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Friday 17 May 2013 4:33pm
Time for a serious debate about the welfare state
Has welfarism gone too far? Is it time to trim this massive machine? And more importantly, shouldn't it be trimmed for the *right* reasons - that is, not in order to save the state money but as a way of protecting communities from the negative impact of constant welfarist intervention?
We'll be debating these issues at the next session of our spiked drinks events at Portcullis House in London on Monday 3 June at 6.30pm. Find out more here.
Wednesday 3 October 2012 7:18pm
spiked is pleased to announce the launch of monthly ‘spiked live’ events at Goodenough College, where you can discuss burning contemporary issues with spiked writers and fellow spiked readers. The first event takes place on Tuesday 6 November. Book your tickets now!
Friday 27 July 2012 2:30pm
It's a relief that Paul Chambers has won his 'Twitter joke' case on appeal. But as Tim Black argued on spiked earlier this month, we should have free speech online for all, even those we disapprove of more...
Tuesday 17 July 2012 2:36pm
Brendan O'Neill politely asks if all those nasty people could stop trolling him and calling him mean names. He wants to get on with the job of expressing his thoughts without constantly being subjected to yours. More...
Monday 9 July 2012 3:49pm
Brendan O'Neill argues in the Australian that we are seeing the rise of the 'magical homo' - the idea that gay people are needed to civilise the uncultured masses more...
Tuesday 3 July 2012 1:59pm
As Daniel Ben-Ami noted back in 2009, blaming bankers for the economic crisis foolishly avoids the longer-term problems of Western capitalism more...
Thursday 28 June 2012 2:50pm
Adam Curtis: ‘Margaret Thatcher and the counterculture have so much in common’ more...
Wednesday 20 June 2012 2:14pm
Enoch Powell's real prejudices - about the white working class - are alive and well in the anti-racist left more...
Wednesday 13 June 2012 1:57pm
As the government's consultation on gay marriage closes, read Brendan O'Neill's submission here.
Thursday 24 May 2012 10:01pm
How might we stand up to the ‘Supernanny state’? Take part in our Q&A with Jennie Bristow for the June edition of spiked plus.
Wednesday 16 May 2012 6:19pm
Rob Lyons offers six reasons why we should oppose a 'fat tax' more...
Friday 11 May 2012 8:13pm
That old story about vigilantes attacking a paediatrician because it sounded like ‘paedophile’ reared its ugly head at the Leveson Inquiry on Friday. It’s pretty much a myth more...
Tuesday 8 May 2012 5:10pm
The Leveson Inquiry has become 'an illegitimate, pseudo-governmental institution that presumes it has more authority than parliament to hold elected ministers to account and to set the political agenda' more...
Friday 4 May 2012 6:22pm
What have you always wanted to ask Institute of Ideas director Claire Fox? Here's your chance.
Wednesday 2 May 2012 3:56pm
Boogie days: Nathalie Rothschild checks out Sweden's latest dance craze - the lunchtime disco more...
Tuesday 1 May 2012 1:56pm
Rob Lyons argues that we should not accept ever-increasing restrictions on our lifestyle choices - we should demand tolerance more...
Tuesday 24 April 2012 3:45pm
spiked supports the @NoToPlainPacks campaign against the plain packaging of tobacco. Find out more here.
Tuesday 17 April 2012 3:45pm
Who's really prejudiced: Ricky Gervais or his snobby critics? more...
Tuesday 10 April 2012 4:33pm
In the Australian, Brendan O'Neill argues that liberals and progressives should refuse to get on the gay-marriage bandwagon more...
Tuesday 3 April 2012 8:13pm
Brendan O'Neill says the Twitterstorm against Samantha Brick is infinitely uglier and nastier than the article she wrote. Read more here.