What colour are hobbits, do you suppose?
My problem with condoms was always a very different confusion from that which apparently afflicts the Pope.
‘Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high.’ — Paul Chambers, on Twitter. ‘Can someone please stone Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to death. I shan’t tell Amnesty if you don’t. It would be a blessing.’ — Gareth Compton, on Twitter.
I suppose I am past the point in life where, as Gore Vidal put it, litigation takes the place of sex.
It is time we started a campaign to free the Meedhuffushi One, a victim of government persecution.
The guitarist Keith Richards is perhaps most famous for having constructed a short and very simple rhythmic musical phrase, over the top of which his colleague Mick Jagger expressed an increasing irritation at being unable to acquire, in both general and specific terms, any kind of ‘satisfaction’ — despite, as he proceeded to explain, repeatedly attempting to do so.
Tensions between Islamists and the far right are building all over Europe – and coming to a head in Amsterdam, where the rabble-rousing Geert Wilders will stand trial next week
David Davis is the ghost at the coalition’s feast
There is a view, prevalent among a sizeable minority of people in this country, and particularly within the angry, fat…
Can I ask a small favour of you? Nothing too onerous, just something you might usefully store away at the back of your memory.
Rod Liddle on the incredible speed with which our Prime Ministerforgets the sweeping promises he makes to the people
The outrage against Mary Bale is ineffably stupid, says Rod Liddle. We would be better off ignoring people who go online to vent their idiotic anger
Rod Liddle says that the battle over the Islamic cultural centre mirrors the tortuous debate we’ve all endured for nearly a decade
It is obvious that local authorities have far too much money, says Rod Liddle. Why else would they pay for people who may or may not be disabled to go on sex trips abroad?
Once, pop stars and actors were content with vast riches and public adulation. Now celebrities want to run countries. Rod Liddle despairs of the new world order in which Wyclef Jean wants to be President of Haiti and Bono is taken seriously
On his vast salary, Peter Salmon could buy Wigan, says Rod Liddle. But he and the rest of the corporation’s managerial elite will not be abandoning their cosy London lives any time soon
Rod Liddle attacks the dangerous liberals who refuse to accept that young black males often come from a culture that celebrates violence, misogyny and racism
Rod Liddle says it is outrageous that councils feel entitled to sift through our waste. And anyone who searches the Liddle bins is in for a nasty shock
Some of the public are so stupid and desperate to emote that they will mourn anything, says Rod Liddle. They even build shrines to crazed killers and chicken carcasses
It’s odd, says Rod Liddle, that we mollycoddle our children while insisting that they can decide what’s right or wrong
The ill-judged remark made by a Bristol councillor of her colleague was stupid and possibly racist, says Rod Liddle. But should it really have led to a prosecution?
The Labour leadership candidate may be a doughty campaigner against racism, says Rod Liddle, but at heart she is a perfect representative of the white middle class
Even the French know the game is up, says Rod Liddle. What’s the point in us teaching their language when, in the end, it will be as obsolete as Cornish
Rod Liddle on a curious and startling mathematical conundrum that demonstrates how easily we are led astray by bad logic and unreliable intuition
Rod Liddle wouldn’t risk more than a tenner on the team getting beyond the group stage in the football World Cup. The truth is, we usually perform more or less exactly as well as might be expected given the size of the country