Rod Liddle

From the land of the risk assessment, everywhere looks as dangerous as Beirut

22 January 2011 12:00 am

There was a stupid woman on the television news the other night, interviewed the day after she and her family had arrived for their holiday in — yes — Tunisia.

Let’s look this pair of gift pandas in the mouth

15 January 2011 12:00 am

The Chinese are doing their panda thing again, buying international goodwill by depositing one of these doomed and slightly sinister creatures with any country which might otherwise have an objection to their foreign or domestic policy.

‘Direct government’ will offer the public a say only on the most boring issues

8 January 2011 12:00 am

Last time I looked, my online petition was not generating the support I had expected.

From here until the royal wedding, it’s sewage all the way

1 January 2011 12:00 am

I hope you are looking forward to the tsunami of industrial effluent which is coming your way in the first quarter of the new year.

The ‘c’ word used to be the one thing you could never say. How times change

11 December 2010 12:00 am

The kids are all asleep, the wife is in bed reading feminist propaganda, from outside in the darkness I hear the shocked keewick of a Little Owl.

I’d rather hear about condoms from the Pope than from the Spice Girls

27 November 2010 12:00 am

My problem with condoms was always a very different confusion from that which apparently afflicts the Pope.

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?