Douglas Murray

The moral death of the Labour Party

‘Every day this summer marked another development in the moral death of the Labour Party’

The graveyard of communism

"Before many more decades are out these mementos will follow the ideology they so fervently sought to commemorate"

Signs of the times

‘Someone telling you that you are not oppressed can deal a terrible blow to your self-esteem’

What undermines democracy?

"Our democracy has not been undermined by an unproven claim about one uninvolved tech company or the manner in which a minor figure’s minor ex was or was not outed"

Corbyn’s caution

"Jeremy Corbyn urges an extraordinary level of care over the analysis of chemical weapons suspected of being used by Russia or Syria, but is always first to denounce Israeli military action"

Holding on to our heroes

‘Why does a nation still admire people like the heroes of Dunkirk who — so far as I can see — they in no way still aspire to become?’

Shame on Mayor Khan

"Imagine if Boris Johnson had insulted Angela Merkel. Imagine that it wasn’t even a gaffe. Imagine if he had actually campaigned to stop her coming to London"

Halfway to wisdom

‘Did anyone anywhere predict that Harvey Weinstein would bring down the British
Defence Secretary? Yet people still confidently pronounce on life after Brexit’

See it, say it? Only if slam-dunk

‘The public aren’t told what might constitute suspicious behaviour. But I occasionally ponder the circumstances in which I would report anything’

Brava: The fearless life of Oriana Fallaci

A new biography of the extraordinary Italian journalist and novelist reveals a woman who never backed away from seeking the truth

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"