March 7th, 2012

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Rumbles in the blogging world today as the upstarts over at The Commentator have managed to sign James Delingpole to write for them as well as the Telegraph Blogs. Given that HM’s Official Blogroll are already suffering from the loss of Toby Young to the Sun on Sunday, Guido does not imagine this has gone down very well over in Victoria. With Delingpole consistently topping the weekly Telegraph online rankings, this could be a big break through for the newbie site. Rumour has it we will be hearing a lot more from Delingpole in the coming years, from an official podium… 


  1. 1
    A bit funny says:

    James who?

  2. 2
    Well it's a thought says:

    Who he? and who cares.

  3. 3
    Gordon Boom says:

    Miss McCluskie was last seen at her home in Bethnal Green last Thursday.
    Former EastEnders stars including Martine McCutcheon and Brooke Kinsella have begun assisting the search on Twitter.

    Assisting on twitter? Have the BBC gone completely insane?
    Assisting a search on twitter is like to crossing the Sahara on google earth.

  4. 4
    rtotale says:

    Another advert for the commentator then.

  5. 5
    Benny the Ball says:

    Never rated him. even as a music critic.

  6. 6
    WH says:


    Delingpole tweets: “Love Guido’s idea that I’ve been poached – presumably at vast expense – by @thecommentator from Telegraph blogs. But, er, it ain’t true.”

  7. 7
    I hate Hack's nearly as much as politicians says:

    Why has this blog now become a fucking journalist’s blog ?
    is it because Guido has sold out to a low grade rag the star on sunday ?
    nearly every new topic is now about the second lowest form of pond life on the planet Journalists ! You are now no better than “Toilets”

  8. 8
    annette curton says:

    Have the BBC gone completely insane?, Yes, quite some time ago.

  9. 9
    gut feeling says:

    The only two things they want to know at a BBC job interview, do you vote Labour? (yes is the key response btw) and, do you give or receive?

  10. 10
    Sir (No really) Mark Thatcher says:

    And that’s a bad idea in your opinion?

  11. 11
    Simon says:

    Best right wing nutter around! Keep it up Delingpole! Love your columns.

  12. 12
    Jimmy says:

    Don’t tell me. Let me guess. Is he giving the Royal Society Christmas lectures this year?

  13. 13
    Mohammad Afar-Jawad (Converted 2009) says:

    Come to Iran.

    Business is quite literally BOOMING.

  14. 14
    Magellan says:

    Knighted for services to the SatNav industry?

  15. 15
    Nick says:

    It’s a baronetcy.

  16. 16
    Bloke says:

    Good news! More power to his elbow.

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    BBCs one show doing an interview with disgraced Councilor Steven Purcells close associate businessman Willie Haughey. The man is a great man of the people according to the BBC. Hmmmmm

  18. 18
    red britain says:

    Being anti fiscal incontinence, AGW sceptical, and against mass immigration is enough to get you called a right wing nutter these days. Even Dave doesn’t touch the latter two with a barge pole.

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    the lord taketh away says:

    Yes, his subject matter will be that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, but that sadly, Gordon Brown does.

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    Wonderer says:

    Geedo is far too concerned with such non-entities, and with the dead tree Meeja. Who gives a shit, the Commentator is just another Israel fanatic Hasbara site spreading predictable bullshit. I notice you have posted there. Why? It only lowers your street cred writing for other people. I makes you look… needy.

  21. 21
    See you says:

    No, that spot is taken as usual by a sell-out scientist pontificating outside his area of expertise.

  22. 22
    I hate Hack's nearly as much as politicians says:

    By the end of the year you will have a surplus of Glass !

  23. 23
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Oh god did anyone see the BBC news with the live clip of some jock bitch going on about Remploy?

    Either side of her was sat one of the Eagle brothers, fuck they both looked like Gargoyles, how many families have TWO dyke sisters?

