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.

4x4 Winter Drive

How I learned to embrace my inner toff

3 December 2016 9:00 am

I do hope it’s a terrible winter this year: a total bastard where everyone’s snowed into their drives and those…

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I was so looking forward to The Grand Tour but it’s not there yet

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Apart from the next Game of Thrones, there’s nothing I’ve been looking forward to quite as much as The Grand…

Steve Bannon at Trump Tower (Photo: Getty)

It's tough being the only British journalist who's right about everything

19 November 2016 9:00 am

So I made £250 betting on Trump to win the presidency. It would have been more, except that every time…

Clare Foy as Queen Elizabeth

Netflix’s The Crown is so good I’m considering giving up on terrestrial TV altogether

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Nairobi. February 1952. Laughing children brandishing sticks are driving an indignant bustle of ostriches up a rudimentary 1950s-Africa semi-bush runway…

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Hell is other people’s dogs – Michael and Sarah’s, for instance

5 November 2016 9:00 am

I’ve now just about reached that delightful stage in life where you’re no longer exposed to the horrors of other…

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High-end headphones: can you get away with such a monstrously selfish treat?

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Your ears really do deserve high-end headphones, insists James Delingpole

Hypernormalisation

Gloriously compulsive and maddening: Adam Curtis’s HyperNormalisation reviewed

29 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Adam Curtis believed that 200,000 Guardian readers watching BBC2 could change the world. But this was a fantasy. In fact,…

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Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

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The free-market glory of Hong Kong food

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Every road leads to another restaurant in this rampant city, finds James Delingpole

Ed Harris as the sadistic baddie, the Man in Black, in Sky Atlantic’s ‘Westworld’

Lushly pleasing and full of existential complexity: Sky Atlantic’s Westworld reviewed

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The other day James Lovelock, the sprightly 97-year-old inventor of Gaia theory, told a mildly surprised Guardian interviewer that he…

The Conservative Party Conference 2016 - Day Three

I want my Brexit good and strong (and Theresa May seems to agree)

8 October 2016 9:00 am

What you really should have done if you were in Birmingham on Monday this week was skip the not notably…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…