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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It’s a bad day for Anjem Choudary – and a good day for secular law

16 August 2016 18:10

So farewell then Anjem Choudary.  At least for a few years.  Britain’s biggest loudmouth Islamist has finally been convicted in…

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Why the Prevent strategy isn’t the problem

12 August 2016 18:04

Earlier this week the Times had a leader column entitled ‘Protect Prevent’.  As a defence of the government’s counter-extremism strategy it…

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The gay community is in denial about Islamism

9 August 2016 17:20

It is almost two months since Omar Mateen walked around the Pulse nightclub in Florida, gunning people down while shouting…

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The post-terror ‘good news’ story came from Islam’s most persecuted sect

1 August 2016 18:37

A few months back, after the Brussels terrorist attacks, I pointed out on Coffee House that there is a certain routine…

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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Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date.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…

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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…

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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…