Douglas Murray

Warning to the US: Don’t Play by Islamic Rules

The Ground Zero mosque debate shows America, like Britain, pursuing the chimera of attempting to reform Islam

(Not so) Great Britain

‘A country that used to rule the waves now cannot even fit an aircraft-carrier with aircraft. We have to share with the French’

Country Fair?

‘Most of the problems the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has identified could be solved by stopping immigration or having strict entry rules’

Siding with the Holy See

‘I would ordinarily side with the atheists and secularists against the Pope. This time, I couldn’t’

Calculated Ignorance

‘If international affairs are your bag, you might as well have voted for the Ba’ath Party as the Conservatives’

Far-Rights and Wrongs

'The old far-Right terminology just doesn't apply to a defender or women, gays and Jews like Geert Wilders'

Selling the Conservative Soul

'Cameron should have been subjected to the treatment meted out to used-car salesman caught selling duds'

Untrue Blue

'If fewer of us feel tribal about politics, it is because the parties have been disloyal to the country'

A Wasted Opportunity

‘If the Cameron clique had spent more time listening to friends they might be preparing for power. As it is, they deserve to lose’

Dizaei Rascal

‘The task of reversing the damage to “Broken Britain” may be beyond the ability of any political party, let alone any single leader’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"