A hundred days is a long time in American politics and anything can happen. But the original plot of saving the GOP from itself will require embellishment it is unclear Trump, by himself, can deliver.
British writer and politics lecturer based in the American South. London School of Economics and George Washington School of Political Management graduate with campaign communications experience in the UK and US. Harley-Davidson aficionado. Author of forthcoming book on Donald Trump and American Exceptionalism.
After the shock of the break-up, the reasons we took the decision will sink in and that is what will remain. A Texan I work with greeted me Monday morning with 'You guys are free!', not as a celebration but a knowing statement of fact that was true last week as much as this. We are free, and that is the ultimate guarantee of peace and growth. Now, can the pound go up please?
28/06/2016 11:22 BST
24/05/2016 15:47 BST
As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.
27/04/2016 13:07 BST
Spoiler alert: Trump is actually a moderate who has said some tough-guy things to get the party's right to go along with him. A sheep in wolf's clothing. A conservative in campaign style but a 'wet' in wisdom, an entrepreneur doing what entrepreneurs do best: catering to a huge gap in the market.
18/02/2016 14:33 GMT
At its heart, Star Wars is a spiritual story of one group who believes that the individual can seek and receive blessing from a benign force present everywhere, pitted against an authoritarian super-state which uses religion to control and coerce political uniformity.
22/12/2015 16:36 GMT
The real patriot will choose a British political party to preserve the stability needed for economic growth, and the mother of all parliaments. She still remains our best hope for independence from greater Europe, in the world, and from self-destructive sectarianism.
28/04/2015 15:51 BST
While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.
26/01/2015 13:44 GMT
The man who would be king of Scotland has proved himself once again to be a politician's politician. The statesmanship Alex Salmond showed by resigning at the end of an unsuccessful referendum has been matched only by his realpolitik in returning to Westminster politics...
15/12/2014 10:59 GMT
Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.
25/11/2014 10:33 GMT
According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.
18/08/2014 12:28 BST
On his first overseas trip as president in 2009, Barack Obama was asked by a foreign journalist whether he subscribed to American exceptionalism, the idea that America has a unique role to champion freedom and democracy...
19/03/2014 12:11 GMT
The coalition of the willing done a good job of creating just the opposite, seemingly. Large majorities in both the UK and US still do not support attacking Syria, and it is those most passionate about politics who seem to most object. For the antiwar left, any use of force by the West is neo-imperialism and repeats the mistakes of ten years ago...
05/09/2013 13:07 BST
David Cameron does not have far to look for inspiration. The Ukip's surge and retrospectives of Margaret Thatcher remind us there is a populist tradition on the right of British politics that wins elections. And it is most ingrained on the right of the country.
04/06/2013 15:45 BST
Reflecting on Margaret Thatcher's achievements is a timely exercise because she tackled many of the problems we face today. The years before she came to power were dominated by economic anxiety, terrorism and saber-rattling.
15/04/2013 11:48 BST
What Do the UK Independence Party and the Tea Party Have in Common? They Are the Key to the Right's Election Fortunes
The conservative way to win is to empower people to rise above the labels campaign consultants use. And movements like the UK Independence Party and Tea Party show us the way. Their card carrying numbers may not be huge, but they have altered the balance of power on both sides of the Atlantic. Their approach is simple: care about the pressing issues mainstream politicians and the national media ignore.
03/04/2013 12:41 BST
Cameron shares Romney's liabilities as much as his strengths. Neither leader has made any convincing attempt to mitigate the message of austerity. In this global economy, any responsible politician knows government has got to spend less and/or bring in more.
10/12/2012 15:52 GMT
As London literally warms up for the greatest show on earth, Governor Mitt Romney will meet Prime Minister David Cameron amidst last minute preparations for the Olympics Romney himself led ten short years ago.
27/07/2012 13:15 BST
British voters have elected George Galloway of the Respect Party to Parliament in an admittedly spectacular electoral coup.
10/04/2012 23:29 BST
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