September 6th, 2012

Wind of Change in Corby

Writing in today’s Speccie James Delingpole has confirmed that he will run in Corby after all. Not for UKIP as previously touted, but as an anti-wind farm candidate:

“The stench from the wind industry and its many leech-like hangers-on is overpowering and it’s a disgrace that so few people are speaking up for the thousands of victims affected by it. But I am. I hereby announce my intention to stand in the Corby by-election as the anti-wind farm candidate. Not in my back yard. And not in yours either!”

5% to keep your deposit…



  1. 1
    "Butch" Cameron clean bowled by a daisy cutter says:

    Howzat !


    • 10
      A slight problem says:

      But there ain’t no wind farms in Corby.


      • 29
        grumpydenier says:

        That’s the point. He might get in and stir up the locals round and about to be more active in objecting to them.

        Or, he might not get in but still stir up the locals round and about to be more active in objecting to them.

        It’s a win-win for the anti-windfarm campaign, whatever happens.


      • 40
        Susie says:

        That part of East Anglia (just) is a prime location for wind farms — Northamptonshire is destined to become the ‘Wind Farm capital’ of England.

        The government has approved turbines for Bozeat, Kelmarsh, Boddington and Watford Lodge. Appeals are also pending for wind farms at Sudborough, Chelveston, Helmdon, Lilbourne and Winwick.


        • 58
          Dave is a Bastard says:

          Bastards, Fucking Bastards.

          Trashing the English countryside so that the Nottinghill set can say their electricity is green.

          Trashing the economy at the same time as well.

          Bastards, Fucking Bastards.


        • 59
          fearless_fred says:

          There is another at Molesworth (just outsde the constituency) which will have a detrimental impact on a particularly beautiful corner of the constituency around Titchmarsh and Clopton. Apparently there are others in the ‘offing’ but they are waiting for the outcome of the judicial review into the Duke of Gloucester’s Barnwell Manor Wind Farm nera Grade 1 listed Lyveden New Bield


  2. 2
    God says:

    Is he really called “Delingpole”????


    • 41
      Susie says:

      He’s also known as the God Emperor sent from Heaven to destroy Watermelons wherever they may hide.

      Flock to the God Emperor of all the world! We will usher in a Golden Age of bounty, magnificence, happiness and eternal peace.

      Well he’s better than the present lot anyway.


  3. 3
    Mike Hunt says:

    Good man.


  4. 4
    SP4BS says:

    More importantly, how much did he spend on a tie.


  5. 5
    Dellers for PM says:

    Go James!


  6. 7
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    If Delingpole can at least expose the people who are making millions out of this scam, especially already filthy rich landowners, politicians, relatives of politicans, and the many other vested interests. Then a lost cause (Labour will win this seat) may become a good cause.


  7. 8
    Sir William Waad says:

    Wind farms are a lucrative racket for us landowners but I resisted the temptation to allow them on every piece of higher ground on my estate because (a) I live here and have to face the locals every day (b) they’re a shameful, wasteful scam and (c) once you’ve got them, you can’t get rid of them.

    This folly has at least another decade to run but if I live to be 120 I might see the last UK windfarm on a heritage programme as a monument to the past.


    • 36
      Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

      ” (b) they’re a shameful, wasteful scam and (c) once you’ve got them, you can’t get rid of them.”
      The locals?


    • 48
      David Bellamy says:

      (c) once you’ve got them, you can’t get rid of them.

      California and Hawaii have 14 000 abandoned ones which stand there motionless cluttering up the environment unrecycled.


    • 67
      usedtobegreen says:

      Thanks Sir Willy for caring about the environment, just a shame there aren’t more like you. You couldn’t try and persuade the Crown for instance to follow your example?


  8. 9
  9. 11
    Gridboy says:

    Isn’t that rather pissing in UKIP’s soup?


    • 21
      The Corby Branch of the Scottish Nationalist Party says:

      Not really. UKIP is more about disliking immigrants and the EU.


      • 61
        Cicero says:

        Rubbish – Ukip have been anti-windfarm for ages (the only political party who were). They have a full range of policies,as you’ll see on their website.


  10. 12
    Anonymous says:

    The man is a contrarian lunatic. Only by chance he happened to make his camp on the political right. Could just as easily have turned out to be a card carrying communist. So long as he’s agitating he’s happy.


