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.

In pursuit of deep England

26 December 2023 11:52 pm

I am wary of mentioning General de Gaulle in these pages, if for no other reason than remembering Auberon Waugh…

In search of deep England

16 December 2023 9:00 am

The UN vs Israel

9 December 2023 9:00 am

Are you a creative or a destructive?

11 November 2023 9:00 am

There is a stage direction in The Glass Menagerie in which Tennessee Williams describes a tune that will recur through…

It’s time to cut our ties with Qatar

4 November 2023 9:00 am

A friend of mine was recently doing business with the Qataris. Nothing strange there: a lot of people have in…

Does the Met know what jihad means?

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Ever since the atrocities in Israel more than two weeks ago, I have had one main thought. Yes, Israel has…

Why do we allow protests that glorify slaughter?

21 October 2023 9:00 am

There are times when you wonder how history happened. And other times when you realise how it did. The past…

What Shakespeare can teach us about cancel culture

17 October 2023 7:30 am

The following is an edited excerpt from Douglas Murray’s lecture at the Sheldonian Theatre earlier tonight, in honour of Sir…

Britain must stand up against those who support Hamas

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What happens now?

‘You are not alone’: A message to the Jewish people

14 October 2023 1:51 am

I’m not Jewish myself, but most of my best friends are Jews. The reason I mention this is that, all my adult life,…

Do I have a ‘work addiction’?

7 October 2023 9:00 am

What follows may suggest that I require an ‘intervention’. Readers might even interpret this column as a cry for help.…

At least Britain isn’t that corrupt

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Long-time readers may recall that I take a special interest in the art of corruption. And this week America has…

Politicians can’t win on illegal migration

23 September 2023 9:00 am

It is eight years now since The Spectator sent me to Lampedusa to see the boats coming in. That was…

How to buy influence in Britain

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Like all hacks, I sometimes wonder whether I should just screw my self-esteem, do a Jonathan Freedland and start writing…

The delicious schadenfreude of Burning Man

9 September 2023 9:00 am

If any readers are having those September, back-to-work blues perhaps I might offer them a sure-fire palliative? Just go online…

George Osborne’s midlife crisis

2 September 2023 9:00 am

There should be a term in anthropology for what happens to a certain type of Tory male in middle age.…

What’s the point in being a 1 percent presidential candidate?

27 August 2023 11:39 am

Who is Perry Johnson? It is a question not many American voters can answer. He has a grand total of…

Why everyone thinks they could be President

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Who is Perry Johnson? It is a question not many American voters can answer. He has a grand total of…

Prince Charming is cancelled

19 August 2023 9:00 am

The only strikes I really enjoy are actors’ strikes. Teachers’ strikes leave me cold. Train strikes get me into a…

Hell is the Ulez hotline

12 August 2023 9:00 am

‘Only boring people get bored’ is what we were all told as children. What we were not warned about was…

Why should Vikings be diverse?

5 August 2023 9:00 am

I don’t always watch ‘Strongest Viking’ competitions on cable. But the other day I was channel-hopping and became mesmerised by…

Was I right about Iraq?

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Back in March there was a glut of pieces about the 2003 Iraq war. The 20th anniversary seemed to much…

Canada’s assisted dying horror story

22 July 2023 9:00 am

My favourite Martin Amis novel was his 1991 book Time’s Arrow. It is a pyrotechnically brilliant work in which all…