Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray

‘People now live under the misapprehension that the hysterical attitude is the correct one and the pitch at which we should all conduct our lives’

‘Britain is in the most complicated mess we have been in for decades’

‘Bernard-Henry Lévy and I debated populism, with Tony Blair as our warm-up act, at Google’s Zeitgeist event’

‘Society’s rewarding of outrage means we are ever less-inclined to give people what we used to call “the benefit of the doubt”’

“This must have been the first oration by a book-burner at Cambridge University for some centuries”

“From Hollywood to Holyrood, people think they are fighting the Nazis. But they’re not”

“After a year such as this, even shocks now fail to surprise”

“Politics goes bad when ideas go bad and the ideas have gone bad in Europe because free speech went bad”

“One of the principles of public service is that it does not just consist of a race to the top with the resignation of those who lose”

“Theresa May’s safe pair of hands seems a great blessing after the vacuum Cameron and Osborne left us in”