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.

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…

fracking

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…

BBC’s A Christmas Carol was the victim of tub-thumping lefty politics

27 December 2019 3:19 am

‘Spoke to someone at The BBC yesterday, this person told me they are SH–TING themselves right now, as viewing figures…

My 2019: mice, Marrakesh and a fond farewell to my dear friend Christopher Booker

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Another year over and it wasn’t all bad, you know. Here are some of my personal highlights. Best birthday parties:…

The only way to survive Christmas TV is to avoid anything seasonal and watch Giri/Haji

21 December 2019 9:00 am

The key to surviving the next couple of weeks of TV is to avoid like the plague anything that smacks…

What have the Anglo-Saxons ever done for us?

14 December 2019 9:00 am

It has been a while since I’ve considered the vexed question of Byrhtnoth’s ‘ofermod’. More than 30 years, in fact.…

The only bearable TV series these days are the ones with subtitles, like Der Pass

7 December 2019 9:00 am

True to the Andrew Roberts rule that the only bearable series on TV these days are ones with subtitles, I’ve…

Clive’s noble cause

7 December 2019 9:00 am

The great Clive James died on the same day as the great Jonathan Miller but I know which one I…

What I learned on my speed awareness course

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Speed is in my blood. My father, grandfather and great-grandfather all used to race cars in their youth. We even…

War of the Worlds is as bad as Doctor Who

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Edwardian England deserved everything it got from those killer Martian invaders. Or so I learned from the BBC’s latest adaptation…

The joy of a day spent bagging almost no birds

16 November 2019 9:00 am

The highlight of my country calendar is when I’m lucky enough to be invited to what even the host describes…