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The Russia US election probe is lose-lose for Facebook

13 November 2017 12:10

The ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the US election is looking more and more like an existential threat to…

A year on from Trump’s election win – has it been all good news for investors?

10 November 2017 9:35

Before Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, his supporters claimed that he would be ‘good…

All you need is Kompromat! Did the New York Times fall for a great Trump-Russia hoax?

6 November 2017 10:37

The big story that British journos are now desperate to break is ‘How Russia hacked Brexit’. Once that rolls out,…

Books Podcast: The art of the political speech

26 October 2017 14:11

In this week’s Books Podcast I’m talking to the Times columnist and former speechwriter for Tony Blair, Philip Collins, about…

The Spectator Podcast: Tech vs Trump

12 October 2017 13:03

On this week’s episode, we discuss Trump versus technology, the ‘new normal’ with Calamity May, and whether jargon is polluting…

Russia damaged Turkey’s economy in the name of diplomacy. Is the US about to do the same?

11 October 2017 11:33

Istanbul President Erdogan has spent much of this year slinging muck at Europe’s heads of state, and he has damaged…

‘Taking the knee’ is a flawed form of protest

5 October 2017 14:34

Kneeling, fundamentally an act of humility or deference, doesn’t seem the obvious protest against injustice when the National Anthem plays…

Donald Trump avoids gun debate in explicitly religious speech about Las Vegas shooting

2 October 2017 17:02

Donald Trump’s statement to the nation about Las Vegas was platitudinous. Speeches by leaders in the wake of such horrors…

The revolt against the Republican establishment is only just beginning

27 September 2017 13:48

Beware the Moore. This is the doctrine that establishment Republicans such as the Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who poured in…

There’s still some method to Donald Trump’s madness

20 September 2017 9:30

Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly was both an echo of George W. Bush and something original.…

Donald Trump discovers his inner neocon

19 September 2017 16:47

Donald Trump fully embraced his inner neocon before the United Nations today. He lashed out at North Korea, indicating that…

London is still the world’s pre-eminent financial centre – for now

17 September 2017 8:30

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…

Working with Democrats: Donald Trump’s latest plot twist

16 September 2017 11:50

While Donald Trump seeks to cut a deal with the Democrats on immigration, his detractors on the right are starting…

What happened to Hillary Clinton? She lost

12 September 2017 12:44

Eleven months on from foisting her second grabby megalomaniac on the United States, Hillary Clinton has resurfaced. Not to apologise…

Donald Trump is a gift for the Democrats

7 September 2017 16:28

Donald Trump has become the Conor McGregor of American politics. For weeks tensions have been mounting in the capital of…

Treason – not racism – is the only legitimate reason to pull down a statue

7 September 2017 15:27

Donald Trump has a point when he asks, with respect to the tearing down of Confederate statues: ‘Is it George Washington…

Melania Trump’s critics expose feminism’s blind spot

31 August 2017 16:55

If you haven’t been keeping up, it’s okay to judge a woman on her appearance again. The latest public figure to…

Shame on the eco-ghouls exploiting Hurricane Harvey

31 August 2017 7:19

Here they come, the eco-ghouls, feasting on another natural disaster. This time it’s the floods in Houston. No sooner had…

The Donald’s disaster plan is simple: do the opposite to Dubya

30 August 2017 11:21

George W Bush is, shall we say, not a fan of Donald Trump. He has publicly slammed the 45th President…

In pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump has shown contempt for yet another American ideal

26 August 2017 18:47

Donald Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio — his first exercise of the Article II prerogative — is not an act of…

The ominous political genius of Steve Bannon

26 August 2017 9:03

In his fateful interview with Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, Steve Bannon’s remarks about taking a tougher stand on…

What has happened to Trump’s ‘America first’ policy?

26 August 2017 8:30

So much for Donald J. Trump, ‘America first’ isolationist. Gone is the man who, as a civilian, repeatedly endorsed a…

Charlottesville to Palmyra: the road is short

25 August 2017 10:35

‘In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a…

The Spectator Podcast: Campus tyranny

24 August 2017 13:54

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast we look at the issue of ‘safe spaces’ on campuses and beyond. We…

Trump’s Arizona speech gave his fans what they wanted: Trumpism

23 August 2017 10:10

Ignore the usual bleating about Trump having ‘lost control’ and not being ‘fit’ for the presidency following his attention-grabbing speech…