Melanie Phillips

Articles

  • 20 June 2004

    To the anti-war lobby, it was cause for jubilation. 'No Qa'eda-Iraq tie', crowed The New York Times. 'White House misled the world over Saddam', exulted our own Independent.

    Published in: Sunday Telegraph

  • 17 June 2004

    Sometimes you really do have to rub your eyes at a world turned upside down.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 June 2004

    The stunning success of the UK Independence Party in the Euro elections is much more than a mid-term protest vote for a political party which came from nowhere and may soon vanish in the same direction. It quite simply changes the terms of the political debate.

    It delivers a wake-up call to our whole political class.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 June 2004

    In 1969, I attended an entrance interview at Warwick university.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 11 June 2004

    There's nothing like smearing someone as a racist for making friends and influencing people. Reading through the report by the Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia, my eye was caught by a short extract from a column of mine.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 9 June 2004

    The oldest profession looks set to become our newest regulated industry. Plans by the government to overhaul the vice laws and confine prostitution to 'zones of tolerance' are quickening pace.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 7 June 2004

    Sixty years on, D-Day casts a long shadow. We look at the extreme heroism of that time and ask ourselves whether such solidarity and self-sacrifice could take place today.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 31 May 2004

    There is a type of American satirical movie about the excesses of TV, which comically exaggerates reality by inventing fictional shows which are grotesque beyond belief in their quest for ratings.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 24 May 2004

    There was a time when sentimentality meant wearing your heart on your sleeve. Now it's more likely to be carved into the nape of your neck.

    David Beckham has revealed a startling tattoo below his hair line depicting a green cross with wings extending almost from ear to ear.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 May 2004

    The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, is a politician who has long expressed thoughtful concern about the state of our society. This week, he observed that a culture of respect had to be rebuilt if the police were to make headway in keeping order.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 17 May 2004

    The Prime Minister is now being swept along by a political crisis he seems powerless to control. Westminster is buzzing with feverish speculation that the pressure upon Tony Blair to step down before the Iraq imbroglio drags his party to electoral defeat is becoming irresistible.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 14 May 2004

    It is said that truth is the first casualty of war. Now, however, it seems that war has become the casualty of the disintegration of truth.

    It has become clear that the Daily Mirror's photographs of British soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners were faked.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 13 May 2004

    The most basic of our human rights is individual freedom. Yesterday, the government unveiled proposals to bring about what it calls a 'human rights culture'.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 May 2004

    For those of us of who supported the war in Iraq, these are grim and agonising times. The scandal over the ill-treatment of Iraqi detainees by American and British troops is gathering deadly momentum.

    The US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that even worse was to come.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 3 May 2004

    The resurgence of Jew-hatred in Britain should be a cause of concern for everybody. Instead, it has become the prejudice that dare not speak its name.

    Last year, there were 375 anti-Jewish attacks in Britain-the second highest total since the figures were first collected and a 7 per cent increase on 2002.

    Published in: Miscellaneous

  • 3 May 2004

    What do politicians do when they are in trouble? They kiss babies. What do the sophisticates of New Labour do when they're in trouble? They nationalise childhood.

    Yesterday, the beleaguered Prime Minister told head teachers that the government would hugely expand services for the under-fives.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 30 April 2004

    Truly, we are living in a time of madness. Fifty-two former British diplomats have attacked Tony Blair for supporting George Bush over Iraq and Israel.

    Published in: Jewish Chronicle

  • 26 April 2004

    As everyone knows, this country faces an immensely grave terrorist threat. The police and security services repeatedly warn that it is only a matter of time before there is a terrorist atrocity in Britain.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 April 2004

    When Tony Blair ate his words and announced he would hold a referendum on the EU constitution after all, there was no little amazement at the political risk he seemed to be taking. After all, there is overwhelming public opposition to the constitution.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 19 April 2004

    The killing by Israel of the Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi has been widely condemned in Britain and Europe. The Palestinians are screaming for revenge.

    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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