Perhaps it's simply a matter too of female antagonism. Or simply not liking Pam Gellers hands on approach.
All that is understandable.
What is not understandable is her contempt for Geller's and Spencer's association with the EDL, and her labeling that organisation as a bunch of contemptuous thugs. As a Vlaams Belang member, I also very much deplore Mrs. Phillips putting my party in that category too, for that matter. But that's a subject for another post.
Re the EDL's so-called thuggish character, I wonder how Melanie Phillips would react to Pat Condell's speech on the matter?
Just remember, Mrs. Phillips, the cause of us defenders of the West is NOT helped at all by petty quarrels over differences in style. We cannot afford schisms. The only ones laughing will be the PC establishment in politics, academia and media, and the muslims.