Melanie Phillips

24 June 2011

Oops! Warsi scores an own goal

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Asked by the Guardian to respond to my suggestion of stupidity in declaring that Islamophobia had ‘crossed the threshold of middle-class respectability’ Baroness Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative Party, said:

‘I call her Mad Mel’.

Golly, I really do get under their skin, don’t I? It could turn a girl’s head! But oh dear, it’s yet another own goal. For Warsi’s full reply was:

‘I don't read her, actually. I call her Mad Mel’.

So Warsi doesn’t read what I write -- but such ignorance doesn’t stop her from casually defaming me with the playground insult used by leftie media bullies. Rub your eyes, folks -- this individual is a co-chairman of the Conservative Party, and a Cabinet minister.

My point made for me in rather spectacular fashion.

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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