September 2018

Fraser Myers Monday 3 September 2018 comments

Lana Del Rey: the latest casualty of BDS censorship

Artists who perform in Israel are not agents of the Israeli state.

Sabine Beppler-Spahl Monday 3 September 2018 comments

Chemnitz and the politics of fear

Both the far right and its critics are guilty of political hyperbole.

Brendan O’Neill Monday 3 September 2018 comments

Now we know: ‘the resistance’ is the establishment

John McCain‘s funeral exposed the cynicism of Anti-Trumpism.

Luke Gittos Tuesday 4 September 2018 comments

KSI v Logan Paul: why they were right to fight

Boxing is risky but rewarding: we should encourage young people to take it up.

Tim Black Tuesday 4 September 2018 comments

The West has no moral authority in Syria

Our leaders’ criticisms of Assad and Putin smack of hypocrisy.

Tim Black Tuesday 4 September 2018 comments

Roxanne Pallett: the making of a victim

Celebrity Big Brother has provided a rare insight into the nature of victimhood.

Gareth Sturdy Wednesday 5 September 2018 comments

Stop scaring kids stiff about bullying

Schools are safer environments than ever before.

Christian Butler Wednesday 5 September 2018 comments

Spike Lee v the Klan

BlacKkKlansman is the work of a director who revels in complexity.

Brendan Chilton Wednesday 5 September 2018 comments

What happened to old Labour?

We have completely lost touch with the people we are meant to serve.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 5 September 2018 comments

Corbynistas, please don’t lecture us about free speech

This censorious movement only cares about the freedom to have a dig at Israel.

Ella Whelan Thursday 6 September 2018 comments

Stella Creasy’s war on thoughtcrime

Criminalising misogyny would be an affront to free thought.

Mick Hume Thursday 6 September 2018 comments

Governor of the Bank of Anti-Brexit

Mark Carney’s self-reappointment sums up what Leave voters revolted against.

Tom Slater Thursday 6 September 2018 comments

The New Yorker’s Steve Bannon self‑own

He calls the media snowflakes. And what do they do? Ban him.

Spiked Friday 7 September 2018 comments

‘Swedish politicians have abandoned the nation’

Historian Lars Tragardh on the rise of the Sweden Democrats.

Patrick West Friday 7 September 2018 comments

What Nike and Nietzsche have in common

Both preach that it is better to ‘just do it’ than to believe in something.

spiked Friday 7 September 2018 comments

The stupidity of banning Bannon

The spiked team talks Steve Bannon, Labour anti-Semitism and the new Nike ad.

Tim Black Monday 10 September 2018 comments

Sisi: the West’s favourite dictator

Egypt is further away than ever from the aspirations of the Arab Spring.

Patrick West Monday 10 September 2018 comments

Serena was no victim of racism or sexism

What we really saw was a rich person intimidating a person of lesser standing.

Frank Furedi Monday 10 September 2018 comments

Why Sweden’s populist moment matters

The rise of the Sweden Democrats is a blow to Europe’s elites.

Steve Bremner Tuesday 11 September 2018 comments

Down with compulsory calorie‑counting!

Now the government wants to lecture us when we eat out.

Ella Whelan Tuesday 11 September 2018 comments

Stop using women to try to kill off Brexit

Women for a People’s Vote is a cynical, misanthropic movement.

Fraser Myers Tuesday 11 September 2018 comments

#MeToo and the end of redemption

Olivia Munn is wrong to try to destroy an ex-offender’s career.

Joanna Williams Wednesday 12 September 2018 comments

It is now a thoughtcrime to criticise transgenderism

Professors are being blacklisted for questioning the trans ideology.

Mick Hume Wednesday 12 September 2018 comments

‘Get Boris?’ It’s another backdoor plan to stop Brexit

Time for the Tory ‘civil war’ to be honestly fought in the open.

Frank Furedi Wednesday 12 September 2018 comments

The EU’s shameful crusade against Hungary

Hungary is being punished for one reason only: it takes its sovereignty seriously.

Daniel Ben-Ami Thursday 13 September 2018 comments

Crashed: no light at the end of the tunnel

Ten years on, the financial crisis is still being misunderstood.

