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Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

Why it’s a shame Steve Bannon is being sidelined

23 April 2017 11:00

There were three reasons why I so badly wanted Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. One was that…

Syria used to be Putin’s great asset. Now, it’s a huge liability

17 April 2017 10:00

For Vladimir Putin, Syria has been the gift that kept on giving. His 2015 military intervention propelled Russia back to…

Howard Jacobson on Trump: He has the emptiest mind of all

17 April 2017 9:00

Howard Jacobson awoke to the news of Trump’s victory in November. He had no newspaper column so, what could he…

Donald Trump is listening to his generals – and that’s great news for Britain

16 April 2017 11:00

‘Great Britain has lost an Empire and not yet found a role’. Fifty-five years on, Dean Acheson’s remark has not…

Our message to Assad: kill a lot more of your people, but nicely. And please spin it out

15 April 2017 8:30

Let me take this opportunity to join with our Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary in commending President Trump’s swift and…

The Spectator Podcast: Keeping the faith

13 April 2017 12:38

On this week’s episode, we discuss the future of Christians as a minority group, consider whether Trump has found an ally…

The Hitler analogy has become a symbol of political ignorance

13 April 2017 11:41

Man, the brass neck of Trump’s media critics. They’ve spent the past 24 hours tearing into Trump’s media man Sean…

United Airlines prove Corbyn’s point about bad business

13 April 2017 10:33

The French have their uses, don’t they? They offer us their food, their wine and their bankers, and they also…

What the papers say: It’s time to stop blaming Brexit

13 April 2017 8:29

What does a spike in hate crime, a slump in sterling, supermarket price hikes, rising inflation and a squeeze on…

Donald Trump turns on Steve Bannon

12 April 2017 13:05

Steve Bannon fast became the most powerful person in the world you’ve never heard of. The man behind the Breitbart…

The G7 proves too weak to hold Putin to account

11 April 2017 12:28

The G7 has failed to agree on any new sanctions on Russia following the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons…

Donald Trump’s plan for bombing North Korea

9 April 2017 12:00

On several foreign policy issues, Donald Trump has toned down the campaign rhetoric now that he is in office. His…

The enigma of the Trump-Putin story

9 April 2017 11:00

Donald Trump’s Washington is a city of many secrets, but no mysteries. So much about the Trump-Putin story remains unknown,…

Why are only a lonely few Republicans staying aloof from the Trump crowd?

8 April 2017 12:00

The Trump administration is having abnormal effects on Washington social life too, especially among Republicans. During the campaign Trump was…

Donald Trump isn’t Hitler. Actually, he’s the new Kaiser Wilhelm II

8 April 2017 10:00

 Massachusetts All politicians wear masks. Donald Trump’s favourite is that of Maximum Leader. It was on display during this past…

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…

Jeremy Corbyn’s response to US airstrikes in Syria

7 April 2017 11:47

The US missile attack on a Syrian government air base risks escalating the war in Syria still further. Tuesday’s horrific…

Donald Trump enforces Obama’s ‘red line’ in Syria

7 April 2017 8:14

On Donald Trump’s orders, US forces have struck the airfield from which the Syrian military launched Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack.…

Watch: Donald Trump’s full statement on US airstrikes in Syria

7 April 2017 8:04

My fellow Americans, on Tuesday Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump’s wars

6 April 2017 12:54

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we consider President Trump’s growing military ambitions, dissect the problem of radical Islam…

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…

What the papers say: the Gibraltar row heats up

4 April 2017 8:47

Theresa May says the way to deal with the row over Gibraltar is ‘jaw-jaw’ rather than war. And there is…

Forget fake news. The bigger problem is misleading news

3 April 2017 16:29

The way that ‘fake news’ became an overnight crisis is telling; just as progressive ideas were being rejected by voters…

Trump talks tough on North Korea. Does he mean it?

3 April 2017 9:16

Donald Trump once said that he wanted to share a hamburger with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Now that he’s…