  11. 14
    churchlad says:

    Will he have my babies?


  12. 15
  13. 16
    SP4BS says:

    Hold on. “Anti-wind farm”. A little bit wierd and irrational. I quite understand being “anti-subsidy” and “anti-leccy-price-rise”. But actually whining about them being in your backyard, thats a form of environmentalism. Is he going to rationalise this into two different arguments?


    • 26
      End The Turbine Scam says:

      Being “Anti-wind farm” nicely combines environmental arguments (such as preserving our landscape and not wasting precious fossil fuels due to wind farms causing more fuel to be burnt because of back up requirements) with anti subsidy and cheaper power arguments.


  14. 18
    End The Turbine Scam says:

    Is it too late to move to Corby so I can vote for him.


  15. 19
    ed martin says:

    that’s a blow for freedom


  16. 23

    Did UKIP not want him? Even UKIP not that barmy!


    • 30
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Please go back to kissing Camerons arse on your shite blog.


    • 33
      Steve Lloyd. says:

      Standing as a party candidate, even a UKIP one, would have him immediately labelled as a chancer making hay out of a contentious issue. By standing as an independent, he can focus almost entirely on the windscam policies. policies vigorously pursued by the rich, to make them even richer.

      At the very least potentially huge exposure and some embarressment, if thats even possible any more, to the recipients of the huge subsidies salted away in tax havens all over the globe.


  17. 32
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder if his brother enjoys being known as Dick Pole.


  18. 34
    Doktorb says:

    With the usual caveat about the source, Wikipedia is showing 12 candidates intending to stand in Corby, up from just four at the 2010 election.


  19. 35
    Hurrah! says:

    Very relieved to see that any head-banging nut-jobs living in Corby now have someone to represent their interests.


    • 38
      Sir William Waad says:

      No, it is supprt for wind farms that it is irrational. There is no environmental or economic case for building them; nowhere have they allowed fuel-burning power stations to be closed and they produce only an intermittent dribble of very expensive electricity.

      Political support for them, when not merely corrupt, is a case of “We must do something; this is something; therefore we must do this!”


  20. 37
    John Page says:

    Could he get anti-wind-farm Owen Paterson to share a platform with him? :)


  21. 39
    jgm2 says:

    or generating electricity that don’t include expensively disposing of dangerous nuclear waste products continuously produced by nuclear power stations

    I’d dispose of ‘em cheaply by tossing ‘em into an active volcano or, better still, burying ‘em on the downslope of an active volcano. The volcano erupts, pours out lava all over the shop et voila nuclear waste cheaply enclosed for millions of years under solid lava.

    There must be any number of places in South America or The Philippines or the Kamchatka peninsula where we could dynamite a hole, toss in the waste and wait for nature to work its magic.


  22. 43
    Jimmy says:

    By not running for UKIP he risks splitting the swivel eyed lunatic vote.


  23. 46
    Rt Hon Percy Tarquinn says:

    Will he have his own policies or just interpret other candidates’ interpretations of policies?


  24. 49
    plodding along says:

    At least the biased bastards corporation will have to mention him,


  25. 50
    David Bellamy says:

    14,000 abandoned wind turbines on farms
    Without subsidies, some wind farms are fancy bird killers

    It’s obvious that some alternative methods of generating much needed electricity are urgently required no matter how much initial outlay is required.

    And the answer is not blowing in the wind.


  26. 51
    plodding along says:

    Try thorium lifter nuclear power stations.
    Thick twat


  27. 53
    the savant says:

    A typo/omission there mr gweed ?

    ” .. he will run as the anti PISS and wind candidate … ” surely ?


  28. 54
    Environmentally-friendly Nukie says:

    Far and away the best way to dispose of ‘nuclear waste’ is to reprocess it and feed it back into the cycle. Curious that the Greenies are in favour of recycling everything else – but not partially-consumed nuclear fuel rods.


  29. 55
    Arse says:

    I predict Dellingpole will get 87 votes, lose his deposit, and end up looking a twonk at hustings. Let’s face it, they only voted Toryish last time because they thought Mensch was vaguely bummable. Why people would vote on the bummability of the candidate is anyone’s guess of course, but they did.


