Barack Obama

From Cicero to Castro: history’s greatest orators

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Complaints about the decline and fall of political oratory are nothing new. Back in 1865 a British reporter branded the…

Scots Tories will get the unionist vote but they have far too few troops

3 June 2017 9:00 am

In such gorgeous weather the best part of Scotland to visit is not (as so many seem to think) the…

Tim Farron is a Christian, so of course he’s not allowed an opinion

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t remember the BBC running a documentary 100 days into Barack Obama’s first…

Saint Anthony was right — my bank card was in the bathroom

11 February 2017 9:00 am

February Fill-Dyke. But north Norfolk is dry, at least in terms of rain. Instead we have coastal flooding. Three years…

Donald Trump's quite right to be confused about the EU's presidents

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump was gushing about one European leader in his Times interview this week. But it was the wrong one.…

No, he didn’t: Obama’s legacy

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The irony of Barack Obama’s presidency is that while it began at a time when it seemed America’s fortunes could…

There are plenty of ‘ordinary people’ in the liberal elite

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, likes making and keeping New Year resolutions. In recent years he has learnt Mandarin,…

Will Donald Trump destroy America’s global role?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On foreign policy, Donald Trump will either win big or destroy decades of American doctrine

Who will save Havana now Castro has gone?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

While American conservatives, including Donald Trump and the Cuban exiles in Florida, whooped with joy at the news of the…

Italy’s heading for its own Brexit moment

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Unelected prime minister Matteo Renzi is losing his own referendum campaign

Why Trump will be much, much better for Britain than Clinton

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The deplorables are rather wonderful people, aren’t they? Both here and in the United States. The people’s revolution continues apace,…

Barack Obama is obsessed with signalling his virtue

29 October 2016 9:00 am

World leaders are preoccupied nowadays with what is known as their ‘legacy’. In practice, this means being linked with moral-sounding…

Chris Mullin’s diary: The air lobby always gets what it wants

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Any day now, the government will make its long delayed announcement on whether a third runway should be built at…

Why is the British government silent about Aleppo?

1 October 2016 9:00 am

There was a time when the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo would have featured strongly in political debate in Britain. Just…

Syria’s warlords were nobodies. Now they are rich men with sex slaves

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Even as Islamic State falls back, the civil war is growingmore complex – and looking worse for the West

Black Lives Matter could win it for Trump

16 July 2016 9:00 am

A summer of anti-police rage could swing the presidency for Donald Trump

Has Jeremy Corbyn rebelled against himself and voted Leave?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Also in Andrew Roberts’s diary: the email ‘con’ that paid my daughters school fees; how I predicted Brexit in 1995

Portrait of the week

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Home The government published a Treasury analysis warning that an exit from the EU would plunge Britain into a year-long…

Portrait of the Week: doctors on strike, President Obama’s Brexit threat

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Home Junior doctors went on strike for two days, refusing to provide even emergency treatment. The 96 Liverpool fans who…

Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly…

Putting a price on Winston Churchill’s head

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Getting a head Barack Obama dismissed Boris Johnson’s accusations that he shown disdain for Sir Winston Churchill by removing a bust…

A puzzle for President Obama: is it really that British to queue?

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The language that President Barack Obama used was evidence of skulduggery, Nigel Farage declared. ‘The UK is gonna be in…

Obama’s Brexit overreach is typical of his arrogance

23 April 2016 9:00 am

The US President is in no position to lecture the British about foreign policy

I'm no fan of Obama. But on Brexit, he does speak for America

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Don’t fool yourself about the anti-Brexit consensus in the US – or the excellent reasons for it

Could radio save Syria?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Could radio, and in particular a weekly soap, have a role to play in the Syrian crisis? You might think,…