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 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…

What has the New York Times got against Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

13 February 2021 8:18 am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not an easy person to cancel. She has survived the brutal murder of her colleague Theo…

The disconnect of Davos Man

6 February 2021 9:00 am

You may have missed Ursula von der Leyen’s big speech at Davos last week. Most people did. Perhaps because Davos…

Where will the American right turn now?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Here’s a trick question: who said the following, and when? ‘Serious questions have arisen about the accuracy and reliability of…

History shouldn’t be used against us

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Can you feel the fascism yet? You ought to by now, more than a week after Britain leaving the EU.…

Only Trump is to blame for the Capitol chaos

7 January 2021 6:33 pm

On a recent visit to Central Europe I heard a joke that was going around in those parts, as well…

Liz Truss is right to take on the ‘equalities’ cartel

19 December 2020 6:31 am

Yesterday the equalities minister, Liz Truss, gave a speech in which she attempted to lay-out a new direction for the…


The never-ending smugness of the NeverTrumpers

19 December 2020 3:32 am

In March 2016 as Donald Trump looked likely to be the Republican party’s nominee to run for president, more than 100 foreign…

The case for Chinese reparations

5 December 2020 9:00 am

It is time we started to talk about reparations. I am not of course referring to the demands made by…

Carole Cadwalladr should now return her Orwell Prize

27 November 2020 6:10 am

A small but significant event has just occurred. This morning the legal case between Arron Banks and the journalist Carole…

Donald Trump won’t leave me alone

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Ever since I saw him in Pensacola, Florida the other week, Donald J. Trump will not leave me alone. Each…

Macron alone: where are France’s allies in the fight against Islamism?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Where is the support for his fight against Islamism?