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.


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…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has an awkward encounter with Boris Johnson in September 2016

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…

A Muslim man prays at the memorial to those killed at the Berlin Christmas market

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,…

(Photo: Getty)

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…

British soldiers on patrol in Northern Ireland during the Troubles (Photo: Getty)

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…

Conservative Party annual conference 2015

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,…

(Photo: Reuters)

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. …

(Photo: Getty)

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 Visits Mexico

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…

Shakeel Begg

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…

Shakeel Begg

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…

Emma Rice’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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…

adidas Olympic Media Lounge At Westfield

Louis Smith’s ‘show trial’ on Loose Women is emblematic of our dimwit-run times

14 October 2016 14:01

Both Brendan and I have written about the strange martyrdom of Louis Smith.  But here is an ugly coda. As…

Why are some trying to turn life into one big hate-crime?

10 October 2016 17:14

After voting for Brexit earlier this year did you come over all homophobic? I mean after you did all the…

<> on January 12, 2015 in Paris, France.

The great conundrum for the Islamophobia lobby

6 October 2016 17:28

It is a shame that ‘subversion’ of the state is no longer a crime in Britain.  One result of it…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) pres

The Spectator took on Chancellor Merkel and President Erdogan – and won

4 October 2016 16:37

Hurray!  It is not often one gets good news, but here is some.  Jan Boehmermann, the German comedian who read…


The ‘academics’ criticising the Prevent strategy are nothing of the sort

2 October 2016 8:32

This is how the madness spreads. While some politicians of the left continue to pretend that the situation in the…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) pres

When Boris finally meets Erdogan, I hope they discuss his rude poem

26 September 2016 19:14

In March of this year the Turkish government complained about an item on German television which was critical of Recep…

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

25 September 2016 9:30

Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till…