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Brendan O'Neill

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

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

Art

In defense of Liam Neeson

The primal need for vengeance condemned by the Irish actor is now on full display by his haters and detractors

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Who does Leo Varadkar think he is?

He thinks that what is good for his government is more important than what the British people voted for

By Brendan O'Neill

Art

Kevin Hart is the offense archaeologists’ latest victim

The PC police have won, again

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Michael Moore couldn’t be more wrong about Brexit

He’s defending a cruel, aloof, undemocratic political institution, not a wonderful continent

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

The staggering hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton

Even by her standards, Clintons temerity in lecturing the Brits about shielding authoritarian governments is galling

By Brendan O'Neill

Politics

Brett Kavanaugh’s real crime? He’s a white man

If you are obsessing over someone’s skin colour, you are probably a little bit racist

By Brendan O'Neill

Europe

Brexit: a beginner’s guide

Americans often ask me ‘what is happening?’ in British politics at the moment. Well, here is my answer…

By Brendan O'Neill

Steve Bannon and the sanitisation of public life

What is wrong with 21st century liberals? Where is their willingness to go into battle against people they consider to be backward and dangerous?

By Brendan O'Neill

Art

The real reason Scarlett Johansson abandoned her ‘trans role’

She didn’t merely ‘step away’, no matter what the headlines say.

By Brendan O'Neill

Politics

Parkland’s secular saints shouldn’t be immune to criticism

Oh America, what have you done to your kids? Consider David Hogg, the 17-year-old survivor of last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and now omnipresent media agitator for tighter gun-control laws in the US. That young Mr Hogg’s instant reaction to being criticised by a news anchor was to […]

By Brendan O'Neill

The great Cambridge Analytica conspiracy theory

This Cambridge Analytica thing is starting to sound like a chattering-class conspiracy theory. We’re meant to believe that Donald Trump won the presidential election and Brexit was victorious in the EU referendum because sinister rich and right-wing people trawled social media, harvested our inner-most lives, and then planted messages that ‘mind-fucked’ us into voting for […]

By Brendan O'Neill

China

Not my president: meet the Chinese students standing up to Xi Jinping

At last, some students in the West are campaigning for freedom and democracy. Following years of supposedly rad students banning pop songs about sex, and force-fielding their campuses against offensive speakers, and even expelling certain newspapers from their common rooms as if they were heretical abominations, a group of students has emerged to demand more […]

By Brendan O'Neill

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