Julie Burchill

How anti-Semitism breeds on university campuses

19 May 2024 4:00 pm

It’s often said that anti-Semitism is a shape-shifter, seen best in the way that the right-wing have painted the Jews…

Stephen Fry and the rise of the Pratriarchy

8 May 2024 1:00 am

With Labour on course to win the next election, it’s worth asking again: why is it the only major political…

Taylor Swift is a rotter

27 April 2024 4:30 pm

Taylor Swift has released another album spilling the beans on her private life. ‘I’d written so much tortured poetry in…

The Met doesn’t care about anti-Semitism

21 April 2024 10:10 pm

We’re familiar by now with the peculiar paradox of left-wingers and feminists, those weird well-born women who would scream blue…

JK Rowling and the Cass report reckoning

13 April 2024 4:45 pm

Boyish girls, climb the nearest tree and give a Tarzan whoop of victory – girly boys, fashion a floral crown…

What happened to the working class?

1 April 2024 11:00 am

The Sunday Times’s headline for the obituary of Edward Bond earlier this month was striking: ‘Briton who rose from a…

In praise of bin men

23 March 2024 5:00 pm

I’ve always had a soft spot for bin men – or refuse collectors as we generally call them these days.…

This tragic Oscars shows the Golden Age of Hollywood is over

11 March 2024 8:56 pm

‘The Incident’ which took place between Chris Rock and Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars was a double-edged sword. It…

Geri Halliwell can never be wrong

6 March 2024 5:00 pm

Watching the current scandal around Christian Horner play out, I didn’t feel any of the glee I usually do when…

Show-off vicars are ruining the Church of England

3 March 2024 11:00 am

It’s generally my morning habit to leap out of bed at 5am singing the Queen song ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’,…

The welcome demise of the smug shop

19 February 2024 10:52 pm

Though I believe that people who use the phrase ‘retail therapy’ should probably have their voting rights removed, I do like shops…

The torment of British Jews

18 February 2024 5:30 pm

When I was a child, learning about the Holocaust, I used to believe that what happened to the Jews in…

Prince William should say no to a Royal reconciliation with Prince Harry

9 February 2024 4:30 pm

Might the King’s cancer diagnosis lead the Royals to put aside the squabbles that have torn the family apart and…

In praise of Kemi Badenoch

5 February 2024 4:30 pm

Whenever international affairs are proving particularly ‘interesting’ there’s always some clown who pipes up with ‘Oh, if only women ruled…

Brighton shows why you shouldn’t vote Labour

27 January 2024 6:15 pm

I surely wasn’t the only citizen of Brighton and Hove who breathed a sigh of relief when the Green council…

‘Sir’ Ed Davey’s Lib Dems are the real nasty party

13 January 2024 11:00 am

Growing up in 1970s working-class Bristol (before it went all poke: posh and woke) life was so tribal that you…

The unbearably smug spectacle of the Golden Globes

8 January 2024 10:40 pm

Does anybody actually watch televised Hollywood award shows anymore unless, like me, they’re being paid to? Until ‘The Incident’ at…

What do Munroe Bergdorf and Andrew Tate have in common?

7 January 2024 9:48 pm

For inadequate men scared by self-willed women, by the start of the 21st century, things were getting dangerously out of hand. The old right-wing ‘Kinder, Küche,…

Don’t cry for Shane MacGowan

17 December 2023 5:00 pm

Shane MacGowan’s death and his star-studded funeral captured the headlines this week. But the fawning and fanfare felt oddly dissonant…

Brighton says ‘no’ to Eddie Izzard

9 December 2023 5:30 pm

‘If there’s one thing Eddie Izzard can’t be faulted on, it’s enthusiasm,’ Steerpike opined this week on the news that…

The parasitic poisonousness of Omid Scobie

2 December 2023 5:30 pm

I don’t remember exactly when I first read about the ancient courtier role of Groom of the Stool, but it’s…

Britney Spears is back with a vengeance

2 December 2023 9:00 am

After years of abuse and being reduced to the status of child-robot, the singer is back on track with soaring album sales and a smash-hit memoir

Ed Sheeran’s time is up

25 November 2023 11:00 am

Who’s the worst pop star of modern times? Some might say that Adele sounds like a moose with PMT –…

In defence of ‘nuisance’ buskers

11 November 2023 6:00 pm

I’ve always been partial to buskers. I’m sympathetic to beggars of most kinds – except the aggressive rotters, of which…