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.

Why oh why didn’t I buy more Bitcoin?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Every time I write about Bitcoin you can probably take it as a major sell signal. The last time I…

The left-wing bias on Celebrity Gogglebox was excruciating

11 November 2017 9:00 am

This week I want to put the boot in to Gogglebox (Channel 4, Fridays). Not the mostly likeable, everyday version,…

Ignore the Twitter cry-bully brigade – on social media, you reap what you sow

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The nastiest person on Twitter has quit Twitter. Because I’m so generous I shan’t mention his name. All I’ll say…

Pass the sick bag

28 October 2017 9:00 am

The opening of Gunpowder (BBC1, Saturdays) was just about the most knuckle-gnawingly tense ten minutes I’ve ever seen on TV.…

The bank that keeps poor nations poor

21 October 2017 9:00 am

What is the point of the World Bank? You probably think of it, if at all, as a benign institution,…

When in Rome…

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I know I keep saying that in Decline of the West terms we’re all currently living in Rome, circa 400…

If only the Tories understood economics

7 October 2017 9:00 am

‘I don’t think I’m quite as Austrian as you are,’ a Tory minister said to me the other day. And…

Divine comedy: even if Larry David is as big a prize twonk in real life as he is on Curb we can hardly begrudge him for it

No pain, no gain

30 September 2017 9:00 am

The best episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm are the ones that make you want to hide behind the sofa, cover…

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…