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
  • Bowling the googly of identity politics
    28 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Azeem Rafiq bowling for Yorkshire, 2017 It’s a fair bet that Azeem Rafiq is ruing the day that he transfixed the nation by telling a parliamentary committee about the racism he had faced as a Yorkshir...
  • Why Israel needs a strategy to shape the narrative
    26 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    A fascinating BBC TV series has explored the way in which Britain’s former Labour prime ministers, Tony Blair and his successor Gordon Brown, revolutionised their party to create the election-winning ...
  • Pass the smelling salts: the BBC is right
    25 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Migrant dinghy crossing the English Channel A row has broken out between Britain’s Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and the BBC. I am absolutely on the side of the BBC. I think I’d better go and have a li...
  • The flaw in the machine
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Gypsy Fortune Teller; “Red” Grooms, 1963 As we all know from experts such as the UK Meteorological Office and the BBC, the planet is about to be destroyed through a rise in global temperature above 1....
  • Keir Starmer and Labour's antisemitism problem
    19 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Sir Keir Starmer addresses Labour Friends of Israel lunch The leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer, was the guest of honour at this week’s annual Labour Friends of Israel lunch in London...
  • A distinctly un-wizard witch-hunt
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Forces of evil, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books led to a series of movies which not only gave pleasure to millions but also made a fortune for their stars ...
  • Cracks in the bulwarks of decency
    14 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    UAE officials waving goodbye to Israel delegation, August 2020 The previous version of this piece contained errors, so this is a corrected version. Apologies. In the past few weeks, two especially egr...
  • The bulwarks of decency are cracking
    14 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    UAE officials waving goodbye to Israel delegation, August 2020 In the past few weeks, two especially egregious examples of Israel demonisation and delegitimisation have surfaced in mainstream media ma...
  • Britain's Channel invasion farce
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Illegal migrants in the English Channel The situation in the English Channel is beyond farcical. Last Thursday, reported the BBC, a further 1,185 people crossed the Channel by boat to reach the UK, a ...
  • The most urgent threat to diaspora Jews
    12 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    London School of Economics The violent scenes surrounding this week’s appearance by Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Tzipi Hotovely, at the London School of Economics shocked decent people i...
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