Today we chat with James Delingpole of the Spectator and Breitbart UK.
Laura Perrins: First off, which is your favourite sport, wimmin’s cricket or wimmin’s rugby? Given the amount of coverage both sports receive from the BBC I know it will be one of the two. It is a difficult choice, for sure, but try.
James Delingpole: I'm really encouraged by the rise and rise of women's sport, as endlessly promoted by the BBC, because what it suggests is that outmoded criteria such as excitement, speed, athletic prowess, flair and so on are being replaced by a sort of ‘all shall have prizes’ fairness-equality-and-social-justice approach to sport. Which is brilliant news for people like me with no sporting talent.
It surely won't be long before we too find ourselves being promoted by the BBC at the top level of whatever sport we choose to ‘identify with’ as being good at. How much do professional footballers earn? About a million quid a week? So I guess that's the one I'll be going for.
L P: When did you first wake up and realise yes, I believe in small government; the nation state; freedom of speech and religion, and the value of the nuclear family, therefore I must be a Nazi?
J D: Even five years ago you could have joked about this. But as, I think, Paul Joseph Watson says – or possibly Vox Day; whatever – you can no longer, even in jest, define yourself by the enemy's terms.
I never went through the idiot Left-wing phase, if that's what you're asking. It seems to me so logical and obvious and evidence-based that family and freedom of speech are good, big government is bad, etc, that I'm gobsmacked that so many supposedly educated people (including shedloads of my Oxford contemporaries: sell-out, scum-sucking, liberal elite tossers!) could ever think otherwise, let alone sleep at night trying to defend such nonsense.
L P: You are lucky enough to be have been a Nazi for quite some time. These days, according to much of the mainstream media, anyone to the right of Jeremy Corbyn is a Nazi. Bearing in mind your track record, can you give us any advice?
J D: See above.
Also: never, ever, EVER apologise. They'll only want more grovelling, more abasement, more surrender.
And: humour, snark and wit are our best weapons because they really get under our enemy's skin.
And: the Left can't do memes.
L P: The government has become so powerful it believes it can turn men into women at the stroke of the pen, as per Education Secretary Justine Greening’s latest transgender proposals. Is this Year Zero for Britain? If the government believes it has the power to change reality, to turn night into day and women into men, is there anything left to save?
J D: No. Western civilisation is over, basically. We're currently living in Rome circa 420 AD (oh, and that's AD please note, you trendy-modern-historian wankers. Not CE).
L P: Is Donald Trump a symptom of US and Western decline, or the only man who can stop the rot?
J D: The latter. But hardly anyone this side of the Atlantic gets this. I'm aghast at how many of my conservative contemporaries – in the commentariat especially – like to use their alleged disgust with Trump primarily as a way to virtue-signal. He's become the new Daily Mail.
L P: Will you ever vote Tory again?
J D: What other option do any of us have, FFS? The only hope is to pray for the Mogg.
L P: If it were not for the Conservative Woman blogsite, would you be able to get out of bed every day and face the world?
J D: You don't do conservative testicle transplants, do you? Only I can think of a large number of faux-conservative commentators in the UK media – both online and print – who could really do with some of your honest-to-God principles, fearlessness and spirit.