Rod Liddle

If the mice have to face my wife, they’ll have only themselves to blame

5 January 2013 9:00 am

I was in bed by one o clock on New Year’s Day. We did the countdown thing, for the kids,…

2013: good news for werewolves, bad news for Belgium

29 December 2012 9:00 am

So the wassailing and drinking and pigging out has been done. The relatives have mercifully left. You have taken many,…

The net is closing in on Father Christmas, the old perv

15 December 2012 9:00 am

Does Santa Claus really exist? I have to say I have become very sceptical in recent years. There is something…

Is it grim up north? It’s too expensive to go and find out

8 December 2012 9:00 am

My flight to Italy a couple of weeks back was held on the runway for a while because of some…

Welby’s impossible task is to lead the opposition to gay marriage

17 November 2012 9:00 am

The new Archbishop of Canterbury has the cleanest-shaven chin I think I have ever seen on an adult male human.…

How refreshing! A clean, old-fashioned expenses scandal

10 November 2012 9:00 am

It was good to see parliamentary expenses back at the top of the news agenda over last weekend. I think…

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…