Freddy Gray

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

Why progressives can't tolerate Christians

10 May 2022 8:26 pm

For decades, Christians have talked about feeling persecuted in advanced secular and liberal democracies. They’ve often sounded a bit hysterical.…

JD Vance and America’s new right

4 May 2022 7:41 pm

JD Vance, the poor boy turned US Marine turned best-selling author turned venture capitalist turned politician, won the Senate Republican…

The Supreme Court's abortion bombshell

3 May 2022 7:33 pm

Abortion is a nuclear bomb of an issue, planted at the core of American liberalism. And it just went off.…

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

30 April 2022 9:00 am

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

Apres Macron, the radical left?

25 April 2022 6:29 am

Bof! That useful French word – an older and slightly less irritating version of the American-English ‘meh’ – is how…

Will Hunter Biden finally bring down his father?

12 April 2022 7:45 pm

It was meant to be a kumbaya moment for the Democrats. Barack Obama, the still revered 44th President, would make…

Like him or loathe him, Macron is Europe's driving force

11 April 2022 5:48 am

If you want to know why Marine Le Pen almost certainly won’t win the French presidency on 24 April, listen…

Dmitry Firtash wants to help with the war effort – but can we trust him?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Dmitry Firtash wants to help with the war effort — but can we trust him?

Could Biden gaffe us into world war three?

27 March 2022 9:19 pm

‘I want your point of view, Joe,’ Barack Obama once told his vice-president Joe Biden. ‘I just want it in…

Has gambling become the great British addiction?

26 March 2022 9:00 am

When I was 14 my father took me to a bookmaker’s and encouraged me to place a bet. He wanted…

Why was the Hunter Biden laptop story covered up?

18 March 2022 7:17 pm

It’s now a familiar pattern – a sensational news story is dismissed by serious journalists as bogus right-wing agitprop. You’d…

The myopic focus on racism at the Polish-Ukrainian border

5 March 2022 9:50 pm

There are already a hell of a lot of foreign correspondents and human-rights workers at the Ukrainian-Polish border – an…

In Lviv, the mood is inspiring – and fanatical

5 March 2022 9:00 am

  Lviv, Ukraine On the Ukrainian side of the Polish border, near a place called Shehyni where the refugee crisis…

Joe Biden’s gung-ho State of the Union speech

2 March 2022 6:10 pm

It’s arguably not the right moment to focus on Joe Biden’s verbal slips, but it is a little unnerving when…

Would Trump have prevented the crisis in Ukraine?

23 February 2022 9:23 pm

‘I know Vladimir Putin very well,’ said Donald Trump yesterday, speaking of the Ukraine crisis, ‘he would have never done…

Why the silence over Biden's links with Ukraine?

23 February 2022 6:28 pm

‘He has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.’ So…

The Starmer mob moral panic

9 February 2022 12:01 am

In the long history of British democracy, politicians have from time to time been heckled and abused by rowdy loons…

Are Kamala Harris's days as Veep numbered?

1 February 2022 3:48 am

President Joe Biden promised last week to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. ‘Long overdue,’ he says.…

Biden’s mask has slipped

25 January 2022 8:40 pm

It was, in a way, a refreshing moment of mental alacrity from President Joe Biden. Asked if he thought inflation…

Will Trump’s pro-vaccine stance prove his undoing?

29 December 2021 10:06 pm

Donald Trump famously boasted that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and still not…

Will Trump's pro-vaccine stance prove his undoing?

29 December 2021 2:55 am

Donald Trump famously boasted that he could ‘stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody’ and still not lose voters. That…

There's nothing outrageous about Johnson's Christmas quiz

13 December 2021 12:07 am

Since lockdown, the Mirror has had a good line on Tory lockdown hypocrisy scandals: Barnard Castle and the No. 10…

Jussie Smollett and the rise of American hate hoaxing

10 December 2021 6:45 pm

So Jussie Smollett, the world’s most notorious hate hoaxer, has at last been found guilty of lying to the police. …

‘Immigration is war’: an interview with Éric Zemmour

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Éric Zemmour on Brexit, immigration and ‘le wokeisme’

The Palace vs the Sussexes

20 November 2021 9:00 am

The Fab Four at war