August 2018

Ieuan Joy Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

The chilling effect of the Cliff Richard ruling

People are already citing the ruling to try to stifle media reporting.

Ann Furedi Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

Abortion pills are safe and simple

So why won’t the government let women in England take them at home?

Fraser Myers Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

Labour’s turn against the masses

The deselection row shows how distant the party is from working people.

Wendy Kaminer Wednesday 1 August 2018 comments

The ACLU is turning its back on free speech

America’s premier civil-rights group gets cold feet about hate speech.

Ken McLaughlin Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

Antidepressants are not the answer

We are in danger of medicalising everyday struggles.

Gareth Sturdy Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

William Blake: poet of the human potential

He was so much more than a nature-loving mystic.

Joanna Williams Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

No, women aren’t at risk from men

What feminists really mean when they talk about ‘violence’.

Julie Burchill Thursday 2 August 2018 comments

More Trans Pride? Oh please, no

Why trans activists are such a carping, censorious lot.

Jon Holbrook Friday 3 August 2018 comments

Diversity: the new favouritism

Ben Cobley’s The Tribe is a searing attack on the diversity industry.

Patrick West Friday 3 August 2018 comments

Nietzsche and the struggle against nihilism

Even the most courageous minds sometimes seek solace in fantasy.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 3 August 2018 comments

The #MeToo suicides

Four people are dead as a result of this hysteria. Can we talk about that?

Spiked Friday 3 August 2018 comments

‘This is just a smear campaign’

The IEA’s Mark Littlewood on Greenpeace’s ‘exposé’.

Jon Holbrook Monday 6 August 2018 comments

The UK has abandoned the presumption of innocence

The ‘golden thread’ of English law has been eroded by judges and lawmakers.

Christian Butler Monday 6 August 2018 comments

Sarah Jeong and the battle of the Twittermobs

The left is now on the receiving end of the outrage culture it created.

Frank Furedi Monday 6 August 2018 comments

Why Labour has a problem with Jews

The new anti-Semitism is identity politics in action.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 6 August 2018 comments

How the left made Tommy Robinson

It was their censorship of ‘Islamophobia’ that made Robinson a star.

Tim Black Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Zimbabwe: a victory for Mugabeism

Zanu-PF’s election victory shows how little has changed.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Boris’s burqa-bashing is not ‘Islamophobic’

Ring-fencing Islamic culture from criticism has created a new intolerance.

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

Alex Jones and the rise of corporate censorship

The banning of Infowars is an alarming act of capitalist intolerance.

Ieuan Joy Tuesday 7 August 2018 comments

They’re not book‑burners – they’re morons

The Bookmarks stunt was dumb and illiberal, but this is not the 1930s.

James Woudhuysen Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

No, we are not addicted to smartphones

The idea that we’re at the mercy of Silicon Valley is an elitist myth.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

How feminism makes life harder for girls

Girls are stressed because they’re constantly told to expect the worst.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

Leave those kids alone

Now officials want five-year-olds to pick their own gender.

Julie Burchill Wednesday 8 August 2018 comments

The problem with gay surrogacy

There’s something narcissistic in demanding your own biological children.

Karl Kemp Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

A feeling of apartheid in Holland

A South African writer sees too much of his homeland in multicultural Europe.

Ashley Frawley Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

The dystopia of the child-protection industry

From Norway to Britain, more kids are being seized from their parents.

spiked Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

The problem with ‘woke’ comedy

Simon Evans on how sanctimony is dulling our sense of humour.

Mick Hume Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

Boris burqa row: another excuse to bash Brexit voters

Remainer elitists are hiding their prejudices behind a veil.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 9 August 2018 comments

Who’s really racist – Boris or his critics?

It is the refusal to criticise certain groups that smacks of racism.

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Italy: the rise of the techno-populists

The spiked review talks to Carlo Invernizzi Accetti about why the Five Star Movement is a new kind of populism.

Tom Slater Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Everything has changed

Why the Brexit revolt cannot be undone.

