Freddy Gray

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

Rubio? Really? (Photo: Getty)

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…


The absent Donald Trump didn’t lose last night — which probably means he wins

29 January 2016 7:37 am

So, did Donald Trump outfox Fox? Shunning the crunch TV debate four days before the opening Iowa caucuses, setting up…


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

23 January 2016 9:00 am

‘The Donald’ is winning because he is angrier than his rivals

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In defence of Jeremy Corbyn

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leader’s line on Syria is more principled and more forward-looking than the Prime Minister’s


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

28 November 2015 9:00 am

How Freddy Gray turned garden windfalls into drinkable fizz

High Oil Prices Continue To Drive Gas Prices Steadily Upwards

Political betting in the age of Jeremy Corbyn

3 October 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator


Inside Camp Lebedev

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Is Evgeny Lebedev the saviour of print journalism, asks Freddy Gray — or just a socialite let loose with daddy’s chequebook?


The hottest tipster in golf

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator


Hold your nose and bet on Team Ed

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator


How the NHS silenced a whistleblowing doctor

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Pity the healthcare professionals who dare to speak out about NHS problems


How I joined the gym cult

22 November 2014 9:00 am

When Freddy Gray was signed up for ‘the best workout in the world’, he was sure he wouldn’t be impressed. So what happened?

Big Issue seller Steven jokes as he sell

Is the Social Economy boom just too good to be true?

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The Speculator


Britain’s demographic timebomb (and how to profit from it)

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Demography is destiny, they say, and if that’s the case then Britain’s future looks wrinkled and grey. Today, one in…

Sweden v England - Group D: UEFA EURO 2012

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

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Nothing makes Scots feel more Scottish than England playing in a World Cup

England's national soccer team captain Bobby Moore

How to win the World Cup (in the betting shop)

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Summer is a difficult time for serious investments — it’s hard to be rational when hot — so why not…


Welcome to crypto-currency land

26 April 2014 9:00 am

These online crypto-currencies have made the financial world more fun. It’s all so gloriously bonkers. First there was Bitcoin, the…

Rotterdam 6 Day Cycling

Sir Chris Hoy declines to discuss Scottish independence

30 March 2014 9:00 am

Sir Chris Hoy talks bikes, cars, thighs and books — but he’s keeping quiet about Scottish independence

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…

Betting machines

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…

Bear-faced exploitation

Valentine’s Day

8 February 2014 9:00 am

One of the many things I love about my wife is that she doesn’t make me do anything for Valentine’s…


The Frogs of war

7 December 2013 9:00 am

How France became the neocons’ favourite nation


A sartorial service for hopeless men

30 November 2013 10:41 am

A web-powered personal shopping service promises to transform men’s style. But have they met their match in me?


How we beat the Boche — at sidecar racing

9 November 2013 9:00 am

There’s courage, there’s fearlessness, and then there’s the sort of sublime audacity you need to do something like sidecar racing.…


The Speculator: Why I get so excited at goalless football matches

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A successful gambler once told me: ‘Never bet on football, never bet on multipliers, and never ever bet on football…