Freddy Gray

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

By ditching the National Front, Le Pen is playing Macron at his own game

24 April 2017 22:10

Everybody knows that Marine Le Pen can’t beat Emmanuel Macron, don’t they? What does she have to lose? Nothing, it…

Macron and Le Pen win first round of the French presidential election, exit polls forecast

23 April 2017 19:24

It’s still rather a cheerful vibe at the French ambassador’s residence in sunny Kensington this evening. The crowd here would…

Donald’s big bomb shows he wants to shock and awe the world

13 April 2017 19:43

Boom! Are you impressed? The US Commander-in-Chief has just dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever on Afghanistan. Why? Well, to…

Is US foreign policy being directed by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner?

7 April 2017 11:56

If you want to know where President Donald Trump will bomb next, follow his daughter on Twitter: Heartbroken and outraged…

Has Steve Bannon been sidelined?

5 April 2017 18:13

Perhaps Steve Bannon isn’t quite as all-powerful within the Trump administration as everybody believed. He’s just been removed from the…

Watch: Jean-Claude Juncker threatens to promote the break-up of the USA

30 March 2017 18:35

He’s unstable. He’s an irrational hothead who is by some freak a president. And his inability to control his mouth…

On trade, and much else, Donald Trump and Angela Merkel are worlds apart

17 March 2017 19:42

Oh dear. Anybody who thought that, contrary to expectations, Angela Merkel and Donald Trump might get along seems to have…

Donald Trump finally delivers the ‘unity speech’ America has been waiting for

1 March 2017 7:16

Donald Trump’s first address to Congress last night was the best speech he has given since he won the election…

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…