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.

The pandemic has made cynics of us all

16 October 2021 9:00 am

A report by MPs into the spread of the coronavirus has concluded that the government’s approach constituted one of this…

The tactics of victimhood

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Late last week the Labour deputy leader was the subject of a glowing profile in the Times. The piece described…

Where has the truth gone?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

There were two remarkable things about Emma Raducanu’s wonderful win at the US open last week. The first was the…

America, the Taliban and a farewell to arms

4 September 2021 9:00 am

It was quite the handover at Kabul airport this week. The last American troops to exit Afghanistan reportedly left facing…

The flaw at the heart of humanitarian intervention

21 August 2021 9:00 am

One of the most interesting aspects of President Biden’s speech on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan is that it shows…

The path to re-enchantment

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Most social occasions now seem to kick off with a wasted hour or two. The time is spent discussing Covid:…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

The 2020s will be boring, not roaring

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Earlier this year, I noted the suggestion (made by an American academic and run with by a swathe of the…

Oli London and the trickiness of being ‘trans-racial’

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Not everyone will have heard of Oli London, a British social media influencer who made news for two reasons last…

Why we don’t always say what we see

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The official review into the Manchester Arena bombing was published this week. Four years after 22 mainly young people were…

Cambridge deserves better than Stephen Toope

18 June 2021 2:26 am

Regular readers may be aware that in recent months I have been having a running-spat with a Canadian lawyer called…

The polarising power of plague

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Now that the government has kindly allowed us to go out again, I wonder if anyone has discovered the same…

When exactly did harpsichords become racist?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s a dangerous thing when you import the worst aspects of another culture. And an even worse thing when you…

Why do parts of Britain erupt whenever Israel defends itself?

21 May 2021 1:14 am

There has been a huge amount of comment in recent days on the latest round of exchanges between Israel and…

The wrath of Nicola Sturgeon

15 May 2021 9:00 am

I can’t seem to find the Oracle of Delphi’s complete works. The libraries remain shut and when I go to…

Carrie Symonds and the First Girlfriend problem

1 May 2021 9:00 am

One of the least attractive aspects of American politics is epitomised in the ‘Office of the First Lady’. The office…

The Church of England's new religion

22 April 2021 8:00 pm

This article first appeared in the 20 March edition of The Spectator.The Church of England report that was leaked to Douglas…

The music at the heart of the Duke's funeral

18 April 2021 3:11 am

Every detail of today’s funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is likely to be pored over in the days…

What the demise of Quilliam teaches us about Britain and Islam

17 April 2021 9:00 am

There was much rejoicing among Britain’s Islamists last week when the thinktank and campaigning organisation Quilliam announced that it was…

Want to see your friends? Call it a protest

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I wonder exactly when we agreed that it is more of a priority to gather with strangers than to meet…

We don’t need a new law against ‘conversion therapy’

27 March 2021 9:00 am

The fake fight against ‘gay therapy’

The Church of England’s new religion

20 March 2021 9:00 am

With a heavy heart I must return once more to the subject of the Church of England. I recognise that…

There is no justification for supporting the IRA

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Roy Greenslade held a number of prominent positions in Fleet Street over the course of a long career. But he…

Will Alan Rusbridger apologise for the Guardian's Republican cell?

5 March 2021 6:00 pm

Subscribers will know that I wrote in my column for the magazine this week about the revelations by former journalist…

Will freedom always be just over the horizon?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

We should talk about horizons, and the setting of desirable ones. A newspaper gave it a go the other day…