Brendan O'Neill

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

Not thick or racist: just poor

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The most striking thing about Britain’s break with the EU is this: it’s the poor wot done it. Council-estate dwellers,…

Ward of the nanny state

11 June 2016 9:00 am

If you want to know what someone utterly bereft of shame looks like, look no further than the lefitsh defenders…

The internet’s war on free speech

14 May 2016 9:00 am

The web was meant to empower us all. Right now, it’s empowering censors

Fallen idol

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Germaine Greer falls foul of the speech-policing tranny state

Defending Mitchell

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The scandal that reveals Australia’s real moral crisis


14 November 2015 9:00 am

How Generation Whinge are thieving from their elders

The new wowserism

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Thanks to the intolerant orthodoxies of the Left, ordinary conservative Australians are now moral larrikins

Aping racism

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The behaviour and attitudes of today’s anti-racists bears an uncanny resemblance to, er, racism

The brave thing now: don’t write about your death

25 July 2015 9:00 am

In the social media age, breaking ‘the last taboo’ is de rigueur

Clash of the gay-marriage glory-hunters

13 June 2015 9:00 am

From corporations to politicians, everyone’s looking to purify themselves via gay marriage

Sex, lies and, er, rape

28 February 2015 9:00 am

A recent conviction in the ACT makes rapists of us all

An A-to-Z guide to the new PC

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Anyone who thought political correctness had croaked, joining neon leg warmers, mullets and MC Hammer in the graveyard of bad…

Gay marriage and the death of freedom

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Rather than striking a blow for individual liberties, the dogma of gay marriage is stifling them

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Free speech is so last century. Today’s undergraduates demand the ‘right to be comfortable’

Now it’s the tranny-state

18 October 2014 9:00 am

The transgender community have become masters (er, mistresses?) of intolerance and offence-taking

Students - bunk off your sex classes and learn on the job

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Universities are forcing undergraduates to attend sex education classes. Poor students

The biggest civil liberties outrage you've never heard of

23 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Bubble matches’ sound like something quaint. In fact,they’re an outrage against civil liberties

A dark day for Australia

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Tony Abbott’s ‘leadership call’ on Section 18C is a double-whammy wallop in the face of liberty

Welcome to the age of self-love

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Pro-masturbation campaigning is a cause for our narcissistic times

Just another witch hunt

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Should we really ostracise the opera singer Tamar Iveri?


10 May 2014 9:00 am

I knew from reading his book that Bob Carr was colossally vain. But still I’m stunned when, 90 seconds before…

In praise of Big Coal

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Through its coal-digging antics, Oz has made itself the midwife of a new era of progress around the world

A culture war on whaling

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Australia’s successful international block on Japan’s business represents the nanny state gone global

Please stop trying to raise my awareness

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Once, campaigners and charities tried to fight social evils. Now they just tell us about them

Israelis don’t care that we hate them. But they’d like to know why

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Israelis’ theories on why it’s fashionable for the West to despise them