Brendan O'Neill

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

Europe

Joe Biden and the weaponization of Ireland

The President-elect’s Irish games could seriously harm Anglo-Irish relations

By Brendan O'Neill

Prince Harry needs to stop lecturing us

I really don’t think the Duke of Sussex should be pushing divisive ideas like ‘unconscious bias’

By Brendan O'Neill

Tech

The collapse of the Cambridge Analytica Brexit conspiracy theory

There was always a whiff of desperation to the Cambridge Analytica obsession

By Brendan O'Neill

Art

The Oscars’ woke McCarthyism is a step too far

PC at the Academy Awards has become a genuine problem and a genuine threat to artistic freedom

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Yes, we need experts. But let’s not politicize expertise

Their expertise lies in science. But how to respond their advice? That’s for politicians to decide — and for democracies to question

By Brendan O'Neill

Young people are ill-equipped to cope in this time of coronavirus

We have created a generation lacking in resilience

By Brendan O'Neill

Media

Why people who hate Brexit love Megxit

Harry and Meghan want to be global actors, not ‘mere’ national figures or family members

By Brendan O'Neill

Art

Ricky Gervais gives Hollywood the thrashing it richly deserves

The British stand-up spared no one

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

What Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand about Brexit

Brits don’t take kindly to being lectured by PC Americans

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Brexit voters do feel betrayed. So why can’t Boris say so?

This is an explicit effort to criminalize political opinion

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

The Liberal Democrats are the real Brexit extremists

If you want to cancel the votes of millions of people, you are not a moderate

By Brendan O'Neill

Internet

We can’t ignore the case of Jessica Yaniv

Is it really an assault on human rights if a woman says, ‘I don’t want to wax your genital area’?

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Kim Darroch did nothing wrong

Why won’t Brexiteers stand up to Donald Trump?

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

The real reason some Brits don’t like Trump

Trump-bashing isn’t a political stance — it’s a snooty mocking of white-trash America

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

The British Parliament’s plot to thwart Brexit is complete

Bit by bit, blow by blow, motion by motion, the largest democratic vote in British history is slain

By Brendan O'Neill

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