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.

Roger Scruton gets his job back

23 July 2019 7:22 pm

Roger Scruton has been reappointed as head of a government housing body after he was sacked in April following a magazine interview…

Is Boris wrong to claim Islam set the Muslim world back?

19 July 2019 2:17 am

I do love the Guardian. As the years go by almost no publication continues to give me such constant amusement.…

Billy Connolly and the death of free speech

6 July 2019 2:00 am

I hope readers will forgive me for returning to a subject I addressed here recently. It was a reflection on the…

The confusing modern rules of telling a ‘joke’

24 June 2019 11:40 pm

The pace of outrage is such these days that before anybody has thought through any one outrage we are all…

Why this year’s al-Quds Day march could be different

1 June 2019 10:18 pm

This weekend might provide an interesting spectacle. On Sunday the annual al-Quds Day march sets off in London from outside…

The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault…

Matteo Salvini takes a selfie with five children who helped to save their classmates during the 20 March Milan bus attack

Matteo Salvini: the man reinventing populist politics

6 April 2019 9:00 am

While Britain continues to try to struggle its way out of the EU, perhaps it is wise to consider what…

‘The New and Fashionable Game of the Jew’, 1807

Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money? The Jewish Museum in London thinks so, and perhaps…

Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of…

Confrontation between a soldier and an IRA suspect, 30 January 1972

The case for prosecuting Bloody Sunday ‘Soldier F’

16 March 2019 9:00 am

It is more than 15 years since the Bloody Sunday soldiers last appeared in public. For months I sat in…

The memorial on Lewis marking the Iolaire tragedy

The Iolaire was packed with island men who could have sailed her home with ease

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The centenaries of the Great War came to a close in November with commemorations of the 1918 Armistice. But one…

Angela Merkel is on her way out – and so is her vision for the EU

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Whatever anyone’s views on the enterprise, there was one question always begging to be asked of the European Union: ‘What…

Douglas Murray: I can’t think of a time when more people have lost their minds

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Whenever I visit a country I try to pitch high and meet the president or prime minister. In Australia this…

Europe has a democracy problem

2 June 2018 9:00 am

This week the EU revealed its true nature. Rather than hand power to a Eurosceptic, the Italian President Sergio Mattarella…

The perils of speaking in public

12 May 2018 9:00 am

I spend my life moving. Over recent years it was research. Now it’s caused by that research. But I have…

California is the unexpected antidote to censorious liberalism

17 March 2018 9:00 am

If I needed a safe space, I would nominate California. Against most odds this seedbed of censorious liberalism has thrown…

The curious star appeal of Jordan Peterson

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Last Sunday night a capacity crowd of mainly young people packed into the Emmanuel Centre in London. Those who couldn’t…

The Iranian rebellion the world wants to ignore

6 January 2018 9:00 am

If there is one lesson the world should have learned from Iran’s ‘Green Revolution’ of 2009 and the so-called Arab…

Rolling tanks, plastic flowers and madness on parade: A visit to North Korea

16 December 2017 9:00 am

As Kim Jong-un might blow up the world next year, if not this, and people are forever trying to work…

The consequence of this new sexual counter-revolution? No sex at all

4 November 2017 9:00 am

We are in the middle of a profound shift in our attitude towards sex. A sexual counter-revolution, if you will.…

Songs of the blood and the sword

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Jihadi Culture might sound like a joke title for a book, like ‘Great Belgians’ or ‘Canadian excitements’. But in this…

Poor conduct

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Last weekend Daniel Barenboim brought the Staatskapelle Berlin to perform at the BBC Proms for a cycle of Elgar’s symphonies.…

The known wolf

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The meeting place of the two worlds could not have been more sharply defined. In Manchester Arena, thousands of young…

Is Le Pen really ‘far-right’?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

What is ‘far-right’? With the progress of Marine Le Pen to France’s presidential run-off, the term has been liberally used…

In defence of  Ken

8 April 2017 9:00 am

We never loved each other, Ken Livingstone and I. We first clashed in public more than a decade ago, and…