October 31st, 2012

Delingpole Withdraws From Corby Race Citing Windfarm Victory

With the news this morning that Energy Minister John Hayes has declared “enough is enough” when it comes to windfarms, Telegraph writer James Delingpole is bowing out of the Corby by-election race, where he was standing as a single issue candididate:

“What would be the point? John Hayes has just gone and made my every dream come true. I’m overjoyed. In fact, I think I may well have run the most stunningly successful election campaign in the history of elections.”

Good news for UKIP who were angry at a split protest vote.


  1. 1
    Fatso watson watch says:

    Tom Watson is a mobile wind farm

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Dont worry, The Gov will do a u-turn in 5 days or so.

  3. 3
    Stan Butler says:

    I sincerely hope that this will put a stop to the wind farm proposed in Cheshire. Fluckin monstrosity would be only a mile or so from a lot of mainly Tory voting homes.

  4. 4
    Fatso watson watch says:

    The HoC is the largest wind farm in the country

  5. 5
    himindoors says:

    Basing a large portion of your energy requirements on a resource that is massively variable and predictable for only a few days in advance is sheer lunacy.
    Almanac, anyone?

  6. 6
    Deep Froat says:

    Minister uses nice cheap non binding words. Dear Boy it’s actions that count not weasel words. It’s misplaced trust like yours, which has landed us with Mr Cast Iron Guarantee you know the U turn master. …Cameron.

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:

    Right that’s it from me. I’m off to source some parts to build my own 100 foot garden wind turbine.

  8. 8
    Fatso watson watch says:

    The figures that are given for the output of wind farms are based on 365 days per year working 24/7, in fact the actual figures are only 25% of that, they are usless for the rest of the year.

  9. 9
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    It was Labour wot dun it !

  10. 10
    Sarah says:

    Shame – he had my vote. He was brilliant at stopping those troughing bastards ruining the local area.

    Ok – UKIP it is.

  11. 11
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    Lest we forget, it was Labour wot got rid of ‘em :)

  12. 12
    Shock and awe...some ! says:


  13. 13

    Was he standing for the NIMBY party ?

  14. 14
    The Kebab travel updates says:

    Passengers on a busy Tube line experienced major rush-hour hold-ups today.

    An obstruction on the track at Holland Park in west London led to a suspension of the Central line between Marble Arch and White City.

    There were also severe peak-time delays on the rest of the line.

    Central line customers were already having to contend with the planned closure this week of the “Hainault Loop” section of the line east of London.

    There were also delays for some commuters on main line rail services today.

    A broken-down train at Crofton Park in south-east London meant delays for passengers travelling into London with the First Capital Connect and Southeastern train companies.

    A signal problem at Woldingham in south-east London also led to hold-ups for Southern train company customers travelling between Oxted and East Croydon.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    all mouth and no trousers

  16. 16
    Windfarm Manufactuers Association says:


    You know about these things

    Could you tell me which Revolving Door we should “hire” to get the Government to change its mind ?

    Is this a good one ?

    “After four years as Cameron’s policy director, O’Shaughnessy has taken a part-time role at Tim Allan’s consultancy, having also set up an independent education consultancy. Despite his part-time status, the hire is a coup for Portland as O’Shaughnessy is the first member of Cameron’s senior Downing Street team to join a public affairs consultancy”

  17. 17
    Mitt Romney says:

    54 shopping days to xmas. Missed the deadline to get the sprouts started. want to see my festive undies?

  18. 18
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    Is there a punchline to this joke? :)

  19. 19

    $50 Billion in damages to New York , whats the betting that some idiots in our insurance industry underwrote most of it ?

  20. 20
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Silly arse – his only success is to make Mensch look serious which is, I suppose, quite a feat.

    As for this chap Hayes promising to end wind farms, don’t forget Ed Davey is fervently in favour of them. Davey is, er, Hayes’ boss.

  21. 21
    Mornington Crescent says:

    You are Chris Bryant and I claim my 5 pairs of Y-fronts.

  22. 22
    Gwido's spokesperson says:

    Try this Revolving Door


    He is not too choosy…

  23. 23

    I blame the muslims !

  24. 24
    Silvio B says:

    I love Wonga Wonga…

    Do you mean their is a party in London?

  25. 25
    Election Watcher says:

    Won’t his name still be on the ballot paper because it is too late to withdraw?

