Melanie Phillips

Archive for January 2005

  • 31 January, 2005

    A Labour party election poster in which the heads of Michael Howard and Oliver Letwin have been superimposed on the bodies of pigs with wings has been attacked as 'antisemitic'.

    As a Jew, I find this claim ludicrous. Yes, messrs Howard and Letwin are Jews.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 28 January, 2005

    Countries around the world marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz yesterday - but the Muslim Council of Britain did not take part in the commemorations for reasons that belie an underlying anti-Semitism.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 24 January, 2005

    The Conservative party is finally taking the bull by the horns. Today, Michael Howard will put immigration and asylum at the centre of the party's election campaign by undertaking significantly to restrict the numbers coming into Britain.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 January, 2005

    The Government has announced that it may introduce citizenship ceremonies for all 18 year-olds, in which they would take an oath of allegiance to the Queen, listen to speeches and receive certificates to mark their coming-of-age as British citizens.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 January, 2005

    Tony Blair's staunch support for President Bush over Iraq has done the Labour Prime Minister great electoral damage in Britain, not least among the country's 1.8 million Muslims.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 17 January, 2005

    This has gone way beyond tragedy or even farce. It has become an institutionalised national fraud, with untold consequences for the nation.

    Pupils have been awarded a B grade in maths GCSE despite scoring only 17 per cent, while those scoring 45 per cent were awarded an A.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 January, 2005

    Christians regularly find their faith pilloried and ridiculed, with the BBC -which seems to bend over backwards not to offend any faith except Christianity - one of the worst offenders.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 3 January, 2005

    A catastrophe of the magnitude of the Asian tsunami inevitably hurls the greatest of challenges at religion.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 1 January, 2005

    I'd like to start with three short anecdotes.

    A friend went into Blackwells university bookshop in Oxford and asked the counter clerk: 'Do you have a copy of Alan Dershowitz's The Case for Israel?' 'There is no case for Israel', the counter clerk replied.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 1 January, 2005

    In fact, they tend to be disillusioned former left-wingers and Democrats; while Irving Kristol, the grand-daddy of neo-conservatism who coined the famous quip that the neo-cons were 'liberals who had been mugged by reality', is a former Trotskyite.

    What 'extreme right' really means is 'extremely moral'.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

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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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