×
James Delingpole

James Delingpolerss

145237256

My new affair is thrilling, expensive — and might just break my neck

25 October 2014

I have fallen in love with an unsuitable male. My wife isn’t totally happy about this relationship because she recognises how dangerous it is. The problem with Eddie is that… Read more

Stoptober Launch Day - 1st October

Stoptober makes me sick

11 October 2014

Say what you like about the French Revolutionaries but at least they had a poetic imagination. When they wanted a new name for October, they anticipated Keats and named the… Read more

James-Delingpole

The greatest joy of playing Grand Theft Auto V? It lets you give the finger to the PC brigade

27 September 2014

The last — and only — time I had sex with a whore she was so impressed by my performance that she begged me to do it all over again.… Read more

81296261bw

My amazing dad has found the secret of a happy life

13 September 2014

This week I wanted to tell you about my amazing dad. He hasn’t died or anything. I just thought I’d get in there with my panegyric quick while he’s still… Read more

'Outspoken' comedian, Frankie Boyle Photo: Getty

Frankie Boyle is a cowardly bully, and I’m ashamed I ever stood up for him

30 August 2014

‘Outspoken comic Frankie Boyle has called on the BBC to sack “cultural tumour” Jeremy Clarkson.’ Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this opening sentence from a recent news report?… Read more

Should I have learned to play the the hurdy gurdy?

You’re never too old, they say. But I am

16 August 2014

For my 49th birthday treat, I went to see Shakespeare in Love at the Noël Coward theatre in London. Expensive but worth it: spry, funny, uplifting and moving but also,… Read more

Poet John Clare Photo: Getty

You owe it to yourself to visit John Clare country

2 August 2014

This has been a terrible year for horseflies. It’s bad enough if you’re human: often by the time you swat them off the damage has already been wrought by their… Read more

Delingpole

Fear and libertarianism in Las Vegas

19 July 2014

Great God, Vegas is an awful place. I realised this the moment I arrived. My cab driver — who’d been perfectly agreeable en route from the airport — mistook my… Read more

Boxcutout_SE

Green, self-righteous – and still ruinous. Meet the new politically correct imperialism

5 July 2014

‘Why did you leave us?’ said the old Sudanese man in Omdurman market. ‘Things were so much better when you were here.’ He was talking about the British empire, of… Read more

171268391

The big fat lie about cholesterol

21 June 2014

Though I’m not generally big on banning stuff, there’s one substance I would prohibit without a moment’s hesitation — probably on pain of death if that’s what it took because clearly,… Read more

BRITAIN-POLITICS-THATCHER

Does Ukip believe in anything any more?

7 June 2014

I’m worried about Ukip. It’s possible that my concerns are entirely misplaced but let me give you some examples of what I mean. First, a tweet from Ukip’s Newark candidate… Read more

Delingpole

In praise of cyberchondria

24 May 2014

There’s something perversely satisfying in discovering that your children have inherited your vices. That’s why I was so quietly pleased the other evening when Boy came to see me petrified… Read more

Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell raised over $5 million through crowdfunding Photo: Robert Voets/Warner Bros.

The lefty liberals may be losing their hold over the arts world

26 April 2014

If you happen to be reading this column at breakfast, I’d recommend you skip to something more agreeable like Dear Mary and save mine till a bit later. It concerns… Read more

Sutton Hoo Helmet on display at the British Museum Photo: Getty

For my family, the Vikings exhibition was about as much fun as being raped and pillaged

12 April 2014

Have you managed to book tickets to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum yet? If you haven’t, my advice is: don’t bother. I know what the critics have been… Read more

Bomb

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

29 March 2014

Just as every child now thinks he’s going to die of global warming, so those of us who grew up in the Seventies and Eighties all thought we were going… Read more

Sen. Rand Paul addresses CPAC Photo: CQ-Roll Call Group

I’ve seen the future of conservatism at CPac – and it doesn’t work

15 March 2014

About the coolest guy I saw at CPac this year was this wild-eyed, middle–aged crazy wearing ‘statement’ spectacles, faded Levis and a badge on his immaculately cut, grey wool Timothy… Read more

NRA Gathers In Houston For 2013 Annual Meeting

Why are journalists so scared of giving people what they want?

1 March 2014

Since I landed my new job as executive editor at Breitbart London, my old Fleet Street friends and colleagues have reacted with a mix of envy and horror. The envy… Read more

603

The martyrdom of Mark Steyn

15 February 2014

When I first read, many months ago, that the notorious US climate scientist Michael Mann was suing the notorious right-wing bastard Mark Steyn for defamation, I admit that I felt… Read more

Alain de Botton (Photo: Getty)

How the MPs' expenses scandal proved the wisdom of Alain de Botton

1 February 2014

Whenever I’m tempted to pretend to be nicer so that fewer people hate me, I remember my old friend Alain de Botton. Alain is a genuinely delightful fellow — charming,… Read more

Del_78752336

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally, physically she’s not the lithe young thing she was in… Read more

bit

James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

4 January 2014

Here’s a thought to kindle a lovely warm glow of smugness and schadenfreude as we enter a new year: you didn’t lose your fortune in the great bitcoin bubble of… Read more

Del_160554854

James Delingpole: In defence of cocaine

14 December 2013

‘Is anyone here even remotely shocked that Nigella Lawson has done cocaine?’ I asked. Everyone shook their heads. Well of course they did: it was the after-show drinks in the… Read more

Forget climate change, the African clawed frog is responsible for the extinction of the golden toad

Delingpole: Here's what I learnt from the extinction of the golden toad — ecologists have sold out to the religion of global warming

7 December 2013

When I was a child — in the days before it became illegal under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and Schedule 2 of the Conservation of… Read more

What the kids won't learn here is how to rebel. That's where James Delingpole comes in...

James Delingpole: I told Radley school pupils how to rebel. But I'm not sure they want to

23 November 2013

For two blissful days last week I was at Radley College — what you might call the posh person’s Eton — as the school’s Provocateur-in-Residence. Delightful place: like an especially agreeable gentleman’s… Read more

David Tennant as Richard II Photo: Kwame Lestrade/RSC

James Delingpole: I'm in love with Shakespeare — and with David Tennant's Richard II

9 November 2013

‘Dad, it’s three hours long,’ says Boy, worriedly. ‘Yeah. And whose bloody fault is it we’re going?’ I want to reply but don’t because I know, as a dad, you’re… Read more