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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.

Television UKIP: The First 100 Days

UKIP: The First 100 Days, Channel 4, review: a sad, predictable, desperate hatchet job

18 February 2015 11:31

This is an extract from this week’s magazine, available from tomorrow Just three months into Ukip’s shock victory as the party of government and already Nigel Farage’s mob are starting… Continue reading

Nigel Farage with Steph and Dom Parker. Photo: Channel 4.

Poor Farage was stitched up by Steph and Dom

16 December 2014 10:38

Steph and Dom are the posh-sounding, drunk couple from Gogglebox – the surprise hit programme where people are recorded sitting on sofas giving a running commentary on the TV shows… Continue reading


The big fat lie about cholesterol

26 June 2014 10:55

In his latest Spectator column, James Delingpole looks at a gigantic scare that lasts for decades because the experts are too embarrassed to back down… Though I’m not generally big on… Continue reading

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Spectator Debate: Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Welcome to Generation Y’s world

18 June 2014 13:26

The Spectator’s latest debate – Stop Whining Young People: You’ve Never Had It So Good – was most disgracefully skewed in favour of the proposition. Not only did the epically… Continue reading


The Keyser Söze of Ukrainian politics

18 April 2014 12:00

Dmitry Firtash is the Keyser Söze of Ukrainian politics — a mystery figure about whom you hear two very different stories. According to one version, he’s a benign self-made businessman… Continue reading


Bitcoin vs Big Brother: why cryptocurrencies make sense

3 January 2014 17:29

You don’t need to be a particularly virulent pessimist to notice something phoney about this glorious economic recovery we’re supposedly experiencing. All you need to understand is that since the… Continue reading


It’s a boy! Advice for the royal baby from James Delingpole

22 July 2013 21:54

Congratulations, Baby Windsor. You have just been born a subject of Her Britannic Majesty (as it used to say on the passports) and have therefore won life’s lottery.  Actually, given… Continue reading


The laughing lefty

16 January 2012 15:17

What a shame the Christmas literary recommends season is over: otherwise I would have loved to draw this to your attention as quite the funniest book of the year. In… Continue reading


Good news! Sea levels aren’t rising dangerously

1 December 2011 16:37

This week’s Spectator cover star Nils-Axel Mörner brings some good news to a world otherwise mired in misery: sea levels are not rising dangerously – and haven’t been for at… Continue reading


Vote for Melanie!

12 January 2009 12:19

A bit like Andrew Sullivan’s blog in the last Gulf war, Melanie Phillips’s magnificent blog has become THE place to go for everyone who wants to know what’s REALLY happening… Continue reading


Fake plastic politics?

25 March 2008 19:04

Words you seldom hear at U2 concerts (or, indeed anywhere else): "If only Bono spent a bit less time in the recording studio and a bit more time on the… Continue reading


No kidding

9 May 2007 13:27

Children’s films ought to be at least as much for adults as children and I do get annoyed by those film critics who think otherwise. I’m thinking, for example, of… Continue reading