Rod Liddle

Rod Liddle is associate editor of The Spectator. He writes a weekly column in the magazine, as well as contributing to The Sunday Times and The Sun.

The law of unintended consequences

2 July 2022 9:00 am

When I awoke the other morning and switched on my radio, the airwaves were alive with the sound of furious,…

What took you so long, Seb Coe?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

There’s a left-wing internet advocacy group called 38 Degrees which suggests to its followers that all they have to do…

The reason Glastonbury is so white

18 June 2022 9:00 am

The former comedian Sir Lenny Henry has questioned why there seem to be so few black people at rock festivals…

The British Empire’s despicable treatment of mermaids

11 June 2022 9:00 am

I may have broken the law this week, without having intended to, so great was my rush to return home.…

How to win my vote

4 June 2022 9:00 am

The repeated injunction that we should all ‘move on’ from worrying our silly heads about partygate is as otiose as…

Are you paying attention?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I have just posted a score of 1,625,000 on Bubbleshooter, my best yet. Bubbleshooter is a game where you fire…

What we learnt from Eurovision

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Twice during the Eurovision Song Contest our television lost the signal and the set went blank – once, mercifully, during…

The BBC’s obsession with youth

14 May 2022 9:00 am

At long last the state of Oregon has got around to installing tampon machines in the male lavatories of its…

Will Putin go nuclear?

7 May 2022 9:00 am

A ghastly tragedy Ukraine may well be, but it is coming to the rescue of a number of British Conservative…

The quiet dignity of Angela Rayner

30 April 2022 9:00 am

In those gentle days before internet pornography there was a book you could buy which listed the precise moment in…

Humour, sweetness and sincerity: Father John Misty's Chloë and the Next Twentieth Century reviewed

23 April 2022 9:00 am

 Grade: A– In which Josh Tillman reimagines the whole back catalogue of 20th-century American pop music (except for rock), tilting…

My phone call with God

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Got slightly wrecked over the bank holiday weekend and had hoped to kind of glide through the early part of…

Durham’s maths problem

16 April 2022 9:00 am

More exciting news arrives from Britain’s dimmest university, Durham, which is embarking on a programme to ‘decolonise’ mathematics. About time.…

Can I convert you to my opinion?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I see that on the issue of gay conversion therapy, the Prime Minister has been floating around all over the…

I’m taking in a Ukrainian

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Delighted though we all are that Benedict Cumberbatch has decided to allow a Ukrainian family to live in one of…

No one should be doing indie rock at 43: Band of Horses's Things Are Great reviewed

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Grade: B That thing, ‘indie rock’, is so well played and produced these days, so pristine and flawless, that it…

What schools should be teaching

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The state of Florida recently passed a piece of legislation making it illegal for teachers to hold discussions with pupils…

See this Russian hip hop star before they arrest him: Oxxxymiron's Beauty & Ugliness reviewed

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: A+ I was going to review hyperpop chanteuse Charli XCX’s album this week, but it was such boring, meretricious,…

The invasion of Ukraine has exposed the West’s impotence

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s invasion has exposed the West’s impotence

Fabulously boring: Weather Station's How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: C– Anyone remember that TV advert for Canada from the 1980s – a succession of colourful images, including a…

Is global warming really more dangerous than Putin’s nuclear threats?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Having just dusted down my Geiger counter and argued with the family about whether or not there is room for…

Too neat but it has hooks aplenty: Avril Lavigne's Love Sux reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: B Yay, life just gets better and better. World War Three and now this. More petulant popcorn pre-school punk…

Has Putin saved Boris?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

It was with some relief that I heard that Labour’s Diane Abbott was opposed to the Russian invasion of Croatia,…

In defence of Shakespeare

26 February 2022 9:00 am

My most important new year’s resolution was cast aside this week. I had vowed that in 2022 I would eschew…

We blew our chance to befriend Putin

19 February 2022 9:00 am

You have the advantage over me. It may be that you are reading this now in your makeshift fallout shelter,…