James Delingpole

How to raise and train a teenage daughter

16 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Dad, am I driving like a normal driver yet? Are you relaxing like a normal relaxed passenger or are you…

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s transgender superman

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Comics aren’t what they used to be. In 1976 I was 11 — the perfect target audience for probably the…

Turns out life’s not so easy – just look at Ulysses S. Grant

19 May 2018 9:00 am

When Winston Churchill was at the nadir of his career, he wrote a biography of his ancestor, the Duke of…

We don’t deserve capitalism

5 May 2018 9:00 am

Next time there’s a terrorist atrocity in Britain, here’s one of the things that will happen in the immediate aftermath:…

Why I have succumbed to sourdough mania

21 April 2018 9:00 am

This ought to be the perfect time for a rant about how we’ve reached peak sourdough. It’s been all the…

Why a Big Oil row tells us it’s time to stop fetishising experts

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Something extraordinary and largely unreported has just happened in a court in San Francisco. A federal judge has said that…

I wish I had kept my Brummie accent. I’d be taken more seriously

24 March 2018 9:00 am

‘No one wants to send their son to Eton any more,’ I learned from last week’s Spectator Schools supplement. It…

How did I learn women are superior? From a burst water pipe

10 March 2018 9:00 am

‘It’s always me who gets the worst of it,’ said the Fawn, surveying the wreckage caused by the burst water…

Even being pro-Trump didn’t lose me as many friends as being pro-Brexit

24 February 2018 9:00 am

When I mentioned on social media recently that I’d lost friends because of Brexit, I was quite surprised by the…

Extreme pain, of the purest intensity, changes everything

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Since my pulmonary embolism a couple of years ago, I have become something of a connoisseur of pain. The agony…

How the Rat sniffed out £15,000 down the back of my virtual sofa

20 January 2018 9:00 am

It must be about 25 years since the Rat first made an appearance in The Spectator. He started out as…

Nine reasons to be cheerful this year

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Since it’s the first week of the New Year I’m going to pretend the bad stuff isn’t happening and focus…

If you voted Remain, you’ll never ‘get’ Trump

2 December 2017 9:00 am

How do you defend Donald Trump without coming across like a rabid lunatic? This was my challenge as the only…

Why oh why didn’t I buy more Bitcoin?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Every time I write about Bitcoin you can probably take it as a major sell signal. The last time I…

Ignore the Twitter cry-bully brigade – on social media, you reap what you sow

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The nastiest person on Twitter has quit Twitter. Because I’m so generous I shan’t mention his name. All I’ll say…

How the World Bank keeps poor nations poor

21 October 2017 9:00 am

What is the point of the World Bank? You probably think of it, if at all, as a benign institution,…

If only the Tories understood how free market economics works

7 October 2017 9:00 am

‘I don’t think I’m quite as Austrian as you are,’ a Tory minister said to me the other day. And…

We can never accept terrorism as the new normal

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Not long after the Parsons Green Tube bombing, another of those viral, defiant-in-the-face-of-terror cartoons started doing the rounds. It was…

The story of Pecky, the young green woodpecker, could be a moneyspinner

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Ever since I was a child, I’d always yearned to see a green woodpecker. With its scarlet cap and lime-green…

David Cameron’s kept his head down, so let him chillax

12 August 2017 9:00 am

David Cameron was in the news again this week after being paid £1 million a minute to give a speech…

Justine Greening’s idiotic gender policy shows it’s time to give up on Toryism

29 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve had it with the Conservatives. For me, and I know I’m not the only one, the final straw was…

Let's keep up the Moggmentum

15 July 2017 9:00 am

‘We need to talk about why the internet is falling in love with Jacob Rees-Mogg, because it’s not OK,’ warns…

The Bank of England is enslaved by green groupthink

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I do find it odd that I’m so often having to write about the science of global warming, species extinction…

I hate to say it, but I can’t blame the millennials who voted for Corbyn

17 June 2017 9:00 am

On the morning after the election I was drinking coffee with one of my heroes, Sir Roger Scruton. We talked…

Do penises cause climate change? Discuss

3 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Why not think about Gender Studies?’ asked an advertorial aimed at prospective students in the newspaper I was reading. Actually,…