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.

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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...

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Great Barrier Reef

Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Another pillar of climate alarmism is looking distinctly wobbly

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Prince bored me rigid

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I saw Prince play once. I was bored rigid but couldn’t mention this to the girls I’d gone with: as…

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy in ‘Games of Thrones’

It’s time Cersei destroyed the Corbyn-like High Sparrow: Game of Thrones, season six, reviewed

30 April 2016 9:00 am

So: Game of Thrones. Finally — season six — the TV series has overtaken the books on which it is…

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Oxford is full of overindulged whiners. It wasn’t like that in my day

23 April 2016 9:00 am

I was in the attic killing some Taleban on Medal of Honor when Girl interrupted and said: ‘Dad, what’s this?’…

What British Muslims Really Think with Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips's documentary on Muslims was shocking - but not surprising

16 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Our findings will shock many people,’ promised Trevor Phillips at the beginning of What British Muslims Really Think (Channel 4,…

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Give thanks for the imperialist ‘tomb raiders’

9 April 2016 9:00 am

If ever you find yourself in Berlin, there are three places you absolutely must visit. The first two are museums:…

Love at first sight on Channel 4's First Dates

First Dates is perfectly formed TV

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Now the kids are back for the school holidays, I have a licence to watch complete trash again. No more…

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What will I do with a second chance at life? Play more video games

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Does a near-death experience make you a better person? This is something I’ve been thinking about on and off since…

Thrown to the wolves

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Telling the truth can get you mauled, but that’s our job on the ‘rabid right’, says James Delingpole

Follow the Money

How does anyone keep up with all the good stuff out there on TV?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

‘We have a problem. Yes. At the wind farm.’ Any conspiracy thriller with lines like that has definitely got my…

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To believe in Brexit, you have to be an oik like me or Michael Gove

12 March 2016 9:00 am

If you need to know how properly posh you are there’s a very simple test: are you pro- or anti-Brexit?…

Trapped, BBC4

Scandi noir reduces you to an exquisitely suicidal state

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Some things I have learned about Iceland after watching six episodes of Trapped (BBC4, Saturdays). 1. They seem to feel…

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What I learned while nearly dying

27 February 2016 9:00 am

There’s some journalistic research you’d really never do by choice. Spending four days in an NHS hospital with a life-threatening…