MixedTimes - James Delingpole
So now we know what Boris Johnson's most pressing task when he becomes the United Kingdom's prime minister next Tuesday: destroy the Electoral Commission.
Gender quotas on company boards are an expensive waste of money, a study has confirmed. At least they are if you're old fashioned enough to believe that a company's purpose is to generate shareholder value.
At Glastonbury Festival I finally caught up with one of my all-time heroines...
Headlined 'Our carbon debt', the short video tries to reposition the Industrial Revolution - the single greatest leap in living standards in the history of the world - as a terrible mistake for which we should now make amends.
Wouldn't it be just hilarious if instead of throwing milkshakes leftist agitators instead threw battery acid at their opponents Actually, no, BBC-promoted comedienne Jo Brand, it really, really wouldn't.
Boris Johnson is looking more and more like Britain's next prime minister. This has nothing to do with the uncharacteristically stiff, dreary, workmanlike campaign launch speech he gave this morning - and everything to do with how he handled the questions afterwards.
The Brexit Party may have lost the Peterborough by-election but it's winning the battle of ideas. Just look at the effect it is having on the Conservative leadership contest.
Here is a Donald Trump supporter being attacked with a milkshake, jostled, and shrieked at by an angry leftist mob perpetrating violence with impunity outside London’s Houses of Parliament.
This is the anniversary of the greatest moment in the history of the BBC: the heroic ascent of Nelson's Column in London's Trafalgar Square by Blue Peter presenter John Noakes.
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has testified to Congress on the imminent Sixth Great Extinction predicted in a recent UN report. His verdict could hardly be more devastating to the cause of environmental alarmism: he says there is no evidence to support these doomsday predictions whatsoever.
At the final London rally of the Brexit Party I made a short film, which I hope captures the atmosphere of a political movement taking the world by storm.
Here are the three things which have most shocked and disgusted (though not surprised) me about the European Elections.
Once Britain is an independent sovereign nation again, such decisions can be taken by our own government and not by a bunch of unelected technocrats at the European Commission.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has just been assaulted with a milkshake. There is nothing funny or clever about these milkshake attacks which so far have been directed solely at campaigners who believe in Brexit, never at campaigners agitating for Remain.
The Guardiannewspaper has decided to change the name ‘global warming’ because it doesn’t sound scary enough. From now on, the Guardian‘s editor-in-chief Kath Viner has ordered, ‘global warming’ is to be called ‘global heating.
"Wouldn't it be worth five years of Labour lunacy just to give British conservatism the kick up the arse it needs?" a correspondent asks me.
Tommy Robinson is to stand trial again for contempt of court. This is the same offence for which he has already spent a considerable amount of time in prison, most of it in solitary confinement for his own safety.
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has made a formal complaint to the BBC about the series of gross inaccuracies in its recent documentary Climate Change: The Facts.
The increasingly unwatchable and slavishly woke BBC plumbed new depths last night. It gave a prime time slot to a piece of environmental propaganda so blatant, shameless, and dishonest it might just as well have been a political broadcast on behalf of Extinction Rebellion.
Brexiteers are much nicer people than Remainers, experts have confirmed.
Now that she has said she is going, people have started to say nice things about Theresa May.
This morning I had a taste of Britain at its best when I joined about 100 Brexiteers on a leg of the ‘March to Leave’ from Sunderland in the North East of England down to London.
The traditional British bobby used to be a great source of quiet national pride: a country so peaceable and safe that all it needed to keep law and order were a few policemen armed with nothing but a truncheon, an avuncular demeanour and helmets like elongated tits on their head.
Tommy Robinson has lost his harassment case against Cambridgeshire police. This comes to me as no surprise whatsoever.
Theresa May has lost her latest 'meaningful vote' on Brexit - as of course, we all knew she would.
When America's racist-in-chief David Duke praises an up-and-coming Democrat representative as the "most important member of U.S. Congress" because of her outspoken and supposedly principled stance on the evils of Jews, you know there's something seriously sick within the body politic.
Theresa May has no intention of delivering meaningful Brexit; her Withdrawal Agreement was drafted secretly in collusion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel; May's and Merkel's ultimate game plan is for Britain to re-join the EU in full sometime after the next general election.
The excellent Dominic Frisby has written a Brexit song which I think you all might enjoy. It has a particularly fine chorus, sung to the tune of the old Devon folk song Widdecombe Fair which brilliantly mocks Project Fear and all its myriad dodgy Establishment promulgators.
How would you feel if some dodgy geezer smelling of mung bean fart, green sanctimony and greasy banknotes in a brown envelope came round to your house and told you that you'd have to get rid of your gas cooker because "climate change"?
President Trump's campaign to decriminalize homosexuality across the world is motivated by racism, a colonial sense of paternalism, and an urge to pick on 'brown-skinned' countries like Iran.
Aren't teenage kids just amazing? They know so much and see things so much more clearly that it's a wonder we don't put them in charge of the world and let them make all our decisions for us.
