Freddy Gray

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

The European elections and the ascent of the right

10 June 2024 7:20 am

Can the ‘far right’ still really be called the ‘far right’ if it becomes the mainstream? That’s a question for…

What Farage gets about politics and entertainment

4 June 2024 5:18 pm

Towards the end of last year, Nigel Farage set tongues wagging as he entered the jungle for I’m a Celebrity… Get…

Trump is a convict, but will it matter?

31 May 2024 9:21 am

This is an extremely strange moment for American democracy. Polls suggest that independent voters – the people who decide American…

Will South Africa reject the ANC?

30 May 2024 7:41 pm

After many years in power, a corrupt and inept government is finally close to being removed. There is no great…

The Pope doesn’t just have a vulgar language problem

29 May 2024 9:53 pm

The Pope is only infallible when he speaks ‘ex cathedra’ – i.e. when pronouncing on doctrinal matters of faith as…

Veep show: who will Trump pick for his running mate?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

We are in the fifth week of Donald Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial and the real scandal is that it’s all…

Trump vs Biden could be the worst presidential debate in history

16 May 2024 7:45 pm

Ding ding ding! Trump vs Biden, the debate rematch, is on – so brace yourselves for the worst presidential tussle…

Sex and the shires: Plum Sykes reveals all

11 May 2024 9:00 am

‘I looked at a picture of him today and thought: “Why are you wearing those expensive clothes, you twit?”’ Plum…

Trump’s trial has nothing to do with Stormy Daniels

8 May 2024 8:44 pm

Why did Stormy Daniels testify in court yesterday about her allegedly sexual encounter with Donald Trump? Anybody who has followed…

Why Trumpists think the real conspiracy is RFK Jr

4 May 2024 9:00 am

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill’s description of Soviet Russia in 1939 could also apply…

Trump has stolen a march on Biden

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Democrats dare to hope that this week will be a study in contrasts. On their side stands President Joe…

You can’t blame Trump for dozing off

16 April 2024 5:30 am

Is it Dozy Don now? Social media is already pulsating over reports that Donald Trump appears to have fallen asleep…

Trump’s legal troubles are paving his way to the White House

26 March 2024 8:38 pm

The Trump 2024 campaign’s fundraising email operations went into overdrive last weekend. ‘Dems threaten to seize Trump Tower,’ screamed one call…

Nikki Haley isn’t running to win

28 February 2024 11:02 pm

Commentators find it tedious to keep pointing out that Donald Trump has won yet another primary by yet another huge…

Nikki Haley’s candidacy is Never Trumpism’s last stand

25 February 2024 10:54 pm

‘I’m a woman of my word,’ said Nikki Haley after another humiliating defeat last night. ‘I’m not giving up this…

How badly will Nikki Haley lose in South Carolina?

24 February 2024 8:57 pm

Will Nikki Haley defy expectations and only lose by 20 points today? That seems to be closest thing to a…

Letitia James is helping Trump get re-elected

18 February 2024 1:44 am

“Donald Trump may have authored the Art of the Deal,” said the New York attorney general Letitia James, doing her best…

Joe Biden isn’t working

10 February 2024 12:06 am

Joe Biden isn’t working. That much has been clear to anyone who has followed American politics for the past four…

Nobody can stop Vladimir Putin… from talking

9 February 2024 5:30 pm

The trouble with ageing authoritarians is not necessarily that nobody dares tell them they are wrong. It’s that nobody ever…

Why shouldn’t Tucker Carlson interview Vladimir Putin?

5 February 2024 9:44 pm

In September, 1934, William Randolph Hearst, the most famous journalist and publisher in the world, visited Berlin and interviewed Adolf…

America is getting closer to open conflict with Iran

3 February 2024 9:48 pm

‘Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy,’ said Sun Tzu. The Biden administration takes the opposite approach. America’s Commander-in-Chief spent much of…

Is Taylor Swift ‘profoundly powerful’ when it comes to politics?

30 January 2024 9:35 pm

It’s not yet February, and already we have a clear idea of what Joe Biden’s re-election will be all about:…

Trump is right – the world is less stable under Biden

29 January 2024 8:24 pm

Donald Trump said yesterday that we’re ‘on the brink of world war three’ after a suicide drone killed three US…