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.

What shocks me about the BBC: occasionally it isn’t biased

25 March 2017 9:00 am

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…

Europe’s elite rightly feel extinction breathing down their necks

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Allahu Akbar! Greetings from Samsun, where Turkish protestors — their eyeballs spinning in orgasmic Islamic rage — tried to set…

What I did on International Women’s Day

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday of this last week. The Guardian had enjoined its readers to send in…

I used to love the working-class nihilism of Sleaford Mods – no longer

11 March 2017 9:00 am

It’s all beginning to wear very thin indeed. Ten years ago this already addled Nottinghamshire duo captured the attention with…

A field guide to our doomed liberal elite

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The latest and perhaps most damaging accusation to be levelled at Donald Trump is that he likes his steaks well-done…

Pity the satanic abuse police – they have to be 120 per cent gullible

25 February 2017 9:00 am

I got lost in the forest near my house while walking the dog the other week. The path I was…

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…