Donald Trump

General rule

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Dwight Eisenhower was right to warn Americans in 1961 of the ‘military industrial complex’, but perhaps it is now the…

Portrait of the week

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Home British negotiators are prepared to pay up to £36 billion to the EU to settle the so-called divorce bill…

You’re fired!

5 August 2017 9:00 am

 Washington D.C. Even a reality show needs good plot twists, and Donald Trump has delivered them like the master he…

Portrait of the week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

Playing chicken

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Trump’s eastern front

29 July 2017 9:00 am

 Kiev There is no lavatory paper to be found in government buildings in Kiev. Plan ahead, locals advise, if you…

Why must I have a strong opinion about everything?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

At a party earlier this summer, I was chatting to a man who asked me how I voted in last…

Britain’s winning hand

26 November 2016 9:00 am

On the morning after the European Union referendum, Britain looked like a country in crisis. The Prime Minister had resigned,…

The devil they know

26 November 2016 9:00 am

You will, by now, be familiar with the argument: that Donald Trump’s triumph in the American presidential election represents a…

High life

26 November 2016 9:00 am

New York   If only my wordsmith friend Jeremy Clarke had been with me. What fun he’d have had with…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What was your favourite response from the liberals to Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election? Actress Emma Watson…

Could vice-president Mike Pence be the most powerful man in America?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Let’s take stock. Donald Trump, until last week, had never done a government job or held an elected office. He…

Is Steve Bannon really pulling the strings in Team Trump?

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Donald J. Trump always keeps everyone guessing. Is the president-elect ditching his crazy act in order to bring in a…

I met Donald Trump’s Russian fan club (and fought them on TV)

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Moscow To the Union Jack pub on Potapovsky Lane for a US election night party. The jolly Muscovite Trump supporters…

The monkey-brained case for Donald Trump

4 June 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago I was asked to speak at a conference in New York. ‘Where would be the best…

Think Americans are angry now? Wait until Hillary’s in charge

21 May 2016 9:00 am

What to expect if – when – a second Clinton finally hacks her way to the top

Jeeves and a Man called The Donald

21 May 2016 9:00 am

A story about Bertie Wooster and a man called The Donald, with apologies to P.G. Wodehouse

The view from New York tells me that Trump can win it

21 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I have never seen anything like it. If Adolf Hitler were running for president, he would match…

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Only one man can heal Donald Trump’s rift with the neocons

14 May 2016 9:00 am

His choice of running mate could heal the rift with the neocons

It’s Trump vs Hillary: a race that should terrify all conservatives

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Following Tuesday night’s Indiana primaries, the race for the Republican nomination is effectively over. Talk of Donald Trump being overhauled…

Portrait of the Week: Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis, Leicester City’s triumph, Gerry Adams Twitter storm

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Home Naz Shah MP was suspended from the Labour Party after the blogger Guido Fawkes revealed that in 2014, nine…

Donald Trump is an awkward ginger snob – and he owes me £20

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am no admirer of Donald Trump — not because he is a doomsayer and professional patriot but because he…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Conservatism is having a nervous breakdown

Long may we Brits laugh at our absurd demagogues

23 April 2016 9:00 am

In Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke warned that ‘pure democracy’ was as dangerous as absolute monarchy. ‘Of…

Whoever invented the referendum deserves a kicking

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My favourite quote of the year so far comes from the author Fay Weldon. ‘If this were an all-woman society,’…