Melanie Phillips

Articles

  • 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.

    Published in: Melanie's Blog

  • 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.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 15 November 2012

    Hamas and its acolytes are committing crimes against humanity twice over. They are deliberately targeting Israeli civilians with their rockets and missiles, trying to kill as many of them as possible including women and children. They are also using their own people as human shields...

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 14 November 2012

    So here we go again. In the four days from Saturday until yesterday, Islamic terrorists under the Hamas umbrella fired more than 120 rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians, along with a number of mortar shells.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 13 November 2012

    The BBC has expended considerable effort, not to mention a very large amount of licence fee-payers’ money, upon suppressing evidence of its biased reporting.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 12 November 2012

    Last Friday, more than 40 Tory MPs and peers published a letter in the Guardian calling for the introduction of state regulation of the Press.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 7 November 2012

    The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 5 November 2012

    Britain appears to be turning into a disunited kingdom of solitary and lonely people. Recent figures have shown that ever-increasing numbers of middle-aged men and women are living alone.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 30 October 2012

    Step by grudging step – and led by this paper – official Britain has begun to wake up to the scandal of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 29 October 2012

    As predictable as the first frosts of autumn, there are shrieks of rage over the proposal to restrict Child Benefit payments to the first two children in a family.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 27 October 2012

    Until now, such public attention as has been devoted to the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11, in which the US ambassador to Libya and three others were murdered, has dwelt upon whether President Obama had falsely blamed the attack on violent reaction to a film about Islam even though he knew from the start that this was in fact a premeditated attack by al Qaeda.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 26 October 2012

    The irrationality and prejudice inherent in the vilification of Israel are becoming ever more egregious.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 22 October 2012

    My column in last week’s Daily Mail, on the abuse of the Liverpool Care Pathway, has generated a very large response both from patients’ relatives with their own stories to tell and from doctors and other health care staff.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 22 October 2012

    The Jimmy Savile scandal is fast escalating into one of the most shocking cases of a sexual predator that has ever been uncovered.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 16 October 2012

    Fascinating to see tiny movements on the left to attempt open up debate just a fraction on a taboo subject– and then watch the vicious response.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 15 October 2012

    For relatives anxious about a frail loved one in hospital, few things could surely sound more reassuring than a ‘care pathway’.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 October 2012

    If Dianafication describes the descent of Britain into emotional incontinence, Borismania describes the descent of Britain into demotic derangement.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 October 2012

    If Dianafication describes the descent of Britain into emotional incontinence, Borismania describes its descent into demotic derangement..

    Published in: Melanie"s blog

  • 25 September 2012

    The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes, has told the Jewish Chronicle that the time has come to consider a ‘one-state solution’ to the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Published in: Melanie's blog

  • 24 September 2012

    Once upon a time, the Lib Dems were gently mocked as woolly, organic yogurt-eating sandal-wearers — harmless eccentrics who could be indulged because they would never get their hands on power.

    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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