About spiked

spiked is the magazine that wants to change the world as well as report on it. Edited by Tom Slater, and launched in 2001, it is irreverent where others conform, questioning where others wallow in received wisdom, and radical where others cling to the status quo.

At a time when it is fashionable to cancel ‘problematic’ people, to sideline voters when they give the ‘wrong’ answer, and to treat human beings as a drain on the planet, we put the case for human endeavour, the expansion of democracy, and freedom of speech with no ifs or buts.

Our motto is ‘question everything’ – or as the New York Times put it, we are ‘the often-biting British publication fond of puncturing all manner of ideological balloons’.

You can read new articles and essays on spiked every day of the week. Also be sure to check out our suite of podcasts, subscribe to our YouTube channel, sign up to our daily and weekly newsletters, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to pitch an article to spiked, email deputy editor Fraser Myers.

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