Rod Liddle

We journalists can only chase one ambulance at a time

3 November 2012 9:00 am

What I really wanted to do for you this week was uncover a totally new story about a racist paedophile…

Everyone agrees it’s time to get rid of the word ‘insulting’ from the Public Order Act

20 October 2012 9:00 am

 ‘(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he: (a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or…

Make a distasteful remark on Twitter, and expect to be hauled before the courts

13 October 2012 9:00 am

I’m writing this waiting for Bob. I’ve been waiting for Bob since 27 August, which was when he first promised…

Why didn’t the full Savile story emerge sooner?

6 October 2012 9:00 am

Every so often a story appears in the newspapers which, while it might seem on the surface sensational and arresting,…

A teenage girl, a maths teacher and a righteous tabloid fury

29 September 2012 9:00 am

I seriously contemplated being a teacher once upon a time, when I was lot younger. It seemed to me an…

It’s hardly surprising that most politicians are mentally ill

22 September 2012 9:00 am

I suppose it is largely our fault that most politicians are mentally ill. We eviscerate them daily and one assumes…

The Green Party is outdoing itself with its own tolerance

15 September 2012 9:00 am

My father once told me that tolerance was a great and precious British virtue, and that we shouldn’t waste it…

Why can’t I go to parties like Naomi Wolf’s book launch?

8 September 2012 8:00 am

I got an invitation the other day to attend the launch of some incendiary tract about Europe published by a…

Why can’t I go to parties like Naomi Wolf’s book launch?

8 September 2012 8:00 am

I got an invitation the other day to attend the launch of some incendiary tract about Europe published by a…

Could political correctness finally get Galloway?

1 September 2012 8:00 am

Do you share the very real pain of the disability lobby groups about George Galloway MP referring to someone with…

Why do all the fattest people live on islands

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Here’s a mystery which has been keeping me awake at night recently. Why do people who live on islands, and…

Let us enjoy peace on Mars while we still can

18 August 2012 6:00 am

There are some things to be said in favour of the planet Mars. Its atmosphere contains almost no oxygen, the…

I had to run from the Olympics. I care about it too much

11 August 2012 6:00 am

The London 2012 Olympics, seen from a distance of more than a thousand miles, is a peculiar, shimmering thing. Our…

Once, Boris, you would have hated this show

4 August 2012 6:00 am

In the end, after sniping and carping and moaning for months about how ghastly the Olympics was going to be,…

This sexist assumption that women are weaker. It’s right, isn’t it

28 July 2012 6:00 am

There is something a little dispiriting about the furore over the Olympic women’s beach volleyball competition. Howls of anguish have…

The final victory of middle-class football

21 July 2012 6:00 am

John Terry — the gift that keeps on giving. It is not enough that this stoic and rat-faced footballer should…

What more must Cameron do to provoke a class war

14 July 2012 6:00 am

I have been racking my brains to come up with new and imaginative ways of taunting the lower orders about…

At the BBC, the Arab Spring has only just ended

30 June 2012 6:00 am

Have you seen much on the BBC news about the persecution and indeed murder of Syria’s Christian population by the…

Is it me, or has Lord Leveson proved his critics dead right

23 June 2012 6:00 am

I suppose we shall have to take Lord Leveson’s word for it that he didn’t threaten to resign from his…

Ukraine’s prejudices – and ours

16 June 2012 6:00 am

‘The more Ukrainians that play in the national league, the more examples for the young generation — let them learn…

Anti-Semitism is an evil that still requires examination

2 June 2012 2:00 pm

Can you explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews? It’s an interesting question. My late mum was a…

Radio 4’s Goldie Jubilee

26 May 2012 2:00 pm

At last, BBC Radio 4 has reconciled itself to the great importance of the graffiti artist and music performer Goldie.…

You can’t fight racism by ignoring facts

19 May 2012 4:00 pm

Was there a ‘racial’ or ‘cultural’ angle to the crimes committed by those nine exclusively Asian men from Rochdale sentenced…

What really makes the Tories toxic

12 May 2012 2:00 pm

So, who is to blame for the Conservative party’s supposedly appalling showing in last week’s council elections? The party leaders…

It isn’t just me who’s shopping for honours

4 May 2012 11:00 pm

Hello, I would like to be awarded a ­knighthood, or something close to a knighthood, for my excellent and selfless…