Years have passed since 7/7. Alarmingly, however, even under Cameron Britain still continues to fan the radicalisation of its society. Britain's pretending to be tough on terrorism, as it continues to look the other way. This refusal to act goes back two decades, when a hub for terror throughout Europe and elsewhere was allowed access to British soil - Londonistan. In "Londonistan", Melanie Phillips interviews key politicians, moderate Muslims, academics and intelligence experts. She uncovers a persistent state of denial by the establishment entrusted with our security, both on the left and right. Hers is an acclaimed and gripping account of the failure of the way in which Britain is handling terrorism, and its own social crises.
Melanie Phillips was awarded the George Orwell Prize for journalism for her controversial column which has appeared in the Observer and Sunday Times; now appearing in the Daily Mail, since December 2001. Her previous books include The Ascent of Woman. She is a panel member on Radio Four's The Moral Maze.