Melanie Phillips

Articles

  • 27 May 2013

    Ever since the spectre of Islamic terrorism in the West first manifested itself, Britain has had its head stuck firmly in the sand.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 27 May 2013

    The reported "killing" of Mohammed al Dura in a hail of Israeli bullets was nothing of the kind and was instead a modern-day blood libel. So said the state of Israel this week. What kept it?

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 24 May 2013

    There’s been some stiff competition over the past 24 hours for the coveted award of Most Fatuous Reaction to a Jihadi Atrocity.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 23 May 2013

    On one thing the British liberal class is certain – the hacking to death of a soldier in a Woolwich street yesterday had absolutely nothing to do with religion.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 20 May 2013

    Sometimes, you can gauge someone’s quality from the enemies they make. By that standard, the embattled Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is a person of the highest quality.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 13 May 2013

    Truly, it seems that scarcely a day now passes without our being informed of yet another celebrity accused of sexual depravity.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 May 2013

    Fort Hood, Benghazi, the Boston bombings, Iran/Syria, Israel. The pattern is unmistakeable; the danger to America is exponentially increasing; the scandal is deepening into something nearer to a national crisis.

    Published in: Melanie's Blog

  • 3 May 2013

    I am delighted to announce the launch of a major new publishing venture, Melanie Phillips Electric Media. You can learn more about it on my new website www.embooks.com -- which is due to go live in a few hours' time.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 3 May 2013

    I'm in Washington DC at present, squinting at the results of the local government elections in Britain and the damage done to the Tories in particular by the UK Independence Party -- no less of a shock to the political system for having been widely trailed.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 29 April 2013

    A group of sex education ‘experts’ has suggested that pupils should be taught in school about pornography, on the grounds that it is not ‘all bad’ and can even be ‘helpful’ to them.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 April 2013

    When the journalistic world protested almost as one after the publication of the Leveson proposals to regulate the Press, others dismissed these objections on the grounds of: ‘Well, they would, wouldn’t they?’

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 19 April 2013

    Yesterday's BBC Radio 4 Today programme informed us that Brighton's local public health agency may introduce what is euphemistically called a drug 'safe consumption room', otherwise known as a 'shooting gallery'.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 17 April 2013

    What was so moving, in the end, was that Baroness Thatcher was buried as a simple Christian.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 15 April 2013

    As David Cameron prepared for the funeral of one of his greatest predecessors, there was another, less advertised but also significant, signalled exit from the political world last week.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 April 2013

    Right everybody, excitement over, nothing to see, move along there. After the visit to Israel by new, improved, Israel-loving President Obama, which was hailed almost as Theodor Herzl's second coming, it's back to more of the same old same old.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 8 April 2013

    You really do have to pinch yourself. No really, you say, this must be a joke, surely? Alas, it is all too true.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 5 April 2013

    Does the Labour Party really believe it was entirely right and proper that Mick Philpott, who has been jailed for life for the manslaughter of six children – five of them his own -- should have been subsidised on welfare to the tune of upwards of £60,000 per year? It certainly looks as if it does.

    Published in: Melanie's Blog

  • 2 April 2013

    As everyone knows, the NHS is Britain's sacred cow because it stands for certain values that the public believe form the essence of a decent and civilised society.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 March 2013

    There must surely be many who are mystified by the Prime Minister's pistols-at-dawn challenge to Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband today over the issue of press freedom.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 March 2013

    How very disappointing. It appears that the arrival of a new head of the Church of England has not managed to prevent the collective clerical knee from jerking in the same old way over the poor.

    Published in: Daily Mail

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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