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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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.…

Floral tributes left for Labour MP Jo Cox (Photo: Getty)

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The new, acceptable face of racism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Exactly a year ago this week I was at a dinner party when a famous opinion pollster leaned over to…

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How moderate are moderate Muslims?

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘What’s in the news this week?’ I asked my wife as she browsed the first newspaper we had seen for…

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Whoever invented the referendum deserves a kicking

9 April 2016 9:00 am

My favourite quote of the year so far comes from the author Fay Weldon. ‘If this were an all-woman society,’…

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Why I feel compelled to defend Boris

2 April 2016 9:00 am

I got Boris Johnson into trouble once, without meaning to. The two of us had been driven hither and thither…

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Could a pot of yoghurt defeat David Cameron?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

I do not know if it has officially been measured, but my guess is that Christine Shawcroft, a member of…

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Why Joan Bakewell must be right about anorexia

19 March 2016 9:00 am

You can always tell when a public figure has said something with the ring of truth about it by the…

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What makes the white working class angry? Twits like Hsiao-Hung Pai

19 March 2016 9:00 am

This is a quite remarkable book. Badly written, devoid of anything even vaguely approaching a methodology, patronising, hideously mistaken on…

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How Britain deports the wrong people – and only the wrong people

12 March 2016 9:00 am

We can’t get rid of jihadis, sex-gang ringleaders and drug lords – so we try to deport old ladies

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What do all these evil maniacs have in common?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

More bad publicity for the Islamic State’s ‘Kafir Tiny Tots and Babycare Service’. A burka-clad madwoman wandering through the streets…

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Why are children in Guernsey extolling Islam to their parents?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I have never been to the island of Guernsey. This is a large world and we have a finite amount…

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Farty, smelly and in love with Putin? You must be middle-aged

20 February 2016 9:00 am

There are things that happen when you grow older — bad things, harbingers of death and decay. Past the age of…

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Beyoncé at the Super Bowl? I prefer the anti-racists of Millwall

13 February 2016 9:00 am

My most thrilling moment of 2016 so far — aside from watching a smug-looking woman carrying a copy of the Guardian…

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I want to see President Trump – if only because of who he’d annoy

6 February 2016 9:00 am

I suppose spite and schadenfreude are thinnish reasons, intellectually, for wishing Donald Trump to become the next American president (and…