US politics

Macron and Trump’s doomed bromance is good news for Marine Le Pen

14 November 2018 11:52

Emmanuel Macron’s hosting of sixty world leaders in Paris last weekend to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice has turned…

The Spectator Podcast: why May’s Brexit deal is hard to stomach, but the alternative is worse

9 November 2018 16:05

As Theresa May prepares to unveil her Brexit deal, we ask: just how bad is it, and what happened to…

After losing the House, Trump will have more to worry about than CNN reporters

8 November 2018 8:20

If Trump cannot handle the press corps without blowing his top, it’s an open question whether he can cope with the House Democrats getting up in his grill on a daily basis

The lesson of the midterms? Trump’s crudeness works

7 November 2018 14:43

President Donald J. Trump thinks only in terms of winning and losing. On Tuesday, he won and he lost, which…

How will Donald Trump react to his midterm elections setback?

7 November 2018 6:25

Midterm elections are traditionally nightmares for the party of a sitting president. Just ask former president Bill Clinton, who suffered…

Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?

7 November 2018 2:55

If as now seems certain, the Democrats do get control of the House, they will be in the majority on committees with subpoena power

The Democrats’ dismal failure to stamp out anti-Semitism

6 November 2018 19:09

It’s been a year since I warned that the Democrats were at risk of replicating the Labour party’s lurch into…

How Democrat success in the midterms could help Trump

6 November 2018 12:19

Today’s midterm election is bound to put a bit of swagger back into the steps of Democrats. If polls are…

Could the economy rescue Trump in the midterms?

5 November 2018 17:25

The Trump economy has defied all sceptics and naysayers. Unemployment is at half-century record lows, wages are up, and Wall…

Trump’s midterm campaign is a warning of what is to come

1 November 2018 14:27

Once again, America is under attack. If it’s not hordes of migrants swarming over the border, it’s murky jews financing…

What does Kanye West see in Caroline Lucas?

31 October 2018 12:22

Kanye West’s association with Donald Trump is well known. But there is another politician that the rapper-turned-political-activist likes to pay…

Nikki Haley would make a disastrous president

10 October 2018 11:41

The most astonishing thing about Nikki Haley’s resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations is that she leaves on…

The staggering hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton

9 October 2018 17:06

Today Hillary Clinton slammed the Tories for failing to join the recent pile-on against Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. In…

Is Taylor Swift the Democrats’ answer to Trump?

8 October 2018 14:57

I understand how America’s Republican teens will be feeling this morning, which is to say very hurt indeed. Taylor Swift…

Brett Kavanaugh and the death of white liberalism

8 October 2018 14:05

This article was originally published on Spectator USA. With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court has a solidly…

The EU’s desperate bid to keep the Iran deal alive isn’t working

8 October 2018 12:49

The European Union finds itself in a bind. Donald Trump’s reintroduction of sanctions against Iran has left European diplomats desperately…

Why Trump’s new trade deal shouldn’t be a surprise

1 October 2018 14:47

The news that the US, Canada and Mexico have agreed a new trade deal, USMCA, may have caused a little…

Republicans must drop Kavanaugh before it’s too late

28 September 2018 10:37

Remember how the Democrats tried to block Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court by dredging up accusations of sexual…

Watch: Siblings turn on congressman in brutal attack ad

22 September 2018 21:44

In recent weeks, Westminster has given Washington a run for its money when it comes to unpredictability in politics. However,…

Donald Trump is a free trade hero

19 September 2018 8:44

President Trump has stated on numerous occasions that he wants to increase trade. Under his wise rule, he assures us,…

What happens when Steve Bannon is given a platform?

18 September 2018 19:34

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the interesting question of whether or not the former chief strategist to…

Steve Bannon and the sanitisation of public life

4 September 2018 17:27

Well done, New Yorker, you have just empowered the mob. You have boosted the moral standing and arrogance of those…

Donald Trump’s WTO threat shows he is becoming predictable

31 August 2018 12:45

The obvious reaction to Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is that it…

WATCH AGAIN: John McCain’s brilliant concession speech in 2008

26 August 2018 9:27

I didn’t much like John McCain’s politics. He never saw a military intervention he didn’t like. He was bi-partisan in…

Books Podcast: How the 2008 crash changed the world

23 August 2018 16:26

In this week’s Books Podcast, I’m joined by the economic historian Adam Tooze, author of the new book Crashed: How…