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.

James O’Brien spreading ‘fake news’ via the BBC is a must-watch

17 February 2017 12:36

The row about ‘fake news’ and the ‘crooked media’ appears to be ongoing.  And every time the BBC and other…

The shameful hypocrisy of Sweden’s ‘first feminist government’

13 February 2017 14:14

A couple of weeks ago I named the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as my pious political hypocrite of the week,…

The David Beckham email leak should trouble us all

11 February 2017 8:27

What would you do if naked pictures emerged of a celebrity you liked? Or one you didn’t? What about a…

Some ‘anti-fascists’ need to look in the mirror

4 February 2017 16:02

I have noted before in this place that the people who seem most fascist these days are self-described ‘anti-fascists’. The…

My pick for the pious political hypocrite of the week award

1 February 2017 12:10

I would like to propose Labour MP Tulip Siddiq as the winner of the pious political hypocrite of the week…

Nine questions those protesting against Donald Trump’s immigration ban must answer

31 January 2017 14:23

I wonder whether there might be any long-term effects from shouting ‘racist’, ‘fascist’, ‘misogynist’ all the time? It is possible…

We are living in a seriously phony age

25 January 2017 16:03

At the risk of coming across all Holden Caulfield, this is a seriously phony age. Everywhere you look there are…

At least Martin McGuinness made old age. Many others didn’t

20 January 2017 10:43

So Martin McGuinness is retiring from politics due to a ‘very serious medical condition.’ Already this is giving vent to…

Obama’s decision to free Private Manning disgraces America

17 January 2017 22:34

Barack Obama’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Private Manning is a final, disgraceful undermining of American interests by…

Golden showers and pigs heads: welcome to the era of trash news

13 January 2017 16:41

While observing reactions this week to allegations against America’s President-elect my mind has been ineluctably returning to 2015 and the…

There’s a simple explanation for the Brexit ‘hate crime’ spike

4 January 2017 9:46

A New Year is upon us and a new wave of racism, bigotry and xenophobia is meant to be stalking…

Boris Johnson’s award-winning entry in the ‘President Erdogan Offensive Poetry’ competition

28 December 2016 10:00

We’re closing 2016 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 4, in which the future foreign…

The predictable Muslim ‘good news stories’ have arrived

22 December 2016 14:39

Since my Tuesday piece on the Berlin attack – when, as the BBC is still saying, a lorry ‘went on a rampage’ in…

Here we go again – but this time, Je suis Berlin

20 December 2016 22:09

Well the year isn’t finished, but thanks to what looks to be the combination of the world’s most peaceable religion,…

Decent people don’t ‘explain away’ hideous crimes

14 December 2016 11:40

A man was arrested on Monday of this week after stabbing a man on a passenger train at Forest Hill…

Tony Blair’s IRA amnesty should also apply to British soldiers

8 December 2016 14:47

This morning’s Sun carries the story that all British soldiers involved in killings in Northern Ireland during the three decades…

The Casey review highlights a major problem in British society

5 December 2016 13:23

Dame Louise Casey’s review into ‘opportunity and integration’ is finally out.  Commissioned a year ago by the then Prime Minister,…

How was a gay Islamist porn star able to penetrate Germany’s intelligence agency?

2 December 2016 10:37

Anybody who has observed Germany in recent years may have noticed that the country’s politicians have gone a bit nuts. …

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

29 November 2016 12:33

Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces…

Am I the victim of a homophobic SNP hate crime?

15 November 2016 16:44

My editor has received a letter of complaint. The SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh writes: Dear Fraser, I read Douglas Murray’s…

Where’s the proof that Donald Trump is homophobic?

11 November 2016 14:31

Did anybody see Question Time last night? The panel largely seemed to be competing to out-outrage each other about Donald…

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

9 November 2016 14:54

This piece is from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow.  This week’s cover: Planet Trump, with @Freddygray31, Rod…

Stand by your imam: Shakeel Begg and his apologists

30 October 2016 13:47

There have been two fascinating developments in the case of Shakeel Begg, the Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre. As…

The BBC wins a landmark victory in the fight against Islamic extremism

28 October 2016 16:13

Shakeel Begg is an influential extremist who is also chief Imam of the Lewisham Islamic Centre.  His radical views are readily…

Exit Emma Rice, and does anyone care?

25 October 2016 19:47

The exit of Emma Rice from her position as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe is a happy day for Shakespeare…