilege presents black people as pitiable and powerless.

Tom Slater
Who really exploited Jo Cox’s murder?
Remainers have been weaponising this tragedy from day one.

Mick Hume
Now MPs want to police political discussion
The fake-news panic is nurturing new arguments for state censorship.

Brendan O’Neill
The Remainer politics of fear has become unhinged
This contemptuous elite wants to panic the public into submission.

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Jan Macvarish
Stop putting pressure on new mums
Expert parenting advice is stressing parents out.

Luke Gittos
Why is crime in London rising?
Simplistic narratives around gangs, police and austerity are wide of the mark.

Ben Pile
Maybe this heatwave is just a heatwave
Why climate alarmists see all extreme weather as a portent of doom.

Ella Whelan
Love Island: the antidote to feminist miserabilism
Three cheers for the show that proves young women (and men) are all right.


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