US politics

Yes, Trump’s tweet was racist. But BBC rules stop presenters saying so

30 September 2019 9:41

All of the following things are true. Naga Munchetty, co-host of BBC Breakfast, is a very good TV journalist, one…

The case for proroguing Congress

29 August 2019 16:43

It’s time for Donald Trump to take a leaf from Boris Johnson, for the master to take tuition from his…

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

23 August 2019 17:24

Donald Trump’s attempted purchase of Greenland may have fallen through but if he’s still in the market, there’s some prime…

Never Trumpers are back. Here’s why they will fail again

22 August 2019 10:58

From the moment Donald Trump stepped onto the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president of the…

Joe Biden won’t beat Donald Trump

19 August 2019 10:09

Joe Biden has led Democratic polls since day one, holding the kind of consistent lead within his party that Donald…

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…