US politics

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…

Trumpworld is spinning out of control

22 August 2018 16:21

The fate of the Trump presidency now hangs on what Michael Cohen says

The sordid reality of the Trump presidency

22 August 2018 11:02

‘How ya like me now?’ tweeted Stormy Daniels last night — and, whatever else you might think about a porn…

Trump’s presidency has imploded – in less than two years

22 August 2018 7:21

This is the beginning of the end of the Donald Trump presidency. The double whammy of Michael Cohen, his former…

Angela Merkel prepares for a rematch with Vladimir Putin

16 August 2018 12:40

German chancellor Angela Merkel has a lot on her plate. In addition to keeping her rabble-rouser junior coalition partners in…

Has Donald Trump finally met a European leader he can work with?

31 July 2018 8:03

Donald Trump has finally met a European leader he can stand for more than a moment: Italy’s bookish new premier,…