Melanie Phillips is a British author who writes for various platforms, including The Times, The Jerusalem Post, and The Jewish Chronicle. She mainly covers political and social issues, and is known for her conservative perspective. She is also known for having a strong anti-Muslim rhetoric, which can be found in her writing time and time again.
Following the appearance of antisemitic posters across the city of Budapest, the newly elected mayor Gergely Karácsony requested their immediate removal, giving an encouraging sign of hope in a country where Fidesz party’s xenophobic narratives seem to prevail.
A Mail Online article published on 26 October claimed that hate crimes in Britain are a “great hoax”, and it did so by providing no evidence, belittling the impact hate has on victims as well as the work of charities who support them. The author uses anecdotal information to argue that hate crimes are not a significant problem, and should not be classified as such, relying on the unsubstantiated claim that Britain is the most tolerant country in the world.