  24. 24
    Wonderer says:

    If he’s gonna write for the Commentator it’ll be all about how lovely Isr ael is and how “we” must bomb Ira n and how not to do so would make us into anit semicit joohating neonasiz.

  25. 25
    smoggie says:

    The Twittersphere can relax. Most of her has been found in a canal.

  26. 26
    White City says:

    And when sucessfull the new employee will be offered Cocaine at the earliest opportunity

  27. 27
    Brian Cox and the Wonders of Nepotism says:

    And I will be explaining the consequences of the Pauli exclusion principle by demonstrating that at The BBC as with the Labour party, everyone is connected to everyone else.

  28. 28
    How bigoted racism reveals itself says:

    Why dont you describe the two either side as English Bitches ?

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:


    The Commentator are bloody welcome to the cretinous self-important twat.

  30. 30
    Primrose Hill Marxist says:

    When you get home from work, Google ‘Lesbian sisters’. They seem to be in some demand, but they don’t look anything like like those horrific anchovy chasers.

  31. 31
    nellnewman says:

    Worse than morgan friend of gordon? Good Lord. Impossible!

  32. 32

    James Delingpole is GOD.

    *almost* ;-)

  33. 33

    He does not spеak too highly about you, either.

  34. 34
    Grommit says:

    He must be doing something right to attract such vitriol.

    Wipe down your keyboard the rabid foam flecked spittle will play havoc with your spacebar.

  35. 35
    nellnewman says:

    Don’t be silly. journalists are nowhere near the 2nd form of pondlife!

    First there are politicians. They also come 2nd and 3rd. Then there are the members of the HoL (4th) who are retired troughing politicians still living off the state . Then there are members and employees of useless quangoes (5th) drawing huge salaries and pensions off the taxpayer. Then there are failed ex mp’s who have become consultants (parasites) still trolling around Westminsterm(6th)……..

    I could go on. There are a whole boatload of other parasites living off Westminster and taxpayers who all come before journalists who in the main do a good job by exposing this seething heap of dung , but I won’t….

  36. 36

    Yourself excluded, presumably.

    And stop fucking shouting, you cυnt.

  37. 37
    nellnewman says:

    I heard gordy was giving that lecture on how he was planning to become the world’s economic saviour in 2025 – new rubbish book due out in the Autumn – please buy to keep his ego happy!!

  38. 38

    Shalom – wanker.

  39. 39
    nellnewman says:

    Just a journalist with a rare commodity – common sense.

  40. 40
    smoggie says:

    I wish I could write a book in company time. But my employer might have a word or two to say about that. Like, “there’s the door”.

  41. 41
    AC1 says:

    Oh it seems Tat the sock-puppeting window-dribbler is back.

  42. 42
    AC1 says:

    I forgot to mention how we all here wish you a swift return to health and full mental fitness.

    Get Well soon tat.

  43. 43
    nellnewman says:

    What’s absolutely amazing is that a publisher keeps taking him on.

    His last book had a publishing run of 14000 – most were discounted off to the the author (ie gordy) for his own distribution – many freebies. The remainder ended up in the bargain basement at amazon.

    His publisher has less business sense even than he did!!!

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    OK ugly English dyke bitches.

  45. 45

    It was an ironic Eric Clapton reference, nell.

  46. 46
    Mrs Delingprick says:

    He,s a wanker.

  47. 47
    Wonderer says:

    Got split loyalties, Matey?

  48. 48
    annette curton says:

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is a big fan (not a statement of wafting air).

  49. 49
    Wonderer says:

    Muslim hating bigot.

  50. 50
    nellnewman says:

    amazing musician ericclapton. I’m a great fan. Don’t think delingpole comes in that lofty category and I know for sure the archbish doesn’t!!!

  51. 51
    Gw33dohwatch says:

    And I b*et he doesn’t end up as some f@t sad old hasbeen who writes pathetic tripe for the Da!ly St@r Sunday.

