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Western weakness presents Putin with an opportunity in Syria

20 November 2015 17:54

The West has failed in its principal, post 9/11 objective: to deny terrorists sanctuary. Islamic State is a terrorist enclave…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) looks on as Ben Carson speaks during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California.

Unlike Ben Carson, I’d like to see a Muslim American president

21 September 2015 20:50

Well that all got quite ugly quite fast. Last week Donald Trump, a contender for US Republican party’s Presidential nominee,…

Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, who were both killed by British drone strikes in Syria (Photo: YouTube)

Drone assassination is addictive. Is Britain now hooked?

9 September 2015 11:21

With the drone killing in Syria of Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, Britain joins an exclusive club. Only Israel and…

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Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn, the ‘British Obama’

31 July 2015 17:04

Ahead of the election, Ed Miliband’s senior advisor David Axelrod was asked if the Labour politician had as much potential…

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The sooner the Republicans stop Donald Trump, the sooner they can beat Hillary Clinton

28 July 2015 10:42

Lunatics with money are never ‘mad’, only eccentric. In America, they can also class as Republican presidential candidates. Hence Donald…

Barack Obama and David Cameron shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 7, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Barack offers David some assistance to keep Britain in the EU

24 July 2015 9:02

Barack Obama has given his perennial reminder that Britain should stay in the European Union. In an interview with the BBC,…


There was a credible alternative to the Iran deal. Obama just chose to ignore it

20 July 2015 18:08

President Obama has accused critics of the recently announced deal with Iran of having no credible alternative. According to Obama,…


Coffee Shots: Merkel and Obama have it out

8 June 2015 14:39

Mr S isn’t sure who would win in a fight between Angela Merkel and Barack Obama. However, judging by this…

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Military inspections must be a non-negotiable part of Iran’s nuclear deal

29 May 2015 16:00

It is probably safe to say that the negotiations with Iran aren’t going very well. As the 30 June deadline for…

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Obama gets personal on Twitter. Will Cameron follow suit?

18 May 2015 18:10

With an increasing number of Twitter accounts for politicians and celebrities run by staff rather than the subjects themselves, the…

Protestors participate in a vigil for Freddie Gray down the street from the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station, April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

We’re all Freddie Gray now: is racial tension America’s civic religion?

28 April 2015 12:35

‘You’re trending on Twitter,’ said the Spectator books editor Sam Leith, who knows his social media. Am I? How exciting!…

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Voters want visions, and powerful posters deliver them – not Twitter

26 March 2015 18:07

If no-one was very excited about the launch of the Lib Dem’s election poster this morning, it wasn’t just because…

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Has Ed Miliband been spending £10,000 a day on Obama debate coach?

26 March 2015 10:29

Tonight Ed Miliband and David Cameron will be interviewed by Jeremy Paxman in two separate interviews, after Cameron declined to do…

Pro-Russian separatists on a road near Uglegorsk (Photo: Dominique Faget/Getty)

We are one town away from a proxy war between Russia and the US

22 February 2015 11:06

We are alarmingly close to the most serious confrontation between Russia and the United States since the end of the…


Assad is hoping Isis will make his regime look moderate. This is no accident

10 February 2015 11:48

Jeremy Bowen’s half-hour long interview with Bashar al-Assad is being heavily trailed by the BBC this morning.  And while it…

Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress in the House chamber at the Capitol on February 12, 2013 in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama prepares for battle in his sixth State of the Union address

21 January 2015 11:05

If you think British politics is broken, just look across the Atlantic to see how dysfunctional things can really become.…


Does Harriet Harman love or loathe Obama? It’s becoming hard to tell…

20 January 2015 13:44

‘Most people will feel that Obama does not really know what is going on in this country,’ said a snappy…


Cameron and Obama: Friends4eva

16 January 2015 18:46

David Cameron and Barack Obama have just finished giving a rather cutesy and extremely verbose press conference following the reinvigorating…


Dear David and Barack, Britain and America didn’t defeat the Nazis alone

15 January 2015 12:25

It’s easily done, I know, when you’re trying to convey the beauty of a two-way relationship, to remember that others…

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Peers demand PM lobbies President over haggis ban

15 January 2015 12:23

Patriotic peers have demanded that David Cameron raise the US haggis import ban with President Obama at the White House…


Restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba? What’s with all this eruption of sanity in Washington?

17 December 2014 16:38

The conventional wisdom, at least in Britain, seems to be that Barack Obama’s presidency has been a desperate disappointment. That…

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Another American citizen has been murdered — and it’s nothing to do with Islam

17 November 2014 12:37

I suppose this is the inevitable end-point of the ‘nothing to do with Islam’ meme. Another American citizen has had…

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The US steps up its involvement in the war for Iraq

8 November 2014 17:40

If you want to know how serious the situation in Iraq with Islamic State is, just look at what the…

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Lame duck unleashed – Bulgarian in London asks ‘what next’ on US immigration

5 November 2014 12:52

London Careening through the city in a minicab last night, en route to a pub in Bloomsbury that had promised to…

Mitt Romney addresses the crowd during a rally for Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan (Photo: David Ryder/Getty)

Obama was the Republicans’ greatest weapon last night. What will they do without him?

5 November 2014 12:45

Anchorage, Alaska You don’t mean a thing if your state’s not a swing, goes the saying in American elections. But…