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The Spectator Podcast: Trump vs Iran

10 May 2018 14:48

What comes after the end of the Iran nuclear deal? Is Donald Trump an expert diplomat worthy of a Nobel…

Michelle Wolf’s speech exposed the hypocrisy of the press

4 May 2018 16:41

Writer and comedian Michelle Wolf has hit the headlines for her routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday.…

Theresa May is losing the PR battle on Syria

13 April 2018 18:29

After Theresa May’s Cabinet agreed on the ‘need to take action’ in Syria, it seems a matter of when, not…

The Spectator Podcast: War Games

12 April 2018 14:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about the escalating situation in Syria and ask, would counter strikes actually help? We…

Watch: Michael Wolff’s earpiece fail

26 February 2018 14:54

Oh dear. It’s a common sight nowadays to see a politician down the line struggle to hear what their interviewer…

US government shutdown: Trump’s presidency begins to resemble Obama’s

21 January 2018 10:51

Donald Trump had hoped to mark his first anniversary as president basking in surprisingly positive media headlines and enjoying a…

Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

19 January 2018 10:35

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

‘I’m not marching towards some utopia, I’m marching towards my Oscar’: Jonathan Pie interviewed

1 November 2017 17:02

At some point in the early 21st century, comedy stopped being funny. Politics became the biggest joke on earth, thanks…

Watch: Paul Mason says Kim Jong-un has ‘done the world a favour’

22 September 2017 10:55

Oh dear. With North Korea threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean, world leaders are left scratching…

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…

The true nature of Trumpism can no longer be denied

16 August 2017 14:38

There is a strain of wickedness so contagious that it infects every pore of the places it touches. It can…

Trump’s presidency will stain America for years to come

15 August 2017 16:45

It is amazing what a crowd – or a basket – of deplorables can do. Sometimes they can even strip…

Trump hasn’t drained the swamp – he’s put the military in charge of it

12 August 2017 8:30

Dwight Eisenhower was right to warn Americans in 1961 of the ‘military industrial complex’, but perhaps it is now the…

Trump is treating Kim Jong-un like a rival New York real estate developer

11 August 2017 16:09

When I first heard Donald Trump threaten North Korea with “fire and fury,” I immediately despaired—because I’m sick and tired…

Is Trump really about to rain down ‘fire and fury’ on North Korea?

9 August 2017 6:47

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the America atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a lovely port city that also served as…

What the papers say: Trump is good news for Britain

3 August 2017 8:35

Jeremy Corbyn might be ‘on a high’ but he shouldn’t be allowed to forget his party’s ‘highly inconsistent, profoundly confusing’…

It won’t be long before Republicans finally turn on Trump

9 June 2017 17:39

Forget Russia. Georgia, as the song has it, should be on Donald Trump’s mind. A special election for the House…

Donald Trump is right to ditch the Paris Agreement

2 June 2017 15:48

Yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is truly historic. The Paris accord was…

The kings are holding court again

27 May 2017 9:00

A hundred years after the Russian revolution, Russia has a tsar and a court. Proximity to Putin is the key…

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…

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…

Former Bush aide: Corbyn is Trump’s secret weapon

14 April 2017 15:00

As if Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t already getting it from all sides on the home front, the beleaguered Labour leader has come under…

America’s foreign policy on Syria is more sensible than the UK’s

9 April 2017 21:51

Well, Islamists certainly have a useful working knowledge of the Christian calendar — probably more than most secular Brits —…

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…