James Delingpole

James Delingpole is officially the world's best political blogger. (Well, that's what the 2013 Bloggies said). Besides the Spectator, he is executive editor of Breitbart London and writes for Bogpaper.com and Ricochet.com. His website is www.jamesdelingpole.com and his latest book is Watermelons.

Elle (Eleven) in Stangers Things

Nostalgic, compulsive, edge-of-seat entertainment: Netflix’s Stranger Things reviewed

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Stranger Things is the most delightful, gripping, charming, nostalgic, compulsive, edge-of-seat entertainment I’ve had in ages. Like a lot of…

This general view from "The Peak" shows

Hong Kong shows what post-Brexit Britain could be

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Since he moved to Hong Kong three years ago, the Rat’s Cantonese has been coming on apace. This has rather…

Jenna Coleman as Victoria

ITV's Victoria is silly, facile and irresponsible – I blame the feminisation of culture

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Did you know that Queen Victoria might never have married Prince Albert had it not been for an amazing stroke…

Vintage letter and communication concept.

What you learn when you learn a poem by heart

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I’ve just learned by heart another poem — my first in nearly 30 years. The one I chose was A.E.…

Lizzie Roper as Else and Simon Day as Alf Garnett in ‘Till Death Us Do Part’

Watching old, unPC sitcoms should be part of the national curriculum

3 September 2016 9:00 am

I think I might be turning into Alf Garnett. When I was growing up I saw him as an obnoxious,…

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George Osborne’s gone, thank God. So why’s Mark Carney still around?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Did you see that odd photo of George Osborne looking shifty, queuing up in the Vietnamese jungle for the chance…

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A few things you didn't know about the Great British Bake Off – such as how it's all faked

27 August 2016 9:00 am

You know when late summer has arrived because conkers are starting to form on the horse chestnuts, your eagerness to…

Diving - Olympics: Day 7

Why isn’t arse quality included in the judging for the diving? The Rio Olympics reviewed

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Stuff I have learnt after two solid weeks watching the Olympics on TV. 1. Tennis and golf shouldn’t be Olympic…

Christopher Biggins enters the Big Brother House (Photo: Getty)

Christopher Biggins and the fall of civilisation

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Suppose you’d invited me round to dinner to celebrate my engagement to your daughter, which do you think would be…

Eden

Why Channel 4’s new reality TV series, Eden, should actually be called Die, Hippies! Die!

6 August 2016 9:00 am

The unacknowledged subtitle of Channel 4’s new reality series Eden (Mondays) is Die, Hippies! Die! Obviously they’re not going to…

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Why the alt-right isn’t wrong

30 July 2016 9:00 am

I got told off this week by a presenter on BBC radio for using a four-letter word live on air.…

Ross Kemp: The Fight Against ISIS (Photo: Dave Williams / Sound Ltd)

In Ross Kemp the Kurds have found their Byron: Sky 1’s The Fight Against Isis reviewed

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Before I set about reviewing Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis (Sky 1), I thought I’d have a glance to…

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Brexit won the battle. But now we’ve lost the war

16 July 2016 9:00 am

When Jonathan Swift wanted to mock the immeasurable superficiality of British politics, he imagined it as a contest between the…

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Be kind to Remainers: now we really are in it together

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.’ I think this is…

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No, the crowds at Glastonbury were not bumming out about the EU Referendum

2 July 2016 9:00 am

‘How do we feel about leaving the EU today? Who doesn’t give a fook?’ yelled Oli Sykes of Sheffield’s Bring…

Anthropomorphism taken too far in Storyville’s ‘Unlocking the Cage’

The nutcase animal-rights lawyer who wants chimps granted the legal status of humans

25 June 2016 9:00 am

He may claim to only want these rights for sentient creatures, but remember how the EU was supposed just to be a trading bloc...

Swiss flag over Alpes

I’ve seen Britain’s post-Brexit future – and it’s beautiful

18 June 2016 9:00 am

 Berne, Switzerland Before we vote Brexit I thought I’d pop over to Switzerland — courtesy of Die Weltwoche, the nearest…

Television

Graphic novels are produced by sad blokes stuck in arrested adolescence

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Sometimes I wonder whether, of all the literary genres, graphic novels aren’t the most stupidly overrated. I can say this…

Alfie Allen in his original Thrones guise as Theon Greyjoy

Anyone can die in Game of Thrones, but my part’s already been chopped!

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Sudden exit can befall any Game of Thrones character, but Alfie Allen’s still in the cast after the unkindest cut of all, says James Delingpole

Below view of a fisherman fly-fishing on the river.

Secrets of happiness from Britain’s most foul-mouthed angler

4 June 2016 9:00 am

To go fishing on the Itchen in mayfly season, you either have to be very, very rich or very, very…

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Radio reviewing is based on a lie – that Radio 4 is brimming with fascinating programmes

4 June 2016 9:00 am

There are few jobs more dishonest than being a radio critic in Britain. I know this because it was how…

Jo Brand in Going Forward, BBC4

Isn’t it puke-inducing being lectured about poverty by millionaire comics?

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Going Forward (BBC4, Thursdays) is a BBC comedy about the continuing adventures of Kim Wilde, the fat, cynical but lovable…

Nigel Farage attends the premiere of Brexit: The Movie (Photo: Getty)

Why do the vicious Remain campaigners value emotion over reason?

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Like a lot of keen games-players I’m a stickler for the rules. This is not because I’m an especially honourable…

Ben Elton's Upstart Crow (Photo: Getty)

James Delingpole is loving Ben Elton's new Shakespeare sitcom

14 May 2016 9:00 am

There’s no way of saying this without shredding the last vestiges of my critical credibility, but this new Ben Elton…

Rear view of woman walking through meadow

The slow death of environmentalism

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Would you describe yourself as an ‘environmentalist’? I would, mainly to annoy greenies, but also because it’s true. If your…