Why do left-wingers demonise Donald Trump when they agree on almost everything?
Children are not all ‘gender fluid’. It’s dangerous and wrong to try to persuade them that they are
What our political leaders would say if they really cared about halting anti-Semitic attacks
The Revd Paul Flowers ticked all the right 'progressive' boxes — that's why he could get away with anything
The Paul Flowers scandal says much about social and political priorities of modern Britain
The elderly are being scapegoated for the economic misfortunes of the young – when in fact they are driving the recovery
Britain is a liberal and progressive utopia – and the authorities will arrest anyone who disagrees
The Western mind is snapping shut, says Melanie Phillips. Are we entering a new era of anti-enlightenment?
The case of Umar Abdulmutallab shows us that Islamism is now a global phenomenon, says Melanie Phillips. But we must keep fighting it on every front
Melanie Phillips opens her diary
The BNP are using the public’s real fear of Islamism to attract support for their racist movement, says Melanie Phillips. If the political class wants to take on Griffin, it must first join the fight against Islamofascism
Melanie Phillips says there is a dangerous new alliance between anti-Israel Christians and radical Muslim groups, often plotting in secret against their common enemy
Melanie Phillips says that the prosperity and growing cultural confidence of Israel is a fitting riposte to the Western intelligentsia, American meddling and the daily propaganda assault that ignores the Islamisation of the Palestinians
Shortly after the release of Alan Johnston from Gaza the website of Conflicts Forum, a group advocating engagement with Islamists and which is run by the former MI6 officer Alastair Crooke, posted a fascinating transcript.
Australian ministers are clear-sighted about the war on terror
Dhiren Barot’s case faded because it revealed unbearable truths
Hezbollah sleeper cells in Western Europe are awaiting instructions from Tehran, says Melanie Phillips. Sunni and Shia are uniting in their hatred of the West, and Britain may soon be another front in a war that extends far beyond Lebanon
Its time to gain respect among the toddlers
Melanie Phillips says that adultery undermines liberal democracy, but the recent Turkish proposal to outlaw it was fatuous (and fascistic)
Melanie Phillips says that both Tories and New Labour make impossible promises, and flee from the issues that really trouble voters
Melanie Phillips says that The Spectator has got it wrong: the Hutton inquiry does vindicate the government
Melanie Phillips says the Arabs don't want a separate Palestinian state: they want the end of Israel