James Delingpole

James Delingpole is officially the world's best political blogger. (Well, that's what the 2013 Bloggies said). Besides the Spectator, he is executive editor of Breitbart London and writes for Bogpaper.com and Ricochet.com. His website is www.jamesdelingpole.com and his latest book is Watermelons.

Pure poison: BBC1’s Talking Heads reviewed

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The big mistake people make with Alan Bennett is to conflate him with his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney. But whereas…

Dystopian notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Albion is toast Australia: will you take me? You’ve always been high on my list of escape destinations when everything…

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself or was he murdered — and frankly who cares? Actually, having watched the four-part Netflix…

I so wanted to enjoy White Lines but it's spectacularly uninvolving

30 May 2020 9:00 am

If I could live my life over again my plan used to be that I’d make my fortune very early,…

Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Sweden is now properly celebrated as the Land that Called Coronavirus Correctly. But in the distant past, those with long…

Superbly convincing: Unorthodox reviewed

2 May 2020 9:00 am

When I lived briefly in Stamford Hill I was mesmerised by the huge fur hats (shtreimel) worn by the local…

A leftie jumps out of the closet (no, not that closet)

1 May 2020 11:00 pm

Michael Moore’s new film exposes the renewables hoax

The Amazon Prime doc that will convert anyone to cricket

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Imagine rooting for the Australian cricket team. If you’re Scottish, Welsh or Irish — or Australian obviously — it might…

A Formula 1 doc for people who hate Formula 1

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Some years ago I was invited to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone courtesy of a watch manufacturer. As freebies…

Foreign language TV is without the political correctness spoiling English drama

28 March 2020 6:55 pm

Every cloud has a silver lining. Never again are you likely to have a better opportunity to catch up with…

Wu flu notes

28 March 2020 9:00 am

My Coronavirus hell Many of you will be wondering what it’s like to get the coronavirus – aka Wu Flu,…

Should 'Spanish flu' have been known as 'American flu'?

22 March 2020 6:56 pm

There’s an ongoing debate in the media as to whether or not president Trump is being ‘racist’ by repeatedly referring…

Old-school Sunday-night family viewing: ITV's Belgravia reviewed

21 March 2020 9:00 am

The world may be going to hell in a handcart but some things remain reassuringly unchanged: Julian Fellowes period dramas…

Short notes

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Confessions of a Coronavirus vulture The luckiest man in the world is a financier friend of mine who decided two…

Why I've lost respect for Jeremy Clarkson

7 March 2020 7:30 pm

If Jeremy Clarkson had lived through the Wars of the Roses he would have been neither a Yorkist nor a…

Stairway to Gaia

7 March 2020 9:00 am

A day on the green with St Greta

Too edgy and clever to be wasted on kids: Netflix’s Locke & Key reviewed

7 March 2020 9:00 am

One of my perpetual gnawing terrors is that I’ll recommend a series that looks initially promising but turns out to…


The Democrats are fracking insane

22 February 2020 4:25 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. What could be more emblematic of the American Dream than…

The appeal of psychopaths

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Ever since the end of Gomorrah season four (Sky Atlantic) I have been bereft. I eked it out for as…

SAS: Who Dares Wins is harsh, gruelling and transgressively countercultural

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4, Sundays) is literally the only programme left on terrestrial TV that I can bear…

How to be a man

1 February 2020 9:00 am

  The river of death has brimmed his banks And England’s far and Honour’s a name But the voice of…

Netflix's Messiah is a great concept undermined by implausible politics

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Sky’s latest bingewatch potboiler Cobra can’t quite make up its mind whether it wants to be an arch, knowing House…

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…

Something smells fishy at JCU

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Do you remember the shocking scientific study about how baby fish in our polluted oceans now actually prefer eating plastic…

Bushfire of the vanities

11 January 2020 9:00 am

‘You are literally evil. Dante has a level for you… Now I know that you’re the type who would laugh…