Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Independent: Welcome to the World of ‘Mad Mel’

The Independent’s diarist, Matthew Norman, today reflects on the controversial comments made by Melanie Phillips about Arabs: “What desperate moments for all among us who revere Melanie Phillips and the rigorous self-restraint she brings to her work. In the coming … Continue reading

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Mel P in 2005 vs Mel P in 2011

Here is Mel P writing on her blog in 2005 about why it is right to have incitement to racial hatred laws but not incitement to religious hatred laws: “Attacking people on account of their race is to attack what … Continue reading

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Is Spectator editor Fraser Nelson an idiot?

  The editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson, is quoted in the Independent today defending Melanie Phillips’ racist outburst about Arabs in a blogpost she wrote for the Spectator website last week. “We are quite clear that Melanie Phillips hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Guardian: PCC investigates Mel P for racist hate speech

  The Guardian has just published a story online about the Melanie Phillips article I have blogged about twice already this week. It is vitally important that we set a clear marker here and insist that anti-Arab racism is every … Continue reading

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Police to investigate Mel P article for possible racist hate speech

  A few days ago I wrote about Melanie Phillips’ use of what seemed to me to be highly inflammatory and racist language in a piece she wrote for Spectator blogs. In that article she talked about ‘the moral depravity … Continue reading

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Would you punch this Bahraini tyrant in the nose?

Craig Murray has a wonderful idea over at his blog. Craig informs us that the Bahraini King tyrant, Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifa, is due to visit the UK in May to attend Prince William’s wedding. In the past few days, Hamad … Continue reading

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Quilliam’s parliamentary supporters demand more taxpayers money

Following on from last week’s post about how many of the Quilliam Foundation’s supporters (many pro-Iraq war enthusiasts including Nick Cohen, Denis MacShane, Paul Goodman as well as Martin ‘The Great Koran Con Trick’ Bright) had been mobilising to ensure continued … Continue reading

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