Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips
Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. Her work is essential for all who care about creating a more rational, fair and compassionate world. Follow her journey wherever the evidence leads.
Created 04 Aug 2020
  • The conversation the Jewish world should be having — but isn't
    07 Jan 2022 • 6 min read
    A Dispute about the Talmud; Carl Schleicher, 19th century Links between Israel and diaspora Jews have been put under increased strain by the coronavirus pandemic. This relationship has always been edg...
  • London's dopey mayor
    04 Jan 2022 • 6 min read
    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, apparently intends to begin effectively decriminalising cannabis and other “soft” drugs in the UK’s capital city. The Telegraph reports: Under-25s found with Class B d...
  • Emma Watson declares her solidarity
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Fresh from her triumph of decency in turning upon her supreme benefactor JK Rowling, to whom she owes her fame and fortune but whose crime was to say that “people who menstruate” are w***n, the actres...
  • New Year’s resolution? Abolish the UN Human Rights Council
    31 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    United Nations Human Rights Council Meeting room, Palace of Nations, Geneva At the turn of a new year, people traditionally make resolutions to improve themselves. So what is the United Nations settin...
  • The airbrushed feet of clay
    28 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2017 The revelations that have surfaced in a small number of outlets about the profound antisemitism of Archbishop Desmond Tutu have come as an unpleasant shock for a number o...
  • As I was saying back in 2013...
    27 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Question Time panel, June 20 2013. With Russell Brand, Tessa Jowell, Boris Johnson, Ed Davey and me In June 2013, I provoked uproar on BBC TV’s Question Time show. This was because, in a discussion ab...
  • A Christmas crusade: scapegoating the Jews
    24 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    Expulsion of the Jews from England,1290; detail from Rochester Chronicle,13th century. Christian churches, seemingly deaf to baleful historical and theological echoes, have decided to mark Christmas 2...
  • Stranded on the political zip-wire
    20 Dec 2021 • 9 min read
    Boris Johnson demonstrating the art of politics Boris Johnson’s current multi-pronged political crisis is consuming Britain’s media. It’s not just that journalists detect an imminent prime ministerial...
  • The magical plasticity of authenticity
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    There’s currently a rash of actors saying they shouldn't play characters who are different from them in gender, sexuality, race or disability. This has rightly been held up to ridicule. The screenwrit...
  • Trump and Netanyahu: allies no longer?
    17 Dec 2021 • 6 min read
    President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, White House, January 2020 For both fans and foes of America’s former President Donald Trump and Israel’s former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...
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