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.

Accept this as the new normal? Never

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…

Kevin Hanchard as Rev. Gregoire and Tim Roth as Sheriff Jim Worth in Tin Star, which is like the rejected first draft of a really bad movie by Quentin Tarantino

Rockies horror show

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Tin Star, the latest Sky Atlantic drama, has a comfortingly familiar premise: Jim Worth (Tim Roth), an ex-detective from London…

The green giant

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Environmentalism has gone too far; renewable energy is a disaster; scares about pesticides and chemicals are horribly overdone; no, the…

Beyond belief: Sam Otto as Jalal in Peter Kosminsky’s The State

Straight to hell

2 September 2017 9:00 am

No, The State (Channel 4) wasn’t a recruiting manual for the Islamic State, though I did feel uneasy about it…

The heartbreaking story of Pecky, a young green woodpecker

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…

Norway’s noir

17 August 2017 1:00 pm

Valkyrien (C4, Sunday) is the hot new Scandi-noir series, which is being billed as Norway’s answer to Breaking Bad. In…

Dave’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…

In praise of Netflix

5 August 2017 9:00 am

All this week I have been trying, with considerable success, to avoid being bludgeoned by TV programmes telling me in…

No true Tory can support this gender idiocy

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…

Dethroned by feminism

22 July 2017 9:00 am

I’m a bit worried about Game of Thrones (Sky Atlantic). Not seriously worried: there’s too much money invested, too much…

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 land of lost content – best seen on horseback

Cathar country

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I once spent three months living in the Languedoc, writing my first novel. The highlight was the few days I…

In praise of braindead filth

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Melvyn Bragg on TV: The Box That Changed The World (BBC2, Saturday) was just what you would have expected of…

The Bank of England is enslaved by 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…

Trouble in paradise

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Riviera is the new Night Manager,’ I read somewhere. No, it’s not. Riviera (Sky Atlantic, Thursday) is the new Eldorado…

I don’t blame millennials for voting 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…

How the west coast was won

10 June 2017 9:00 am

There’s an incredibly addictive old iPhone game called Doodle God where you effectively invent civilisation from scratch by combining basic…

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,…

The great rock’n’roll swindles

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Birds have been giving me a lot of grief of late. There’s Tappy — the blue tit who has built…

We owe it to hunt staff to repeal the ban

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Though I don’t think much of Theresa May’s paternalistic soft-left politics, I do like her no-nonsense style. That Q&A she…

The bemused protagonist with a stupid name: Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon in American Gods

Serial offenders

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Since completing season two of the brilliant Narcos, I’ve been unsuccessfully looking for a replacement serial drama that is more…

Thanks, Jamie Oliver – you’ve stolen my childhood

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Whenever I want to travel back in time to my 1970s childhood, all I need is a glass of Lucozade.…

The real deal

29 April 2017 9:00 am

The other day I had a very dispiriting conversation with a TV industry insider. It turns out that everything you…

Is Trump’s revolution already over?

22 April 2017 9:00 am

There were three reasons why I so badly wanted Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. One was that…

Look back in anger

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

‘What we really need is a faux-historical drama series about police brutality and black activism set in 1970s London,’ said…