Neil Davenport Thursday 13 September 2018 comments

Why students *heart* Stalin

Championing the gulags comes all too easy to today’s campus crusaders.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 13 September 2018 comments

Serena, that cartoon and the truth about bigotry

The defenders of Serena Williams have been far more bigoted than her critics.

Alexander Adams Friday 14 September 2018 comments

Into The Valley of the Fallen

Carlos Rojas’ newly translated 1978 novel continues to shed light on Spain’s dark history.

Spiked Friday 14 September 2018 comments

‘Facebook groups are not full of hate’

Jamie Bartlett on how the Online Forums Bill threatens internet freedom.

Patrick West Friday 14 September 2018 comments

Exiting the EU cult

The EU is terrified that other member states will follow Britain.

Spiked Friday 14 September 2018 comments

Westminster’s war on the web

The spiked team talks online hate speech, Tory Brexit divisions and the Serena sexism row.

Frank Furedi Monday 17 September 2018 comments

How ‘gender neutrality’ could screw up the next generation

There’s nothing progressive about asking kids to choose their gender.

Phil Mullan Monday 17 September 2018 comments

The crash 10 years on

A decade later, maybe we’ll finally learn the lessons of the meltdown.

Tom Slater Monday 17 September 2018 comments

The casual tyranny of the second-referendum set

Rearguard Remainers are unabashed authoritarians.

Rob Lyons Tuesday 18 September 2018 comments

Tom Watson’s dodgy diet advice

He did well to shed seven stone. If only he’d now shed the fearmongering.

Lucy Harris Tuesday 18 September 2018 comments

Why Brexitphobes are crap campaigners

Their instinct is to hector rather than listen and persuade.

Tim Black Tuesday 18 September 2018 comments

Russian athletes: beyond redemption?

Why Russian athletes will always be tarnished in the eyes of the West.

Spiked Tuesday 18 September 2018 comments

Introducing... The Brendan O’Neill Show

Our editor’s new monthly podcast kicks off this Sunday with Lionel Shriver.

Christian Butler Wednesday 19 September 2018 comments

A glamorous and ugly movie

Crazy Rich Asians is dumb and cruel, even by rom-com standards.

Luke Gittos Wednesday 19 September 2018 comments

Let’s be honest about suicide

Suicide is not the grave threat to young men that activists claim it is.

Ella Whelan Wednesday 19 September 2018 comments

Now we know: the EU was lying about Ireland

Brussels whipped up fears about the Irish border to bash Brexit.

Fraser Myers Thursday 20 September 2018 comments

The fall of Elon Musk

It is Musk’s reputation that is harmed most by his mad tweets.

Tom Slater Thursday 20 September 2018 comments

The PC police, literally

The British police have become the armed wing of offence culture.

Andrew Doyle Thursday 20 September 2018 comments

The stupidity of modern anti-racism

Smearing everyone who disagrees with you as far right only helps the far right.

Brendan O’Neill Thursday 20 September 2018 comments

Ian Buruma: victim of Sexual McCarthyism

The ousting of the NYRB editor confirms MeToo is now a witch-hunt.

Ieuan Joy Friday 21 September 2018 comments

The Croydon Cat Killer: a modern urban myth

Why do such obviously ludicrous stories grip the imagination?

Spiked Friday 21 September 2018 comments

‘There is no great socialist ferment in the Democratic Party’

Michael Tracey on the democratic-socialist hype and Trump’s embattled administration.

spiked Friday 21 September 2018 comments

How #MeToo became a political weapon

The team discuss Brett Kavanaugh, the rise of the ‘democratic socialists’ and the fall of the Lib Dems.

Joanna Williams Friday 21 September 2018 comments

Germaine Greer: hardly a heretic

On Rape buys into much of today’s misanthropic feminism.

Brendan O’Neill Friday 21 September 2018 comments

Salzburg: the humiliation of British democracy

The EU might find May frustrating, but it’s us voters they really despise.

Candice Holdsworth Monday 24 September 2018 comments

The misanthropy of the Stanford prison experiment

We have uncritically bought the idea that we’re all one step from barbarism.

Tim Black Monday 24 September 2018 comments

Bono can’t give the EU a soul

U2 have tried, and failed, to give our technocratic age meaning.

Spiked Monday 24 September 2018 comments

‘Everyone on Earth is part of my world. They belong to me’

Lionel Shriver on art, freedom and the nonsense of ‘cultural appropriation’.