    Or feel the need to m0der@te everything, like a certain par@noid Huhne.

  52. 52
    annette curton says:

    The bish can lay down a pretty mean riff on his stratocaster when he’s got a mind to it.

  53. 53
    Screw the BBC, after all, they screw you. says:

    Other great men of the people, according to the BBC:

    Karl Marx
    J Stalin
    Fidel Castro
    Pol Pot
    Chairman Mao

    (oddly, they miss out Hitler. Maybe because he was Austrian.)

  54. 54
    Impressario says:

    I’m thinking of auditioning the Eagles for Cinderella, but not for the title role.

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    The same James Delingpole, savant, who, last September, made the following prediction, ‘I think President Palin might just be the only game in town’?

    What a catch. He’d suck a cock for a few minutes on Fox News.

  56. 56
    All muzzies are pigs says:

    There’s nothing bigoted about hating Muzzies.

    After all, Muzzies hate us.

    Because we’re better than them.

  57. 57


    I simply have respect for good human beings whatever their creed, rаce or colour.

  58. 58
    All muzzies are pigs says:

    Is “Scottish” a race? NO.
    Is “English” a race? NO.

    Are you a fucking mong spastic retard? YES.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    What G. has failed to realise is that this gig on the ‘commentator’ blog is going to be INSTEAD of his job at the Telegraph, which at least people have heard of..

  60. 60

    If you look far enough, even the most debased human being has some point of merit. I am glad you have identified something in the druid’s attributes that proves this adage as I had missed the fact.

  61. 61
    Mr Smith says:

    Let’s try again, as the m0d b0t is going n-uts. Again.

    I th!nk the OP is correct. This s!te is now “ooh! ooh! I’m a real journ@list now! Even though I work for a r@g no-one’s heard of! OOh! here’s another j0urnal!sm story! ooh! ooh!”

    In other words, sh!te.

    FWIW: Pondlife Sc@le.

    1. Imm!gr@nt filth
    2. Politic!ans
    3. Journal!sts.
    4. All pol!ce
    5. Soc!a lists
    6. Judges
    7. P**doph!les.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Delingpole comes across as a slightly unhinged nutter. He was on TV a couple of weeks ago, looked batshit crazy. Not a good advert for the right.

  63. 63
    On the other hand.. says:

    In fairness, we’re heard The Telegraph is a load of old shite, written by illiterate teenagers who know fuck-all about the world.

  64. 64
    How could you ro they miss says:


  65. 65
    Normality says:

    I have no idea who he is, nor do I read the commentator. Presumably they are all frightfully important people.

  66. 66
    Some Geezer wot is not a crook either says:

    Watch yourself with those “scare quotes,” Sunny Jim, people might start comparing you with another lad who used to do that very same thing too.

  67. 67
    Anon says:

    The Mailygraph is a sinking ship, manned almost exclusively by Meeja Studies graduates.

    Or ‘morons’, as they used to be called.

  68. 68
    Applicant to the BBC says:

    Well Sir – or Madame

    (a) Yes

    (b) What are you short of?

  69. 69
    M0dding will get you no-where says:

    G fails to realise many things.

  70. 70
    Jock Saway says:

    I think you’ll find that we Scots are in fact people of colour.

    That colour being blue.

  71. 71
    Mzzzz. Mad Hatty HaPerson, the LieBore Gift that keeps on giving! says:

    Cor – that prog on BBC4 now – I’m definitely a She Wolf . …… . . . Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

  72. 72
    Colin the Meek says:

    and orange.

  73. 73
    nellnewman says:

    No I’m sorry that will not do Mr Smith.

    The first five categories for pondscum have to be politicians, ex politicians and retired politicians (not to mention gordy who is a paid politician but doesn’t work as one) and maybe several categories thereafter.

    Following that have to be members of the HoL who come under classifications such as friends of bliar, friends of gordy, general thieving troughers and the like et al…….

