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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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…

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If you’re stupid enough to let migrants in, at least treat them as people

30 January 2016 9:00 am

We were on our way to a party in south-east London when my friend, Rob, saw the graffiti. Sprayed with…

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I hate to admit it, but Spike Lee is right about the Oscars and racism

23 January 2016 9:00 am

In 2017 it will be exactly 50 years since a dapper Sidney Poitier announced to Rod Steiger, in the excellent…

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David Bowie once praised Hitler… but he was always changing his tune

16 January 2016 9:00 am

I was desperately worried that you hadn’t read or heard enough platitudinous drivel about David Bowie — and therefore felt…

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Why we have to stand by foul, brutal Saudi Arabia

9 January 2016 9:00 am

The Saudis have got the new year off to a busy start, haven’t they? The authorities executed 47 people, including…

Is this a circle?

The political wisdom of people who don’t even know what a circle is

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Why are liberals morons? I’m sure that this question has rattled around your mind before, perhaps when watching one of…

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Two socialist triumphs (one of them for Marine Le Pen)

12 December 2015 9:00 am

What a pleasure it was to see two socialist parties triumph in the most recent elections. First, Labour increased its…

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Fat-shaming works. Why else would I heave myself up and down hills for hours every day?

5 December 2015 9:00 am

We have been contemplating moving to the North, for a variety of unassailable reasons. One is the chance to gloat…

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Why don’t the French bomb Belgium?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I am always open to spiritual guidance from any quarter, all the more so if that guidance is of practical…

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It’s not just the Russians – there is no morality in top-level sport

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Why do transgendered people need separate toilets? I thought, according to the prevalent orthodoxy, that the new gender they had…

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The ME lobby is just a symptom of our stupidity about mental illness

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Do you ever wake up worried that you have tiny fibres growing beneath your skin, all along your spinal column?…

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The hatred that Martin Amis and Jeremy Corbyn have in common

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Everyone loves an underdog. It doesn’t matter how incompetent they might be — indeed, incompetence works in their favour. You…

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On migration, my adversary Simon Schama doesn’t even have an argument

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Sooner or later, in this trade, one runs out of television historians to antagonise. I am doggedly working my way…

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What the Great British Bake Off really says about Britain

17 October 2015 8:00 am

There was an interesting news item on the television the other day. A transgendered chap was hoping to become the…

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Spittle is the only thing Labour has left

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have started salivating excessively at night. I wake each morning in a pillowed swamp of my own effluvium, a…

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Class War are fatuous idiots, but at least they hate some of the right people

3 October 2015 9:00 am

I was unable to join the violent protests held by Class War at the Cereal Killer Café in London last…

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You won't believe this story about my friend, Jeremy Corbyn and the owl

26 September 2015 8:00 am

A friend of mine once watched Jeremy Corbyn try to rape an owl. This was the early to mid-1980s. The…

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How could the BBC allow Last Night of the Proms to be hijacked by worthy banalities?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

How should we deal with people who sneeze in public places? Stephen Jackson, aged 49, has found himself in court…

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A lesbian couple, a sperm bank and a legal battle for our times

12 September 2015 9:00 am

What is tougher for a kid? To be born black in a predominantly white neighbourhood, or to be born to…

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Pig-ignorant click activists are in charge now. Jeremy Corbyn’s success proves it

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Daily they drop into my email account — alongside the more obviously useful stuff about how I might elongate my penis…

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I’m utterly sickened by this story of a man trying to talk to a woman on a train

29 August 2015 9:00 am

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men,…

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Who would have thought that about Ted Heath? Well…

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In another blow for freedom and the protection of the vulnerable, Conservative MP Mark Spencer has suggested that anti-terror legislation…

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The story of the BBC

8 August 2015 9:00 am

The BBC was created out of the ether in 1922. Its first director general, Lord Reith, inhabited a cupboard some…

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Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2016 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the…