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Brendan O'Neill

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Brendan O'Neill is the editor of spiked, the "sassy, irreverent, UK-based online magazine of news and opinion", as the San Francisco Chronicle described it. He has been labelled "one of Britain's sharpest social commentators" by the Daily Telegraph and as a "loony lefty hack" by the far-right British National Party. His journalism is published widely on both sides of the Atlantic and is collated at: www.BrendanONeill.net.

The myth of overpopulation

As the food price crisis deepens, many commentators are pointing the finger of blame at overpopulation. Apparently, the real problem is the “human plague”: all…

The white Madonna’s burden

In the May issue of Vanity Fair, there was a telling exchange between its cover star Madonna –- resplendent in leotard and black knee–length boots…

Bring on the Chinese

A few months ago, at the height of the Christmas shopping season, Oxfam encouraged us Britons to give “the gift of dung” to Africa. That’s…