US politics

Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook is straight from Obama’s playbook

19 March 2018 14:00

Every few weeks, it seems, Carole Cadwalladr drops a long piece for the Guardian or the Observer about how the Trump and Brexit campaigns…

The Special Relationship still trumps Putin

15 March 2018 9:23

For a president who usually tweets first and asks questions later, Donald Trump’s initial reaction to the Salisbury attack has…

Steve Bannon: Brexit is down to Nigel Farage

14 March 2018 18:20

During the EU referendum, there was a fierce rivalry not just between Leave and Remain but between the two groups…

With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Trump will be more hawkish

13 March 2018 13:38

The surprising thing isn’t that Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It is that it took this long.…

Rex Tillerson’s sacking isn’t about Russia

13 March 2018 13:36

Sometimes it’s almost as if Donald Trump wants the world to think he’s a Russian patsy. Yesterday, Rex Tillerson, as…

Britain should rise above Trump’s trade war

7 March 2018 11:10

The stock market is reeling. The White House has already witnessed the resignation of the President’s most senior economic adviser.…

Another ‘Goldman Sachs guy’ resigns from Team Trump

7 March 2018 7:24

After Gary Cohn, does chaos follow? 

Christopher Steele comes up Trumps

6 March 2018 17:45

Crikey! Did the Kremlin put the kibosh on Mitt Romney’s hopes to become Secretary of State in the Trump administration?…

Netanyahu reaps the benefits of treating Trump with respect, rather than contempt

6 March 2018 7:57

Not many world leaders can claim to be on friendly personal terms with Donald Trump. There are fewer still who…

How Theresa May can take advantage of Trump’s trade wars

2 March 2018 12:04

It speaks volumes about protectionism that while the share prices of steel and aluminium makers rose on the news that…

Why Trump’s ‘trade war’ makes strategic sense

2 March 2018 7:51

Has Donald Trump sparked off a trade war? His plans for a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10…

Trump loses 4th spin doctor as Hope Hicks quits

1 March 2018 7:29

Every week is extraordinary in the Trump administration — but this week seems stranger than most. Matters are rumbling in…

American gun reform is close to happening

28 February 2018 14:48

But hardliners are increasingly encouraging the GOP to toe the line as Democratic demands escalate.

Is Jared Kushner’s power really waning?

27 February 2018 23:00

It was always ridiculous that Jared Kushner, an amiable 37-year-old who had no diplomatic, political or military experience, should have…

American Healthcare and the NHS

27 February 2018 18:36

Donald Trump recently disparaged Britain’s National Health Service for “going broke and not working,” leading Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to…

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…

Citizenship is dead

23 February 2018 14:00

Once in a while some Socialist Worker people set up a stall outside my local Tesco to shout slogans at…

American conservatives look to Europe for inspiration

23 February 2018 8:29

What Marion Marechal-Le Pen's raucous reception at the Conservative Political Action Conference tells us about the Republican movement

Billy Graham’s legacy of Christian unity

21 February 2018 15:50

The rapprochement between Catholics and Evangelicals would not have been possible without Billy Graham.

Billy Graham by John Betjeman

21 February 2018 15:03

It is obviously within his power to make people weep and scream 'Alleluyah'. But he restrains himself

Donald Trump should be worried by the latest twist in the Russia inquiry

21 February 2018 8:43

‘If Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?’…

Is Donald Trump heading for his Monica Lewinsky moment?

16 February 2018 18:04

The stories about Donald Trump’s sex life keep coming. First, it was Stormy Daniels who stated that she had an…

Sod the Second Amendment

16 February 2018 16:36

I just wonder how many more school massacres it will take before four words, which I am sure are already…

Mitt Romney is back. Will he be a thorn in Trump’s side?

15 February 2018 12:41

One of President Donald Trump’s chief political foils in the Republican Party — a party that increasingly resembles a Trump fan…

What I learned from arguing about gun control with my Texan uncle

15 February 2018 10:44

Whenever there’s another mass shooting in America, like the one in Florida yesterday, I think immediately of my Uncle Bill…