To mark International Women’s Day we look at the best conservative women out there. One such is Melanie Phillips. She joined the conservative cause having been news editor at the Guardian.
Phillips is now a columnist at the Times, and she is author of Londonistan, The World Turned Upside Down, The Ascent of Woman, All Must Have Prizes, The Sex-Change Society and The Divided House. She tells how she left the Left in Guardian Angel.
She has been fighting the good fight on education, culture, foreign relations and Britain’s relationship in the European Union.
This long interview I came across on YouTube is from 2016 but remains timeless.
In it Phillips discusses her journey from Left to Right, and the state of education when she was searching for a school for her daughter. This led her to write the brilliant book All Must Have Prizes.
Phillips also talks about how the Left shut down the debate either by abuse or by labelling their opponent such that their point of view does not even have to be engaged with. This reveals that the Left, in truth, do not have the confidence of their argument and that ‘their argument is based on sand’.
She discusses the post-modern idea that there is no such thing as objective truth, and that it has been replaced by ideology. She explores the power groupings of the various ‘isms’.
Also in this interview are the big issues of feminised men, abortion, gay marriage and the family in general.
It is a great watch.
We salute Melanie Phillips making that lonely journey as a female conservative commentator in this current mediascape.
Her first novel, The Legacy, will be published by Bombardier next month and is available now for pre-order from Amazon