US Election

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…

Can we trust the people? After Trump, I’m no longer sure

9 November 2016 15:17

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

The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won

9 November 2016 15:06

If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for…

Donald Trump proved most people wrong

9 November 2016 15:05

Washington D.C. So, Trump was right, and everyone else was wrong. Most of all the pollsters – my advice to…

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…

Cheer up! Donald Trump’s victory isn’t all doom and gloom

9 November 2016 11:08

Well, it’s just like Brexit, isn’t it? The appalled tone of the BBC six o’clock news, my daughter’s refusal –…

Donald Trump played the identity politics game – and won

9 November 2016 8:12

I feel a strange sense of schadenfreude mixed with a heavy dose of terror and uncertainty now that the American…

Caption contest: Who’s ‘X’?

8 November 2016 19:42

Spare a thought for Donald Trump. For weeks now, the Republican candidate has been suggesting the US voting system is…

Will millennials forgive Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders’ defeat?

8 November 2016 19:17

In recent rallies for Hillary Clinton, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lady Gaga have all lent their celebrity clout to the embattled…

Why do the polls make anyone confident that Donald Trump will lose?

8 November 2016 17:12

Today’s reports about the confident noises coming from Hillary Clinton’s camp made me think about the reports I picked up…

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…

George Osborne turns his attention to the special relationship

8 November 2016 12:13

Although George Osborne is now a backbencher, the former Chancellor still harbours leadership ambitions. On that note, it’s not gone…

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother gets behind Tommy Robinson and Donald Trump

8 November 2016 9:40

With the US presidential result now less than 24 hours away, tensions are high both across the pond and in…

Liberal ideology created Donald Trump

8 November 2016 8:45

Dear Democrat voters, You are probably the most influential and powerful segment of the human race today. In terms of…

Would Donald Trump build a wall along the Canadian border?

8 November 2016 8:30

We’ve heard a lot about what a Trump victory tomorrow night means for Mexico, little of which seems good. He’s…

Trump vs Clinton: What to watch out for on election night

8 November 2016 7:43

The most divisive American election in living memory is almost over. By the end of the day an estimated 130…

America, what has become of you?

7 November 2016 17:58

And so, at long, long last, the end approaches. In fact, as millions of Americans have voted before election day, the…

Will the immigrant vote risk everything to take on Donald Trump?

7 November 2016 17:42

Since 1996, federal law has prevented non-citizen US residents, like myself, from voting in elections. We pay taxes, hold down…

A Donald Trump presidency would be better for Britain

7 November 2016 16:00

If Trump wins, I wonder if the BBC will be as exultant as it was in 2008, when Obama won?…

Donald Trump has trashed his brand. Will it pay off?

7 November 2016 15:18

The finger pointers began coming to Trump Tower in 2004. Donald Trump was making the transition from property mogul to…