James Delingpole

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Ten resolutions as I stare my 50th birthday in the face

18 July 2015

Very soon now I shall reach my half-century. I would have preferred to keep the horror a secret but there’s no point. My stock-in-trade as a me-journalist is: everything —… Read more

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Must all Children’s Laureates be tedious lefties?

4 July 2015

Unless you’re an avid reader of the Guardian, you’re probably blissfully unaware that Britain has a new Children’s Laureate. His name is Chris Riddell, he’s an illustrator and a cartoonist… Read more

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In being suckered into climate alarmism, the Pope risks backing policies that hurt the world's poor

20 June 2015

In his latest encyclical Pope Francis will apparently describe global warming as a ‘major threat to life on the planet’. If the leaked reports are accurate, his Holiness is absolutely… Read more

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Ipso: a great new way for bullies to muzzle the press

6 June 2015

One of the fundamental principles of English common law is that you are innocent until proven guilty. And rightly so, for imagine how unfair it would be if any old… Read more

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Calling all British tourists — Ukraine needs you!

23 May 2015

 Kiev ‘What the hell’s going to happen to your poor country?’ I ask the man in the flea market not far from St Sophia cathedral (Delingpole tourist rating: total must-see).… Read more

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My part in a masterpiece of political correctness

9 May 2015

Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, James Delingpole: all winners of major art prizes. I was awarded mine last week by Anglia Ruskin University (formerly Anglia Polytechnic) which I think is a… Read more

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It really must be a mid-life crisis. I’ve fallen in love with a pony

25 April 2015

Because I’m reckless, stupid and irresponsible, I normally get landed with the biggest, most obstreperous hunters. But the other weekend the riding school boss, Jane, decided to allocate me a… Read more

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I went looking for a used car – and found my inner boy racer

11 April 2015

A bit late, I know, to put in a bid for Jeremy Clarkson’s old job. But I think I might just accidentally have rediscovered my inner petrolhead. What happened was… Read more

‘You know how 20 years ago, we looked at the dumbed-down education system and said to ourselves: “When this lot grow up, we are fucked”? Well now they’ve grown up.’ Photo: Getty

From teapots to rare meat, my Britain is becoming a lost country

28 March 2015

There was a letter to the Daily Telegraph last weekend which depressed me more than anything I’ve read in ages. It reported the visit by a social worker to an… Read more

Poor Dad

I have the right to raise my monsters as I wish

14 March 2015

I was on the phone to Girl, thinking of something interesting to tell her. ‘Oh yeah,’ I said. ‘And this afternoon I’m taking Daisy to the vet to get her… Read more

Profits Rise At Aldi Supermarket Chain

Two shops. Two philosophies. Which side are you on?

28 February 2015

Are you Lush or are you Aldi? Me, I’m Aldi all the way. So much so that when someone — usually my daughter — tries to drag me anywhere near… Read more

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The Master of the Universe who taught me that life is about much more than money

14 February 2015

God it’s nauseating when an exact university contemporary of yours turns out to have become a hugely successful investor with a fund worth many millions. The bit during our meeting… Read more

BRITAIN-WEATHER

The hottest year on which record?

31 January 2015

Did you know that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded in the entire history of the world? Probably you did because it’s been all over the papers. Not only… Read more

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Standing firm is the price of civilisation. Are we still ready to pay it?

17 January 2015

Reading Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, as I have recently, you cannot help but be struck by what a perfectly idyllic place rural England must have been (at least for… Read more

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What techies are actually doing when they fix your computer

3 January 2015

Just before Christmas I achieved something so totally, incredibly amazing that I think it probably ranks among the greatest things I have ever done. In terms of danger, raw physical… Read more

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This Christmas, I wish you the gift of flu

13 December 2014

Have you had the horrid bug that’s going round yet? I’ve got it now and I do hope you get it too. But before I explain why let me describe… Read more

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Why tackle someone's argument when you can just pick a word and take offence at it?

6 December 2014

Michael Gove was on BBC Question Time the other night, fielding questions about such contentious subjects as education, immigration and benefits. But when he browsed the internet afterwards to see… Read more

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The Green Blob believes in science – except when scientists disagree with it

22 November 2014

The Green Blob which did for Owen Paterson has claimed another victim. Her name is Anne Glover and she was, until recently, chief scientific adviser to the President of the… Read more

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The Islamic sermon that taught me what’s happened to Birmingham

8 November 2014

Birmingham has changed a bit since I grew up there in the 1970s. Back then, the stories of the hour were the usual industrial unrest at Longbridge, the IRA bombs… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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