Donald trump

The flight ban for laptops is a classic protectionist scheme

22 March 2017 11:32

First they came for your nail scissors, then your liquids, and now they’re after your electronics. The news this week…

Whatever happened to Trumpism?

18 March 2017 9:35

Well, that was quick. Along with President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal, Trumpism as a radical new governing philosophy is…

Brexit, Ireland and the Trump question

17 March 2017 21:00

We all have our roles.  In the world order which we inhabit, Ireland has one chief international responsibility: each St…

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…

How will Mummy Merkel deal with Toddler Trump?

13 March 2017 16:09

The irresistible force meets the immovable object in Washington tomorrow, as Donald Trump finally comes face to face with Angela…

Donald Trump and the end of the age of celebrity

4 March 2017 10:00

The ongoing war between Donald Trump and the Hollywood A-list has entered a new and unpredictable phase. Celebrity criticism of…

The Left’s great Russian conspiracy theory

2 March 2017 17:33

The chattering classes have officially lost it. On both sides of the Atlantic. Of course they’d been teetering on the…

The Spectator podcast: Sturgeon’s second stab

2 March 2017 12:26

On this week’s episode we question whether Nicola Sturgeon might be tempted by a second independence referendum, consider the increasingly frosty relations…

Where is the evidence that Donald Trump is an anti-Semite?

2 March 2017 11:49

Several months ago, after his election victory, I asked for any proof that Donald Trump is – as some of…

What the papers say: The Lords’ ‘insidious plot to thwart democracy’

2 March 2017 8:29

When the House of Lords voted against the Government’s Brexit bill last night, peers won’t have been expecting much in the…

Trump’s charming and disciplined Congress speech defies his critics

1 March 2017 8:56

Am I the only one who was hoping Donald Trump would skip the State of the Union address? The annual…

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…

Donald Trump’s Congress address, full transcript

1 March 2017 7:02

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight,…

Trump has done what journalists should have done: boycotted the White House Correspondents’ dinner

26 February 2017 17:24

The most dangerous place in Washington DC, the old joke goes, is between a politician and a television camera. It’s…

Why I’ve cancelled my signing at an anti-Trump bookshop

26 February 2017 10:00

To my mind, a bookshop is like a library — the only difference is that you buy the books, you…

Trump’s new ambassador is right: the UN is anti-Israel

23 February 2017 11:40

The most important statement from the new administration. Clear, concise, simply and devastatingly expressed. Exactly what many of us have…

A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

The Stop Trump protesters have got their priorities all wrong

21 February 2017 20:03

There’s almost as much talk about ‘virtue-signalling’ these days as there is about ‘fake news’. But one thing that doesn’t…

This fake story made me feel sympathy for Donald Trump

21 February 2017 14:40

There was a great commotion in central London last night. A police helicopter hovered over The Spectator‘s office making a din,…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

Five points from Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference

16 February 2017 21:38

For sheer entertainment value, you couldn’t beat it. Donald Trump’s sprawling – and first solo – press conference was a…

Syria is a world war without a solution

16 February 2017 14:17

The Afghans on the road in Serbia were wet from the rain. They were trying to hitch a ride into…