Spiked on line deletes comments – so much for free speech.

The writers at the right wing on line magazine Spiked are nothing but zealous in their enthusiasm for free speech. However, in my experience their commitment to free speech is left wanting when you try to post a critical comment on one of their articles. Every now and again I make the mistake of visiting … Continue reading “Spiked on line deletes comments – so much for free speech.”

‘Spiked’ launches a demented, fact free attack on “Stop Funding Hate”.

The bizarre on line magazine, Spiked, has launched another fact free attack on a campaign it doesn’t like.  These two very similar articles from Spiked writers were published within days of each other: “Stop Funding Hate: a nasty, elitist campaign for press censorship” by Brendan O’Neill, in the Spectator (16th Nov 2016): http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/11/stop-funding-hate-nasty-elitist-campaign-press-censorship/ …  (Brendan O’Neill … Continue reading “‘Spiked’ launches a demented, fact free attack on “Stop Funding Hate”.”

Brexit: the battle for democracy starts here. (Institute of Ideas / Spiked on Line)

“Brexit: the battle for democracy starts here” is the title of an ‘Institute of Ideas’ and Spiked on line, event with apparently just three speakers, all Spiked members, Frank Furedi, Claire Fox and Tom Slater. I was attracted by the title but appalled by the briefing notes for the meeting: Throughout the notes the author does exactly what he/she … Continue reading “Brexit: the battle for democracy starts here. (Institute of Ideas / Spiked on Line)”

‘Battle of Ideas’ and ‘Spiked On Line’

I just happened to take look at the Battle of Ideas debates for 20th/21st Oct and noticed that the on line magazine Spiked seemed to be surprisingly well represented.  At least 12 of the speakers are either current or past writers for Spiked.  As a comparison the Guardian had 9 speakers.  As Spiked is a … Continue reading “‘Battle of Ideas’ and ‘Spiked On Line’”

Invoke Article 50 Now – Invoke Democracy Now – Uphold the Brexit vote!

‘Invoke Democracy Now’ and ‘Invoke Article 50 Now’ are campaigns sponsored by the online magazine ‘Spiked’ (see web page header above). Their latest “Demo for democracy: uphold the Brexit vote!” was held on 5th September to coincide with a debate in the commons on a petition which gained over 4 million signatures.  The petition, set up … Continue reading “Invoke Article 50 Now – Invoke Democracy Now – Uphold the Brexit vote!”

Who is behind the campaigning group “Invoke Democracy Now”.

“Invoke Democracy Now”  Claims to be a “post-Brexit campaigning group set up to inspire wider public discussion of Brexit and democracy and to call on the government to uphold the vote.” but who is behind the organisation? The answer looks like ‘Spiked‘, a right wing neo-libertarian online magazine. Prominent speakers at “Invoke Democracy Now”‘s first … Continue reading “Who is behind the campaigning group “Invoke Democracy Now”.”