Brendan O'Neill

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

Books

Canceling To Kill a Mockingbird is a step too far

If they can come for Lee, they can come for anybody

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

It’s time for Ireland to stand up to the EU

Ireland’s political class must now make a full-throated defense of Irish sovereignty

By Brendan O'Neill

Politics

No, Spike Lee: Donald Trump is not like Hitler

You don’t have to be a defender of Donald Trump to twig the dangers in this increasingly casual plundering of the crimes of the past

By Brendan O'Neill

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

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