Brendan O'Neill

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

How will Hoseasons enforce its ban on ‘homophobes’?

23 August 2019 11:47 pm

Gillette has learned the hard way that if you annoy your customer base, your business will suffer. Ever since it…

Why was a finals student disqualified for criticising halal meat?

20 August 2019 12:12 am

We have to talk about the schoolgirl who was disqualified from a GCSE exam on the grounds that she had…

In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

13 August 2019 8:41 pm

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that…

The curious reaction to a niqab-wearing homophobe

29 July 2019 9:05 pm

Are we allowed to criticise the niqab yet? This question crossed my mind as I watched that viral clip of…

Why we can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

23 July 2019 1:14 am

In Canada right now, a group of female workers, at least one of whom is a migrant, are coming under…

Why I’m sick of Pride

6 July 2019 4:00 pm

Anyone else sick of the Pride flag? It’s everywhere. It flutters from virtually every building in central London. Town halls…

The shameful hounding of Carrie Symonds

25 June 2019 5:00 am

Who’s really harassing Carrie Symonds? We have no proof that her boyfriend Boris Johnson is. One surreptitiously recorded late-night row…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 11:45 pm

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…

Jeremy Corbyn has ditched his principles over Brexit

4 April 2019 11:52 pm

Remember when people would say things like, ‘Jeremy Corbyn might talk a lot of nonsense but at least he has…

Don’t call Corbynistas ‘cultural Marxists’

28 March 2019 1:47 am

Suella Braverman, the Conservative MP for Fareham, said yesterday that the radical left is increasingly hostile to open debate and is…

Don’t be fooled by the twee placards at the People’s Vote march

26 March 2019 12:24 am

I’ve had a lot of flak for describing Saturday’s march for a ‘People’s Vote’ as ‘disturbing’. Angry emailers inform me…

Australian notes

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Good trouble I arrive in Australia to feverish talk of a rebellion. There has been a ‘teenage revolt’. A mass…

White fright

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In the freakish universe of identity politics, there’s no creature sadder than the self-hating white person. All it takes for…

LA used to be fun – dope has just made it dull

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Los Angeles stinks. Not just of the usual things: sex, money, suntan oil, hipster food, surfer wax — odours that…

New York notes

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Tantamount to a speechcrime New York is wonderfully offensive. Offensive to nature with its gravity-defying towers. Offensive to the tragic,…

University challenge

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In a few weeks, a new intake of students will arrive, all fresh-faced and excited, at universities around the country.…

Our survey proves just how horrible you are

12 August 2017 9:00 am

This month the Australian Human Rights Commission lied to the nation. And it knows it did.  It told Australians that…

Tantrum of the climate alarmists

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Of all the hot air blown out by eco-alarmists, their maddest claim, the one least founded in truth, is that…

Bureaucrats and barbarians

18 March 2017 9:00 am

We have mourned Bill Leak. Now we must avenge him. The time for tears has passed. It’s anger we need…

The students fight back

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Last week, students at York University staged a walkout from the sexual consent classes organised by their student union women’s…

To hell with ethical eating

22 September 2016 1:00 pm

We need to update the seven deadly sins. Take out gluttony — what’s wrong with the odd bit of gorging?…

Diary

3 September 2016 9:00 am

As I was leaving the sweaty Q&A set at the Docklands Studios in Melbourne, a lefty dweeb in the audience…

Diary

1 September 2016 1:00 pm

As I was leaving the sweaty Q&A set at the Docklands Studios in Melbourne, a lefty dweeb in the audience…

Leakphobia

13 August 2016 9:00 am

What could a trendy, tattooed, godless leftie in the hippest bit of Melbourne possibly have in common with an Isis-admiring…

We are not a hateful nation

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic, apparently. An epidemic of hate. Barely a day passes without some policeman…