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.

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,…

The bust of Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti on display at Neues Museum (Photo: Getty)

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…

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I’m putting my money where my mouth is and betting against climate change

30 January 2016 9:00 am

‘As oil crashes, is it time to short solar stocks?’ Gosh, I wish I’d read that headline a year ago.…

Deutschland 83: Series 1 Episode 3

The integrity and chain-smoking of these East German Commies is rather attractive

23 January 2016 9:00 am

No one remembers this now but there really was a period, not so long ago, when the Eighties were universally…

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The children’s author BB had the right idea about man’s part in nature

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Wild Lone is one of the most violent books I’ve ever read. It was published just before the last war…

The edible woman: Lily James as Natasha Rostova in ‘War and Peace’

War & Peace is actually just an upmarket Downton Abbey

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Gosh what a breath of fresh air was Andrew Davies’s War & Peace adaptation (BBC1, Sundays) after all the stale…

Map from 1972 showing the communication centers and relays (nodes) of new communication systems ARPANET (Photo: Getty)

The best things in the world have always sprung up by accident. Take the internet, for instance

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Since no one has bothered to ask what my must-read book of last year was I’m going to tell you…

On the naughty list

Twenty things I will ban when I am elected your Dictator For Life in 2016

12 December 2015 9:00 am

  Things I am going to ban when, by popular acclaim, I am elected your Dictator For Life in 2016.…

We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army Story

Twenty things I will ban when I am elected your Dictator For Life in 2016

12 December 2015 9:00 am

The two things I hate most about Christmas are a) Advertland showing me how sparkly and joyous my home and…

The Bataclan in the aftermath of the Paris attacks (Photo: Getty)

Lefties, liberals and warmists behave like a different species

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Because I used to go to venues like Bataclan an awful lot myself, I’ve been dwelling a great deal on…

Lions

Cecil the Lion’s noble sacrifice

5 December 2015 9:00 am

His shooting by an American dentist has reminded the world that big-game trophy hunting is essential for the survival of African wildlife

TV

I’m a Celebrity is like The Simpsons: good if you’re thick; even better if you’re not

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The best bit in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV) will be when the prisoners finally revolt…

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There’s a right way to lose at the Oxford Union. I did the wrong way

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The way not to win a debate at the Oxford Union, I’ve just discovered, is to start your speech with…

The spying game: Ben Whishaw as Danny in ‘London Spy’

James Delingpole cringes at London Spy’s gay sex scenes

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The main problem with being a TV critic, I’ve noticed over the years, is that you have to watch so…