Douglas Murray

Fog in Europia

‘As we stumble along, all we can do is trust our instincts. But that is precisely what our politicians fail to do’

Clegg’s Cowardice

‘Having been caught out lying about Jenny Tonge, Nick Clegg took refuge in objecting to a personal accusation of racism that had not been made’

Conference Charades

‘The Tories want to help people save their local pub. I can do that by drinking in it. Shouldn't they be saving this country's sovereignty?’

Who’s Who in These Riots?

‘The English Defence League say they aren't the British National Party. But some of them are members and I'll have nothing to do with them’

Resolutely Regressive

‘I know the Cameroons would like to forget Margaret Thatcher but that really doesn’t mean the rest of us have done so’


‘The British people have said for years that they don’t want mass immigration. The main parties ignored them. This is venality’

Public Enemy No. 0

‘The Home Secretarys job is huge, but it seems to have been reduced to the role of radio critic with a visa stamp

What’s in a Name?

‘Today, everyone is a progressive. Nobody says, “‘I'm entirely regressive myself.’”

Unfamiliar Troubles

‘The claims made for the Northern Irish peace process are unproven—but they are also unhelpful to the point of uselessness’

A Fire in a Crowded Theatre

‘More of a fire fighter than a fire starter, Geert Wilders has been caught in the nightmare of a British establishment that can't tell the difference’

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"