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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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…

20-year-old Michael Steven Sandford was arrested at a Trump rally.

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,…

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Introducing ‘The President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition’

18 April 2016 18:46

Nobody should be surprised that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instituted effective blasphemy laws to defend himself from criticism…

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Trevor Phillips is finally discovering the pitfalls of the term ‘Islamophobia’

11 April 2016 18:22

The former head of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission has once again said the ‘unsayable’.  In a piece…

Karsten Nordal Hauken was raped by a Somalian asylum seeker

Norway syndrome: a new condition for Western victims of rape

8 April 2016 17:10

Here is a story that needs little extrapolation. A male left-wing politician in Norway – Karsten Nordal Hauken – has…

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No, Simon Schama, people worried about gang rape and FGM aren’t ‘obsessed with sex’

4 April 2016 18:30

Hardly anything is less likely to keep people reading than to mention an exciting evening in Toronto.  But stick with…

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The questions nobody wants to ask about Asad Shah’s murder

29 March 2016 19:56

On Maundy Thursday a Muslim shopkeeper in Glasgow was brutally murdered.  Forty-year-old Asad Shah was allegedly stabbed in the head with a…

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The questions nobody wants to ask about Asad Shah’s murder

29 March 2016 19:56

On Maundy Thursday a Muslim shopkeeper in Glasgow was brutally murdered. Forty-year-old Asad Shah was allegedly stabbed in the head…

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A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin…

22 March 2016 17:52

Well at least we all know the form by now.  This morning Islamist suicide-bombers struck one of the few European…