Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry.

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Europe’s terror summer: will politicians now accept the reality of Islamic terrorism?

27 July 2016 15:43

How is your Merkelsommer going? For now, Britain seems to be missing the worst. True, a couple of men of…

Special police officers secure a street near the house where a Syrian man lived before the explosion in Ansbach (AP)

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

25 July 2016 13:30

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during…

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Britain must avoid importing America’s culture of violence

21 July 2016 12:23

A couple of weeks ago I watched a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in the centre of London. It was a…

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When the French mood finally snaps, Marine Le Pen will be waiting

19 July 2016 17:13

Last Friday I noted that you don’t have to go back many months to get the latest mass-casualty terrorist atrocity…

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We need to tackle attacks like the one in Nice from the root

15 July 2016 17:49

The BBC headline says it all: ‘The killing of 84 people celebrating Bastille Day is the worst attack on France…

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MPs must stop indulging their bizarre Andrea Leadsom fantasy

7 July 2016 11:48

A specific nightmare keeps occurring to me.  It is an episode of Prime Minister’s Questions in which Jeremy Corbyn and…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

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We need to tell EU nationals that they can stay in the UK

26 June 2016 16:43

It is now almost three days since David Cameron announced his resignation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been in…

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It is best not just for Britain but for the EU that we part ways

24 June 2016 16:59

A few thoughts on today’s events. First – it wasn’t working. With each year it was becoming more and more…

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A Remain vote won’t reform the EU – but a Leave vote might

23 June 2016 10:46

So the great day is here. Those of us who wish to vote ‘Leave’ will be heading to the polls…

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Is the media inciting violence against Donald Trump?

21 June 2016 14:40

A young British man was arrested last night in Las Vegas at a Donald Trump rally. He is accused of…

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Can’t we show some decency about Jo Cox’s death?

18 June 2016 13:21

Despite the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns rightly halting as soon as the news of the savage murder of Jo Cox…

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The week in EU deceptions: Richard Reed, Ian McKellen and Eddie Izzard

12 June 2016 16:39

Anyone with any more corkers in their armoury should take note there’s less than a fortnight left in which to…

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We can’t ignore the religion of the Orlando gay club gunman

12 June 2016 16:15

Last night a gunman attacked a gay club in Orlando, Florida. At present at least 50 people are confirmed dead…

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Jeremy Corbyn has put his career ahead of his principles over the EU

5 June 2016 13:30

After last week’s featherweight entrants, we were onto some seriously heavyweight fibs this week. In truth there were only two…

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The week in EU deceptions

29 May 2016 14:36

This has been another fine week for EU deceits, lies and misrepresentations. The chutzpah of the week award must go…

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Meets US Secretary of State John Kerry

Why does the US’s new counter-extremism strategy ignore the only salient issue?

26 May 2016 12:56

The USA has a new CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) strategy. It is a typically curious document. I wonder in fact…

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al-Baghdadi, luvvies and affordable housing: the worst predictions of the EU referendum

22 May 2016 9:32

It’s that time of the week again, when I promised to round up the worst contributions to the Brexit debate.…

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Boris Johnson wins The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition

18 May 2016 19:00

I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition, and here it…

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Merkel says Brexit would bring “instability” to Europe. A bit like her migrant crisis

15 May 2016 18:58

Each week before June 23, I would like to nominate a ridiculous comment of the week. With the amount of folk…

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Does anybody actually think the EU guarantees ‘peace and stability’?

9 May 2016 10:36

According to David Cameron this morning, if Britain votes to ‘Leave’ the EU on 23 June, the Germans will invade…

Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu

President Erdogan won’t let anyone stand in his way – including Turkey’s Prime Minister

5 May 2016 15:03

Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have…

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Labour’s anti-Semitism problem stems from its grassroots

28 April 2016 20:03

If I were the Conservative party I’d be getting worried: Labour’s implosion is happening too fast. At this rate they…

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What a week for integration Britain!

27 April 2016 12:52

It’s been a terrific week for integration Britain.  First the National Union of Students (NUS) elected what the BBC joyously…

President Erdogan has had a sense of humour failure over Dutch comedian Hans Teeuwen's latest video

Nice try President Erdogan, but you can’t prosecute all Europeans who insult you

23 April 2016 8:00

Well the entries have been flooding in for the ‘Insult Erdogan Poetry Contest’. Thousands and thousands of them in fact,…