US politics

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…

Janan Ganesh, citizen of… Washington, DC?

14 February 2018 12:36

Theresa May’s decision to launch a verbal attack on ‘citizens of nowhere’ backfired in the snap election when metropolitan voters…

Obama’s drab portrait is a fitting metaphor for his presidency

12 February 2018 17:30

Has Barack Obama become a flower child? His new presidential portrait, which is over seven feet high, depicts him on…

Mike Pence missed a diplomatic opportunity at the Winter Olympics

11 February 2018 10:18

The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was a miraculous site.  The lights.  The fireworks.…

Beware the rise of the officious little Trumps

11 February 2018 8:30

Returning to the United States a short while ago I received a stern talking to from an immigration officer. Why…

Republicans would be wise to listen to Rand Paul before it’s too late

9 February 2018 17:07

‘I can’t in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now…

Donald Trump has got a point about the NHS

6 February 2018 11:19

Donald Trump has found himself in the midst of another international spat, fuelled this time by his attack on the…

The GOP is now the Party of Trump

5 February 2018 12:10

There was a time not so long ago when the political establishment of the Republican Party – the Mitt Romneys,…

Donald Trump has a genius for damaging his own reputation

3 February 2018 8:30

It’s easy to see why Donald Trump gets angry. He is presiding over a robust economy, growing at the fastest…

Trump’s State of the Union address will change very little

1 February 2018 8:22

Donald Trump had a lot to prove during his first ever State of the Union address this week. He had to demonstrate…