Brendan O'Neill

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


Students are fighting back against the PC creed

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A pro-free speech – and anti-NUS – rebellion is gathering steam at universities all over Britain

Ethical eating should replace gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins

24 September 2016 9:00 am

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



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…

By David Follett


13 August 2016 9:00 am

Islamists and the Left are, yet again, in an unholy alliance


Britain's real hate crime scandal

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Believe what you see on the streets, not the media hype


Brexit voters are not thick, not racist: just poor

2 July 2016 9:00 am

How the little people of Britain gave the elite a Brexit bloody nose

To drink a beer called ‘Maple Bacon Coffee Porter’ is to say: ‘I’m better than you

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Fussy fans of ‘artisan’ brewing have brought hipster snobbery to the everyman world of beer-drinking

Ward of the nanny state

11 June 2016 9:00 am

The ‘free speech’ outrage over the brief suspension of Roz Ward exposes the shameless hypocrisy of the Left


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

UK: The Guardian Hay Festival 2004

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

Death online

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

Reaction To Loss Of 27 Australians In Air Malaysia Plane Disaster In Eastern Ukraine

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