Melanie Phillips

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  • 19 February 2013

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 21 December 2012

    To an astonishing silence by the media on both sides of the pond, the US along with the UK and a number of European governments is leading the west into an abyss.

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  • 6 December 2012

    The delegitimisation campaign against Israel, comprising the obsessional lies and blood libels promulgated by the media and intelligentsia week in, week out, has produced this result: Jewish students in Britain are being forced to abandon their university courses out of fear.

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  • 27 November 2012

    During the recent Hamas war on Israel, it became a commonplace to hear people either promoting the idea of ‘engaging’ with the Hamas...

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  • 25 November 2012

    Democracy demonstrators have been clashing with police on the streets of Cairo now for three days in protest at the assumption by Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi of dictatorial powers.

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  • 23 November 2012

    Here is some more information about the Middle East which you may not have come across in the UK mainstream media.

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  • 22 November 2012

    Once again, here’s yet more information about the war between Hamas and Israel that unaccountably you may not have come across in today’s UK mainstream media.

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  • 21 November 2012

    So here we go again. At 9 pm this evening Israel time, a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian terror groups of Gaza came into effect.

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  • 20 November 2012

    Here’s yet more information about the war between Hamas and Israel that unaccountably you may not have come across in today’s UK mainstream media. Today’s entries are all for the Hall of Shame, which is getting mighty crowded.

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  • 20 November 2012

    People have asked me to indicate precisely where on the BBC Radio Two Jeremy Vine show website to find my encounter yesterday with Ben Soffer of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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  • 19 November 2012

    Here’s some more information about the war between Hamas and Israel that unaccountably you may not have come across in today’s UK mainstream media.

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  • 18 November 2012

    Here is some information about the war between Gaza and Israel that for some unaccountable reason you may have missed today in Britain’s mainstream media.

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  • 18 November 2012

    In Israel, an enormous call-up of reservists suggests that a ground invasion of Gaza is imminent – and this morning’s further attacks on Tel Aviv make that more likely still. The prospect of a ground invasion fills Israelis with dread.

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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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