Melanie Phillips

Articles

  • 6 March 2013

    Phew! Thank heavens the Israeli film The Gatekeepers failed to win an Oscar. Maybe the Almighty is a cinema-goer and also felt like throwing up when he saw it.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 5 March 2013

    Jutting out his chin after a humiliating defeat in the Eastleigh by-election, David Cameron declared yesterday that ‘there will be no U-turns’ and no ‘lurching to the Right’ (but not, alas, ‘no cliches’).

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 27 February 2013

    Is the United States about to become a laughing-stock to the rest of the world? It seems to have accrued a Defence Secretary who is the toast of Iran, and a Secretary of State who is a blithering idiot.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 25 February 2013

    You can almost set your clock by it. Whenever a scandal erupts, it’s generally the cover-up that does the real damage, not just to the miscreant’s reputation but over a steadily widening area like a pebble rippling through a pool.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 February 2013

    The movie Lincoln, which I have just seen, is a magnificent piece of cinematic theatre, with a mesmeric performance by Daniel Day Lewis which deserves all the plaudits headed upon it.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 21 February 2013

    By discharging the jury which had failed to reach even a majority verdict in the Vioky Pryce case, the judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, did not hide his astonishment and dismay at the way it had behaved.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 19 February 2013

    The 'subscribe' button on my home page, which enables readers to receive email updates of my work on this site, is now operational again following a technical hiatus. Apologies to all those who subscribed for this service but received no updates in recent weeks; please re-subscribe for the restored update service.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 18 February 2013

    If anyone still doubts that European culture is suffering from a terminal sickness, and that the poison in its bloodstream is oozing out foully to pollute the atmosphere as it steadily disintegrates, what has happened to Lars Hedegaard stands as a graphic corrective.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 18 February 2013

    Another week, another scene-change in the long-running farce of Britain’s catastrophic entanglement with human rights law.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 February 2013

    Today, the government is due to unveil its proposals for dealing with the vexed and emotive issue of how to pay for long-term care for the elderly.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 4 February 2013

    The Tories are in ferment. Plots against David Cameron appear to be seeding like dandelion spores. Rebellion looms in the division lobbies.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 1 February 2013

    Israel has not yet got over its astonishment at the result of the general election, which saw the propulsion to power of the political neophyte Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 31 January 2013

    The agony of the US Republicans, engulfed by an existential crisis since the second term victory of Barack Obama, reminds me so much of the UK Conservatives’ similar crisis after the accession of Tony Blair to power in 1997.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 29 January 2013

    With the row then still raging over the Lib Dem MP David Ward’s attack upon Jews for not learning the lessons of the Holocaust and oppressing the Palestinians, the Sunday Times published last weekend a cartoon by Gerald Scarfe depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a demonic builder walling up Palestinians with cement stained red with their blood.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 28 January 2013

    The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, decided last week to use the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos to make some observations about women in the workplace.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 26 January 2013

    People have been expressing severe shock and revulsion at the ugly remarks by LibDem MP David Ward about Israel and the Holocaust.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 23 January 2013

    As I wrote here just over a week ago, the great question about David Cameron’s EU referendum promise was always going to be what he would do if he failed to achieve what he set out to achieve.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 21 January 2013

    The immediate response to the Sahara atrocity must be revulsion, and deep sorrow for the families of those British and other hostages who were murdered in cold blood or killed in the rescue attempt.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 January 2013

    For those Eurosceptics like Dan Hannan who believe that David Cameron has now committed himself to a referendum on whether or not Britain should remain in the EU, such jubilation is surely distinctly premature.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 10 January 2013

    I think this is what is called a slam dunk. Barack Obama has now proposed filling the three positions in the US administration most concerned with the security of the nation and the defence of the free world, those at State, Defence and the CIA, by three men who have all taken up positions which can only strengthen those who threaten the security of America and the survival of the free world.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

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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