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Let’s refuse to play the terrorists’ game

Islamists feed off our fear. Let’s starve them.

FSUR: fuelling the free-speech fightback

Our Free Speech University Rankings continues to make waves.

Tom Bailey 23 March 2017

The SNP isn’t interested in independence

Scottish nationalism is more about therapy than democracy.

Jacob Furedi 23 March 2017

Remainers: skulking off to their echo chambers

Calls for a pro-EU independent London are snobbish and undemocratic.

Google ads: free speech on trial

Calling on Google to clean up the web is a step towards censorship.

Rob Lyons 22 March 2017

Theresa May’s Laboured energy stunt

The Tories’ energy price cap is straight out of Labour’s failed manifesto.

The boy from the Bogside who took on the British

To many of us in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness was a hero.

Mick Hume 21 March 2017

‘Liberal’ libel law: still a disgrace to democracy

The Hopkins case suggests the ‘new dawn’ for libel laws was false.

Tim Black 21 March 2017

This reckless Russia-baiting must stop

Some in the West seem hell-bent on resuscitating the Cold War.

Matthias Heitmann 21 March 2017

The Dutch revolt against the politics of fear

Dutch voters said No both to the establishment and its critics.

Luke Gittos 20 March 2017

Liz Truss’s rape reforms are wrong and unjust

Rape complainants must be cross-examined live in court.

The king is dead

RIP Chuck Berry, inventor of popular music.

The war of the veil

When it’s okay to say no hijabs allowed.

‘Let’s abolish all libel laws’

Brendan O'Neill on Monroe/Hopkins and the death of free speech.

The Dutch delusion

No, Dutch voters have not tamed 'the Brexit spirit'.

Tom Slater 17 March 2017

Osborne editing the Standard is why Brexit happened

The political-media set has never been so cliquey.

Yvette Cooper: the witchfinder-general of the web

Cooper is on a crusade to cleanse the internet. We must stop her.

Elle: empowerment in darkness

Verhoeven’s rape-revenge thriller is his most startling film to date.

Mick Hume 16 March 2017

Divided we stand – in defence of democracy

How has ‘division’ – the basis of democratic debate – become a dirty word?

Sean Collins 16 March 2017

The Trump tax bombshell that wasn’t

Rachel Maddow drifts farther into conspiracy-theory territory.

Jacob Furedi 16 March 2017

Censorship in Catalonia

Catalan politicians are being silenced and criminalised.

Thou shalt not ‘make light’ of gay marriage

A beer boycott Down Under shows how authoritarian gay marriage has become.

Mhairi Black: a Twitter politician

New MPs are more interested in trending than serving.

Girls’ literature? There’s no such thing

Encouraging girls to read female authors only is ridiculous.

Maren Thom 15 March 2017

The F-rating: feminism’s war on art

Cinema should not be subjected to the demands of diversity.

Dolan Cummings 15 March 2017

The secret of Modi’s success

Indians want more development, and believe Modi will deliver it.

Tim Black 14 March 2017

Indyref2: making Scotland a weapon against democracy

Sturgeon and her allies will do anything to block the will of the demos.

‘The Dutch are sick of being lied to’

Meet the man hoping to be kingmaker in the Dutch elections.

Enough with the ‘snowflake’ slur

We shouldn't write off an entire generation over the actions of a few.

Tom Bailey 14 March 2017

Uber: the illusion of growth

The dark truth about Uber? It doesn't make money.

Luke Gittos 13 March 2017

Cries of ‘victim-blaming’ are silencing debate

There is a difference between blame and responsibility.

Ann Furedi 13 March 2017

Let’s decriminalise abortion once and for all

We urge MPs to scrap Britain’s Victorian abortion laws.

Frank Furedi 13 March 2017

Does Erdogan have a right to hold rallies in Europe?

Not necessarily, no. But we should let him where possible.

Blaming Turkey for Germany’s problems

The bans on Turkish politicians reveal the illiberalism of the German state.

‘We need a new industrial revolution’

Phil Mullan on why the budget will do nothing to revive the economy.

spiked 11 March 2017

‘Where is the Safe Space?’

We explore London's most censorious campuses.

£24,000 for a tweet? What a dark day for free speech

The suing of Katie Hopkins is a scandal.

Bill Leak: a free‑speech hero

Brendan O'Neill pays tribute to the great Australian cartoonist.

Sean Collins 10 March 2017

The Russia frenzy gripping Washington

All sides in US politics now make wild, conspiratorial claims.

Luke Gittos 10 March 2017

Why young people are scared of sex

Forget relationships education – let them learn on the job.

We need big, bold economic thinking in the Brexit era

People want change, but politicians are wedded to the status quo.

Politicians, please stop sharing your tax returns

We don’t care what you earn; we care what you think and do.