  74. 74
    Colin the Meek says:

    Not at all like poor Mr Milipede.

  75. 75
    Lord Marmaduke of Bunkerton says:

    I’m reading a book which contains the following lines on countries unable to repay debt:

    “The insufficient guarantee of an international loan gives rise to the appointment of a financial commission by the creditor countries in order to protect their rights and guard the fate of their invested capital.

    “The appointment of such a commission literally amounts, however, to a veritable conquest.”

    The book is aptly entitled Imperialism, and was written by John Hobson in 1902.

  76. 76
    nellnewman says:

    Oh Well my comment to that was modded probably because I said all his books ended up in amazons bargain basement.

    I suspect smoggie your books would be far more successful. But as you say they would have to be written in your own time , not paid for by the taxpayer!!

  77. 77

    Or that nice Mr BoilsBalls.

  78. 78
    How bigoted racism reveals itself says:

    You sir have the same midset as a racist, the rest is semantics

  79. 79
    nellnewman says:

    Yep. ger many has done it’s history. becoming a banker to banc rupt countries is cheaper than waging war.

    Of course the outcome is still to be decided – democracy or the new modern german colonialism?

  80. 80

    Robin Shepherd is exceptionally good.

  81. 81
    Spudulike says:

    Commontater ? Puh-leez !

  82. 82
    grobdj says:

    I share your concern

    When G announced the D. Star Gig, I immediately posted a quote from Animal Farm on this blog, as it seemed the G of old was becoming unrecognisable…..

    ?….G used the same quote a week later in his piece on the pigs at the Graunida

    Live with ‘em, you get like ‘em

  83. 83
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    A farmer in Yorkshire sees a bloke drinking from his stream & shouts :-

    “ey up cocker, tha don’t wanna be drinkin watta frum theer, its full o hoss piss an cow shite.”

    The bloke says:- “Sir, I am from Pakistan, can you be speaking clearer, and slower please”

    The farmer replies

    “If…. you…. use…. two…. hands…. you…. won’t…. spill ….any”….

  84. 84
    AC1 says:

    Or that sound Mr Brown.

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  86. 86
    nellnewman says:

    the archbish a druid. Ohgood.

    When can we expect a return of the vic’s, bishes and archbishes to good solid CofE principles? Will it be any time soon??!!

  87. 87
    nellnewman says:

    Palin as president? I still think that would have been a very amusing prospect!!

    She thought africa was a country and northkorea a friend. I doubt she could have found either on a map!

    We don’t need to worry about the state of our own education – do we? when potential usa presidential candidates are not sure whether russia is one of their states or not!!

  88. 88
    nellnewman says:

    Who is this G? Is it gordy of kirkcaldy?

    His only comment on the commentator is going to be about his wondrous gifts for economic incompetence and please buy my new how ‘Im going to save the world in 2025′ book isn’t it?!!

  89. 89
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Or that inteligent Mr presclot.

  90. 90
    nellnewman says:

    or the unhinged hattyharpic

  91. 91
    nellnewman says:

    not to mention the multimillionairess pollytwaddle!!

  92. 92
    Jay says:

    Delingpole is a good and funny writer. But his TV and radio appearances are atrocious. No talent whatsoever for broadcasting. He’ll always be a writer.

  93. 93
    nellnewman says:

    Good Night Folks. God Bless. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

  94. 94
    not a machine says:

    Mr Delingpole ! I have to say he has handed out the lash , to quite a bit poor green thinking (I admiit I took some), so cultured under new labour , does a brilliant job when sop spin appears , expressing his contempt for such poor efforts in thinking . He perhaps may need to adjust his style if he is going to exchange ideas , but when containing the correct mix , he can make good debate , just that for most of time we only see him in journo mode .

  95. 95
    Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

    Can you recommend one of these troughing jobs for me nell, because I doubt that I will be re-elected? Boaz.

