Green-baiter James Delingpole has quit his blog at Telegraph with customary flair:
‘Today is the sad day when I must bid you all farewell. I have been appointed Chief Sustainability Consultant at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, working directly to one of my all-time-heroes Ed Davey, with a juicy, taxpayer-funded salary, a ring-fenced pension and a bio-fuel-powered Aston-Martin just like the Prince of Wales’s. No, not really, about the second bit. Just the first bit: I’m off to pastures new.’
Mr Steerpike hears that the pastures new are the launch of a London office of right-wing muck-racking website Breitbart. Set up by the late, but always missed, troublemaker Andrew Breitbart, the American conservative website is set to launch over here imminently.
It’s a high traffic hire. Along with Buzzfeed UK, it seems our American cousins have accepted that London really is the capital of the world.