  26. 26
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    It woz labour wot got the best deal for the UK the last time that budgets were discussed at the EC, EU, EEC or whatever they call it this week :)

  27. 27
    Lloyd's Syndicate Gambler says:

    We regularly go bust

    You must get used to it

    Insurance is just a form of gambling you know

    That is why we hide the real profits in Bermuda for when the shit hits the fan…

  28. 28
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    washed or with ‘is yellow stain on the front of ‘em?

  29. 29
    Just you wait says:

    I blame Fatcher

  30. 30
    geekparent says:

    Energy price rises and the subsidies that cause them:


  31. 31
    Dave the Spendthrift says:

    Mere peanuts. $50 billion dollars is only about 3 months Deficit in the U.K. Alternatively about 10% of the the total already Quantitatively Eased out of Sir Merv’s arse, stealing from the pleb savers.

  32. 32
    Lord Mandelson, offshore with one of his Oligarchs says:

    Only plebs take the Tube

    And Guacamole to you Sir…

  33. 33
    Well it's a thought says:

    Is today the the day the Camoron finally shows how he loves the EU and will spend as much of the tax payers money he can to prove it, 2015 getting closer you toolbrain, we lose and so will you.

  34. 34
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    Mushy peas are better :)

  35. 35
  36. 36
    john prescott says:

    i too shall withdraw having abolished dog licensing

  37. 37
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:


    Dickhead Delingpole would have polled less than 100 votes

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    16 mins and Guido is behind the news lol

  39. 39
    Well it's a thought says:

    Who’d have guessed we are paying for that “free” insulation that British Gas is installing and all those light bulbs and those how to lie to the customer efficiency testers, oh! I’m really suprised.

  40. 40
    Deep Froat says:

    Oi !!
    I make my living from them and so do lots of other peeps.

    Lay off us we are not at all like the Casino Bankers.
    We didn’t guzzle public funds.

  41. 41
    Shock and awe...some ! says:

    Today is the day he will probably blow the taxpayers money that we do not have and lose the next election……

    If he tells the EC, EU or EEC to f*ck off then he will be a hero and our part of the world could be a different happier place for us all :)

  42. 42
    noolamaC says:

    By past performance 8i££y, I think you maybe right

  43. 43
    bergen says:

    Thankfully being an AGW sceptic is becoming mainstream. I wonder how many more years without temperatures rises will it take for the mass hysteria to die down.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Check out The left are more realistic about the working class vote than some think @ http://www.leftfutures.org/2012/10/the-left-are-more-realistic-about-the-working-class-vote-than-some-think/

  45. 45
  46. 46
    noolamaC says:

    I bet there is a good fracking opportunity in Cheshire renowned for its salt deposits, and it is a geological fact that oil is usually found undersalt deposits

  47. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron keen to give the EU all the money received from the tax hikes he has implented and all the money saved from the benefit reductions.

    You know where you are with Cameron, just like every other PM who went before him.

    Supporting the EU but not his own people.

  48. 48
    Well it's a thought says:

    Champagne and riches, what do you expect for a Libore supporter/ ex Libore minister/ ex EUSSR stormtrooper/ ex aluminium magnet gofor/ paint tester , being poor and paying taxes, that’s for the plebs

  49. 49
    noolamaC says:

    Most probably

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is just like Brown and Blair, always giving into the EU bullys rather than support their own people.

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron very keen to give more money to the EU again.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    roll on 2015!

    Dave has no chance.

    He prefers to let Tory support ebb away to UKIP so he can carry on supporting the failed EU and Euro, even if that means Millband getting elected.

    So be it!

  53. 53
    Anonymous says:

    “a suspension of the Central line between Marble Arch and White City.”
    Let’s hope it lasts long enough to provide a suspension of the dodgy Biased Beeb media output as well.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    for the kebab.

  55. 55
    Col Nut says:

    It’s not true, just Hayes’ opinion, and he’s been contradicted by his Limp Dumb boss, showing the latter Party have little real love of the environment. No doubt these monstrous and inefficient eyesores will continue to proliferate over our once green and pleasant land while the super rich such as Cameron’s father- in -law, further line their pockets on the proceeds of erecting them. Greed is God.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    first there were the y,s
    then came the ex’ s
    and now,

    zzzzzzzzzz.there is always tomorrow, tomorrow.

  57. 57
    noolamaC says:

    The blue rinse party would not like that, but, if you you have one in private and invite one or two of their top men, strictly hush-hush, they would snatch your hands off

  58. 58
    Spotty Lizard says:

    Delingtwat pulled out for one reason only — he knew he was about to get stuffed up the chuff.

