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. Ricochet Inactive
    Ricochet
    @PleatedPantsForever

    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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  2. user_124695 Inactive
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    @DavidWilliamson

    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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  3. Ricochet Inactive
    Ricochet
    @PleatedPantsForever

    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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  4. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist
    @WesternChauvinist

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

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  5. user_124695 Inactive
    user_124695
    @DavidWilliamson

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

    Nope, no foxhunting in Tucson :-(

    Coyotes, maybe…

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  6. Severely Ltd. Inactive
    Severely Ltd.
    @SeverelyLtd

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

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  7. Matede Inactive
    Matede
    @MateDe

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

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  8. user_82762 Inactive
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    @JamesGawron

    James & Toby,

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

    Regards,

    Jim

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  9. FightinInPhilly Coolidge
    FightinInPhilly
    @FightinInPhilly

    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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  10. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
    @PodkayneofIsrael

    Finally, we find a setting into which Delingpole fits.

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  11. Severely Ltd. Inactive
    Severely Ltd.
    @SeverelyLtd

    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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