Melanie Phillips

Articles

  • 16 July 2012

    Might it be possible to kill someone with kindness? The fate of Eva Rausing suggests that this may indeed be so.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 July 2012

    Decent Christians are extremely upset, and rightly so, about the resolution passed at the General Synod a few days ago endorsing the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 July 2012

    The relentless war against the family in Britain continues in the highest court of the land.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 July 2012

    The Conservative MP Louise Mensch raised eyebrows last week when she talked candidly on BBC’s Question Time about the effects of having taken hard drugs in her youth.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 2 July 2012

    Another day, another EU referendum promise. Or should that perhaps read another EU-turn?

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 27 June 2012

    The fears I expressed in my Mail column two days ago appear to be proving justified. Or are they?

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 25 June 2012

    Today, the Prime Minister is to announce a number of important, bold and radical welfare reforms. We know they are important, bold and radical because a series of carefully placed leaks to the weekend press took care to tell us so.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 June 2012

    Travelling in America last week, I found American Jews shaking their heads in amazement at what they considered to be the supine attitude of the British Jewish leadership towards Israel demonisation and the inroads made by Islamic radicalism.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 21 June 2012

    Much excitement over the political implications of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s stunning decision, leaked to the Daily Mail, to scrap the 16+ GCSE exam and bring back in its place the academic O-Level and more vocational CSE.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 20 June 2012

    Young people caught burgling houses or committing grievous bodily harm should be spared criminal prosecution to prevent their futures being blighted, says a government adviser.Ok, he didn’t say that.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 June 2012

    As if we all didn’t have enough on our plate at present, in three days time an estimated tens of thousands of GPs and hospital doctors are planning to walk out on strike.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 June 2012

    Some years ago, on a fact-finding trip to Munich, I visited the nearby site of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau. It was an unsettling and disturbing experience, beyond being brought up against the horrors that had taken place there.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 4 June 2012

    One of the most shocking aspects of the campaign to demonise and delegitimise the state of Israel is the part played in this diabolical endeavour by Jewish and Israeli academics on the political left.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 4 June 2012

    What a fantastic, glorious, emotional, quite overwhelming spectacle. It wasn’t just that it was flawlessly executed. It wasn’t just that, as billed in advance, it would provide a sight that people would never have seen before. It was also a triumphant restatement and reaffirmation of a Britain that people love so deeply but which so many fear may have been lost forever.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 29 May 2012

    Thank goodness for Michael Gove. In a bravura performance at the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, he got it absolutely right.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 28 May 2012

    In the wake of the festival of Shavuot, when Jews have been celebrating the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai from where he presented them to the Jewish people camped at its foot, I have been brooding over the fact that Zionism has become a dirty word in Britain and the west.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 24 May 2012

    The jailing by Pakistan of the doctor who led the CIA to bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad is clearly an outrage. The Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi who has been thrown into prison for 33 years for treason, should be regarded as a national and global hero for helping run bin Laden finally to earth.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 24 May 2012

    We can now all see, can’t we, with what fathomless contempt the Obama administration treats the security of America and the west.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 May 2012

    Maybe if the Prime Minister raised his eyes for a moment from playing Fruit Ninja on his iPad, and also paused from adoring at the shrine of the Blessed Barack, he should look behind him and worry.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 15 May 2012

    On and on it goes, this deranged vendetta against Israel and the Jews that we are not allowed to call by its proper name, on and on with obsessional intensity into ever-more alarming and astonishing bigotry and violence that is even now passing virtually without comment in wider British society.

    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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Melanie Phillips
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