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.

At least David Beckham has exposed the honours system for the sham it really is

11 February 2017 9:00 am

How will we remember him, do you suppose? If you’re a committed football fan, possibly for that exquisite chip from…

Protest and petition all you like. I won't bother listening

4 February 2017 9:00 am

I think on balance I would prefer people to demonstrate their opposition to political developments — Brexit, the forthcoming state…

I’m starting to think that Brexit will kill Ukip

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Perversity is a much undervalued British trait, much more redolent of our real psyche than queuing, drinking tea or being…

Stupidity takes hold of another students’ union

21 January 2017 9:00 am

I had never heard the acronym Soas before I started work at the BBC, almost 30 years ago. But as…

The sound of very earnest millennials making music: The xx’s I See you reviewed

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The xx is a trio of Londoners whose eponymous first album, released in 2009, has defined the way pop music…

The lies we tell ourselves about the NHS

14 January 2017 9:00 am

The language of the left is a truly transformative grammar, so I suppose Noam Chomsky would heartily approve. There are…

Ms Anne Maple of Lewisham — my new poster girl for free speech

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Now is the time of year to take down the Christmas decorations from your front window and put up, in…

I should never have been ashamed to love Status Quo

31 December 2016 9:00 am

I bought a record in a second-hand shop in the summer of 1981. A double album. I made sure nobody…

It’s not just Kate Bush. Big parts of rock ’n’ roll are quietly right-wing

10 December 2016 9:00 am

They will be sitting there right now, listening tearfully to the song for one last time on their dinky little…

The sexy new face of cigarette packaging

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Something for which to thank the government, at last. It is much, much more fun buying cigarettes these days. It…

The Spectator has gone soft – prisons should be much nastier places

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Now that post-Marxian vacuous liberalism is over, it is surely about time that we revived the vigorous writings of Thomas…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Trump’s victory is the latest manifestation of an enormous paradigm shift

Why Trump will be much, much better for Britain than Clinton

12 November 2016 9:00 am

The deplorables are rather wonderful people, aren’t they? Both here and in the United States. The people’s revolution continues apace,…

Ukip is missing an amazing opportunity

5 November 2016 9:00 am

There was a comedy programme about Nigel Farage on the BBC this week, entitled Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…