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    ah yes. the land of triangles. hope, faith and charity.

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    love is irrational.

  61. 61
    The Libor party says:

    Excellent !!

  62. 62
    Mitt Romney says:

    Nov 6th pressie elections.
    Nov 15th polling day for the good folk of Corby.
    Nov 22nd Cameron capitulates on EU budget vote.
    Nov 23rd Cameron forced to resign as tory party revolt.
    Nov 26th Tina Turners birthday.
    Nov 27th change underpants in time for presidential inauguration on 21st Jan.
    Thats november covered.

  63. 63
    Ed Balls Fisted My Hamster says:

    Just checked the BBC news site, they’re all over this one! Oh er hang on…

  64. 64
    Caligula's hoss says:

    I rather like this comment on Prescott following a Grauniad article

    “28 October 2012 1:53AM
    He corrupted a public official, he abused a position of power to gain sexual favours from a public servant.; the two dogs fucked whilst she was being paid to perform her public duty , they misused public premises. The man is an arse in need of a kick.”

  65. 65
    noolamaC says:

    Would he be able to get back his deposit back

  66. 66
    eu-sceptics my arse says:

    today is the day the eurosceptics pretend to be tough, but roll over yet again because they dont have the bollocks to leave their traitorous party.

  67. 67
    Gonk II says:

    Mine da daws pliss

  68. 68
    Gordon McBonkers Brhune says:

    In response to increasingly desperate pleas from President O’Barmy I have indeed caused Hurricane Sandy to abate and move away from New York.

    It was really no trouble. I have that power over World Events. As you will remember, I stopped the UK floods soon after I took up my rightful place as PM once the imposter Bliar had been booted out.

    I would also add that I looked on Wind Farms and Green Energy as very successful Tax Scams.

  69. 69

    The withdrawal method is not completely reliable…

  70. 70
    jgm2 says:

    Lord Hestletine in “profound” mode: ” Wealth doesn’t create itself.” (All you need is a Central Bank and a PRINT button!)

  71. 71
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Thats because Tony Blair gave back half of Thatchers rebate. For nothing.

  72. 72
    revolting little man says:

    still, he only has 4 names of dead soldiers to read out today.
    I’d love an MP to ask him, 25 minutes into PMQs, the names of the dead he promised never to forget when he stood up at midday.

  73. 73
    My Lord MandleScum of BathingPools and Boyz says:

    Don’t disturb me any more – I’m on a yacht far away in warm wealthy waters.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    closed eyes wide open.
    open eyes wide shut.
    the eyes certainly have it. there is a reason for our blindness. and that which traps. change happens.

  75. 75
    Ernestine Tentions says:

    I wonder why.

  76. 76
    Gonk II says:

    Coppitall one are doing interest free transfers for 3 months
    and 28% for 76 years. Bang in all on there.

  77. 77
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Are you talking about the winter menu at the Fat Duck?

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    when our language shapes our reality….when the BBC exists to shape a world in accordance with the english language, why complain. it is our language.

    but then, BBC is also British Brainwashing Language for Children. Has the english world been living a childish life?

  79. 79
    Sarah says:

    Con / Lab / Lib – same policies, same party.

    They differ only on the route to the destination, therefore it is time for people to vote with their conscience.

    If that lets Labour in then so be it.

    UKIP it is.

  80. 80

    Some lights coming on again in Lower Manhattan.

    (Right hand side mid-picture)

  81. 81
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Are we just going round in circles with the windfarm issue?

  82. 82
    JH says:

    Hmmm, let me guess. Early 20s, useless liberal arts degree. Excitedly posting on here to ‘show’ them. Use a regular posters name, how subversive!

  83. 83
    Dave Cam the Wind Farm Man says:

    Damn. It’s such a nice little earner.

  84. 84
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Dare I ask if the picture is the back of Obama’s head?

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Amazing how you check your cynicism for people you like, Guido. Delingpole was polling below the Green Party and withdrew to avoid total humiliation.

    As for wind farms, polling shows Tories ate supportive of them, so this apparent retrenchment will be electorally disastrous.

  86. 86

    The polysemy of your comment gives me several grounds for saying yes.

