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.

The TV we feared they’d never dare make any more: The Singapore Grip reviewed

19 September 2020 9:00 am

‘Art is dead,’ declared Mark Steyn recently. He was referring to the new rules — copied from the Baftas —…

A sadistic delight: World’s Toughest Race – Eco-Challenge Fiji reviewed

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Few things better capture the crazed cognitive dissonance of our age than this: that while we cower behind masks for…

The joy of an illegal rave

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Every time I read that Britain’s anti-coronavirus measures are being jeopardised by a ‘small minority of senseless individuals’ holding illegal…

Ludicrous – and the makers know it: Sky One's Prodigal Son reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘By the way, my name is Max. I take care of them, which ain’t easy, because their hobby is murder.’…

Lockdown notes

15 August 2020 9:00 am

A good war Who could ever have imagined that the greatest act of rebellion in the second decade of the…

The only things left worth watching on the BBC are foreign buy-ins like The Last Wave

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Soon, very soon now — even sooner than I imagined, if A Suitable Boy turns out to be as lacklustre…

Why I love French telly

25 July 2020 9:00 am

There’s a scene in the French espionage series The Bureau — about the DGSE, France’s equivalent of the CIA or…


Trump shouldn’t wear a mask

22 July 2020 4:53 am

Next time Donald Trump poses for a photo call in one of those ridiculous, unnecessary and completely off-brand face masks,…

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…