US politics

The rise and fall of Beto O’Rourke

18 July 2019 8:26

It wasn’t so long ago when Beto O’Rourke, the punk-rock band member and three-term congressman from West Texas, was the…

Why won’t Brexiteers stand up to Donald Trump?

10 July 2019 16:25

There’s a new way of testing if someone is genuinely committed to the ideal of national sovereignty. Let’s call it…

Kim Darroch and the myth of the special relationship

10 July 2019 15:33

Like a priest standing before the bronze gates of a temple, the British ambassador to Washington serves as the guardian…

Sir Kim Darroch failed to recognise Trump’s communicative genius

10 July 2019 14:41

When I last talked to Sir Kim Darroch, he was a slim young private secretary, so it was a long…

Trump takes another pop at ‘wacky’ Kim Darroch

9 July 2019 13:25

Donald Trump is at it again. Only a few hours after his Twitter outburst last night, the president has taken…

Biden vs Trump could be nastier than Clinton vs Trump

13 June 2019 8:00

America’s last presidential election campaign won’t be easily forgotten. From leaked Access Hollywood tapes and spurious insults between the two contenders to…

Donald Trump has done Britain a favour with his NHS grab

4 June 2019 16:59

“Everything with a trade deal is on the table…so NHS or anything else, a lot more than that”. That was…

Trump on Gove: ‘I don’t know Michael’

4 June 2019 15:40

Over the weekend, Donald Trump endorsed Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign. Boris ‘would do a very good job’, Trump said. At…

Trump provides another masterclass in comic statesmanship

4 June 2019 15:33

Donald Trump adds to the jollity of nations, and his press conferences are hugely entertaining. He drops massive news bombs,…

Donald Trump: Why I snubbed Jeremy Corbyn

4 June 2019 14:38

Jeremy Corbyn has made much of snubbing Donald Trump by refusing to attend a state dinner in his honour, but…

The real reason some Brits don’t like Trump

3 June 2019 15:14

Why do certain Brits hate Donald Trump so much? Duh, it’s obvious why we hate him, they’ll say. It’s because…

Donald Trump should not stoop to Sadiq Khan’s level 

3 June 2019 10:08

In July last year, when Trump last visited Britain, I wrote a post saying ‘Admit it, Donald Trump is right…

It’s only a matter of time before Trump turns on Boris

3 June 2019 8:24

The last time president Donald Trump flew to London, pandemonium ensued. A visit that was supposed to be ordinary turned…

Trump is in trouble with the voters who won him the White House

21 May 2019 10:18

President Donald Trump likes to talk. He’s a typical New York blowhard in many ways—obnoxious, loud, self-confident (probably too confident),…

Alabama’s abortion ban is a moment of hope

17 May 2019 14:47

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, signed into law on Wednesday by governor Kay Ivey, is a real moment of hope. The principle…

Rashida Tlaib’s comments about Palestine are blatantly misleading

16 May 2019 12:48

Rashida Tlaib is a victim, and not just any victim – she’s a righteous one. The freshman Democrat from Michigan’s…

The United States Senate is dying

15 May 2019 12:16

Picture a forum where some of America’s most prominent men and women assemble in a healthy, civilised way to discuss and…

In the Democratic primaries, the goal is to go viral

8 May 2019 12:49

Everybody knows who Joe Biden is, the former six-term senator from Delaware and Barack Obama sidekick. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,…

Donald Trump couldn’t care less about Jeremy Corbyn’s snub

26 April 2019 16:25

One doubts very much that Donald Trump knows who Jeremy Corbyn is. So the Labour Party leader’s decision to ‘snub’…

Joe Biden’s bid for the top job could tear the Democrats apart

25 April 2019 18:32

The old dog has announced. And he is in it to win it. After endless rumours about whether he will throw…