Melanie PhillipsMelanie Phillips (born 4 June 1951) is a British journalist, author, and public commentator. She began her career writing for ''The Guardian'' and ''New Statesman''. During the 1990s, she came to identify with ideas more associated with the right and currently writes for ''The Times'', ''The Jerusalem Post'', and ''The Jewish Chronicle'', covering political and social issues from a social conservative perspective. Phillips, quoting Irving Kristol, defines herself as a liberal who has "been mugged by reality".
Phillips has appeared as a panellist on the BBC Radio 4 programme ''The Moral Maze'' and BBC One's ''Question Time''. She was awarded the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 1996, while she was writing for ''The Observer''. Her books include the memoir ''Guardian Angel: My Story, My Britain''. Provided by Wikipedia