James Delingpole

I’m at risk of becoming a cat person

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Just before Christmas our cat Runty died and I wasn’t in any rush to find a replacement. I like cats…

My 2019: mice, Marrakesh and a fond farewell to my dear friend Christopher Booker

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Another year over and it wasn’t all bad, you know. Here are some of my personal highlights. Best birthday parties:…

What have the Anglo-Saxons ever done for us?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

It has been a while since I’ve considered the vexed question of Byrhtnoth’s ‘ofermod’. More than 30 years, in fact.…

What I learned on my speed awareness course

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Speed is in my blood. My father, grandfather and great-grandfather all used to race cars in their youth. We even…

The joy of a day spent bagging almost no birds

16 November 2019 9:00 am

The highlight of my country calendar is when I’m lucky enough to be invited to what even the host describes…

I’m taking inspiration from an ancient Athenian

2 November 2019 9:00 am

How sorry I felt for the poor man who died this week stuck up a 290ft chimney in Carlisle despite…

How I plan to win a Bafta

19 October 2019 9:00 am

I’ve nearly finished my latest screenplay, Drift. It’s a reimagining of a British imperial atrocity which took place in Natal…

At last, the TV-hogging space invaders have returned to university

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘Hands up which other university parents are bloody glad to have got rid of their lumpen, food-gobbling, space-invading kids…’ When…

Letting China join the WTO was the worst decision the West ever made

21 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s not often that you come across a book that completely transforms your understanding of the world. Just recently I’ve…

How to beat the autumn blues

7 September 2019 9:00 am

You know that awful, gnawing, depressing feeling you’ve got right now? The one that notices how shockingly early the sun…

When did English A-level become a science?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Now that my youngest has got her A-level grades, I’m finally free to say just how much I have loathed…

A gang of sheep rustlers is stalking the county – who will be the next target?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Though autumn is happily still some way off, we’ve already reached that stage in the shepherd’s calendar when full-grown lambs…

God, I hate wasps!

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Halfway up the back stairs on a ledge is the body of a wasp so big it’s either a queen…

My daughter’s gone to Magaluf, and it’s hard not to worry

13 July 2019 9:00 am

At the Leavers’ Ball held to mark our daughter’s last day at boarding school, there were only two topics of…

Smart motorways are very stupid

29 June 2019 9:00 am

‘An attempted improvement which actually makes things worse.’ The Germans have a name for this — Verschlimmbesserung — and I…

It would be weird if Gove hadn’t taken drugs

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Cocaine is an abominable drug, by far the most hateful of all the various uppers and downers and psychoactives because…

My medical treatment is sending me bonkers – and it's no fun

1 June 2019 9:00 am

If I’ve been incredibly rude to you or snappy or tearful lately, if I’ve taken offence where none was intended,…

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Gratitude lessons show Eton is losing its way

18 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Repeat after me, gentlemen: “Thank you for not letting me into your Oxbridge college because I belong to the wrong…

The savagery and death lurking within our beautiful countryside

4 May 2019 9:00 am

This is the time of year when the English countryside reaches peak incredible: when we rural folk mentally pinch ourselves…

Are you ‘culture compliant’?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Here’s a quick quiz to jolly up your Easter. 1. Lucy Noble, artistic director of the Royal Albert Hall, thinks…

How I know the Conservative party is doomed

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Gosh, it’s depressing watching the natural party of government committing slow-motion suicide. It’s depressing even if you’re not, as I…

In defence of snake oil

23 March 2019 9:00 am

A few months ago I had possibly the best massage I’ve ever had. My masseuse, Anouschka, had learned her skills…

The Swinging Sixties: the decade people became more liberated – or the beginning of a night-mare? (R. Powell/Daily Express/Getty Images)

We’ve still to wake up from the nightmare of the Swinging Sixties

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Every day our age seems to be getting madder and madder, in defiance of the notion that man is a…

Naked Brexit protester Dr Victoria Bateman on the Today programme last week

The full Delingpole: why I stripped naked and posted the video online

23 February 2019 9:00 am

It was a bright Sunday afternoon and I was harmlessly at my desk, minding my own business, when from the…

Arthritis, nerve pain and chronic fatigue: my life with Lyme disease

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Some medical experts claim that Lyme disease is worse than cancer. It’s not a competition, but I do know one…