  30. 56
    Arse says:

    What you don’t know David (where to begin…), is that because wind is so unreliable, you have to keep conventional power generation running permanently as backup. You can’t just press a button and start up a coal, gas or nuclear power station, it literally has to be running all the time alongside your “renewable”. So I ask you, what is the point of it?


  31. 57
    Amanda says:

    Go, James, Go!


  32. 60
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The best result is that finally – some in the press are ‘beginning’ to find their backbone about the ‘uselessness’ of Wind Farms and of the whole climate change tax the public ruse altogether.

    The most telling ‘fact’ of the whole Climate Change ruse is of that each of the main three political parties – ‘bought into the scam’. Having ‘bought into it – they have all been trying to sell it to the public – like it is some elixir of life. Snake-oil-salesmen the lot of them.

    It’s also easy and obvious to see who all the pillocks in the Press & Media have been – who also ‘bought into the lie’ as well. Johan Hari takes the biscuit – for his pitiful piece a few years ago – where he lambasted ‘those who knew better than he did’ … It’s coming around to bite the asses of those who preach 5hit to the public.


  33. 62
    maltesertoo says:

    Show them your muscles James, i mean your intellectual ones not the physical ones.
    I met one very great revelation recently which is:
    There are no reports anywhere that say that all or any or some of the wind turbines installed all over the planet have reduced CO2 emissions by any measurable amount


  34. 63
    attenshun! says:

    Wind farms. Yes the main topic of conversation in the Corby Rangers and Celtic supporters clubs.


  35. 64
    attenshun! says:


  36. 66
    eyesonly says:

    What if “We, the taxpayers” that financed the the wind farms placed a lien on the land that the wind farms were built for repayment of the invested capital and foreclosed on the property.

    I hear squalling in the background. Let there be justice. Tea party anyone?


  37. 69
    rockjock says:

    I thought I was going to enter into an intellectual debate about the virtues or otherwise of paying the purveyors of wind turbines £250K per year subsidy to ensure that we completely destroy our rural environment and create a uniform standardised countryside that conforms to EU standards. Instead I arrive and find outspoken comments condeming wind farms and the people that sail in them.

    When will people learn that we really do have to destroy our countryside in order to protect it for future generations. I fully support organisations like the RSPB who so clearly have identified that a bird in the reserve is worth at least ten times as much as the bird elsewhere. It is a simple matter of economics and I hope that James has a suitable qualification to bullshit his way passed the morons who have decided that the birds outside the reserves can be sacrificed in the interest of the birds that their members pay to see on their reserves. And that the countryside where a few people live can be sacrificed so that the city dwellers can carry on believing that by supporting wind farms they will help save the planet.

    The water must be pushed up the hill – its the only way to go.


  38. 70
    • 72
      rockjock says:

      Nice one “cannabis is safe for over-18 brains…” – I doubt you will get many votes because there are very few people with 18 brains – except maybe those who smoke cannabis and would like to believe that they have over 18 brains. Do they get commensurate votes.


  39. 71
    David Ramsbotham says:

    Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the “green” dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please object to the Government at

    or by GOOGLING “E-PETITION 22958″ and following the link.


    • 73
      rockjock says:

      Keep it up David – windfarms get £1000 Million per year in subsidy which works out as £16 per person in the UK – and when the number triples to 10,000 turbines it will be £50 per year per person.

      Simple arithmetic – just a shame that so few people understand simple maths.


  40. 74
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Grown up adults can speak openly, honestly and transparently about the uselessness of wind farms – but when it comes to Government and local government and their cohorts in the Press & Media – well ain’t it just another matter … They don’t want to speak openly with the public – they have their controlled ‘consultations’ their controlled ‘independent reviews’ ….

    Their MO – is so blatant [They bought into a gigantic Taxem til they bleed ruse, just another ruse to fleece the sheep so to state – wake up people.


  41. 78
    White suit salesman with terrible sales figures says:

    Wearing a white suit may help


  42. 80
    Russell says:

    Why is dellers mum on the aesthetics of Matt Ridley’s environmental folly over the border in Yorkshire ?


  43. 81
    Nev says:

    What do you make of this guy Peter Reynolds? He is standing for the cannabis party in the Corby by-election, but there’s lots of stuff online about him being a racist and an antiSemite.


  44. 82
    Kevin says:

    Free speech for everybody who agrees, comment on Corby by-election candidate, Peter Reynolds


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