Donald Trump

Campaigners protest against government plans to build huge new windfarms in Wales in 2011. Credit Getty Images

When trendy ideas capture the ruling elite, democracy can go hang

23 June 2018 9:00 am

If social media manipulation has influenced elections, and dark money has influenced our elected representatives, then we are already on…

The Bible’s #MeToo problem

23 June 2018 9:00 am

New York I write this on my last day in the Bagel, and it sure is a scorcher, heat and…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The stories are filed, the pictures are posted, and the media verdict is almost unanimous: separating children from their parents…

Justin Trudeau is far more pointless than Donald Trump

16 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Trudeau or Trump?’ was a choice which Theresa May, with unusually ready wit, evaded in Parliament on Monday. No doubt…

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to…

Third Heathrow runway finally approved; Trump says he can pardon himself

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Home A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved by the cabinet; £2.6 billion was earmarked for compensation and soundproofing. Northern…

Donald Trump and Moon Jae-In (image: Getty)

Donald Trump’s murky past is catching up with him

26 May 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It was a petulant Donald Trump who appeared at a White House press briefing on Tuesday with the…

Is Donald Trump really bonkers?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, has a way with words. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003…

The Iran deal is a western concession not matched by change on the other side

12 May 2018 9:00 am

The point behind the argument about the Iran nuclear deal goes beyond precise nuclear facts. It is like the row…

Did Jared Kushner punish Qatar because of a building on Fifth Avenue?

12 May 2018 9:00 am

New York Talk about high life this is not. I smelled a rat long ago, but then the scent got…

The rise – and rise – of Trump Derangement Syndrome

5 May 2018 9:00 am

New York ‘What do we do with these men?’ thundered a New York Times headline. It was followed by a…

Is Kim Jong-un really now a man of peace?

28 April 2018 9:00 am

After spending most of his presidency posing a nuclear-armed hothead, Kim Jong-un is now presenting himself as a man of…

Portrait of the week: a new royal baby, more Brexit rows and the Trump-Macron bromance

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Home No. 10 insisted: ‘We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union.’ The undertaking…

James Comey is trying to take down Trump. He’ll fail

21 April 2018 9:00 am

The sacked FBI boss James Comey is trying to take down Trump. He’ll fail

Texas: the myriad contradictions of the Lone Star state

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Texas is beautiful, barren, corrupt, honourable, a red state with a blue majority. Michael Moorcock enjoys the startling contradictions

Brexit for eight-year-olds

21 April 2018 9:00 am

A week ago I plucked my eight-year-old grandson Oscar from the bosom of his rumbustious young family and took him…

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

14 April 2018 9:00 am

The Trump-Macron bromance has stepped up a gear over Syria

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Anthony Scaramucci on the method behind Trump’s madness

Call this US-China tit-for-tat a trade war?

7 April 2018 9:00 am

‘Stocks plunge as China hits US goods with tariffs,’ said a headline after the long weekend, and the FTSE100 duly…

In The US of A, it’s a woman’s, woman’s, woman’s world!

7 April 2018 9:00 am

New York If Albanian television had shown the programme CBS did last week — with a woman who has sex…

Had 533 people voted differently, the Tories would have a full majority

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Nine years ago, before Cambridge Analytica existed, I caught wind of a research project at Cambridge involving the online measurement…

When it comes to food and wine, there’s no place like Rhône

31 March 2018 8:00 am

As often, a good glass stimulated good talk. We were drinking some promising young Rhônes and the discussion ranged wide,…

Big data is watching you – and it wants your vote

24 March 2018 9:00 am

The Cambridge Analytica row shows politics moving in a disturbing direction

Kim Jong-un’s unwise offer

17 March 2018 9:00 am

President Trump’s acceptance of talks about denuclearisation must have been as big a shock to Kim Jong-un as his offer was…

Steve Bannon interview: “I’m fascinated by Mussolini”

17 March 2018 9:00 am

An interview with Steve Bannon