Melanie Phillips

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  • 21 March 2012

    When the Toulouse school massacre happened, the media rushed to say that the perpetrator was a white far-right racist. The lone gunman had mowed down at close range a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school, wounding several others.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 March 2012

    In 2009, the Obama administration began instructing gun storeowners to break the law by selling firearms to suspected criminals.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 March 2012

    The UK Prime Minister David Cameron this week told a state dinner thrown by the President of the United States in his honour that Barack Obama had ‘pressed the reset button on the moral authority of the entire free world’. Is that so?

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 March 2012

    Anyone who remains blissfully unaware of what passes in Britain for debate about Iran might like to listen to Wednesday evening’s edition of BBC Radio Four’s The Moral Maze, on which I am a regular panellist.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 6 March 2012

    The British government is currently tearing itself apart over its proposal to cut Child Benefit for households where the wage-earner brings in more than £42,745 per year.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 28 February 2012

    By chance, I happened to read William Shawcross’s new book Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11 and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed straight after finally catching up with Deborah Lipstadt’s The Eichmann Trial, which was published last year.

    Published in: Melanie's Blog

  • 23 February 2012

    On Monday, I wrote in the Daily Mail about the shocking case of a seven year-old boy who was branded a racist by his primary school after asking a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’. As I wrote, this was hardly a one-off incident.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 February 2012

    In an impassioned piece in that fine and feisty on-line newspaper The Commentator, Robin Shepherd sets out the stark case that Europe may now be staring at the end of democracy.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 February 2012

    You thought ‘Climategate’, the data manipulation/shady practices scandal at the high temple of anthropogenic global warming theory, East Anglia’s Climatic Research Centre, marked the nadir of the whole AGW swindle? Think again.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 17 February 2012

    Whatever one may think about David Cameron’s policies, the general view is that he is an adroit politician. How extraordinary, then, that he should have got himself into such an invidious position with his meeting yesterday with the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 8 February 2012

    So what should be done in Britain about foreign terrorist suspects and the European Court of Human Rights?

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 7 February 2012

    True to my warning yesterday in the Daily Mail, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has dashed the naive hope that he would end the Coalition’s suicidal green fanaticism and return Britain to Planet Reality over man-made global warming.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 4 February 2012

    Upwards of 200 people are reported to have been massacred in Syria in the latest in a series of atrocities in that country which have left thousands of people dead as President Bashar al-Assad ruthlessly clings to power. Yet the UN has failed to act.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 2 February 2012

    This YouTube video of the British writer Douglas Murra

    Published in: Melanie's Blog

  • 30 January 2012

    Last Thursday night I was on BBC TV’s Question Time in Plymouth, which you can view here. The last question on the show came from a woman who asked whether, ‘since Israel has many more nuclear weapons than Iran’, we should agree with President Obama’s statement that no option (in other words, war with Iran) should be ruled out.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 25 January 2012

    War with Iran is a truly fearsome prospect. Its likely consequences would include attacks on US air bases from thousands of Iranian missiles, the unleashing of terrorist attacks within the US and Europe, the rocketing of Israeli towns from the tens of thousands of missiles trained on Israel from Lebanon, the closing of the Straits of Hormuz thus paralysing western oil supplies, and doubtless other horrors.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 January 2012

    The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was really terrific on the BBC’s Today programme this morning – calm and persistent and, despite interruptions so bad it was impossible at times to hear what was being said at all, managing to get his point across and convey his essential decency and reasonableness.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 January 2012

    Well well. So all those folk who were loudly asserting that Romney was a shoo-in have been made to look idiots yet again by Gingrich’s convincing win in South Carolina.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 January 2012

    Ever since the idea of elected police commissioners first surfaced from the then Conservative opposition, I have argued that this is a seriously bad idea.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 January 2012

    The British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg today met the Palestinian Authority ‘President’ Mahmoud Abbas on his visit to London.

    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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