Brendan O'Neill

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

When will those ‘marching for Palestine’ do the right thing?

8 November 2023 9:29 pm

Those of us who believe in freedom of expression have felt mighty lonely this week. We have watched as, one…

Why won’t Gary Lineker call out the fascism of Hamas?

7 November 2023 12:07 am

One of the most curious things following Hamas’s massacre of the Jews on 7 October was the silence of Britain’s…

Hamas’s victim complex

4 November 2023 1:24 am

‘We are the victims… therefore nobody should blame us for the things we do.’ Who do you think said this?…

Dagestan’s anti-Semitic mob and the truth about Palestinian ‘solidarity’

30 October 2023 10:52 pm

So now we know what a ‘globalised intifada’ might look like. That’s what people chanted for on the streets of…

The shameful desecration of Israel’s kidnapped children

26 October 2023 3:31 am

We have seen many grim images over the past two weeks. Images of the apocalyptic, Isis-style violence visited upon the…

The Met Police’s ‘jihad’ lecture shows it has lost the plot

23 October 2023 11:27 pm

I knew the police had lost the plot, but even I didn’t expect them to start issuing chin-stroking theological justifications…

Do Jewish Lives Matter too?

13 October 2023 1:48 am

For more than a year, English footballers took the knee in solidarity with a petty criminal who was murdered by…

Why aren’t ‘anti-fascists’ condemning the tide of anti-Semitism?

11 October 2023 1:10 am

I have a question about the events of the past few days: where is Antifa? Where are those self-styled anti-fascists…

The shameful gloating at Israel

8 October 2023 7:46 am

Leftists love to fantasise about how heroic they’d have been when Jews were being rounded up in the 1930s. ‘I’d…

The chilling calls to shut down GB News

28 September 2023 9:25 pm

Tyranny is a sneaky thing. It often scurries in on the back of controversy. It is often when people are…

Justin Trudeau’s Nazi blind spot

27 September 2023 3:30 pm

Justin Trudeau’s government sees fascists everywhere, except when one is standing right under their nose. That’s the brilliant if bleak…

YouTube is wrong to rush to judgement on Russell Brand

20 September 2023 1:00 am

It is often on the back of public fury that dangerous new precedents are set. Authoritarianism can sneak in when…

Róisín Murphy and the limits of the new authoritarianism

13 September 2023 11:45 pm

Has cancel culture finally met its match? Have the new blacklisters who hasten to erase anyone who gives voice to…

The Guardian’s shameful Roisin Murphy review

8 September 2023 10:25 pm

Of all the smug, bitter things the Guardian has published over the years, its review of Róisín Murphy’s new album…

The sinister online mobbing of Róisín Murphy

31 August 2023 11:52 pm

In the past they would put a witches’ bridle on women who yapped too much. Any woman judged to be…

Why did the Co-op debank feminists – but let Rose West keep her account?

26 August 2023 1:09 am

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any madder, you find out the following: at the Co-operative bank, if you’re…

Sadiq Khan’s racial dystopia

22 August 2023 12:19 am

Imagine if the Mayor of London was a Tory and his website featured an image of a black family alongside…

What does it take to get you cancelled at the Edinburgh Fringe?

16 August 2023 8:25 pm

So, let me get this right: at the Edinburgh Fringe, comedians who make jokes about killing and raping women are welcome, but…

The truth about ‘gender-affirming care’

9 August 2023 8:52 pm

‘My breasts were taken away from me (and) the tissue was incinerated.’ Every word of destransitioner Chloe Cole’s testimony to…

Barbie

Barbie’s critics are the real snowflakes

25 July 2023 11:38 pm

Hold on: I thought it was the wimpish new left that loses its rag over ‘offensive’ culture. Aren’t snowflakes usually…

The trouble with Keir Mather

22 July 2023 1:03 am

Every time I cross paths – or swords – with a cranky student activist, I have the same thought: ‘Oh…

How did Trans Pride allow itself to become a front for misogyny?

11 July 2023 12:52 am

On Saturday, in Trafalgar Square, a man called for violence against women. Specifically, it seems, intellectually curious women, those unruly…

Biden’s ‘Orwellian’ social media crackdown

6 July 2023 2:42 am

Joe Biden cannot be trusted to protect the American people’s freedom of speech. He needs to be restrained, by law,…

Does the TUC understand what the word ‘mum’ means?

30 June 2023 10:00 pm

Imagine if, in 1868, when the TUC was founded, someone had told those warriors for workers’ rights that one day…

The shameful condemnation of the Titan Five

23 June 2023 9:55 pm

The five departed souls of the Titan submersible suffered two tragedies. First, the tragedy of dying in a catastrophic implosion…