Tag Archives: Delingpole

Blue Screen of Death and the Woodcraft Folk

I went commenting at Delingpole’s yesterday, in a cynical attempt to raise my hit rate. I always feel like a member of the ineffectual Ankh Morpork Watch over there, stepping into a tavern brawl between Trolls and Dwarves and trying … Continue reading

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Classics of English Literature (1): James Delingpole’s “Watermelons”.

I like Delingpole. He makes me laugh. I like him too for the same reason I like Monbiot: he’s read lots of stuff I haven’t, which saves me the trouble, and he’s good at drawing interesting conclusions and laying them … Continue reading

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Steel, Gas and Watermelons

I don’t buy the Watermelon theory that Greens are just closet Reds, and that environmentalism is some secret plot to impose soviet-style socialism on the world. It’s a Heath Robinson kind of idea, at once oversimplified and too complicated to … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Close: Chapter 5: Miranda’s Mesmembryanthemums and Professor Phil’s Thermometer

(the story so far) George Moonbat, investigative journalist, is attending a weekend seminar aimed at saving the planet at the Hampstead homestead of green millionaire Tom Huntingdon. While waiting for the debate to begin, he falls into conversation with two … Continue reading

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Delingpole, Emmott, and the Invasion of the DEFRA-funded Swamp Creatures

Delingpole’s latest article http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100190697/hands-off-our-trough-says-wwfs-uk-boss/ led me to look at an organisation called the Finance Innovation Lab, a love child of the WWF out of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. This organisation was one of the winners of the hilarious Observer/ … Continue reading

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