Freddy Gray

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


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Election Night Event In New York City

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 Campaigns In Des Moines As Early Voting Begins In Iowa

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…

Donald Trump Holds Rally In Wilkes-Barre, PA

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…


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…