Udi Greenberg Friday 10 August 2018 comments

The myth of a New Nazism

Udi Greenberg on why today’s populism isn’t a replay of the Thirties.

Matthew Goodwin Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Democracy’s shadow

Populism emerges when people want more from politics.

Daniel Ben-Ami Friday 10 August 2018 comments

The elites vs social media

Why our rulers lost faith in the digital dawn.

Miguel Murado Friday 10 August 2018 comments

Whither Podemos?

On the rise and fall of Spain’s left-wing populists.

Alexander Adams Monday 13 August 2018 comments

MagicGate: game culture’s new civil war

Political violence is breaking out... over a trading-card game.

Ella Whelan Monday 13 August 2018 comments

No, an invitation to debate isn’t a catcall

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Ben Shapiro was ludicrous.

Gareth Sturdy Monday 13 August 2018 comments

Sam Gyimah: the minister for philistinism

The HE minister thinks universities should parent rather than educate.

Tim Black Monday 13 August 2018 comments

The destruction of Yemen

The West is complicit in the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.

Candice Holdsworth Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Can poetry survive outrage culture?

A poet has been hauled over the coals for a pretty inoffensive poem.

Kevin Yuill Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Giving a green light to euthanasia

Why has the UK Supreme Court backed out of life-and-death decisions?

Luke Gittos Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Operation Yewtree: the moral panic that ruined lives

Why is no one talking about the wrong done to Jonathan King?

Brendan O’Neill Tuesday 14 August 2018 comments

Corbyn and Munich: this really matters

We need to talk about the problem of ‘anti-Zionism’.

Maren Thom Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Why Idris Elba shouldn’t play James Bond

Bond is a racist, sexist dinosaur. He is the antithesis of diversity.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Where are all the white supremacists?

The pathetic Unite the Right rally shows white supremacy is dead.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 15 August 2018 comments

Identity politics has conquered the Westminster bubble

The anti-Semitism / Islamophobia spat is another Culture War stand-off.

Christian Butler Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

Why shouldn’t straight actors play gay characters?

It’s called acting for a reason.

Austin Williams Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

Genoa: notes on a disaster

Poor maintenance and underinvestment could well explain the Morandi Bridge collapse.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 16 August 2018 comments

The terrible price of a ‘People’s Vote’

To overthrow the Brexit vote would be to overthrow democracy itself.

Emily Dinsmore Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Within touching distance of the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe represents a huge step forward for humanity.

spiked Friday 17 August 2018 comments

‘We can’t let the Islamists win’

Qanta Ahmed on what the Boris/burqa storm reveals about the rise of Islamism.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Barcelona, one year on

Why people still aren’t taking violent Islamism seriously.

Mick Hume Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Press freedom is too important to entrust to judges – or government

The BBC won’t appeal the Sir Cliff ruling. We need to appeal to the public.

Niall Crowley Friday 17 August 2018 comments

Aretha Franklin, voice of freedom

The Queen of Soul expressed a new optimism in black America.

Manick Govinda Monday 20 August 2018 comments

VS Naipaul: his own person

The great writer rejected victimhood and lazy thinking.

James Heartfield Monday 20 August 2018 comments

Kofi Annan: frontman for Western meddling

How the former UN chief gave cover to the West’s bloody wars.

Tim Black Monday 20 August 2018 comments

It’s now the US v Turkey

Tensions between the two NATO allies run deeper than the dispute over a pastor.

Tom Slater Monday 20 August 2018 comments

The Bosses’ Vote

A second Brexit referendum, brought to you by exploited Indian labour.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 20 August 2018 comments

Women don’t have penises

In Britain it might soon be a crime to express this scientific fact.

Candice Holdsworth Tuesday 21 August 2018 comments

The cultural appropriation jerks

Why Jamie Oliver was right not to apologise.

Jon Holbrook Tuesday 21 August 2018 comments

This had nothing to do with racism

Dr Bawa-Garba was struck off because she was incompetent.

Dominic Standish Tuesday 21 August 2018 comments

Five Star’s hypocrisy over the Morandi Bridge disaster

For years, the Five Star Movement has opposed infrastructure development.

