Melanie Phillips

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  • 15 November 2011

    The co-chairman of Britain’s Conservative Party, Sayeeda Warsi, has delivered a speech about antisemitism to the European Institute for the Study of Antisemitism.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 15 November 2011

    Newt Gingrich has now overtaken other Republican candidates in the race for the presidential nominatio

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 November 2011

    One of the most egregious signs of western irrationality and bigotry over the issue of Israel is the way in which its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is routinely scapegoated for causing the breakdown of the so-called peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 8 November 2011

    Extraordinarily, in St Paul’s Churchyard a public nuisance has been elevated into a political and spiritual milestone.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 1 November 2011

    It is hard not to see the crisis at St Paul’s Cathedral as an all-too vivid symbol of a far wider and most profound malaise.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 31 October 2011

    Earlier this year in the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, posters suddenly sprouted in the streets declaring: ‘You are entering a Sharia controlled zone. Islamic rules enforced.’

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 30 October 2011

    As I noted earlier today in an update on my previous post, the BBC News website finally reported yesterday’s attacks on Israel at 04:10 this morning. Anyone going to the BBC website a little later, however, will have seen this item, last updated at 08:38 GMT:

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 29 October 2011

    During the past 24 hours, Israel has been under sustained rocket attack from Gaza. Some 35 rockets and mortar shells were fired deep into the country, killing one man in Ashkelon and injuring four other people elsewhere.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 28 October 2011

    John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, is also the very splendid (and non-Jewish) chairman of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Committee against Antisemitism. He has now put down this Early Day Motion in the House of Commons (hat tip: The Commentator):

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 27 October 2011

    It gets worse by the day. The lunacy of the west, that is, as the world teeters towards the precipice.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 24 October 2011

    Well that didn’t take long, did it? From the moment the British, French and Americans went to war in Libya to depose Col Gaddafy in order to ‘liberate’ the Libyans from a tyrannical and oppressive regime, I warned that Messrs Cameron, Sarkozy and Obama were all too likely to bring to power something that would be even worse – an Islamist regime that would not only even more oppressively enslave the Libyans but would also be hostile to the west.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 October 2011

    Last Monday, I wrote a column in the Daily Mail about the moral crisis in nursing which was causing untold distress to many patients, particularly the elderly and incapable. I blamed this on a seminal change in the way nursing viewed itself at the root of which lay an extreme form of feminism.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 October 2011

    Britain’s astonishing naivety and credulity when it comes to the Arab and Muslim world have given way, with the killing of Col Gaddafy, to a tardy tremulousness as people wonder nervously: ‘Now what?’ Too late! B

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 October 2011

    It appears that before Egypt passed Gilad Shalit over to the Israelis today, it subjected him to ten minutes of cruel and inhuman treatment of its own.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 October 2011

    I have been watching on TV the drama unfold in Israel and Gaza as the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released after five years in Hamas captivity in exchange for the release from Israeli prisons of more than 1000 Arab terrorists.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 17 October 2011

    While the Westminster village is preoccupied with scandals and reshuffles, the real scandal concerns the minister who remains so far unshuffled and is thus still promoting policies that threaten to cripple the British economy through eye-wateringly absurd deep green zealotry.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 October 2011

    The dramatic news this evening that Israel and the Hamas have agreed a deal which will see the return to Israel of its kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit, will be provoke the most bitterly mixed reactions amongst Israelis and all who care about peace and justice.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 October 2011

    Today’s Times highlighted the barbarism with which the Iranian regime deals with political dissent. One story (£) reported that an Iranian actress, Marzieh Vafamehr who appears in the Australian film My Tehran for Sale which is critical of the regime, has been sentenced to 90 lashes and a year in prison for her starring role in this film.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 October 2011

    Professor Raymond Tallis is a distinguished emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic. He is also a patron of the pressure group Dignity in Dying, previously known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 October 2011

    In Israel and the West Bank, there has been a wave of attacks by extremists on mosques, synagogues and Christian sites, including swastikas spray-painted on Joseph’s tomb near Nablus. Two Jewish suspects have now been arrested in connection with an arson attack at a mosque in the Arab village of Tuba Zanghariya.

    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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