Freddy Gray

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

Can the Republican Party finally win over minority voters?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Republican strategists have long complained about how, every election, the Democrats mobilise minority groups against them. Now they’re…

Bernie Sanders is back – and terrifying the Democratic establishment

2 March 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Bernie Sanders likes private jets. That, at least, is the malicious word being put about by Hillary Clinton’s…

Trump is divisive. He splits his opposition perfectly

9 February 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Donald Trump, the unity president — doesn’t sound right, does it? Trump is, we know, divisive. Under his…

The truth about Trump’s shutdown? It’s not as bad as people make out

19 January 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Washington is supposed to be recession-proof: when times are bad, the government just hires more. But the city…

Meet the Ever Trumpers, the apostles who will never forsake the President

15 December 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Donald Trump derangement syndrome works both ways. It makes the President’s enemies hate him so much they go…

The Democrats’ obsession with Beto O’Rourke is a sign they’re in trouble

24 November 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC   Ever since America elected Donald Trump, Democrats have fantasised about removing him from power. They’ve dreamed of…

The lesson of the midterms? Trump’s crudeness works

10 November 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC President Donald J. Trump thinks only in terms of winning and losing. On Tuesday, he won and he…

When Donald Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

27 October 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC As if American politics were not scary enough, the prospect of President Hillary Rodham Clinton has once again…

What do ‘Stop Trump’ protestors think they’re going to achieve?

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Last summer, the crowds in the fields at Glastonbury Festival filmed themselves chanting ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’. It was the fashionable…

Bombs away: Trump and Macron’s bromance is getting serious

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Remember the never-ending handshake? It was 14 July 2017, Bastille Day, and Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump opened their formal…

Revealed: Cambridge Analytica and the Passport King

31 March 2018 9:00 am

The Cambridge Analytica story is full of hot air. Everybody delights in talking about how scary Facebook is, and lots…

My trip to Pakistan’s ‘Jihadi Disneyland’

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Not so long ago, Barack Obama called Waziristan ‘the most dangerous place in the world’. It was the losing front…

Boris Titov doesn’t want to be president but he’s still taking on Putin

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Boris Titov is running to be president of Russia, but he’s eager to talk himself out of the job. ‘I…

The left-liberal media won’t admit it, but Donald Trump has global reach

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a miserable two weeks for our Foreign Secretary. Not only did Boris Johnson trip up over the British…

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

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Is Boris Johnson turning into the thinking man’s Donald Trump? Just like the Donald, he’s got funny hair, charisma, and…

Donald Trump's angry America

5 March 2016 9:00 am

It was, in the end, the best possible night for Donald Trump. On Super Tuesday, 11 American states voted for…

How Bernie Sanders stole Hillary Clinton’s youth vote

13 February 2016 9:00 am

‘Anybody here got any student debt?’ asks Bernie Sanders halfway through his speech at a rally in a small university…

Sorry establishment Republicans, The Donald isn’t dead yet

6 February 2016 9:00 am

If Donald Trump had won in Iowa on Monday night, everybody would still be saying what a brilliant candidate he…

Donald Trump offers only gloom, insults and arrogance - and America loves him for it

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Ronald Reagan wooed America with sunny optimism. From the offset, Donald Trump has offered something much darker. He began his…

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In defence of Jeremy Corbyn

28 November 2015 9:00 am

What strange people we Brits are. We spend years moaning that our politicians are cynical opportunists who don’t stand for…

How I made my own pear cider: it’s called Fred’s Perry

28 November 2015 9:00 am

When we moved into the new house, we felt lucky to have a pear tree in our garden. How grown…

How the NHS silenced a whistleblowing doctor

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Almost two years ago, a cancer surgeon named Joseph Meirion Thomas decided that he could no longer keep quiet about…

Meet Alex Salmond’s secret weapon: the England football team

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Why did Alex Salmond choose this year to hold the Scottish independence referendum? People have said it is because 2014…

How to beat a robot bookie

22 March 2014 9:00 am

What does it mean these days to beat the bookie? Many of us like to imagine that winning a bet…

A FOBT ban could be terminal for high-street bookies – and great for a Labour donor

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Hands up: who knows what a FOBT is? It stands for fixed odds betting terminal. No? Well, you should, because…