Rod Liddle

I’m not sure it’s safe for me to fly

17 March 2012 6:00 pm

I find myself at a bit of a loss this week, for which apologies. I had hoped to write something…

Will the fall of the BNP mean a rise in racial violence?

10 March 2012 3:00 pm

Is Britain about to be engulfed by a race war promulgated by white, dispossessed, millennialist fantasists? No, of course not,…

Why aren’t we asking what proportion of Syrians back the uprising?

3 March 2012 6:00 am

What proportion of the Syrian population is fully in support of the continued uprising against the country’s authoritarian leader, Bashar…

A few kind words of advice for Rachel Cusk

25 February 2012 3:00 pm

How can we help the talented writer Rachel Cusk to overcome the extraordinary hurt she has suffered as a consequence…

The Saudi journalist who could be killed for a tweet

18 February 2012 3:00 pm

Hamza Kashgari opted for the wrong stopover; hell, it happens. I don’t know what the flight options are for Riyadh…

The philosophy of modern Britain: I must have it and I must have it right now

11 February 2012 2:00 pm

It’s not all doom and gloom, then. A new study suggests that we are turning into aborigines — or Indigenous…

Bearded maniacs deserve justice, too

21 January 2012 1:00 pm

I’d like, this week, to draw your attention to the United Kingdom’s unjust treatment of some bearded maniacs. I realise,…

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…