Freddy Gray

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


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,…


Farewell then, Ted Cruz

4 May 2016 8:23

Farewell then Ted Cruz, who has now accepted the inevitable and suspended his candidacy for the Republican Party Nomination. Cruz…


Very funny Barack, but can our politicians start taking themselves a bit more seriously?

3 May 2016 14:12

Tell me something. When you watch the above video of Justin Trudeau, does it warm your heart? Do you think…

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Surrounded by his supporters, Republic

The Cruz-Kasich alliance has failed to stop Donald Trump

27 April 2016 9:57

Another Tuesday, another triumph for Donald Trump. The Republican frontrunner had a clean sweep at last night’s primaries, winning easily…


Donald Trump defies the pollsters again by winning big in New York

20 April 2016 7:51

Ted Cruz once suggested – it feels like years ago but was only January – that Republican voters would not…

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Albany, NY

Dear Guardian, stop patronising America

14 April 2016 13:41

Oh dear. I’ve always admired Jonathan Freedland, and he usually writes so well about America. But his latest contribution to…


Goodbye, Marco Rubio. You were the wrong candidate at the wrong time

16 March 2016 9:33

Marco Rubio last night finally suspended his campaign. At the risk of sounding smug, I could have told you years…

(Credit: Scott Olson/Getty)

The anti-Donald Trump mob is Making America Scary

12 March 2016 9:29

Last night in Chicago, a mob of progressives shut down a Donald Trump rally. The protestors — described as mostly young…


The Republican Party’s attempts to stop Donald Trump look increasingly pathetic 

9 March 2016 9:31

The Trump train will not be stopped. Last night, Donald Trump won in Michigan and Mississippi, again proving the breath…