Rod Liddle

A last chance to save the BBC

25 January 2020 9:00 am

Whoever becomes the next director-general of the BBC should take a close look at last week’s Question Time. It came…

We want one thing from our royals: patriotism

18 January 2020 9:00 am

There is a fascinating social media group which I think we should all join. It is called ‘DeMOCKracy — 2019…

This bungling Iranian regime is a threat only to the Iranian people

11 January 2020 9:00 am

If this is the start of the third world war, as some quivering liberal commentators seem to believe, then my…

Caroline Flint could have beaten Boris

21 December 2019 9:00 am

There were not many moments of gloom on election night. I spent most of it, so far as I can…

I’ve found a lovely new home – in Russia

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Staraya Russa. About two thirds of the way from Moscow to St Petersburg, in the historic Novgorod Oblast, once the…

Who are we kidding – of course terror is a political issue

7 December 2019 9:00 am

It was pleasing to see that old clip of Gerry Adams endorsing Jeremy Corbyn re-emerge, just before the acts of…

I’ve found the country’s last Lib Dem voter

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In Gerrards Cross, in the rain, dusk falling, attempting to gauge the political mood of the town through the pristine…

Get ready for the Great Lammy Firewall

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Many of you will be waiting, with much excitement, for the Great Lammy Firewall, which will be introduced by our…

My charter of fundamental rights

16 November 2019 9:00 am

I was chatting to a young medical student, a very bright chap from West Africa, who was nonetheless perplexed by…

Beware the wokeplace romance

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I wonder if we are beginning to see the end of assortative mating. For a long while now we have…

If you do one thing this election, stop your kids voting

2 November 2019 9:00 am

As I write this, MPs are arguing about whether a general election should be on 9 December or 12 December.…

How the BBC can achieve real diversity

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Exciting news from the BBC, where every employee has just received a flyer from the Director-General, Lord Hall, informing them…

Sorry, sir, we only stock books we agree with

5 October 2019 9:00 am

I was on my way to the pub the other evening, about seven o’clock, rain lashing down on my head,…

The Lib Dems have revealed the extreme side of modern liberalism

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A friend’s seven-year-old daughter was asked by her school to write something about the NHS. Her only experience of it…

Theresa May’s honours list makes me sick

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The BBC featured a gay wedding on Songs of Praise recently. Of course it did. The thinking was, I assume:…

When it comes to Brexit, everything that can be tried will always fail

7 September 2019 9:00 am

It is all beginning to feel like the closing scenes of the 1980 spoof comedy film Airplane! In particular the…

Is there anything that can’t be put down to a ‘condition’?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I suppose it is overstating the case to suggest that dyslexia is simply a term coined to assuage the disappointment…

An all-female cabinet? Insert your own joke here

17 August 2019 9:00 am

I wonder what Jacques Derrida would have made of the new leader of the UK Independence party? In the philosopher’s…

Boris may end up delivering Corbyn

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Alastair Campbell has written a longish ‘open’ letter to Jeremy Corbyn, helpfully explaining why he has decided not to contest…

We’ve made morons of our police force

27 July 2019 9:00 am

I never believed Carl Beech’s allegations that he had suffered multiple depravities, including sexual abuse, at the hands of various…

The ethnicity pay gap just doesn’t add up

20 July 2019 9:00 am

I suppose it was a bit naive to wander on to Newsnight having been booked to talk about Brexit and…

End this hate speech against my community

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am a football fan. Each fortnight I go to watch my club and, like the overwhelming majority of the…

I admit it: I enjoyed the Women’s World Cup

6 July 2019 9:00 am

I was asked on to the BBC Today programme — my old manor — last week to talk about the…

Why I’m not convinced by Boris

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I had never heard of Mark Field until he was suspended for removing, in a commendably vigorous manner, the Greenpeace…

Jeremy Corbyn with new MP Lisa Forbes after her victory in the Peterborough by-election (Getty)

We’ve been Rotherhamed

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I think we need a new source of ultimate evil for people taking part in political discussions, because Godwin’s Law…