James Delingpole

Fear and libertarianism in Las Vegas

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Great God, Vegas is an awful place. I realised this the moment I arrived. My cab driver — who’d been…

Imperialism is back – and this time it’s politically correct

5 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Why did you leave us?’ said the old Sudanese man in Omdurman market. ‘Things were so much better when you…

The big fat lie about cholesterol

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Though I’m not generally big on banning stuff, there’s one substance I would prohibit without a moment’s hesitation — probably on…

Does Ukip believe in anything any more?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I’m worried about Ukip. It’s possible that my concerns are entirely misplaced but let me give you some examples of…

In praise of cyberchondria

24 May 2014 9:00 am

There’s something perversely satisfying in discovering that your children have inherited your vices. That’s why I was so quietly pleased…

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

26 April 2014 9:00 am

If you happen to be reading this column at breakfast, I’d recommend you skip to something more agreeable like Dear…

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

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Have you managed to book tickets to the Viking exhibition at the British Museum yet? If you haven’t, my advice…

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Just as every child now thinks he’s going to die of global warming, so those of us who grew up…

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

15 March 2014 9:00 am

About the coolest guy I saw at CPac this year was this wild-eyed, middle–aged crazy wearing ‘statement’ spectacles, faded Levis…

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

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Since I landed my new job as executive editor at Breitbart London, my old Fleet Street friends and colleagues have…

The martyrdom of Mark Steyn

15 February 2014 9:00 am

When I first read, many months ago, that the notorious US climate scientist Michael Mann was suing the notorious right-wing…

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

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Whenever I’m tempted to pretend to be nicer so that fewer people hate me, I remember my old friend Alain…

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014 9:00 am

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally,…

James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

4 January 2014 9:00 am

Here’s a thought to kindle a lovely warm glow of smugness and schadenfreude as we enter a new year: you…

James Delingpole: In defence of cocaine

14 December 2013 9:00 am

‘Is anyone here even remotely shocked that Nigella Lawson has done cocaine?’ I asked. Everyone shook their heads. Well of…

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 9:00 am

When I was a child — in the days before it became illegal under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and…

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

23 November 2013 9:00 am

For two blissful days last week I was at Radley College — what you might call the posh person’s Eton — as…

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

9 November 2013 9:00 am

‘Dad, it’s three hours long,’ says Boy, worriedly. ‘Yeah. And whose bloody fault is it we’re going?’ I want to…

James Delingpole: Why can't the BBC be impartial in the climate change debate? 

26 October 2013 9:00 am

 ‘Well, you’re arguing facts against opinions. OK, I mean, the fact that the amount of carbon dioxide in the air…

James Delingpole: I don't automatically support Piers Morgan. So why should women automatically support Julia Gillard?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

I’ve been racking my brains to think what I might have in common with Kim Jong Un and Piers Morgan.…

James Delingpole: What's wrong with being right?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

I’m trying to imagine what Britain would look like under a Ukip/Conservative coalition with Cameron as PM and Farage as…

The RSPB is fighting for wind turbines. The birds can fend for themselves

14 September 2013 9:00 am

The RSPB has come out against fracking and urged the government to ‘rethink its shale gas policies’. And of course…

The tao of Ayn Rand

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m now half way through Atlas Shrugged and I’m loving almost every moment. But Ayn Rand isn’t someone you read…

Ukip are playing it safe – so they’ve rejected me

17 August 2013 9:00 am

So farewell then £80,000 salary, £150,000 expense account, secretary, team of assistants, constituency office, first-class travel, immunity from prosecution, Brussels…

Do women really watch as much porn as men?

3 August 2013 9:00 am

You may be aware that David Cameron — as part of a secret, Lynton Crosby-inspired operation codenamed Suck Up Shamelessly…