US politics

Justin Trudeau wants the West to worship at his feet

28 July 2017 8:27

Justin Trudeau, the wokest world leader, has officially achieved rock-star status. This week he appears on the cover of Rolling Stone…

Liam Fox’s Brexit optimism is matched by President Trump’s

25 July 2017 14:43

Liam Fox is well known for his optimism when it comes to Brexit. The International Trade Secretary has even been…

Is anyone safe in Trump’s administration?

25 July 2017 8:17

I’m not sure how it is with the BBC and Sky, but here in the United States the news channels…

Sean Spicer’s resignation suggests that Team Trump is tearing itself apart

21 July 2017 21:37

These days nobody much bothers denying that the Trump administration is chaotic, aside that is from the Donald’s inner circle…

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are alike in their narcissism

15 July 2017 11:20

When Theresa May invited Donald Trump to London, shortly after his inauguration, the howls of the bien-pensant commentariat could be…

Donald Trump’s position is looking shakier by the day

14 July 2017 16:14

Here we go again. NBC News is reporting that Donald Trump Jnr. somehow forgot to mention that a former Soviet…

There’s still no smoking gun in the Trump-Russia story

12 July 2017 13:46

Political scandals sometimes throw up deliciously eccentric minor characters. Trump-Russia — a scandal or merely a crisis, according to taste…

The gunsmoke from Donald Trump Junior’s email looks thin at best

12 July 2017 10:02

Reactions to each development in the Trump-Russia scandal tend to follow the same pattern. At first, journalists express incredulity and…

Trump’s son gives his father’s critics the smoking gun they were looking for

11 July 2017 17:44

Let there be no doubt: it’s turning into the political equivalent of Defcon 1, the highest level of nuclear alert,…

Ivanka Trump is Angela Merkel’s secret weapon to improving US German relations

9 July 2017 17:05

Was it really worth it? Rioting on the streets, hundreds of people injured and administrative costs of €100 million –…

Donald Trump is cutting the Fulbright programme, but I won’t miss it

8 July 2017 10:26

Now Donald Trump really has done it. He’s cutting nearly half the budget of the Fulbright programme, the fund that…

Caption contest: why doesn’t he hold my hand anymore?

7 July 2017 15:01

Theresa May is spending the day flying the flag for Cool Britannia at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The Prime Minister…

For all the Trump-Putin hysteria, Russia-US relations are as frosty as ever

7 July 2017 13:22

What fun the internet is having now that Vladimir Putin has finally met Donald Trump. Social media is teeming with…

Trump, Putin and Erdogan. The G20 should be quite something

6 July 2017 16:12

G20 summits are usually dreadfully dull affairs, but this week’s global chinwag in Hamburg should be refreshingly feisty. No conference with…

Qatar can thank Donald Trump for its current woes

4 July 2017 10:53

The deadline imposed on Qatar to agree to the demands made by the Saudi-led Sunni coalition has passed without Doha…

Is Trump’s intervention in the Charlie Gard story cynical or kind?

3 July 2017 17:28

What are we to make of Donald Trump’s intervention in the case of Charlie Gard, the desperately ill boy whose…

Donald Trump is a gift for the progressive narrative

30 June 2017 12:58

With all the awfulness in Britain this year, it’s been easy to forget about what’s happening across the pond, which…

France is finally looking forward to some Brit-bashing

29 June 2017 8:53

Was that a touch of gloating I detected last night as I watched the news on French television? The lead item…

Donald Trump’s troubles show no sign of ending

28 June 2017 8:05

Donald Trump is now referring to himself in his copious Twitter messages as ‘T’. Unlike the real Mr. T, who…

The Democrats still don’t know how to counter Donald Trump

21 June 2017 10:20

Another election night in America, another failure for the Democratic Party. Having spent a mind-boggling $23 million trying to win…

Donald Trump’s White House needs Theresa May to save it

17 June 2017 7:39

If Theresa May is ousted, or simply tires of her job as Prime Minister, might she consider emigrating to the…

It won’t be long before Republicans finally turn on Trump

9 June 2017 17:39

Forget Russia. Georgia, as the song has it, should be on Donald Trump’s mind. A special election for the House…

Donald Trump’s tussle with James Comey is about to get very ugly

8 June 2017 8:08

As awkward silences go, this was a doozy. James Comey, then FBI director, was sitting alone in an excruciatingly uncomfortable…

The most shocking thing about Donald Trump’s Sadiq Khan tweet? He’s right

6 June 2017 10:21

How thin-skinned and pompous the British media class is. On the airwaves, Twitter, and elsewhere, the reaction to Donald Trump’s tweet…

Theresa May’s decision to cuddle the Donald looks worse by the day

5 June 2017 19:45

It is not often, especially in the midst of what has been a grimly dreadful election campaign for her, that…