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What a real democratic party should look like

Some advice for the doublespeaking Remoaners behind ‘The Democrats’.

Luke Gittos 17 August 2017

Eric Bellquist and the presumption of innocence

The mauling of an innocent banker points to a worrying trend.

Naomi Firsht 17 August 2017

‘Total agreement is the end of thought’

The Majority at the National Theatre probes modern political activism.

Hands off the Sun!

Corbynistas calling for journalists to be sacked are like jumped-up Joe Stalins.

Bernie Whelan 16 August 2017

Long live the King

Forty years after his death, Elvis lives on.

Mick Hume 16 August 2017

Fake news: who checks the fact‑checkers?

The ‘fake news’ panic is a phoney excuse for sanitising debate.

Tara McCormack 16 August 2017

The hysteria over Russia is hurting democracy

When it comes to Russia, Trump is often more rational than his critics.

Jacob Zuma: a political diversion

Getting rid of Zuma and his corrupt cabal won't solve South Africa's problems.

Dolan Cummings 15 August 2017

Indian independence: still a cause for celebration

Why are observers focusing on Partition rather than liberation?

‘Really all you want is a laugh, and you’ll do anything to get that’

Improv king Colin Mochrie on his fans, TV censors and why Brits are more fun.

Why Nazis must have freedom of speech

Seven reasons why the far right should never be censored.

Sean Collins 14 August 2017

After Charlottesville: stand up to racial thinking

The far right must be challenged, but not with identity politics.

Frank Furedi 14 August 2017

Whiteness: a nonsense category

‘Whiteness’ is as irrational an idea as white superiority itself.

Tim Black 14 August 2017

North Korea: fire and fury and hypocrisy

Critics of Trump's buffoonish barbarism should look in the mirror.

Doug Nicholls 14 August 2017

Is freedom of movement anti-working class?

Eurosceptic trade unionists believe only capitalists benefit from the Single Market.

‘Gay people fought for their own liberation’

Peter Tatchell on why 1967 was just the beginning of the fight for gay rights.

Luke Gittos 11 August 2017

Operation Sanctuary: no easy answers

We need to do more than ‘call a spade a spade’.

After Brexit, who’s really sowing division?

Hating the elderly is today’s most acceptable prejudice.

Fraser Myers 10 August 2017

Mrs Orwell: married to two men

The relationship between Eric Blair and George Orwell is the real heart of this play.

Tom Slater 10 August 2017

No, a second referendum would not be more democratic

We can’t let the enemies of democracy pose as its guardians.

Ann Furedi 10 August 2017

Sexual paranoia on campus

Laura Kipnis on the perversity of protecting students from adult relationships.

The Google memo and the new blacklisting

When did it become acceptable to sack someone for expressing an opinion?

Jon Holbrook 9 August 2017

Leaving the EU means leaving the ECJ

And Lord Neuberger should leave politics to the politicians.

Angelina Jolie: a saint no longer?

Her use and abuse of the developing world is nothing new.

Ella Whelan 8 August 2017

Lena Dunham: the PC snitch

Her latest Twitter tirade says more about her than the targets of her ire.

Jim Butcher 8 August 2017

Barcelona and the scapegoating of tourists

#TouristsGoHome is not radical – it’s nasty, conservative and divisive.

Neil Davenport 8 August 2017

England Is Mine: Mozzer in a coma

This sedate biopic captures nothing of Morrissey’s bullshit and brilliance.

Mick Hume 7 August 2017

My Friday night with Mo Farah and Bolt

The World Athletics Championships show that elite sport can still rise above it all.

Tim Black 7 August 2017

The damnation of Justin Gatlin

The anti-doping crusade has turned sport into a moral spectacle.

Rob Lyons 7 August 2017

Rising energy bills: the price of green obsessions

It’s government policy, not big business, that’s hiking up energy prices.

‘We must show solidarity with Venezuelans’

Brendan O’Neill on the global crisis of democracy.

Tom Slater 4 August 2017

The rise of the therapeutic royals

Prince Philip’s stepping down marks the end of an era.

Patrick West 4 August 2017

Nietzsche for our times

He would have some choice words for our tame, narcissistic culture.

Rob Lyons 4 August 2017

Palmed off with dubious scare stories

The scaremongering about palm oil reveals the dangers of blending science and politics.

Böcskei Balázs 4 August 2017

The EU’s crisis is a political opportunity

There is now a chance to repose the fundamental questions of politics.

Mick Hume 3 August 2017

‘We respect the referendum result, but...’

Cross-party plots to betray Brexit show the big divide is no longer left vs right.

Australian universities are not hotbeds of harassment

The panic over sexual harassment is undermining women’s freedom.

Tyler, The Creator: the wrong kind of queer

Apparently, using the word ‘faggot’ disqualifies you from being gay.

Venezuela: down with this Bonapartist regime

The people suffering under Maduro need our solidarity, not sermons.

Stop policing women’s bodies

Breastfeeding is a personal choice, not an obligation.

Standing up for the heterodox academy

College campuses have become ‘progressive’ echo chambers.

Sean Collins 1 August 2017

The Mooch: a bit part in the Trump soap opera

The past week proved Trump is more than capable of humiliating himself.

Tim Black 1 August 2017

North Korea: how did it come to this?

US-North Korea relations have never been more volatile and uncertain.

Venezuela and the global turn against democracy

The left-right point-scoring over Venezuela obscures the real tragedy.

Mosquitoes: a liberal-elite indulgence

Lucy Kirkwood’s new play is a tribute to the virtuousness of experts.

Jon Holbrook 31 July 2017

Charlie Gard’s case should never have gone to court

No one – not Charlie, not his parents, not society – benefited from this.

Rob Lyons 31 July 2017

Chlorinated chicken scare: where’s the meat?

The finer points of food processing have become a Brexit battleground.

Luke Gittos 31 July 2017

Supreme Court judges: saviours of workers?

The tribunal-fees ruling reminds us of the weakness of the labour movement.