Rod Liddle

Tony Blair is relentlessly self-sacrificing. He’s an example to us all

14 January 2012 4:00 pm

How can we persuade our former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to devote a little more time to making money for…

Is it empowering for women to have their baps inflated?

7 January 2012 4:00 pm

I wonder what explanation will be found for the mysterious discovery of a woman’s body tucked behind a hedge on…

You have to be very careful who you murder these days

31 December 2011 12:00 pm

So, another year closes and, with it, the window of opportunity for murdering transgendered people. Henceforth it will simply not…

This year’s shortlist for the Ronnie Hutton Memorial Prize

10 December 2011 4:15 pm

Usually at this time of the year I’m busy at home compiling entrants for the Ronnie Hutton Memorial Prize, a…

It’s hard to build a Big Society if you don’t know who lives next door

3 December 2011 3:00 pm

Is it important to know your next-door neighbour’s name if you’re about to send him death threats, hate mail or…

Sorry, Ken, but even I know you can’t say that

26 November 2011 2:00 pm

This week I thought I would offer advice on the sort of things one can and cannot say in public…

Go on, Sarko, tell us another

12 November 2011 6:00 pm

The typical cowardice of French journalists has prevented us from knowing the full details of that off-the-record chat between Nicolas…

Organised protest? Mass alfresco sulk, more like

5 November 2011 6:00 pm

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has at last spoken on the issue of the great St Paul’s Cathedral controversy,…

A lesson from the Premier League in what’s truly offensive

29 October 2011 4:00 pm

What is the appropriate sort of language, do you suppose, for the captain of the England football team to use…

Some suggestions about how the BBC management can save money

15 October 2011 5:00 pm

Do you have any idea what a decision support analyst actually does for a living? This is a controversial topic…

What does it take to save a she-devil? Good PR

8 October 2011 6:00 pm

Here’s a tip for nowt: if you’re thinking of travelling to Italy, don’t keep a dildo in your washbag.

Don’t blame immigrants for immigration – blame Ed Miliband

1 October 2011 12:00 am

There is something attractive about Harriet Harman’s proposal that the leader of the Labour party must, by law, be a…

Rugby players are thick middle-class upstarts – at least footballers know their place

24 September 2011 12:00 am

Apparently, England recently beat Georgia in something rather ambitiously called the Rugby World Cup. The word ‘world’ is used here…

Snorting coke and whoring? It’s all part of the new, non-toxic Tory brand

17 September 2011 12:00 am

It was in the autumn of 2005 that the Conservative party finally shed its allegedly ‘toxic’ image and embraced modernity…

In the face of terror, Britain has surrendered to men in yellow fluorescent jerkins

10 September 2011 12:00 am

Had your fill of 9/11 porn yet? I guarantee if you turn on the TV at this moment on some…

Scottish football, double standards and the Notting Hill Carnival

3 September 2011 12:00 am

Sadly, I wasn’t among the 260 souls who watched Stranraer FC narrowly defeat Berwick Rangers a couple of weeks back.

Libya suggests that Cameron has a bad case of the Blairs

27 August 2011 7:00 pm

These are heady days for the proponents of liberal evangelism. Saif Gaddafi had to leave a telephone call because, he explained, ‘There is shooting inside my house’ and a little further away there are people whooping loudly in Tripoli. The news of the rebels’ victory may be a shade premature at time of writing — they have form in overstating their conquests — but it looks as if ol’ Muammar has had his lot.

Our children urgently need less self-esteem

20 August 2011 12:00 am

I had a sort of Tottenham High Street moment just after lunch on Tuesday. I was passing a sandwich shop…

We have failed the black youth of Britain through fear of being labelled racist

13 August 2011 12:00 am

So appalled and incensed am I at the killing of gentle, loving family man Mark Duggan last Thursday that I…

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.