Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray

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

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

“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”

“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”

‘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?’

“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”

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

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

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

‘At almost any time in history before today, someone who had deliberately released their own nation’s secrets would have been regarded as a traitor’