Freddy Gray

Freddy Gray is deputy editor of The Spectator. He was formerly literary editor of The American Conservative.

Nobody cares who The New York Times endorses

21 January 2020 2:35 am

There’s conceit, there’s pomposity, and then there’s the New York Times editorial board. Yesterday, the Grey Lady wiggled her well-connected bottom,…

Is there method – or madness – behind Trump’s actions in Iran?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Leaders are often accused of escalating a conflict abroad in order to distract from headaches at home. On Tuesday, before…

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So much for de-escalation

8 January 2020 11:56 am

‘We are not looking to start a war with Iran,’ said defense secretary Mark Esper today. ‘We are looking to…

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through the coming Iran crisis

4 January 2020 8:42 pm

That gathering drumbeat you hear could be the sound of World War III, or it could be 10,000 journalists still…

Does the truth about Ukrainegate even matter?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

If you think the election here has been a disorientating exercise in post-truthiness, try following the latest twists in Washington.…

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Ukrainegate is destined to fall flat

12 December 2019 5:23 am

In the coming days Donald Trump will become the third American president to be impeached. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker,…

Tories shouldn’t be terrified by Trump’s trip to London

28 November 2019 10:35 pm

Never mind the polls, Conservative insiders are more terrified about something else at the moment. The Donald is coming. CCHQ…

How Bloomberg helps Bernie

25 November 2019 10:08 am

Who likes Mike? The billionaire Michael Bloomberg has ended years of speculation by announcing that he is running to be…

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Donald Trump 💓 impeachment

20 November 2019 1:49 am

Democrats like to make out that Donald Trump is terrified of the impeachment juggernaut they are driving at his head.…

Exclusive: Dominic Cummings’s secret links to Russia

16 November 2019 9:00 am

This week, a malign foreign actor invaded the British media, spreading disinformation and seeking to meddle in the general election.…

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Resistance reality TV has jumped the shark

14 November 2019 9:07 am

Comey. Cohen. Strzok. Page. Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh. Mueller. Taylor and Kent. Are you fed up yet? It sometimes feels as…

The mesmerising mediocrity of Trump’s opponents

9 November 2019 9:00 am

If you believe the headlines, President Donald Trump is in deep trouble. The great impeachment saga is gathering pace. House…

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The impeachment horror show

1 November 2019 5:25 am

Is President Donald Trump spooked? The Democrats just pushed through a Halloween raft of impeachment rules. Nancy Pelosi’s smile has…

Will this be President Trump’s ‘Osama moment’?

27 October 2019 11:36 pm

Trump’s presidency is, in many ways, the Obama Undoing Project. Look at the Iran deal, environmental legislation, labour laws, the…

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Trump uses provocative terms because he wants to provoke

23 October 2019 4:11 am

We should be bored by now — perhaps we are. Certainly, the anger against Donald Trump’s tweets isn’t quite as…

Even Donald Trump is tweeting about Spectator USA

12 October 2019 9:00 am

We’ve just launched the US edition of The Spectator and the reaction so far has been great. Americans can be…

Why try to impeach Donald Trump?

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Democrats have long criticized Donald Trump for his addiction to Twitter, his rolling-news attention span, the backlit narcissism of his…

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Impeachment shows the Democrats are addicted to chaos

25 September 2019 9:49 am

Democrats have long criticized Donald Trump’s addiction to Twitter, his limited rolling-news attention span and the narcissism of his reality…

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Trump’s yin and yang game with China

24 August 2019 8:12 pm

It should be obvious by now — but somehow isn’t. Whenever @realDonldTrump says something wild, you can bet the real…

Donald Trump’s stupid smart attack on the Democratic ‘Squad’

16 July 2019 12:55 am

Just when you think @realDonaldTrump has lost his ability to shock, he outdoes himself. He tweets what he’d call ‘a…

Can Boris Johnson make Anglo-American relations great again?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It seems a fitting end to an ill-fated premiership. As Theresa May prepares to leave No. 10, a major quarrel erupts…

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Michael Wolff: the Mueller indictment document ‘sits on my desk’

25 June 2019 9:54 am

On Friday, I had the pleasure of recording a podcast with Michael Wolff at his hotel in Mayfair. Wolff is…

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Give Tucker Carlson a Nobel prize! 

20 June 2019 10:49 pm

The strong favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize this year is Greta Thunberg, a girl who lectures grownups about climate…

End this farce and elect Boris now!

13 June 2019 10:10 pm

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the Brexit clock doesn’t stop. October 31st is the deadline and the next prime minister will barely have…

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Donald Trump should not stoop to Sadiq Khan’s level 

3 June 2019 7:12 pm

In July last year, when Trump last visited Britain, I wrote a post saying ‘Admit it, Donald Trump is right…