The madness of James O’Brien

He has spent the past 24 hours going ballistic about a breakfast.


Topics Brexit Culture UK

James O’Brien, LBC radio host, King Remoaner and author of How To Be Right, is doing that thing again – that thing where he goes ballistic over nothing and in the process makes himself look far more unhinged than the fulminating gammons of his nightmares.

All it took this time was a slightly silly tweet from the Telegraph, saying lead Brexit negotiator David Frost ‘enjoyed a delicious patriotic breakfast of sausages, baked beans, bacon and eggs before leading a team of 100 UK officials into negotiations’.

A short Google later, the philosopher king of daytime talk radio was making clear to all us ignorant Brexshitters that actually most of the ingredients of our beloved English breakfasts are either from, or were pioneered, abroad. So there!

He actually thought this was a slam dunk – as if Brexit was basically a vote for Britain becoming a peculiar little hermit kingdom in which we will from now on only eat things grown, reared and produced here, using exclusively British recipes.

He was still going on about the whole thing this morning:

We’ve been here before with O’Brien, whose unhinged Remoanerism at times sends him down some odd alleyways. Who could forget when he was wondering out loud if Nigel Farage had had himself milkshaked in a convoluted plan to manipulate the news agenda?

The silly sausage.

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Jerry Owen

9th March 2020 at 1:38 pm

JOB is in the top ten regularly for the ‘plank of the week’ award on Talk Radio.

Captain Scott

8th March 2020 at 9:43 am

I refuse to listen to him following his support for and promotion for Carl Bleach. He was wrong about that and possibly about everything else too. Plus he refused to admit that he was wrong, which is far worse. Utter ****.

Hugh Oxford

7th March 2020 at 11:18 am

To be fair to James O’Brien, unpleasant a shock-jock as he is, he doesn’t claim to be a great public intellectual. He’s employed to provoke working class people into a state of outrage by promoting global capitalism, driving them to phone in, where he can steamroller them before cutting them off. It’s a ploy that brings LBC pots of cash, I’m sure.

Anne Ross

6th March 2020 at 4:58 pm

I was thinking, during the Brexit 3 years, that James had lost his marbles. Something in the sound of his voice makes me cringe. I stopped listening to him after he said some rather nasty things about Nigel Farage. The comments from James were becoming personal, which isn’t acceptable. Nigel, like James, has a right to speak his mind.

Jill W

7th March 2020 at 9:01 pm

Anne Ross, know what you mean about the voice.
It was his occasional * aaaaw mate I’m on your side * broadcast mode I found most unsettling.
I now avoid him which is not difficult as he does not seem to be the ‘go to’ presenter for major political events or debates.

Marvin Jones

6th March 2020 at 3:49 pm

Blessed with a big brain and a memory bank to die for, but instead it is full of the brown stuff, not grey. Perfect single cell amoebas who need a visit from the primitive unevolved vermin he adores.

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