Brendan O’Neill

How about we ‘defend European values’ by not arresting people who say stupid things?

24 March 2016 17:36

After terrorist outrages like the one in Brussels, our leaders always say the same thing: ‘We must defend European values…

The ‘anti-racist’ crowd have resorted to the old politics of racism

7 March 2016 18:04

The self-important slayers of ‘cultural appropriation’ have gone too far this time. Clearly they didn’t get a big-enough moral kick from…

I hate to break it to feminists, but ‘white male privilege’ is a myth

5 January 2016 17:35

How’s this for dark irony: throughout 2015, ‘white male privilege’ was the buzzphrase on every rad tweeter and liberal hack’s…

This obsession with ‘cultural appropriation’ is leading us down a very dark path

24 November 2015 13:25

Just when you thought uptight, fun-dodging, thought-policing millennials couldn’t get any worse, they go and brand yoga as racist. Apparently,…

Banning provocateurs doesn’t silence them – it only amplifies their voices

9 October 2015 16:00

I write about free speech. And I’m tired of writing about free speech. I’m tired of needing to write about…

Why are students now cheering about the massacre at Charlie Hebdo?

2 October 2015 17:35

I witnessed something genuinely disturbing at Trinity College Dublin last night: trendy, middle-class, liberal students cheering and whooping a man…

Why does the left care more about Islamophobia than anti-Semitism?

9 September 2015 10:51

Why do leftists care more about Muslims than they do about Jews? If that sounds confrontational, consider this: this week,…

Beware the microaggression mob

6 August 2015 10:35

Have you been microaggressive recently? My guess is that in some way or another, you have, you bastards. If you…

The Stepford Student – The Spectator’s gift to the world

14 May 2015 16:02

The Stepford Student website is full of interesting articles on current affairs. For instance ‘I couldn’t give a single flying shit about…

I’m not voting on Thursday — but don’t you dare call me apathetic

5 May 2015 15:22

With just 48 hours to go before we get to vote in officially the most boring election in history, the…

She’s wrong, but Katie Hopkins has a right to call migrants ‘cockroaches’

20 April 2015 17:32

I know we’re all supposed to be spitting blood over Katie Hopkins’ Sun column about African migrants. In fact, anyone…

Don’t try and bring race into the voting booth. It has no place there

17 April 2015 16:39

The voting booth is, to borrow a fitting phrase from history, the great leveller. Outside the voting booth, you might…

Identity politics has created an army of vicious, narcissistic cowards

19 February 2015 14:26

Has there ever been a more petulant mob of moaners than that which is currently hurling abuse at Peter Tatchell?…

Was it us wot won Page 3 back?

22 January 2015 12:52

The Sun was being widely credited last night with having pulled off a brilliant bit of trolling, first appearing to…