Julie Burchill Tuesday 21 August 2018 comments

It’s called acting for a reason

The idea that actors can only play people like them is uptight nonsense.

Nikos Sotirakopoulos Tuesday 21 August 2018 comments

Greece’s turmoil: still no end in sight

The bailouts may be over, but the economic pain isn’t.

Jim Butcher Wednesday 22 August 2018 comments

Anti-tourism gets ugly

Posters mocking dead tourists in Barcelona capture a mainstream sentiment.

Fraser Myers Wednesday 22 August 2018 comments

There are too many people in prison

Politicians are ignoring the real cause of the prisons crisis.

Phil Mullan Wednesday 22 August 2018 comments

No Deal is nothing to fear

Brexit could be our first step towards an economic revival.

Sean Collins Wednesday 22 August 2018 comments

Trump and his ‘best people’

You can only defeat Donald Trump in the court of public opinion.

Pavla Karon Thursday 23 August 2018 comments

Steel Panther: metal’s un-PC heroes

The ‘Pussy Melter’ controversy reveals all that’s wrong with this age.

Alexander Adams Thursday 23 August 2018 comments

The compelling mystery of David Lynch

A new biography lets a tiny bit of daylight in on the visionary director.

Geoff Norcott Thursday 23 August 2018 comments

Edinburgh: where being right-wing makes you exotic

Conservative comics still raise eyebrows, but things seem to be changing.

Mick Hume Thursday 23 August 2018 comments

Now Corbyn plans to ‘nationalise’ the news

Why cheer the Labour leader’s support for government-approved journalism?

Julian Vigo Friday 24 August 2018 comments

Trans activists have declared war on free speech

Censorship and violence are used to shut down debate about gender recognition.

Luke Gittos Friday 24 August 2018 comments

#MeToo and the dangers of blind belief

This hashtag movement has devastated the presumption of innocence.

Ella Whelan Friday 24 August 2018 comments

Asia Argento and the hypocrisy of #MeToo

Argento is being devoured by a witch hunt she helped to nurture.

Spiked Friday 24 August 2018 comments

‘It’s black kids who suffer most from the victim narrative’

Tony Sewell on cultural appropriation and what is really holding back black kids.

Martin Cullip Monday 27 August 2018 comments

Let people vape on trains

Making it easier to vape will tempt more people away from cigarettes.

Tim Black Monday 27 August 2018 comments

Now they’re blaming populism for measles

Rejecting the politics of expertise is different to rejecting experts.

Nick Cater Monday 27 August 2018 comments

Why Malcolm Turnbull was ousted

Like Hillary and Britain’s Remainers, this was an out-of-touch politician.

Fraser Myers Monday 27 August 2018 comments

The whitewashing of John McCain

For some people, being anti-Trump absolves you of all other sins.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 28 August 2018 comments

Have a drink and enjoy your life

Prohibitionists can’t decide for us how to live well.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 28 August 2018 comments

Another victory for choice

Let’s celebrate easier access to abortion pills – but there is more to be done.

Andrew Doyle Tuesday 28 August 2018 comments

Scrapping with ghosts

Those who see Nazis everywhere have lost touch with reality.

Christian Barnard Tuesday 28 August 2018 comments

Migration is not to blame for Mollie Tibbetts’ murder

Right-wing scaremongering doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

Brid Hehir Wednesday 29 August 2018 comments

Anti-FGM activists demean women

FGM fearmongers assume that parents are incapable of changing their attitudes.

James Heartfield Wednesday 29 August 2018 comments

Victim culture eats one of its own

The Avital Ronell scandal exposes the absurdity of the culture of complaint.

Tom Slater Wednesday 29 August 2018 comments

Why aren’t we taking the Islamist threat seriously?

A slew of convictions should remind us that nihilism lurks in Britain.

Neil Davenport Thursday 30 August 2018 comments

In defence of the nation

David Edgerton offers a compelling analysis of the rise and fall of British nationhood.