Melanie Phillips

Articles: Wall Street Journal

  • 7 October 2010

    The stage set used by the British Conservative Party for its annual conference this week told you all you needed to know about Prime Minister David Cameron's top priority. The word "Conservative" was nowhere to be seen.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 7 July 2010

    In both Britain and America, ideological prejudices are coming to undermine the rule of law.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 17 February 2010

    On both sides of the Atlantic, a liberal political incumbent is in trouble. Yet the conservative opposition in both places is failing to present a clear alternative.

    In Britain, the Conservative Party led by David Cameron seemed until fairly recently to be on a roll.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 7 October 2009

    Just when people might be stampeding for the doors marked 'U.K. Exit,' the video screens burst into brilliant bloom upon the appearance of. . .the Conservatives. The Tories, it appeared, would bring blue skies where there were storm-clouds, repair what was broken, make Britain whole again.

    This sounded familiar.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 20 January 2009

    In Britain, the war in Gaza has revealed the extent to which the media, intelligentsia and political class have simply crumbled in the face of the global jihad.

    The U.K. is a major player in European and world politics and is America's most significant strategic ally.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 1 July 2008

    It turns out that the U.S., whose Supreme Court last month ruled that non-American prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention, isn't the only country where judges are hampering the war on terror.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 9 May 2005

    While Britain once again has a Tony Blair government, the first time that Labour ever won a third consecutive term, its majority was slashed by 100 seats. The government was elected with the lowest share of the popular vote gained by any ruling party in the nation's history.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 20 November 2003

    The fall of Conrad Black is being received in Britain with almost as much glee as the defeat of his hero Napoleon at Waterloo.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

  • 15 December 2001

    The war against terror has had at least one remarkable consequence. Since September 11, polite British society appears to have declared open season against both Israel and Jews.

    Published in: Wall Street Journal

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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