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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…

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.…

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…

Is Trump leading America to war?

2 April 2017 13:00

Michael Howard (the good one, OM, CH, MC) is 94 and still razor-sharp, but depressed by echoes of the 1930s…

How good a businessman is Donald Trump?

2 April 2017 10:00

How good a businessman is Donald Trump? Maybe the answer doesn’t matter, since barring death or impeachment he’ll be the…

Why I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer

26 March 2017 10:00

Washington, DC I hate to admit it, but I think I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer. No doubt Donald…

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…

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…