‘Mad’ Mel Out at Mail, Dominic Lawson In

Melanie Phillips has left the Mail, Media Guido can reveal. She blogs:

The Mail want to shake up their Monday op-ed page and so I shall shortly stop writing my regular Monday column for them. Instead, they want me to write other major pieces. They say they are very keen that I should continue to have a significant presence in the paper. 

That’s certainly an option, although I have other plans for writing – and now, also, publishing. I am gratefully aware, though, from the many thousands of people who have written to me in passionate agreement over the years, that I have a very large following indeed among Daily Mail readers. Many write to me to say I am the only reason they read the paper (it’s enough to turn a girl’s head!) Only today, I was stopped at a Tube station by a woman who said: ‘I love your articles; don’t ever stop writing them’. 

I can promise her, and all my many followers, that I shall indeed continue to write them. As for where – well, watch this space.

It is understood that she will be replaced by Dominic Lawson.

Boo.




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