Melanie Phillips

Archive for January 2012

  • 30 January, 2012

    Last Thursday night I was on BBC TV’s Question Time in Plymouth, which you can view here. The last question on the show came from a woman who asked whether, ‘since Israel has many more nuclear weapons than Iran’, we should agree with President Obama’s statement that no option (in other words, war with Iran) should be ruled out.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 30 January, 2012

    Was there ever a more perverse and self-destructive society than the contemporary West? In its attitude to the Middle East and the Islamic world, it appears to suffer from the political equivalent of auto-immune disease: turning on its allies while embracing its enemies.

    Published in: The Australian

  • 30 January, 2012

    As has long been clear, something seems to have gone very badly wrong with the culture of British policing. While many police officers do a sterling job in preventing crime and promoting public tranquillity, barely a week goes past without some fresh revelation of gross incompetence or allegation of cronyism — or even corruption — by the police.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 25 January, 2012

    War with Iran is a truly fearsome prospect. Its likely consequences would include attacks on US air bases from thousands of Iranian missiles, the unleashing of terrorist attacks within the US and Europe, the rocketing of Israeli towns from the tens of thousands of missiles trained on Israel from Lebanon, the closing of the Straits of Hormuz thus paralysing western oil supplies, and doubtless other horrors.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 January, 2012

    The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was really terrific on the BBC’s Today programme this morning – calm and persistent and, despite interruptions so bad it was impossible at times to hear what was being said at all, managing to get his point across and convey his essential decency and reasonableness.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 January, 2012

    When Sasha Laxton was born five years ago, his parents decided they wanted to avoid classifying him as either a boy or a girl. They felt that to do so was a kind of ‘sexual stereotyping’ which had to be avoided at all costs.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 January, 2012

    Well well. So all those folk who were loudly asserting that Romney was a shoo-in have been made to look idiots yet again by Gingrich’s convincing win in South Carolina.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 January, 2012

    Ever since the idea of elected police commissioners first surfaced from the then Conservative opposition, I have argued that this is a seriously bad idea.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 January, 2012

    The British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg today met the Palestinian Authority ‘President’ Mahmoud Abbas on his visit to London.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 January, 2012

    Oh, the irony of it! The fear that the Scots are heading for a referendum in which they would vote for independence from England drove the Prime Minister last week to launch a campaign to prevent such an outcome.

    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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