Melanie Phillips

Archive for April 2003

  • 28 April, 2003

    Local democracy is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, we haven't got it. What we've got instead is a constitutional porridge, and millions of implacably hacked-off voters.

    On Thursday, England's voters outside London go to the polls to elect their local councillors.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 April, 2003

    Completely unabashed, the people who got this war so totally wrong at every turn are still making a rotten call.

    The liberation of Iraq has brought anarchy and disorder in its wake. For the last few days, there have been awful scenes of looting, intimidation and violence in Baghdad, Basra and other cities.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 7 April, 2003

    Millions of people will have woken up this morning feeling distinctly poorer. Yesterday, the long-threatened rise in national insurance kicked in.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 4 April, 2003

    It was disturbing -- to put it mildly -- to learn from the boasts of a Fatah official that hundreds of Palestinians had gone to swell Saddam Hussein's war arsenal as a supply of human bombs.

    So one might expect Britain - America's staunchest ally in the war against terror -- to be making tough noises towards t

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 4 April, 2003

    As the coalition prepares for the battle for Baghdad and the war in Iraq enters its most dangerous phase, the real quagmire has developed over who should run Iraq after the war has been won.

    Tony Blair has been pressing for the United Nations to take a central role. The U.S.

    Published in: Daily Mail

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About Melanie

Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author. She is best known for her controversial column about political and social issues which currently appears in the Daily Mail. Awarded the Orwell Prize for journalism in 1996, she is the author of All Must Have Prizes, an acclaimed study of Britain's educational and moral crisis, which provoked the fury of educationists and the delight and relief of parents.

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Books

  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Londonistan
  • The Ascent of Woman
  • America's Social Revolution

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Melanie Phillips
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