  96. 96
    Wonderer says:

    So, ya think “we” should bomb Iran then?

  97. 97


    But if I were living in a state which had said that my country should be wiped off the face of the map and which state was developing nuclear weapons to further that objective, then I would be calling for the destruction of that state’s weaponry. Before you start, that is not an attack on their people.

    I am not hoping for this to happen as the consequences will be calamitous for world trade for a while but I am realistic enough to expect it to happen at some point.

    BTW Don’t expect the entire Muslim world to support Iran. Their regime is disliked by many Muslims. I know this to be the case at first hand.

  98. 98

    living in a state

    s/b living in proximity to a state

  99. 99
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    They’ve already got Harry Cole, why do they need James as well?

  100. 100
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    I think we should bomb I-ran. Use those bunker busting bombs which will f-up their nuclear bomb making capacity.

  101. 101
    Frankie Bough says:

    I should co-co.

  102. 102
    Polly Bag says:

    Delingpole is a good read. I am sick of recycled news! :)
    @ Come on people. Please keep this blog charity free. I am sick of being harassed for charity money. Pestered everyday and I am tired of it!

  103. 103

    Would you be saying that if you knew that petrol will be £5-£8 a gallon? 20% of businesses will go bust? Shares and house prices will collapse? Food prices will treble and there will be severe shortages? Power stations will only work every 2 days? Water may stop flowing in the taps for 12 hours at a time?

    These are all possibilities. Be careful what you wish for.

  104. 104
    Charity for the rich says:

    U2 have made most of their personal fortune from other people’s poverty and misery. Disgraceful.
    Hat tip to Toby Young and the Telegraph.

  105. 105

    Wоuld yоu bе sаyіng thаt іf yоu knеw thаt pеtrоl wіll bе £5-£8 а gаllоn? 20% оf busіnеssеs wіll gо bust? Shаrеs аnd hоusе prіcеs wіll cоllаpsе? Fооd prіcеs wіll trеblе аnd thеrе wіll bе sеvеrе shоrtаgеs? Pоwеr stаtіоns wіll оnly wоrk еvеry 2 dаys? Wаtеr mаy stоp flоwіng іn thе tаps fоr 12 hоurs аt а tіmе?

    Thеsе аrе аll pоssіbіlіtіеs. Bе cаrеful whаt yоu wіsh fоr.

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    Anonymous says:

    James Dellingpole – favourite of screen lickers and Telegraph readers. Says it all really. He’s to the right what some cross eyed socialist worker lay about it to the left

  108. 108
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Hmm… house prices collapsing,,, Bring it on!

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Alternatively, go to Switzerland and prepare to live in a nuclear winter, equally a POSSIBILITY once the I-ranians pass on their booty to Al Quaeda.

    I do agree with Ivor though, I’d happily see house prices fall 25% or more.

  110. 110
    Ian Hislop's Grandad says:

    Honestly Guido is this the best you can do for a Thursday ?

    My old mucker Richard Ingrams could do better than this in The Oldie when that was fighting for sustenance.

    Four mediocre stories and that’s it is it ?

    Going home now as it’s ” POETS ” day . –OH NO SORRY THIS IS STILL THURSDAY !!

  111. 111

    Yep – a good face for print

  112. 112

    The problem is, even when Gordon WAS told “There’s the door” the one eyed c*nt wouldn’t get out until he was dragged – he left scratches in the fu*king wood floors that I had to polish out before helping my master onto Rebekah Brooks ( ‘s horse)

  113. 113

    How can you hate them all? – most of the poor buggers just want to be left alone – what I want to see is Armani Dinnerjacket doing the hemp noose bungee jump, with all the other mass murdering, misogenist men with beards who kicked all of this tribal sh*t off.

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Damian “Queen of Blogs” Thompson will be furious. He reckons he gave Dellingpole his break, before which Dellingpole was a bit of a failure. Loyalty, eh, Damo.

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