Melanie Phillips

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  • 13 January 2012

    In its editorial (£) this morning, the Times still clings to the delusion that the ‘Arab Spring’ was the harbinger of democracy in the region.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 12 January 2012

    The Republican nomination has taken on the character of a somnambulists’ boat trip into raging seas.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 10 January 2012

    Dare one hope that finally the Iranian regime is starting to crack? Certainly a number of observers appear to think so.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 4 January 2012

    What is the one question the successful Republican candidate for the US Presidency has to answer? It is whether this person will beat Barack Obama.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 22 December 2011

    What is happening in American politics is simply astounding. Here is an incumbent President whose approval ratings are rightly dire. He is the most far-left, dangerous and damaging President the US has ever known.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 December 2011

    When Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westervelle came to London a few days ago to extend an olive branch in the wake of the row between Britain and the EU over proposals to shore up the euro, he took people aback by his display of emotion.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 15 December 2011

    As regular readers of this site will know, I have long been troubled by the systemic political and cultural bias at the BBC. It is not just that I am so concerned about the effects of this distorted world view, refracted through such a uniquely influential lens upon the world, upon public discourse.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 12 December 2011

    US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich (whose Lazarus-like trajectory to the Republican nomination I flagged up here a month ago) has recently demonstrated yet again Melanie’s First Rule of Modern Political Discourse – the more obvious the truth that you utter, the more explosive and abusive the reaction.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 9 December 2011

    Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, has just released the third of his little information videos setting out certain essential facts about Israel and the Arabs to counter the lies of the delegitimisation campaign.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 6 December 2011

    How interesting that Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has emerged as the effective leader of the Tory revolt against David Cameron’s ill-considered refusal to allow the British people a referendum over the proposed EU treaty change, which has been stitched up by German Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy to stop the EU from imploding altogether.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 5 December 2011

    Is Foreign Secretary William Hague still hymning the brave new dawn of democracy in Egypt? The Daily Telegraph reported this morning: 'To the dismay of the secular liberal forces behind February’s overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak, Islamist parties dominated the first phase of the Egyptian election, according to provisional results.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 29 November 2011

    The British embassy in Tehran has been attacked. A mob threw petrol bombs, burned the Union flag and at least one vehicle and smashed a portrait of the Queen.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 28 November 2011

    A particularly egregious claim by proponents of anthropogenic global warming theory is that ‘the science is settled’ and that there is a consensus amongst scientists that the atmosphere is catastrophically heating up because of man’s ever-heavier carbon footprint.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 25 November 2011

    The excellent Tim Montgomerie makes the point in a Guardian column today that, having headed a minority government for five years, the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last May led his Conservative party to its first majority in two decades.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 23 November 2011

    The violence in Egypt has continued to escalate as the demonstrators out on the streets insist that the army council step down immediately.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 November 2011

    Listening to Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague on BBC Radio’s Today programme this morning, I nearly fell off my chair.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 21 November 2011

    The Guardian reports today: 'Desecration, defecation and substance abuse are among the issues St Paul's Cathedral has had to cope with because of the protest camp in its churchyard, according to legal documents filed by the City of London Corporation ahead of its attempt to evict activists from the area.'

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 18 November 2011

    Despite – or perhaps because of – the barbaric repression perpetrated by President Assad of Syria upon his people, with an estimated 3,500 having been killed since the popular uprising there began some eight months ago, the opposition to the regime is getting stronger.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 17 November 2011

    Baroness Manningham-Buller, the former head of MI5, is rapidly becoming a priceless guide to what to think. That is to say, whatever position she adopts is an excellent indication that the opposite view must be correct. For her misjudgements are as egregious as they are multiplying.

    Published in: Daily Mail

  • 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

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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