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Donald Trump Visits Mexico

Donald Trump won’t be as bad as you think

9 November 2016 14:54

This piece is from the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow.  This week’s cover: Planet Trump, with @Freddygray31, Rod…

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington DC

We’ll miss Trump when he’s gone

6 November 2016 10:00

This weekend at the Edenbridge bonfire in Kent, near where I live, an effigy of Donald Trump will be burned.…

Donald Trump is a masterpiece of American melancholy

2 November 2016 13:23

The ‘pursuit of happiness’—an infinitely debatable formulation to describe a distinctively American activity. As Jefferson wrote the phrase as the…

The simple explanation for Donald Trump’s pro-Putin twaddle

1 November 2016 11:45

Once upon a time Republicans routinely accused Democrats of being soft on Russia. Irving Kristol, writing in Commentary in 1952,…

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Trump’s big mistake? Turning the election into a personality contest

28 October 2016 9:00

If, on the night of Monday September 26, a US presidential election had been held instead of a televised debate,…

Trump vs Clinton: The verdicts on the final debate

20 October 2016 10:10

Donald Trump grabbed the headlines in last night’s debate by refusing to say whether he’d accept the result in the…

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Donald Trump last night exposed himself as Chavez without the beret

20 October 2016 8:53

Much has been made of Donald Trump’s character but the big problem is not that he is a bad person…

Hillary will beat Trump. But her presidency will be hamstrung just like Obama’s

8 October 2016 16:01

The more you study history, the more you realise how hopeless it is to try predicting the future. Even sophisticated…

Prince Harry meets Chris Christie in New Jersey (Photo: Getty)

Was Britain banking on a Chris Christie presidency?

9 August 2016 15:56

A fun game for football fans involves trying to recall players who were earmarked as future Premier League stars and fell hilariously…

Democratic National Convention: Day Four

Hillary Clinton says ‘Love trumps hate’. But will that message win her the White House?

29 July 2016 8:19

One of Hillary Clinton’s biggest problems when she took to the stage last night was who had come before her:…

Democratic National Convention: Day Two

Bill Clinton tries to solve Hillary’s inauthenticity problem. Did it work?

27 July 2016 7:56

So there we have it: Bill has backed his ‘best friend’ and wife Hillary Clinton for President. That he would…

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Bernie Sanders backs Hillary but not all Democrats are happy about it

26 July 2016 9:10

So after the glorious disunity of the Republican convention, now is the chance for the Democrats to pull together and…

Hillary Clinton crawls over the finish line in Democratic race

7 June 2016 8:02

Hillary Clinton has crawled over the finish line in the Democratic race. She has apparently now secured enough delegates to…

The horrific truth is that Donald Trump could actually win the US presidency

28 May 2016 15:49

Think Donald Trump is too vulgar, too crazy to actually make it to the White House? Then you probably thought…

Donald Trump: The impossible has happened

26 May 2016 16:45

Do you remember when they said it wasn’t possible? When the pointy-headed wonks in Washington DC and the New York…

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton will make for the Millwall of elections

25 May 2016 12:02

If there was any doubt over how Donald Trump was going to go about his problem with women voters it…

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Bernie Sanders’ win in West Virginia shows why a Trump presidency is possible

11 May 2016 7:57

Just when it looked like the US primaries couldn’t throw up any more surprises, Hillary Clinton has been defeated overnight…

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Clinton and Trump triumph in New York: What happens now?

20 April 2016 8:38

It’s no real surprise that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both secured victory in New York overnight and the…

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Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump in Wisconsin Republican race

6 April 2016 7:46

Donald Trump has been dealt a major blow in his bid to wrap up the Republican nomination after Ted Cruz’s…

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Rand Paul’s libertarian crusade will shake up the presidential race

7 April 2015 17:16

Finally, the presidential race got interesting. The thought of Hillary Clinton vs Jeb Bush was too much of a rerun of…

Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Iran (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Was Netanyahu’s message worth the diplomatic damage it caused?

5 March 2015 11:40

For weeks before his plane set off for Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress was exhaustingly analysed here…

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Lame duck unleashed – Bulgarian in London asks ‘what next’ on US immigration

5 November 2014 12:52

London Careening through the city in a minicab last night, en route to a pub in Bloomsbury that had promised to…

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America’s Left is just as ‘eccentric’ as its Right

9 May 2014 17:04

Rory Sutherland writes in this week’s magazine that the Mozilla/Brendan Eich affair has finally put him off his dream of…

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BuzzFeed does politics. Watch out, Westminster

27 January 2014 17:30

It’s startling how few young people feel aligned to a particular newspaper. Gone is the idea of ‘taking a paper’.…

Ed Miliband's Speech On Reforming Labour's Links With Unions

Ed Miliband’s Surprisingly Bold Plan for A New Model Labour Party

9 July 2013 16:11

Tony Blair has welcomed Ed Miliband’s “big speech” on reforming Labour’s relationship with its Trade Union backers. And so has…