I’ve found the country’s last Lib Dem voter

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In Gerrards Cross, in the rain, dusk falling, attempting to gauge the political mood of the town through the pristine…

War of the Worlds is as bad as Doctor Who

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Edwardian England deserved everything it got from those killer Martian invaders. Or so I learned from the BBC’s latest adaptation…

My charter of fundamental rights

16 November 2019 9:00 am

I was chatting to a young medical student, a very bright chap from West Africa, who was nonetheless perplexed by…

Beware the wokeplace romance

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I wonder if we are beginning to see the end of assortative mating. For a long while now we have…

The delights of Spanish wine – and art

9 November 2019 9:00 am

First, an apology. In my last column, I appeared to be saying that good champagne does not age. This must…

If you do one thing this election, stop your kids voting

2 November 2019 9:00 am

As I write this, MPs are arguing about whether a general election should be on 9 December or 12 December.…

It’s down to the wire – and Boris only has one chance to survive

19 October 2019 9:00 am

What is Boris’s chance of survival?

How the BBC can achieve real diversity

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Exciting news from the BBC, where every employee has just received a flyer from the Director-General, Lord Hall, informing them…

Sorry, sir, we only stock books we agree with

5 October 2019 9:00 am

I was on my way to the pub the other evening, about seven o’clock, rain lashing down on my head,…

There is only one law: there must be no Brexit

28 September 2019 9:00 am

There’s no way out for us – or the Prime Minister

The Lib Dems have revealed the extreme side of modern liberalism

21 September 2019 9:00 am

A friend’s seven-year-old daughter was asked by her school to write something about the NHS. Her only experience of it…

Theresa May’s honours list makes me sick

14 September 2019 9:00 am

The BBC featured a gay wedding on Songs of Praise recently. Of course it did. The thinking was, I assume:…

Greece’s new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis promises higher growth and lower taxes [Getty]

No ‘cool’ people here: the joys of Serifos

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Serifos He went away to fight and the war lasted ten years. He missed his wife but he didn’t worry…

Dangly earrings, hugs and controversy: here comes the new Bishop of Dover

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Dangly earrings, hugs and controversy: get ready for the Bishop of Dover

I admit it: I enjoyed the Women’s World Cup

6 July 2019 9:00 am

I was asked on to the BBC Today programme — my old manor — last week to talk about the…

Jeremy Corbyn with new MP Lisa Forbes after her victory in the Peterborough by-election (Getty)

We’ve been Rotherhamed

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I think we need a new source of ultimate evil for people taking part in political discussions, because Godwin’s Law…

The upsides of dementia: Forgetfulness can be a blessing

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Forgetfulness has its blessings

Rod Liddle: Tunnelling my way into Gaza

1 June 2019 9:00 am

I’m meant to be peering into a tunnel hacked out by Hamas a few hundred metres from Gaza City into…

I'm starting to have doubts about Nigel Farage

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The echo chamber is the defining characteristic of this berserk and entertaining political age: squadrons of foam-flecked absolutists ranting to…

What if the ‘village idiots’ are right about Brexit?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

The former BBC presenter Gavin Esler has very kindly given us an insight into how BBC people think (had we…

The double standards surrounding rape

4 May 2019 9:00 am

It is more than three years since the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, decided to ditch its motto ‘Land of Rape…

We condemned the ideology behind Christchurch. Why didn’t we do the same after Sri Lanka?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The carnage in Sri Lanka which left more than 300 dead may have been carried out by ‘Buddhists’, according to…

The transgender agenda could topple intersectionality

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It is a great disappointment to me that my phrases don’t get picked up by other writers and then society…

Thick 12-year-olds listen to Ariana Grande, smart ones to Billie Eilish

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Grade: A– If your 12-year-old daughter’s a bit thick, she probably likes Ariana Grande. Come on, dads — you’ve got…

Why I’ve joined the SDP (and why you should, too)

14 March 2019 9:00 am

I was down the pub with my wife last week, out in the tiny smoking section, when a woman with…