"When I saw my first severed head it didn't faze me at all," says Shamima Begum, the ISIS jihadi bride who just wants to come home to Britain so she can have her baby and live there happily ever after.
The planet is cooling, but this isn't something the alarmists want you to hear, especially when they've got a shiny, expensive, new bridge to sell you with Green New Deal stamped on the side.
Christmas has come unusually early this year for British climate sceptics thanks to a magnificent scoop by the Mail on Sunday's David Rose.
Your Week in Global Warming starts like this... The Midwest and Northeast are being ravaged by the Polar Vortex. Illinois has recorded its coldest temperature on record.
Delingpole here. I'm on a mission inside the belly of the beast to find out how our European Union friends are taking the latest news on Brexit.
Finally I understand everything: why Brexit is proving so impossible to negotiate; why Leave voters are more determined than ever to get the hardest Brexit possible, preferably No Deal; why Theresa May keeps caving to Brussels; why the political class is so out of touch with the electorate; why this can only get uglier.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, NewsGuard, for treating all your new subscribers -- both of them! -- to one of the cleverest, truest things I ever wrote about climate change.
George Orwell famously wrote in his essay The Lion and the Unicorn that there's a certain type of Englishman who loathes and despises his own country.
Prime Minister Theresa May has (narrowly) survived the vote of no confidence and delivered another of her bullish speeches about how the people voted for Brexit and how Brexit is what she plans to deliver.
Theresa May's Brexit 'deal' has been rejected by Parliament. Everyone saw this coming, but few imagined she'd lose by quite such a large margin: 432 to 202.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is lipstick on a pig. Ocasio-Cortez - Occasional Cortex, as she's known, because she's so thick she doesn't even know how stupid she is - is the lipstick, obviously.
I've belatedly caught up with Brexit: the Uncivil War -- the Channel 4 drama about Brexit starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
The Remainer Deep State is killing Brexit. Just consider for a moment the last few days' shenanigans in and around Parliament...
'An all-party group of senior MPs' are plotting to sabotage Brexit by 'starving the [British] government of cash and creating a Donald Trump-style shutdown'.
Louis C.K. has now very painfully discovered, in the current culture wars which are ravaging the United States and the West generally, there are no neutral participants.
2018 was the year the Bansturbators went postal... Whatever you like to eat, whatever you drink, whatever you enjoy doing in your spare time, the Bansturbators wanted to slap health warnings on it, make it more expensive or, ideally, regulate it out of existence.
Britain's Conservative government has devised a brilliant new strategy to distract from its disastrous handling of Brexit: faux outrage that Jeremy Corbyn has been caught by the cameras in Parliament muttering that Theresa May is a "stupid woman".
Tucker Carlson has some pretty strong precedent for his decision not to say sorry, not even one tiny bit, for his supposedly "racist" comments on the subject of immigration on his Fox News show.
Today I appeared on the Jeremy Vine on 5 show in my usual role of "right wing person you want to hate but secretly agree with."
My favourite advert of the last ten years was probably the "Are you beach body ready?" Protein World poster campaign, writes James Delingpole.
From Poland to France, from Canada to the U.S, the climate alarmists are in retreat as the public begins to tire of their taxes, their constrictive regulations, their dodgy, ugly, inefficient renewable projects and their hysterical junk science scare stories.
France's Gilets Jaunes protestors have jumped on the Trump train with a manifesto that could almost have been written by the Donald himself.
Three hundred left-wing academics from around the world are conspiring to destroy the career of a promising young Cambridge University researcher, Noah Carl.
The Brexit deal being pushed by Theresa May is an “S & M approach to Government” — one of those mystifying perversions like wanting to be “locked up in chains.
Whatever happens to Brexit in the next weeks, months, and even years, he argues, the Remainers have lost. The "revolutionary forces" unleashed by the Brexit Referendum are "unstoppable.
As the Gilets Jaunesprotests in France catch fire, French President Emmanuel Macron is heading for his green Waterloo. And really, humiliation, defeat and -- with luck -- exile somewhere really remote just couldn't happen to a more deserving candidate.
Sir Roger Scruton is England's greatest living philosopher. He also happens to be a very outspoken, articulate conservative - so it comes as no surprise whatsoever to see the left playing the faux outrage game in order to oust him from his position as a government advisor.
Wind turbines are terrible for the health of the millions of birds and bats they slice and dice every year - and they're not much good for humans either: they can even stop your heart working properly.
New Yorker editor David Remnick has weighed in on the debate about who's reallybehind the tension and violence racking the U.S. right now.
Another gang of mostly Muslim Pakistani thugs in the north of England (Huddersfield, this time) has been jailed for raping hundreds of mostly underage white girls. But that's only half the story.
Stephen Colbert has mocked President Donald Trump's claim that he has a "natural instinct for science" with a sketch pouring scorn on his alleged ignorance of climate change.
At the beginning of the week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented the world with a $38.4 trillion ransom note: pay us da money or Gaia gets it.
In its latest hysterical bulletin, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has urged that we need to spend $2.4 trillion a year between now and 2035 to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences of 'climate change.
