James Delingpole

A gorefest in which everyone dies horribly: here’s my book recommendation for kids

11 February 2012 2:00 pm

One of my new hobbies as I get older is corrupting the young. I did so again the other day…

Peak oil really could destroy the economy – just not in the way greens think

28 January 2012 4:00 pm

If the global economy goes seriously tits up — as I believe it is about to do — the important…

I need you to tell me exactly where to go

14 January 2012 3:00 pm

Do you fancy playing God? Well now’s your chance. This week I’m offering one of you a unique proposition: you…

Ten things you don’t want to happen in 2012, but which probably will

31 December 2011 12:00 pm

My predictions for 2012 1. After the Arab Spring and the Islamist Winter will come Armageddon Summer. It might happen…

Thank God I don’t have that ghastly sense of entitlement that Eton instils

17 December 2011 12:00 am

I honestly didn’t realise I’d been to a ‘minor’ public school until my first term at Christ Church. Before that,…

Will Britain ever recover its imperial mojo?

10 December 2011 3:00 pm

Jessica Douglas-Home’s A Glimpse of Empire (Michael Russell) has one of those provocatively old-fashioned titles guaranteed to alienate the kind…

A refreshing weekend of real conservatism

26 November 2011 1:00 pm

Conservatism is dead in Britain — as it is in Europe, as it is in most of the world —…

Don’t expect the BBC to tell you, but Ukip is on the march

12 November 2011 5:00 pm

 ‘Farage has only got one ball.’ The last time I made reference to the Ukip leader’s monotesticular status, I got…

I’m trying to block out the suppurating vileness of Twitter

29 October 2011 3:00 pm

‘Great God, Twitter is an awful place!’ I tweeted the other day. Hypocritically. After all, if I really hate it…

When the world ends, will I know how to cook our cat?

15 October 2011 6:00 pm

 ‘Oh God, you realise if it gets really bad we might have to end up eating that,’ I said, meaning…

Stung into stupidity – or heroism

1 October 2011 12:00 am

I know lots of second world war veterans who rather enjoyed their war against the Germans. But I’ve never met…

Meet Finland’s answer to Vaclav Klaus

24 September 2011 12:00 am

‘Finland, Finland, Finland — the country where I want to be. Po-ny trek-king or camp-ing. Or simply watching TV.’ But…

When the music stops, blame environmental madness

17 September 2011 12:00 am

James Delingpole says You Know It Makes Sense

When you really, really need the state, will it still be able to save you?

3 September 2011 12:00 am

At my uncle’s holiday apartment in Salcombe, Devon, is a tiny service lift so cramped and claustrophobic that you only use it in extremis: when you have heavy bags to carry up from the car, say, or a pile of sodden wetsuits which need drying on the balcony.

Dave, you’re a disappointment – but there’s still time to change that

20 August 2011 12:00 am

Dear Dave, There are few things more annoying than when an old friend writes to tell you what a hash…

We’re destroying our countryside – and for what?

6 August 2011 12:00 am

By the time you read this I’ll be in the place that makes me happier than anywhere else in the world: a section of the Wye valley in beautiful mid-Wales, where I’ll spend every day paddling in streams and plunging in mill ponds and playing cockie-ollie in the bracken and wandering across the sunlit uplands, drinking in perhaps the finest view God ever created — the one across the Golden Valley towards the Black Mountains, and beyond that to the Brecon Beacons.

Are music festivals better with children?

23 July 2011 12:00 am

‘Dad, later, shall we go and see the Vaccines?’ says Boy.

A speech, a radio interview, and the strongest cannabis I’ve had for 15 years

9 July 2011 12:00 am

‘Would you like a smoke?’ says the dude with the ponytail.

Communitarianism is a freedom-hating totalitarian philosophy like any other

25 June 2011 12:00 am

The most unsettling aspect of modern politics is that the Enemy is no longer plain in view.

I’m on a cruise with lots of rich, conservative Americans. And it’s brilliant

11 June 2011 12:00 am

No, this isn’t one of those articles written after the event, where you only pretend you’re writing from an exotic dateline but you’ve actually since got home.

There will never be justice if we leave it to lawyers

28 May 2011 12:00 am

The big question this week is: ‘Should Giles Coren be bound, gagged, shackled and sentenced to life imprisonment in the torture block of the sexual offenders’ wing of Black Beach maximum security prison in Equatorial Guinea, there to become the plaything of Mad “Mamba” Mbigawanga, the Man-Rapist Giant of Malabo?’ Well, obviously, when you put it like that, the answer’s obvious.

Magnificent young men are ready to die for us, but that doesn’t mean we should let them

14 May 2011 12:00 am

I’m in Dallas, Texas, for a Heritage Foundation conference when who should march into my hotel but a battalion of US marines, ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan.

If only I’d known when I was younger that my background was my greatest strength

23 April 2011 12:00 am

One of the things I’ve belatedly realised now I’ve acquired the wisdom of age is that I’ve always been anti-establishment.

Blogging’s not a job – it’s an expensive addiction

16 April 2011 12:00 am

It’s about two years since my old friend Damian Thompson approached me with a couple of yellowish rocks and a pipe and said: ‘Have a puff on this.

Britain’s state school system is a conspiracy against the public

2 April 2011 12:00 am

The other day Girl’s class found themselves with time to spare in the vast play area behind the Imperial War Museum.