US Election

Welcome to the world of right-wing gateway drugs. Are you ready for the ride?

29 November 2016 12:33

Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving.  As the tin-shaking below the pieces…

Donald Trump can expect the Berlusconi treatment

27 November 2016 8:00

Those in charge of civilisation have been quick to compare Donald Trump to Silvio ‘bunga bunga’ Berlusconi as part of…

Fidel Castro was a cruel dictator. Ignore the revisionists

26 November 2016 12:46

Why are left-wing dictators always treated with more reverential respect when they die than right-wing ones, even on the Right?…

Donald Trump could lead a new revolution in Cuba

26 November 2016 12:13

Sola mors tyrannicida est, wrote Thomas More: death is the only way to get rid of tyrants. And so it…

It’s Black Friday, so Donald Trump is flogging off America’s reputation

25 November 2016 17:55

Donald Trump loves a great deal. You know that by now, right? A great, fantastic, beautiful deal. Big-league or bigly, whichever…

American progressives couldn’t be bothered to protest when it mattered

25 November 2016 12:29

It wasn’t long after Donald Trump had appeared on election night to thank his supporters for delivering him an extraordinary victory…

How The Spectator saved Thanksgiving

24 November 2016 15:47

When a Spectator editor, who shall remain nameless, emailed months ago to ask for an article on the business of post-mortem tattoo…

JFK picked his own British ambassador. Why shouldn’t Trump?

24 November 2016 15:18

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…

Donald Trump might be going soft but his supporters don’t seem to mind

24 November 2016 8:30

‘Mister Softie’, screams the headline on the New York Daily News, with Donald Trump’s luxurious comb-over transformed into an ice-cream…

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…

Donald Trump and the five stages of libertarian grief

22 November 2016 16:21

If you think Theresa May has made life difficult for ‘right-wing libertarians’ in the UK, spare a thought for the…

If Trump abandons the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he plays into China’s hands

22 November 2016 12:39

Donald Trump is not wasting any time on trade. Or is he? In his video message about what he’ll do on…

Don’t send Farage to Washington; invite him to Chevening

22 November 2016 10:15

Donald Trump has been putting the cat amongst the diplomatic pigeons—again. His tweet suggesting that Nigel Farage should be made…

Why did the government prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at my sons’ school?

21 November 2016 16:40

Discovering my sons’ school had invited back former pupil Milo Yiannopoulos as a guest speaker was the highlight of an…

Angela Merkel wants to be liberal Europe’s answer to Donald Trump

21 November 2016 14:50

So, Angela Merkel has ignored the Spectator’s advice and has decided to run for a fourth term as German Chancellor…

How social media won the day for the Donald

19 November 2016 9:00

There are plenty of theories about how Donald Trump pulled off his shock victory. But however he did manage to…

The Trump revolution is doomed to fail

19 November 2016 9:00

Sunday brunch at Hugo’s, a bustling Mexican restaurant with a mariachi band and a multi-ethnic clientele: at the next table,…

The looming presence of Trump’s son-in-law follows a troubling pattern

18 November 2016 16:59

For all the top jobs being dished out by Donald Trump, there’s one figure close to the president-elect that worries…

Is Piers Morgan angling for a job in Donald Trump’s press team?

17 November 2016 15:35

During the US presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s UK supporters were few and far between. In fact, aside from Nigel Farage,…

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…