Breitbart.com, the right-wing news and opinion website, is taking off in Britain. The most high-profile recruit is James Delingpole, the conservative polemicist noted for his work at the Daily Telegraph andThe Spectator, who becomes executive editor.
He is the best-known member of a London-based staff of 10 plus a claimed 100 contributors. He will work alongside managing editor Raheem Kassam who is described in Breitbart's press release as an "experienced editor, think-tanker and political campaigns expert".
A former executive editor of The Commentator - which is linked to the neo-conservative Henry Jackson Society - Kassam is something of a mystery man (see Sunny Hundal here).
Kassam is quoted on the site as saying that "today's media establishment and conservative movement in the UK has become obsolescent and fundamentally uninspiring.