Freddy Gray

Freddy Gray is deputy editor of The Spectator. He was formerly literary editor of The American Conservative.


Donald Trump fails to land the knockout punch he needs in last night’s final presidential debate

20 October 2016 7:57

Donald Trump needed to win bigly, as he would put it, in Las Vegas. He didn’t, and his campaign is…


There’s a massive loser in tonight’s presidential TV debate – and it isn’t Donald Trump

19 October 2016 17:07

Did you think, after the second presidential TV debate last week, that democracy couldn’t sink lower? Well, think again. Tonight’s…


Donald Trump did enough to win the debate, but not enough to save his campaign

10 October 2016 7:07

Donald Trump probably won the second presidential debate tonight, overall. But overall probably doesn’t matter. The clash between him and…

Controversy Surrounds Trump's Bid For President After 2005 Recording Reveals Lewd Comments About Women

Republicans revolting against Donald Trump should look at the Labour Party, and despair

9 October 2016 11:07

The Donald Trump story and the Jeremy Corbyn story are same tale told by different countries. A political party reinvents…

Is the Trump tape really that shocking?

8 October 2016 16:22

The funniest thing about the lewd Donald Trump tape is how unshocking it is. It’s less of an ‘October surprise’…


Introducing The Spectator’s US Election 2016 site

7 October 2016 13:33

Welcome to The Spectator’s US Election 2016 site, brought to you in association with City Index. This will be home…

Vice Presidential Debate Between Gov. Mike Pence And Sen. Tim Kaine

Mike Pence won the vice-presidential debate, but it’s still bad news for the Donald

5 October 2016 9:25

Governor Mike Pence can debate — who knew? Donald J Trump’s running mate has been fairly invisible so far this…


It’s hard to #followthemoney if Trump won’t release his tax returns

2 October 2016 11:34

Even Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s normally ebullient campaign manager, must be thinking it’s been an awful week. There was his…


Smug Hillary Clinton wins the first presidential debate. Donald Trump looks like a plonker

27 September 2016 6:10

So, Donald Trump was being honest when he let it be known that he hadn’t swotted up for the first presidential debate. He…


Six things to expect from tonight’s Trump vs Clinton TV debate

26 September 2016 13:37

Tonight’s first televised debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, on Long Island, New York, is expected to generate a…


After Hillary Clinton’s collapse, is it time to consider the possibility of President Tim Kaine?

11 September 2016 20:24

What if Hillary Clinton can’t run? It’s a question that must be asked, even if the New York Times and…


Trump’s ‘Summer Meltdown’ is over. Is Clinton’s ‘Autumn Horror’ beginning?

6 September 2016 17:21

Donald Trump’s ‘Summer Meltdown’ appears to be over. The latest CNN poll puts him two points ahead of Hillary Clinton,…

Donald Trump Visits Mexico

Trump’s immigration rhetoric is more subtle than his opponents realise

1 September 2016 13:07

To say Donald Trump ‘double-downed’ last night on his border rhetoric would be an understatement. He went full anti-illegal immigration…


How Breitbart hijacks right-wing populism

17 August 2016 16:43

The news that Donald Trump’s new campaign manager is Steve Bannon, head of the right-wing media site Breitbart, has shocked…


Hillary Clinton is a more sinister personality than Donald Trump

10 August 2016 9:51

Watch this clip of Donald Trump suggesting yesterday that gun-rights enthusiasts might kill Hillary Clinton, and tell me, seriously, that…

Democratic National Convention: Day Three

Barack Obama: the great unity president who divided a nation

28 July 2016 9:45

Hillary Clinton can count herself lucky to have Barack Obama cheerleading her bid for the presidency. The outgoing President is…

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Mobile, Alabama

The most shocking aspect of Donald Trump fans? Their decency

23 July 2016 9:22

You might find them abhorrent. You might think them stupid for having fallen for such a charlatan. You might be…


Be afraid: Donald Trump’s speech could win him the White House

22 July 2016 1:52

Donald Trump’s speech tonight was not exactly poetry, but it was clear and surprisingly coherent. It was also clever, sort…


Farage hails ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit, Trump and worldwide populism

20 July 2016 22:47

Nigel Farage is here in Cleveland at the Republican Convention. He’s enjoying himself, and why not? Britain has voted for Brexit,…

Is Donald Trump becoming boring? His choice of running mate suggests so

15 July 2016 17:18

After some confusion, it is confirmed: Donald Trump has picked Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate. After…

Boris Johnson And Michael Gove Address The Nation After EU Referendum Victory

This must be what happens when you put journalists in charge

30 June 2016 14:45

Are we learning, rather painfully, what happens when you let journalists take over? Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are political hacks,…


Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through referendum night

23 June 2016 16:47

Alright folks, this is the big one. It’s EU Referendum Night, and bluffers everywhere have been training hard. We’ve all been…


Today, we grieve for the Orlando victims. Tomorrow, the politics will begin

12 June 2016 20:43

I’m sitting in a gay café in Washington DC. Opposite me, a lesbian couple are hugging and kissing, trying to…

Bernie Sanders Campaigns Across Iowa Ahead Of Caucuses

Is Bernie Sanders’ zombie campaign hurting Hillary Clinton — or helping her?

9 June 2016 12:50

Washington, DC The Bernie Sanders campaign has always been touched by irony. Now it is turning into a mad joke.…

Anti-Trump protesters attack a Trump supporter (C) as he tries to leave an election rally. Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

It is wrong and idiotic to blame Donald Trump for the violent protestors against him

3 June 2016 10:11

In San Jose, California, last night, anti-Trump protestors went on another violent rampage. A man was assaulted, others were punched,…