Author: jamesdelingpole1

Delingpole on Friday: Politics is the art of the possible. Says who?

At a UKIP hustings in Birmingham the other day I had a bit of nasty shock. Not having read my briefing notes as carefully as I might, I was under the impression that when my turn came at the rostrum the party executive on the bench beside me would hand me the topic for my

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Marx on Monday: How prophet Obama spreads the love and our money

Times are hard for American taxpayers but luckily, in President Obama, America has a leader of wisdom and compassion who knows exactly what is needed to put the American economy back on track. First tax increases. On the 1st of January this year Obama introduced 13 new taxes which were described in the Washington Post

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He’s back, he’s ruder and more brilliant than ever – and he wrote this headline. Yes: it’s DELINGPOLE ON FRIDAY!!!

  Never Trust A Hippy   On top of the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury this year you may have noticed a phoenix. And a very handsome phoenix it was too. In the middle of the Rolling Stones’ set it rose from the pyramid’s apex, stretched its metallic wings, turned its head to the audience and

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Marx on Monday: Obama – killing coal to save the world

According to Shakespeare a leopard cannot change its spots. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and thank goodness President Obama has proved himself to be a leopard, and his unchanging spots are his unflinching support for environmental policies aimed at reducing global warming. There are many politicians and others out there who have been swayed

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Not even your amusing cat photos are safe….

Our resident techno geek James Eadon spells out the ugly truth of internet surveillance The American Secret Police are watching you on Facebook (and everywhere else). A journalist expressed dismay today when material they posted on Facebook was leaked to a popular magazine. The hack blamed this snivelling treachery on a FB “friend” (but didn’t

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Delingpole at the Weekend: Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson – a leftist hater’s wet dream

    Turning down an opportunity to put the boot in to Nick Clegg is a bit like living Lost In Translation for real and turning down a night of passion with Scarlett Johansson. But this, pain me though it enormously does, is what I’m going to have to do in this column. It concerns

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How the BBC blew £100 million of your licence fee

Introducing Bogpaper’s Techno Geek James Eadon Resident Bogpaper Geek, Eadon shall be reporting weekly on the dark side of techie stuff, with an emphasis on the scandalous and digital FAIL horror stories. What better horror story to start with than a BBC TECH DISASTER FROM HELL? The BBC splashed 100 million pounds on a failed

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Delingpole at the Weekend: Why I Don’t Talk To Trolls

At the aftershow party for BBC Any Questions in Machynlleth in the deep green heart of Monbiot Country, earnest, fresh-faced, desperately well-meaning twentysomething volunteers from the Centre for Alternative Technology served us organic lager, while we all watched the screen showing the live feed of Twitter comments on the show. “Wow! We’re trending in Twitter

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Delingpole on Friday: Matthew Parris’s Spectator column on UKIP is really shite

    Because I recently had to take the quite stringent test you have to do to be considered as a UKIP parliamentary candidate, I’m reasonably familiar with the party’s manifesto. It’s not perfect: definitely a work in progress, I’d say, rather than the finished product, as you can see from its mild confusion or

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Delingpole on Friday: Woolwich – it was all Nick Robinson’s fault…

OK so which would you say is the worse crime? a) killing an unarmed man with meat cleavers in a London street and then trying to slice his head off? b) describing the alleged killers as “of Muslim appearance” on BBC news? Call me old-fashioned but I would have gone for a). Which just goes

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