Melanie Phillips

What Is Harriet Harman Supposed to Apologise For?

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

To witness, in full swing, the 'politics of apology', with all its childish, faux-outrage, and fuelled by right-wing tabloid hysteria, is pretty dispiriting. Labour's Harriet Harman, I am assured, has no plans to apologise for her role in the National Council for Civil Liberties four decades ago. And, in the absence of a 'smoking gun', nor should she have to.

The Reinvention Of Russell Brand?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

Comedian Russell Brand is to be a panellist on political debate show Question Time, sharing the stage with Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Brand wil...

Melanie Phillips Claims Obama Win 'Brings WWIII A Lot Closer'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Journalist and author Melanie Phillips has sparked a storm after claiming that Barack Obama's second term will wreak havoc upon the world, specificall...

Put Melanie Phillips in Charge of Equality and Human Rights

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Boris Johnson provoked both glee and outrage when he wrote, in his regular Telegraph column, that the next Director General of the BBC should be a Tory. "Imagine", opined Alastair Campbell "if we had said what Boris said". The difference, of course, is that a Labour politician would never say it. They just did it.

Mooney, the Mail and Me

Scott Hill | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

As hard as it may be to envisage, it is possible that some of you may have missed my appearance on BBC Radio Four's Broadcasting House programme over the weekend.

Muslims Should Be 'Partners Not Informants' In Terror Fight

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Partnerships with London's Muslim community have been far more effective at fighting terrorism in the capital than confrontation, a former head of a M...

IstyOsty: The Website That Allows the Twitterati to Have a Guilt-Free Two Minute Hate

Patrick Hayes | Posted 18.09.2011 | UK
Patrick Hayes

Using an IstyOsty link is like a 21st century Twitter version of a Masonic handshake.