Hurricane Florence is gathering strength as it approaches the Carolinas but not everyone is praying that it dissipates.
Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted as Australia's Prime Minister and replaced by his former treasurer Scott Morrison.
Donald Trump has asked the question which the renewables industry would rather not answer: "What happens when the wind doesn't blow?"
Boris Johnson needs to go full Trump. When I floated this idea just now on Twitter I was surprised by the response.
Boris Johnson has been mocked as a "pound-shop Donald Trump" because hehas beenrude about the burqa.
Unless Robinson is lying – which I doubt – this is the only logical conclusion to be drawn from the accounts he gave to Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant and Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
The weather has been hot and lovely for many of us recently, so the climate doomsters have naturally seized the opportunity to whine and finger-wag and double down on their global warming scaremongering.
Student activists at Manchester University have defaced a large-scale copy of Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" in their Student Union building and replaced it with a poem by Maya Angelou.
The Prince of Wales, Prince William, and the younger royals all deliberately snubbed President Donald J. Trump on his visit to the UK, the Sunday Times reports.
President Trump really couldn't have picked a better moment for his first official visit to the United Kingdom.
Summer sea ice is causing havoc for shipping in the Arctic. This is the same Arctic sea ice that climate change experts predicted would have vanished by 2013.
What kind of warped, debased person do you need to be to go around wishing cancer recurrence on someone recovering from cancer?
Do you like the meat in your hamburgers pink in the middle? Look, I'm not judging you if you don't. If you like your burgers tough, chewy, tasteless, sterile, then you go, girl! All I'm saying is that for those of us in Nanny State Britain who like their burgers underdone properly (ie pink in the middle) these are difficult times.
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be about to remove 'climate change' from its list of core priorities.
June 23 is the 30th anniversary of the great global warming scare. The scare began in Washington, DC, on this day in 1988 when testimony by a then little-known scientist called James Hansen before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources caught headlines across the world.
No, bees are not dying out. No, their populations are not being harmed by neonicotinoid pesticides. No, farmers are not wiping out all the wildflower meadows which allow insects to flourish.
John Cleese has been defending Monty Python's legacy. He was responding to the ludicrous suggestion by the BBC's Head of Comedy Shane Allen that Monty Python were somehow not "original" because their members were too white, male, and middle class.
Climate change deniers are more likely to be old, white and racist, a study claims.
Antarctic melting faster than evah! This has been the global warming scare story of the week, heavily promoted by the usual suspects, including Time, CBS, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times and, inevitably, the BBC.
Germany, epicentre of global environmentalism, is losing faith in the green dream. Its energy minister has admitted that it will fall some way short of its 2020 climate targets and that voters are weary of the renewable energy projects which in Germany alone cost taxpayersaround€25 billion per year.
Publishing giant Penguin Random House has announced that its authors are no longer to be chosen on literary merit but according to a politically correct quota system "taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and disability.
President Trump just became the Nobel Peace Prize committee's worst nightmare. As he didn't neglect to remind us in his hilarious post North Korea summit press conference, President Trump just saved maybe 30 million people from nuclear annihilation.
What do you say to a graduate with a first class degree in gender studies? If your answer was "I'll have that with a large fries and a McFlurry and an extra large Coke, sweetheart," I'd seriously question your judgement.
Don't laugh too hard but this has been a terrible week for the renewable energy dream. Across the world solar energy share prices have crashed. This was caused by a sudden and unexpected decision by China, the world's biggest solar manufacturer and user, to rein in subsidies.
Dear President Trump,
It is being reported in the UK media that you have grown tired of Prime Minister Theresa May's "school mistress" tone.
Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the now-swimsuit-free Miss America, would very much like you to know that she isn't just a pretty face. She also has a degree from Stanford and spent a year studying Virginia Woolf at Oxford.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been driven mad by Brexit Derangement Syndrome. He has gone full AC Grayling.
Hard-left activist Occupy Wall Street has published the private Tulsa, Oklahoma, home address of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt - encouraging its followers to take a "pitchfork to him directly.
Is Tommy Robinson a headstrong fool who thoroughly deserves the 13-month prison sentence handed him by a judge in slightly confused and murky circumstances last week?
Pop icon Cher has joined the chorus of liberals demanding that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt be imprisoned for his alleged crimes against nature.
A year on from his bold decision to quit the UN Paris Accord, President Trump has been praised for having "broken the spell of climate change mania.
The knives are out for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. We expected this from the Green Blob - if you're taking flak it means you're over the target.
Climate scientists are giving science a bad name, says a leading atmospheric physicist in an essay on the global warming debate.
From the U.S. to the European Union to Australia, the West is waging war on plastic. It's the latest moral panic. Soon, we're told, there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish.
The United Nations is to vote later this week for a climate treaty "on steroids" - stronger, more all-encompassing and more legally binding than the ailing Paris accord.
The Iran deal was as meaningless, dishonest, and counterproductive as the Paris climate treaty. Only one world leader had the courage, self-confidence, and insight to see them both for the shams they are.