Fraser Nelson

Rod on Rod

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The Spectator’s role is to inform, entertain and – quite often – infuriate our readers. But does Rod Liddle go too far? One of the many joys of being editor is receiving letters from readers saying that he does. For every one of those, I get four saying he’s a national treasure (which is my firm opinion). Today, in the Evening Standard, we have... Rod on Rod. Or, rather, an interview with Viv Groskop where he discusses his article opening “So - Harriet Harman, then. Would you? I mean after a few beers obviously, not while you were sober.” Rod does regret it a little, he tells her – and Groskop seems to quite enjoy his contrition. My favourite line: “He draws on another fag, wafting the smoke away in a pseudo-gentlemanly way. I feel disappointed that I am not pregnant.” Read the full thing here.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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