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.

Kevin Spacey is a nasty piece of work but is it right to expunge him from history?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

There are many wonderful scenes in the film version of David Mamet’s play Glengarry Glen Ross, but my favourite comes…

She is a severely limited songwriter – and singer: Taylor Swift’s Reputation reviewed

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Grade: D+ I was suckered in by the brio of Taylor Swift’s first big single, ‘Love Story’, despite the clunking…

When the liberal media omit a crucial fact, it’s always worth dwelling on

11 November 2017 9:00 am

News programmes are as interesting, these days, for what they don’t tell you as for what they do. So, the…

It’s not victim shaming to suggest there might be two sides to every story

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Somewhere towards the end of the 1980s I was suddenly promoted three grades upwards in my job at the BBC;…

Oh dear Jesus… Liam Gallagher’s As You Were reviewed

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Grade: C+ There was a certain thrill to be had from that first Oasis album, Definitely Maybe. Liam’s yob howl…

The kids aren’t all right

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Our histrionic parenting is making today’s young people mad, unhappy and fat

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St Vincent: Masseduction

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Grade: A The old Tulsa sound was a rather agreeable low-key, shuffling, blues-inflected rockabilly — primarily J.J. Cale and Leon…

That idiot Trump has got one thing right

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I have been watching Donald Trump closely for more than a year and I have come to the considered opinion…

Blame the grown-ups for the safe-space tribe

14 October 2017 9:00 am

A car driver ploughs into a bunch of people outside the Natural History Museum in London and lefties are furious…

The shootings prove…

7 October 2017 9:00 am

It is terribly important whenever an atrocity occurs to scour the internet for information — however specious — that proves…

The dwarves of death who control your TV

30 September 2017 9:00 am

My own fault, I suppose, for turning on the television. Not an action I undertake very regularly these days, because…

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Grade: B+ Number one. Everywhere, just about. You have to say that the man has a certain sureness of touch.…

Poor old Ron and Pen, just trying to help

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Here’s the problem. An Asian bloke gets on to the Tube holding a bulging Lidl bag with wires sticking out…

An orchestrated race storm

16 September 2017 9:00 am

A fascinating story has emerged from a north-western leftie quadrant of the United States: the sacking of British conductor Matthew…

The National: Sleep Well Beast

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Grade: A– There are plenty of websites where fans try to discern, without any success, what in the name of…

Why English footballers are so useless

9 September 2017 9:00 am

It is late in the evening. You’re in a bar. You’ve had quite a bit to drink but you are…

Thanks to Diana, the royals are done for

31 August 2017 1:00 pm

We are approaching an important royal anniversary, which I trust will be marked with a display of the appropriate reverence…

Arcade Fire: Everything Now

26 August 2017 9:00 am

Grade: D+ Well, this is truly awful. Perhaps the worst album by a major band since Mardi Gras by Creedence…

On the up: Saltburn-by-the-Sea’s funicular railway

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

26 August 2017 9:00 am

When towns are on the up, there is a brief period when they inhabit what I would call the Goldilocks…

We’re losing the cat-and-mouse terror game

26 August 2017 9:00 am

I wonder how Mohammad Khan is getting on in his legal action against Virgin Atlantic. Mo — a Muslim, the…

The hormone that makes you a liberal halfwit

19 August 2017 9:00 am

People who feel unkindly disposed towards economic migrants are chemically imbalanced, according to a study from the University of Bonn.…

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England Lost/Gotta Get A Grip

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Two songs in which Sir Michael informs us that he is distressed by both Brexit and Donald Trump. Released with,…

Football wants the ‘somewheres’ to get lost

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Some years ago, when Millwall played West Ham United, the Millwall fans sang the following song (to the tune of…

If Brexit is dying, what about democracy?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Never meet your enemies — you might like them, and that ruins stuff. I had dinner with the former Archbishop…

My fears about the new ‘extremism commission’

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi was once invited to speak in this country — and the row which developed…