  87. 87
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Ryan Air CEO on Radio 5 Labour this morning had 3 Socialist presenters ganging up on him (including Nicky ‘I’m so clever, aren’t I?’ Campbell, and the woman with the permanent sore throat) when he dared to say on air that he thought global warming was guff!! Priceless. They were actually speechless for a few seconds. I bet the whole country was cheering. Not that the BBC would let on. They’ve got their pensions to think of, haven’t they?

  88. 88
    Anon. says:

    Err… no.

  89. 89
    Non-nephilim/tare says:

    And, it’s nearly Remembrance Day, when the public can buy poppies to help the soldiers that the gubbermente sent off to die for the oil companies, Israel and the military industrial complex…Take the money from that nonce Blair and his crone.

  90. 90
    Nemesis says:

    I wonder in whose back pocket all the ludicrous amounts of subsidies did go for these ugly and inefficient wind turbines.

  91. 91
    Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

    Well said Gordon and it was you, using Fred Goodwin’s Royal Bank of Scotland to finance it, that created the open door immigration policies that have changed the country forever, made me and my boys very rich housing them, and kept politicians like me in power because of the huge kickbacks and political donations we have received as a result. Many thanks; you and Sarah must come and have a holiday in Spain in the villa my grateful boys bought for me. Boaz.


  92. 92

    Here is a clip:


    Yes, that ‘woman’, part of the BBC inquisition, obviously has swallowed too much creamy stuff in her time rather like Mariella Frostrup

  93. 93
    Canon says:

    but EUkip are troughing bastards too..!

  94. 94
    Spot says:

    Good on you Paddy-still advoid your line where ever possible tho.

  95. 95
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Note well that the clip they have decided to put on the website is of them (a) reading out a complaint against his firm and (b) Campbell calling him a racist, i.e. the BBC painting an entrepreneur who provides jobs and services for tens of thousands of people as an evil, xenophobic capitalist with a twirly moustache. They’re just so predictable, aren’t they?

    Not included is his perfectly fair (to everyone but the BBC) criticism of brainwashed environmentalists and global warming.

    Anyone in doubt see Guido’s story yesterday about Helen Boden and the court case.

  96. 96
    clairethinker says:

    This is good news for UKIP. Delingpole was a nuisance cluttering up the election by standing against Margot Parker.

  97. 97
    clairethinker says:

    Well Michale Heseltine is one. And David Cameron’s father-in-law is another. And most of the richest landlords in the country are on the list somewhere.

  98. 98
    Hugh Mcready says:

    “The only way we are going to meet our targets is if we include renewable energy which is ultimately a cheap form of energy, and in parts of Wales and Scotland is popular.” Gov Spokesperson

    There is not a community in Scotland that has not fought the imposition of wind farms in their locality. There are100’s of planning applications in the pipe line. The
    only people that benefit from wind farms are a cabal of landowners, who are even paid when the turbines are not producing. Alex Salmond will lose the Independence vote and this dreadful policy will be one of the main reasons.

  99. 99
    Jimmy says:

    That still leaves three far right candidates. That end of the spectrum looks pretty crowded.

  100. 100
    Gordon McMong says:

    Thanks Handy. Glad to see the plan is still working well in Portsmouth. A holiday in your villa in Spain will be delightful. Do you thing your boys will buy me one?

  101. 101
    Deep Froat says:

    Ahh the umpteenth U turn of 2012 is unfolding……

    Windy mills for all!
    Subsidies for Baronets paid for by taxing char ladies leccy bills ! Yayyyyy thats green!

    Green is the new Red.

  102. 102
    Deep Froat says:

    25% is a bit of an optimistic take…more like 19%.

  103. 103
    Deep Froat says:


  104. 104
    O. Pinionated says:

    The QC in the Boaden case is not only blind like the lady on the roof of the Old Bailey, but also stupid, overpaid and biassed. He should be de-benched through the nearest window.

  105. 105
    Bazz says:

    I think the date deadline for withdrawal of his nomination was 24th. October, so I bet he still appears on the ballot paper……..

  106. 106
    Breton says:

    The turn is already upon us.

  107. 107
    Anonymous says:

    This bastard is a normal hard-up pensioner (and his wife) existing on half the national average income, having saved for our old age, and fearful that if either of us has to go into care our savings and home will disappear like the snow in Spring.

    “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, etc., etc., Such as Blair, Cameron, Mrs. Wind-farm Cameron, Osbourne, Mitchell, with numerous others in the Cabinet, hanging on to power by their fingertips.


  108. 108
    Pete says:

    Just hours before having to pay the £500 deposit. Coincidence?

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