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Why this election matters

This is a fight for democracy. Get involved.

Rob Lyons 25 April 2017

Call off this mad War on Sugar

Fizzy drinks v diet drinks: the health bores lose the plot.

Tom Bailey 25 April 2017

How Bill O’Reilly lived off outrage

He's gone, but his shallow style lives on.

Naomi Firsht 24 April 2017

Macron-Le Pen and the death of left and right

The old politics no longer holds. So what now?

Luke Gittos 24 April 2017

Cressida Dick is no hero

So what if she’s the first female Met boss? Judge her record.

Why we opened a nanny-state store in Shoreditch

If the finger-waggers get their way, all shops will be as mad as ours.

‘Brexiteers cannot afford to sit this one out’

Brendan O'Neill on what is really at stake in the snap election.

Brexit and the spirit of innovation

Ignore the Remoaners – Brexit lets us reimagine the future.

In defence of the stiff upper lip

The cult of introspection is the bane of modern life.

Tom Bailey 21 April 2017

Rebel: Tory vs the establishment

Douglas Carswell’s book gives a refreshing take on the new elitism.

Ella Whelan 20 April 2017

Labour doesn’t speak for the people

Brexit was people power in action – and Labour is terrified of it.

So what if Tim Farron thinks homosexuality is a sin?

The media’s interrogation of Farron’s soul is a despicable spectacle.

Luke Gittos 20 April 2017

Who should decide the fate of children?

A High Court ruling on a sick baby's life raises troubling questions.

How Prince Harry is failing the mentally ill

Treating everyday strife as mental illness does a disservice to the truly ill.

Let the people speak: why spiked welcomes the snap election

This is a great opportunity to deepen the democratic spirit of Brexit.

Naomi Firsht 19 April 2017

Mélenchon: the best chance for Frexit?

The left-wing presidential candidate has some good ideas.

Wendy Earle 19 April 2017

Charging Bull v Fearless Girl

The public should decide what becomes of public art.

There are worse things than a Kelvin MacKenzie column...

...like allowing Labour and the police to boss about the free press.

No, mothers are not making their daughters mentally ill

The obsession with girls’ mental health is enough to drive anyone round the bend.

Jacob Furedi 18 April 2017

A mockery of democracy

The Turkish referendum was undemocratic from the start.

Turkey needs some Brexit spirit to defeat Erdogan’s tyranny

From Brussels to Istanbul, elites are in revolt against democracy.

Tom Slater 17 April 2017

Dave Chappelle in a humourless age

The revered comic’s Netflix specials have rankled the speech police.

Fraser Myers 17 April 2017

Spice Zombies: another moral panic about drugs

It’s government crackdowns we should worry about, not Spiceheads.

‘This Cold War is even crazier than the last’

Podcast: Brendan O'Neill on the reckless new interventionism.

Jacob Furedi 14 April 2017

The press isn’t to blame for the slow death of Labour

Conspiratorial Corbynistas blame everyone but themselves.

Patrick West 14 April 2017

Withnail and I and the meaning of life

Thirty years on, this film’s tragedy and comedy speak to us still.

Mauling an MGM classic

A new adaptation of An American in Paris is an infernal mess.

Mick Hume 13 April 2017

No, Remainers are not an oppressed minority

Elitists claim they’ve been ‘silenced’ – they mean we won’t do as they say.

Ella Whelan 13 April 2017

We need to do right by old people

The crisis in adult social care is punishing those to whom we owe so much.

The dangers of equating words with actions

The idea that words cause harm is being used to justify censorship and violence.

Tom Slater 12 April 2017

Blundering into a new Cold War

The West’s nostalgic warmongers should be careful what they wish for.

Luke Gittos 12 April 2017

Who’s afraid of Neil Gorsuch?

The new Supreme Court justice might not be as bad as you think.

Tom Bailey 12 April 2017

The myth of Trumpism

From foreign policy to economics, Trump is mellowing.

The smiling Brummie girl is no radical icon

This is a cynical media image, not a revolution.

‘Fake news’ flags won’t get to the truth

Let's trust people to be critical news consumers.

Deniz Karaman 11 April 2017

Why Turkey must say No to Erdogan

A Yes vote in next week’s constitutional referendum would destroy Turkish democracy.

Living wage? This is bargain-basement socialism

How working people’s pay became a lifeless academic question.

Trump v Syria: the deadly infantilism of the moral warmongers

Why ‘humanitarian interventionists’ never learn from their errors.

Assisted suicide: for all or for none at all

Legalising assisted suicide for the terminally ill would set us on a slippery slope.

Alexander Adams 10 April 2017

Building the Communist dream

Imagine Moscow, an exhibition at London’s Design Museum, captures an architectural future that never was.