Melanie Phillips (born 4 June 1951) is a British journalist, author, and public commentator.
On this week's episode of #NCFCounterCulture our panel discuss our new publication: "The Long March: How the Left Won the Culture War and What To Do About It." [ our publication may be downloaded free of charge from our website: -- Hard copies may be purchased by making a £10 donation also via the website (further details please email: ] How does culture shape political power? Many Conservatives now fear that victory at the ballot box is not enough. Despite Boris Johnson’s triumph in the 2019 election, they sense that a larger cultural battle has been lost. Some accuse the left of mounting a secret, slow-motion takeover, inspired by the ideas of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci – the ‘long march through the institutions’. The New Culture Forum's new book by Marc Sidwell uncovers the truth: a tangled history in which active subversion runs alongside unintended consequences and missed opportunities. Armed with a clearer understanding of the left’s long march, it also reveals new possibilities for fighting back. Our Panel: * Melanie Philips * Marc Sidwell * Rafe Heydel-Mankoo --------------- SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications) AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: itunes: SUPPORT/DONATE: The New Culture Forum Channel is still very new and to continue to produce quality programming we need your support. Your donations will help ensure the show not only continues but can grow into a major online platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. PAYPAL/ CARD PAYMENTS - ONE TIME & MONTHLY: You can donate in a variety of ways via our website: It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations. ABOUT THE SHOWS: So What You're Saying Is... (SWYSI) & NCFCounterCulture are weekly discussion shows with experts and significant figures from the political, cultural and academic worlds. The host is Peter Whittle (@PRWhittle), Founder & Director of The New Culture Forum, a Westminster-based think tank that seeks to challenge the cultural orthodoxies dominant in the media, academia, and British culture / society at large. JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Web: F: Y: T: (@NewCultureForum)
In this episode, our special guests include Ian Dunt, editor of, Melanie Phillips, columnist for The Times and Professor Anand Menon, director of The UK in a Changing Europe. They discuss what they have learned about Brexit over the past three years, the divide over social values in this country and what they expect will happen over the course of the trade negotiations this year.
Melanie Phillips is a Journalist, Broadcaster and Author.We recommend Melanie's most recent books:*Guardian Angel: My Journey from Leftism to Sanity:*The Legacy: TRIGGERnometry:Paypal: TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@failinghuman) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.
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Jun 4th, 1951
City of London, England, United Kingdom
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12 hours, 34 minutes
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