Radio Free Delingpole returns. This week, James is joined by Toby Young as they discuss the consequences of the election in the U.K. 2010 General Election Polling DayThey also discuss a very important lesson that Americans should keep in mind during the next 18 months: Don’t pay attention to the polls.

And are you disappointed with Game of Thrones, Season 5? James and Toby discuss how the season is unfolding slowly (though it’s not Downton Abbey-slow, right?). There’s most likely some good news (or a vicious blood bath) right around the corner.

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  1. Pleated Pants Forever Inactive

    A new Delingpole and it is episode 69, what could be more hilarious than that? This may warrant a beer while I listen on the train home. No, not New Castle. We fought a couple of wars so that we didn’t have to drink New Castle. At least, I think that is why we fought those wars

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    • May 13, 2015, at 12:39 PM PDT
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  2. David Williamson Inactive

    Yeah, I am not a fan of Newcastle Broon Ale, but I believe the war was fought over tea – Americans dip a teabag in the cup and call that a cup of tea.

    I write as an American with a teapot.

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    • May 13, 2015, at 2:08 PM PDT
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  3. Pleated Pants Forever Inactive

    David – own a teapot, eh? I see you’re one of them. Drinking tea was banned in these parts by the Alien and Sedition Acts, or maybe that was crepes. Anyway, around here to fulfill our caffeine needs we drink coffee, soft drinks loaded with high fructose corn syrup, or we directed inject it into our veins. Next thing you’ll be telling us about your latest fox hunt

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    • May 13, 2015, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  4. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    That image of Delingpole could only be perfected if he was shown astride a charger, don’t you think?

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    • May 13, 2015, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  5. David Williamson Inactive

    Pleated – Yea, Italian coffee maker in the morning, teapot in the afternoon :-)

    Nope, no foxhunting in Tucson :-(

    Coyotes, maybe…

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    • May 13, 2015, at 5:18 PM PDT
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  6. Severely Ltd. Inactive

    Toby! I’m saving this one for a day or two. Anticipation!

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    • May 13, 2015, at 5:43 PM PDT
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  7. Mate De Inactive

    Great Podcast as usual. And good on you James, I only heard the phone ring once this podcast

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    • May 13, 2015, at 6:17 PM PDT
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  8. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    James & Toby,

    This brings up the old political question, “What would Conan do?”

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • May 13, 2015, at 7:28 PM PDT
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  9. FightinInPhilly Thatcher

    David Williamson:Yeah, I am not a fan of Newcastle Broon Ale, but I believe the war was fought over tea – Americans dip a teabag in the cup and call that a cup of tea.

    I write as an American with a teapot.

    Can someone do a post on the magic of tea? I have it from time to time but the Brits and their ilk do seem to really have a thing for it. Delingpole himself (along with Dan Hannan, I believe) went on a 5 minute riff some time back on the impossibility of good tea in America. Really? It’s that hard to make? I struggle to accept this as anything more than beverage snobbery. Enlighten us.

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    • May 13, 2015, at 7:41 PM PDT
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  10. Podkayne of Israel Member

    Finally, we find a setting into which Delingpole fits.

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    • May 13, 2015, at 9:56 PM PDT
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  11. Severely Ltd. Inactive

    James Gawron:James & Toby,

    This brings up the old political question, “What would Conan do?”

    Regards,

    Jim

    From Kant to Conan. That’s quite a span.

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    • May 15, 2015, at 4:56 PM PDT
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