Freddy Gray

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

In defence of Wayne Shaw’s pie-munching stunt

21 February 2017 13:45

Uh oh, football’s puritans are riled up today. They think the sport might have been brought into disrepute during last…

Are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin fast becoming enemies?

14 February 2017 10:58

It’s been said a lot that, for all the supposed closeness between Russia and the new US administration, the Trump-Putin…

Trump may lose this legal battle – but he can still win the political war

10 February 2017 10:44

Donald Trump now looks the weakest US president of recent times. His approval rating is historically low for a new…

Farewell Fillon. Can ‘establishment’ candidates ever win anywhere again?

2 February 2017 16:56

It’s hard not to feel for François Fillon, the French presidential hopeful whose career is now imploding. He looked destined for…

Trump’s illiberal visa crackdown is not as bad as Bush’s ‘liberal’ wars

29 January 2017 15:33

America’s new visa policies are shocking, everyone agrees on that. Even Donald Trump’s administration calls its US entry vetting ‘extreme’.…

May wants to be a ‘third way’ between Trump and the EU

27 January 2017 20:18

Well, Theresa May managed to lay on the praise towards Trump without seeming too sycophantic, which made their press conference…

Donald Trump: the most radical US president for centuries

20 January 2017 18:26

He could be the greatest disaster ever to befall America. He could go down as the man that Made America…

There was nothing peaceful about Washington’s anti-Trump protests

20 January 2017 17:51

Washington, D.C. I just witnessed an anti-Donald Trump protest, and it was nasty. About an hour ago, I looked out…

Meet the real deplorables – and no, it’s not Farage and his champagne populists

20 January 2017 14:48

Washington, D.C. Nigel Farage’s 2016 celebration of Nigel Farage’s 2016 is a party that might never stop. And it is…

Trump’s press conference: will the Russian kompromat story ever go away?

11 January 2017 18:11

Donald Trump hasn’t given a press conference for 167 days, but this was some comeback appearance. The President-elect came out…

A Donald-Boris alliance would be good for Brexit

9 January 2017 12:02

It’s a shame that protocol, being protocol, prevents Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from meeting President-elect Donald Trump during his trip…

Britain’s foreign policy is now dictated by our politicians’ feelings

14 December 2016 14:49

The ‘price of non-intervention’ is becoming one of those awful Westminster clichés. It is a phrase which, we can be…

Rex Tillerson pick suggests Trump will put America first

13 December 2016 13:00

The choosing of Exxon mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as America’s next Secretary of State – which is expected to be confirmed…

Forget diplomacy. Donald Trump wants to talk tough to China

5 December 2016 12:16

It might be better for everyone if, in the spirit of Yuletide Fake News, we all pretended that Donald Trump’s Twitter account…

Another mad day in Trumpland

23 November 2016 7:27

Yesterday was another mad day in Trumpland — or America, as it used to be called. The president-elect started the…

Is Donald Trump Making Journalism Great Again?

17 November 2016 14:40

Is Donald Trump about to do the impossible? No, I don’t mean become President of the United States. That’s in…

Donald Trump’s latest White House appointment is shockingly conventional

13 November 2016 22:40

The news that Donald Trump has appointed Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chairman, as his Chief of Staff is…

Hillary Clinton delivered a classy defeat speech. But would Sanders have delivered a victory speech?

9 November 2016 17:18

Hillary Clinton may have been a woeful candidate, but she just delivered a classy defeat speech. She did what everybody…

Has Hillary Clinton already got it in the bag?

8 November 2016 14:43

Washington, DC Unless something crazy is happening — and of course, 2016 is the year of crazy — Hillary Clinton…

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through US election night

7 November 2016 8:27

What can you say about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton that hasn’t been said a million times? The 2016 election…

What would happen to the conspiracy theories if Donald Trump won?

6 November 2016 14:33

It’s all fixed! Julian Assange, Infowars, Russia Today, millions of Internet users, and even Trump himself are convinced that ‘the…

Donald Trump’s sense of humour might win it for him

4 November 2016 20:45

Forget your state-by-state polling; your analysis of the voting preferences of suburban mothers in Pennsylvania; never mind your understanding of…

How the FBI email investigation could end up helping Hillary Clinton

31 October 2016 12:49

If Hillary Clinton does somehow lose the 2016 US presidential election, FBI director James Comey might turn into one of…

Don’t be smug, Hillary Clinton. It could still cost you the election

27 October 2016 14:59

Hillary Clinton is infinitely wiser than Donald Trump, or so we are lead to believe. You might think, then, that…

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…