Author(s): Melanie Phillips
For four years after 9/11 Britain presented itself as tough on terrorism. But when London was twice hit by British suicide bombers, the secret was finally out. Under the noses of the British government, parliament, intelligence services and police, Britain has become the European hub for the promotion, recruitment and financing of Islamist terror and extremism. Terrorists have used it to plot, finance, recruit and train for atrocities throughout the world, and now also at home. Such is the scale of these operations that Britain is referred to as
Melanie Phillips controversial column has appeared in the Observer and Sunday Times and currently appears in the Daily Mail. She frequently speaks on Radio and TV and is a member of Radio 4's The Moral Maze panel. She is a recipient of the Orwell Prize for journalism and was included in Prospect's Britain's 100 most influential thinkers list of 2004.