Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society. His most recent book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam will be published on 4 May.

Terrorism teaches a lesson that some still refuse to learn

28 April 2017 14:10

Another knife-attack was thwarted yesterday in Westminster. Overnight there were anti-terror raids in Kent and London. These were unconnected, but police…

What does the UN think Saudi Arabia can teach us about gender equality?

24 April 2017 16:57

In these tricky – not to say dark – times there is one place to which we can always turn…

Turkish democracy has just died; Europe could not have saved it

16 April 2017 23:33

Well farewell then Turkey.  Or at least, farewell the Turkey of Kemal Ataturk.  It’s a shame.  Ataturk-ism nearly made its…

The BBC’s adaptation of Decline and Fall was near-perfect

15 April 2017 19:54

A politician once told me ‘You should try to remember to try to encourage us when we get things right…

Berlin, Westminster, now Stockholm. On and on it goes

7 April 2017 18:15

So this time it is Stockholm. And I am tempted simply to write ‘copy’, ‘paste’ and ‘repeat’ with links to…

In defence of Ken Livingstone

5 April 2017 10:09

Listen to Douglas Murray and James Forsyth debating Ken Livingstone’s non-expulsion: We never loved each other, Ken Livingstone and I.…

The political dinosaurs aren’t helping matters

3 April 2017 18:15

As a type of (Platonic) gerontophile, I never expected to say this, but can the dinosaurs not shut up? In recent…

The response to the Westminster attack has been predictably farcical

29 March 2017 20:31

Since last week’s attack in Westminster, various readers have asked whether my list of ‘standard responses to terrorism’ has held…

Pray for London, for Antwerp, for Nice: this is Europe’s new normal

23 March 2017 19:15

The hashtag ‘PrayForLondon’ is trending on social media. But so is ‘Antwerp’. Because no sooner were we invited to pray…

The morally illiterate obituaries to Martin McGuinness are just what he would have wanted

22 March 2017 7:34

Well the obituaries for Martin McGuinness are in. And many are as morally illiterate as the man himself could have…

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

21 March 2017 8:13

So Martin McGuinness has died. Already this is giving vent to the sort of ‘How McGuinness became a man of…

How the Turkey question could swing the Dutch vote

14 March 2017 7:52

Douglas Murray and Melle Garschagen, UK and Ireland correspondent for NRC, discuss the Dutch election: The Dutch public go to the…

Paul Nuttall and the tricks memory plays on all of us

4 March 2017 11:00

Poor Paul Nuttall. He seemed to have everything a cheeky by-election victor needed: the outsider vim, the accent, the cap.…

Where is the evidence that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite?

2 March 2017 11:49

Several months ago, after his election victory, I asked for any proof that Donald Trump is – as some of…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

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

When Martin McGuinness said he was retiring from politics due to serious illness it gave vent, almost immediately, to the sort of ‘How…

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…