‘New Labour is allergic to fun’

Battle Talk: James Delingpole, author of How to Be Right, on the petty miserabilism of Britain's killjoys-in-chief.

Brendan O'Neill

Brendan O'Neill
chief political writer

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spiked is the online sponsor of the Battle of Ideas, a two-day festival of debate taking place in London on 27 and 28 October. In the run-up to the festival, spiked‘s editor Brendan O’Neill is carrying out ‘taster interviews’ with some of the speakers at the Battle for the online TV channel 18 Doughty Street.

In the third interview – or ‘Battle Talk’ – he spoke to James Delingpole, author of How to Be Right: A Guide to Making Lefty Liberals History, about why New Labour is so anti-fun.

The interviews in this series are produced by 18 Doughty Street and can also be viewed on their website.

James Delingpole is speaking at the session Eat, drink and be merry – banned at the Battle of Ideas festival in London on 27-28 October.

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