Brendan O'Neill

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

Prince Harry has done something unforgivable

7 January 2023 5:30 pm

I’m just going to say it: I’m Team William. In that scrap that Prince Harry says happened at Nottingham Cottage,…

What unites Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate

31 December 2022 8:21 pm

So, are you Team Tate or Team Thunberg? Do you side with the muscled misogynist who has convinced tragic TikTok…

Can Jeremy Clarkson’s critics take a joke?

20 December 2022 12:44 am

There is always a tipping point in Twitterstorms. A moment at which the digital hysteria over something somebody said becomes…

The Twitter Files show Donald Trump should never have been banned

14 December 2022 4:20 am

The latest Twitter Files revelations are the most disturbing yet. They show how the employees of this private company, not…

When will Harry and Meghan leave us alone?

7 December 2022 5:00 pm

Is anyone else starting to feel harassed by Harry and Meghan? There’s no escaping them. Open Spotify and there they…

The Palace has treated Lady Hussey cruelly

1 December 2022 10:21 pm

On the Lady Susan Hussey affair – is anyone else more horrified by the Palace’s behaviour than Lady Hussey’s? Yes,…

Baddielphobia and the ugly truth about anti-Semitism

23 November 2022 5:54 pm

David Baddiel could not have asked for better evidence for his thesis that ‘Jews don’t count’ than the online reaction…

What happened to Stephen Fry’s belief in scientific reason?

21 November 2022 1:47 am

Here’s my question for Stephen Fry after he said his trans friends had felt ‘deeply upset’ by some of the…

Trumpism is dead, long live populism!

10 November 2022 9:47 pm

Donald Trump is done for. Trumpism too. That’s the main takeaway of the Midterms. Many of the candidates Trump backed…

What's wrong with being an apocalypse denier?

29 October 2022 5:15 pm

This week, on BBC radio, I made a confession: I am a denier. Not a climate-change denier – an apocalypse…

Support the strikes!

18 October 2022 9:00 pm

There are no two groups more different than climate protesters and striking workers. The former are mostly plummy layabouts, posh…

Why won't Graham Norton speak up for JK Rowling?

14 October 2022 8:24 pm

Is silence still violence? I’m just wondering because this week Graham Norton was asked about the deluge of hateful slurs…

Morrissey is the rock’n’roll rebel we need

11 October 2022 1:31 am

There was a truly electric moment at the Morrissey gig at the Palladium in London last night. Moz was introducing…

It's no surprise eco zealots targeted Captain Tom

4 October 2022 4:25 am

What drives someone to do something as morally depraved as throw human faeces on a monument to Captain Sir Tom…

Does the EU respect the Italian people?

27 September 2022 4:00 pm

I know we’re all meant to be quaking over the election result in Italy. That we’re all supposed to be…

The trouble with ‘bourgeois’ environmentalism

24 September 2022 12:45 am

The left needs to shake off its ‘bourgeois environmentalism’. It needs to distance itself from the ‘bourgeois environmental lobby’ and…

Something extraordinary is happening in Iran

21 September 2022 11:35 pm

The images coming out of Iran are remarkable. Women are ripping off their hijabs and burning them in public. They’re…

Police should leave anti-monarchist protesters alone

12 September 2022 7:31 pm

No one should ever be arrested for what they think or say. It is remarkable – and depressing – that…

A republican's tribute to the Queen

9 September 2022 4:54 pm

I am a republican, always have been, and yet I now feel a great sense of loss. And not only…

Joe Lycett isn't funny – or brave

5 September 2022 10:33 pm

Can we all take a moment to marvel at the courage of Joe Lycett? Imagine the cojones it must take…

The narcissism of Meghan Markle

30 August 2022 10:08 pm

I’ve read some batty celebrity profiles in my time. But that piece about Meghan Markle in the Cut takes the…

Is Harry Styles ashamed of being straight?

25 August 2022 1:44 am

Celebrities used to dread being outed as gay. Now they seem to dread being outed as straight. Consider Harry Styles.…

Iran can't shirk the blame for the attack on Salman Rushdie

16 August 2022 1:13 am

So according to Iran it is Salman Rushdie’s own fault that he got stabbed. It had nothing to do with…

The shameful attack on Salman Rushdie

13 August 2022 3:51 am

We are all praying that Salman Rushdie will be okay. What happened in Chautauqua in New York today is indescribably…

The heatwave green hysteria is out of control

18 July 2022 4:41 pm

If you find yourself wondering over the next few days why it is so swelteringly hot, I have an answer…