Rod Liddle

The Twitter martyrs are true subversives

20 November 2010 12:00 am

‘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.

Sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll is a thoroughly conservative philosophy

23 October 2010 12:00 am

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.

The Tories’ lost leader

9 October 2010 12:00 am

David Davis is the ghost at the coalition’s feast

Should the Schonrock kids be allowed to cycle to school?

7 July 2010 12:00 am

It’s odd, says Rod Liddle, that we mollycoddle our children while insisting that they can decide what’s right or wrong

If Katrina was the vengeance of Allah, what

15 October 2005 12:00 am

If Katrina was the vengeance of Allah, what was the point of the Pakistan earthquake?