Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is associate editor of The Spectator. He writes a weekly column in the magazine, as well as contributing to The Sunday Times and The Sun.

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How Pete Burns helped to create our fatuous modern world

29 October 2016 9:00 am

So RIP Pete Burns, transgendered Scouse popstar. His indescribably awful song ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’ — clever…


Stop this stupid sabre-rattling against Russia

22 October 2016 9:00 am

It’s our side that worries me, not the Russians


The secret of Theresa May’s success? She’s Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 9:00 am

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…


We’ll all be Hungary soon if the ‘let ‘em all in’ brigade don’t shut up

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The good people of Hungary went to the polls on Sunday and voted by more than 98 per cent against…

Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) Next to Birch Tree

Let’s bring the wolves back into Britain

1 October 2016 9:00 am

A year ago there was a confirmed sighting, and even film, of a wild wolf in the Netherlands for the…

Lunatic In Striped Pyjamas

Brooks Newmark's lawyers want to erase all memory of his naked selfie. If only that were possible.

24 September 2016 9:00 am

I was awoken late on Monday night by a horrible nightmare, one of those dreams where you cannot be entirely…

Math mistake on green chalkboard depicting two plus two

How can we help thickos at university? Pretend they’re clever

17 September 2016 9:00 am

A lecturer at a reasonably well-respected northern plate-glass university was somewhat perplexed by a student who complained about her poor…

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Why Anjem Choudary should not have been sent to prison

10 September 2016 9:00 am

It was impossible not to feel rather sorry for the radical Muslim ‘cleric’ Anjem Choudary and his imbecilic henchman Mohammed…

George Galloway attends the premiere of his film The Killing$ Of Tony Blair (Photo: Getty)

George Galloway is terrific in this meticulous demolition of Tony Blair

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

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Why don’t Black Lives Matter want to ban the Notting Hill Carnival?

3 September 2016 9:00 am

I do not get out very much these days, but the glorious weekend weather persuaded me that I should spend…

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Why I’ll keep cheering for Caster Semenya

27 August 2016 9:00 am

An almost worldwide survey on penis length — the sort of thing I always read with a sense of trepidation…


It’s fatuous to outlaw an emotion – especially hate

20 August 2016 9:00 am

A man in Austria has been sentenced to three months in prison for posting a picture of his cat on…

Jeremy Corbyn and Shami Chakrabarti attend the Anti Semitism inquiry (Photo: Getty)

The honour that truly stinks came from Corbyn

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Another honours list comes and goes and yet again my name is not on it. I don’t think either the…

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Why the liberal left has declared war on TripAdvisor

23 July 2016 9:00 am

I went to a restaurant in Middlesbrough back in the spring. It’s called the Brasserie Hudson Quay and occupies a…

Angela Eagle launches her bid for the Labour leadership (Photo: Getty)

At least Jeremy Corbyn knows what he stands for

16 July 2016 9:00 am

My favourite comment about Angela Eagle came from some unnamed spiteful Corbynista MP who, with reference to her twin sister…

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Sick of Brexit? Here are the silly-season stories you could have had

9 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s something a little-dispiriting about waking up one morning to find that our elected politicians are even more psychopathic, deranged…

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Three great myths of the sulking Remainers

2 July 2016 9:00 am

I think my favourite moment of the referendum campaign was John Major’s intervention, a couple of weeks before polling day.…

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Can a nutter also be a terrorist?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

When is a nutter not a nutter, but a politically motivated terrorist? And are those two states of being always…

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For Owen Jones and fellow idiots, the Orlando atrocity was all about them

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Life is speeded up. It used to be that when a hideous atrocity occurred people waited a day or two,…


The naked lunch menu: sign up now for Britain’s first nude restaurant

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Have you got your names down yet for the Bunyadi? I’d hurry, if I were you. There’s currently a waiting…

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Way to go, Jeremy Corbyn – root out those Jew-haters!

4 June 2016 9:00 am

A long and arduous flight back from the Caucasus, but worth it nonetheless for the meaningful protest we had staged…

Alexander Van der Bellen of Austrian Greens and Norbert Hofer of Austrian Freedom party (Photo:Getty)

Even fruitcakes and fascists are more popular than the flaccid centre

28 May 2016 9:00 am

A depression has settled on the Liddle household ever since Norbert Hofer narrowly failed in his bid to become the…

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Rod Liddle: Labour’s putting me on trial for thought crime

21 May 2016 9:00 am

I got an email this week, from a chap called Harry, which began as follows: ‘I am writing to inform you…

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The BBC needs to be rescued from its own groupthink

14 May 2016 9:00 am

I see that law students at Oxford University were told that if they found the contents of a lecture on…

wooden singpost warning for dangerous cliff edges

Let’s make assisted dying legal for Brightonians

7 May 2016 9:00 am

I am having terrible trouble with my hair at the moment. It is lank, flat and lifeless. There are split…