Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill is the editor of Spiked and a columnist for The Australian and The Big Issue.

Just Stop Oil’s Stonehenge attack is unforgivable

20 June 2024 3:42 pm

So now we know: nowhere is safe from the entitled fury of the Just Stop Oil mob. Not even Stonehenge.…

The tragedy of Diane Abbott

29 May 2024 11:13 pm

Here’s the tragedy of Diane Abbott. She entered British politics as a trailblazer for black Britons and now she leaves…

The revolt of the Jews of London

24 May 2024 9:00 pm

Every now and then you see an event and you think to yourself: ‘This will go down in history.’ Last…

Salman Rushdie has exposed the great lie of a ‘Free Palestine’

20 May 2024 11:29 pm

This is what people must mean by the phrase ‘adults in the room’. After seven months of left-wing hotheads damning…

The troubling reaction to the shooting of Robert Fico

16 May 2024 10:47 pm

Just imagine if, following the killing of Jo Cox, some right-wing media outlet had said: ‘Well, she was a divisive…

JK Rowling is no bully

14 May 2024 1:46 am

I see JK Rowling is being cruel again. Her nasty streak is off its leash. She’s bullying random people and…

What is the anti-Israel Eurovision protest really about?

11 May 2024 1:14 am

A young Israeli woman warned to stay in her hotel room. A baying mob on the streets outside hollering slogans…

The truth about Israel’s ‘friendly fire’

4 April 2024 3:45 am

David Cameron has got some front. The Foreign Secretary is haranguing Israel over its tragic unintentional killing of seven aid…

The hounding of Kate was a new low for Britain

24 March 2024 12:36 am

Shame on the ghouls who spread lies and rumours about the Princess of Wales. And the idiot conspiracy theorists who…

How was the puberty blocking scandal ever allowed to happen?

17 March 2024 6:15 pm

Remember when Irish singer Róisín Murphy was set upon by the mob last year? Her crime: she criticised puberty blockers…

Leave Kate Middleton alone

12 March 2024 11:25 pm

Well done everyone for ruining Mother’s Day for the Princess of Wales. I hope you’re proud of yourselves. A young-ish…

The disgusting defacement of Lord Balfour’s painting

10 March 2024 1:12 am

There’s a new movement in town: Philistines for Palestine. Not content with traipsing through the streets every other weekend to…

Who could object to a Muslim war memorial?

7 March 2024 9:39 pm

I don’t understand right-wingers who spend most of their time on the internet. Often they’re found tut-tutting over what they…

Prince William should keep quiet about Gaza

21 February 2024 11:42 pm

‘William: Fighting in Gaza must be brought to an end’, bellows the Daily Telegraph‘s front page today, next to an…

Brianna Ghey’s murder is being weaponised – but not by Sunak

9 February 2024 2:16 am

We really have seen the worst of politics over the past 24 hours. I’m not referring to Rishi Sunak’s dig…

Of course the Clapham chemical attack is about asylum

5 February 2024 11:25 pm

The Clapham chemical attack is ‘not really about asylum’. An actual government minister said this. Not some junior scribe for…

What was the Clapham chemical attack suspect doing in Britain?

2 February 2024 10:08 pm

Here’s my question about Abdul Ezedi, the suspect in the Clapham chemical attack: what the hell was he doing in…

It’s not Palestinian blood that is cheap, Humza Yousaf

24 January 2024 2:21 am

Sometimes a politician says something that makes you wonder if they’re living on a different planet. This week it was…

The delusion of the Houthi pacifists

13 January 2024 2:08 am

I see ‘Not in my name’ is trending on social media. It’s in response to the US and UK strikes…

Joey Barton

The disgusting attempt to silence Joey Barton

11 January 2024 12:25 am

I have a question. What’s more ‘dangerous’ and ‘disgusting’ – a footballer sounding off on social media or a government…

Harvard’s Claudine Gay isn’t a victim of racism

4 January 2024 4:18 am

A month ago, Claudine Gay of Harvard University was obsessed with putting things into context. Asked at that now infamous…

Why don’t anti-racists care about anti-Semitism?

29 December 2023 2:10 am

Where have all the anti-racists gone? You couldn’t move for anti-racists in recent years. They thundered from their newspaper pulpits…

Is identity politics to blame for the rise of anti-Semitism?

19 December 2023 3:40 am

Anti-Semitism is surging among the young. It is now positively hip to view Jews as ‘problematic’. Consider the recent Harvard/Harris…

Why can’t some Londoners tolerate posters of kidnapped Israelis?

15 December 2023 5:00 pm

What is it about those images of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas that so infuriates certain sections of the public? Since…

The chilling link between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism

5 December 2023 4:40 am

Isn’t it remarkable how similar anti-Zionism is to anti-Semitism? The latest proof of an intimate link between these two ideologies…