Damian Thompson

Damian Thompson is an associate editor of The Spectator

In Iraq, ancient Christianity lies in ruins. But who cares?

28 July 2014 16:44

The Mar Behnam monastery outside Mosul, seized by ISIS just over a week ago, bears an inscription in the Turkic…

Why is The Daily Dot, smooth and sassy website of ‘the internet community’, publishing racist nonsense?

23 July 2014 19:14

The Daily Dot, founded less than two years ago, is best read while sipping the flattest of flat white coffees.…

Flight MH17: the unctuous Bishop James Jones shows off on ‘Thought for the Day’

21 July 2014 18:00

Perhaps it’s my imagination, but every time the Rt Rev James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool, pops up on Thought…

As Christians are massacred in Iraq, laid-back Obama maintains his shameful silence

19 July 2014 19:11

Christians in Mosul have been offered three choices by ISIS: 1. Convert to Islam. 2. Pay the ‘jizya’ tax that…

The Pope and ‘paedophile cardinals’: another clue that Francis is at war with the Vatican

18 July 2014 17:46

Today’s front-page splash in The Catholic Herald reads: ‘Vatican in a spin as Pope Francis grants an explosive new interview’.…

Women bishops: the game’s up for Anglo-Catholics

14 July 2014 16:31

From the moment the General Synod voted for women priests in 1992, it was inevitable that it would also vote…

Lord Carey undermines his successor, again

12 July 2014 14:36

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has changed his mind about ‘assisted dying’ and intends to vote for Lord…

Chris Patten keeps failing upwards – now he’s advising the Pope. Poor Pope.

10 July 2014 8:24

There is a wearying inevitability to the announcement that Pope Francis’s reforms of the Vatican media will be overseen by…