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.

Why are businesses like Center Parcs so terrified of a small minority?

24 February 2018 9:00 am

I am boycotting Center Parcs. Admittedly, this is not going to have an enormous impact upon my life. It’s a…

Franz Ferdinand take disco and make it rather glorious: Always Ascending reviewed

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Grade: A Yay, people with a modicum of wit. They come along so very rarely these days. A decade on…

There’s a reason women sell roof tiles in hotpants

17 February 2018 9:00 am

I would rather watch flies buzzing around a light bulb for two hours than Formula 1. At least the flies…

Why do sweet, tender young lefties like MGMT love the decade of Reagan and Bush Snr?

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Grade: B Horrific memory, flooding back, halfway through the track ‘TSLAMP’ (Time Spent Looking at My Phone). It was the…

Sometimes men deserve to be paid more

10 February 2018 9:00 am

It is 100 years since women got the vote and I have been joining in the celebrations, on public transport…

Rod Liddle finds his inner SJW listening to Justin Timberlake

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Grade: B– Hey, here comes Justin, the ‘President of Pop’ and ‘one of the greatest all-around entertainers in the history…

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Stop trying to make football perfect: it’s the errors that make it fun

3 February 2018 9:00 am

They’ve got this new thing in football. It’s called the Video Assistant Referee and it is designed to make the…

Women come last in Labour’s deranged victim hierarchy

27 January 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if we are about to see a mass resignation of women from Labour, furious at the party’s collapse…

R&B landfill: Craig David’s The Time is Now reviewed

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Grade: D– You’re in a minicab, on the way home from some bash that was considerably less pleasing than you…

Women’s pay could bankrupt the BBC

20 January 2018 9:00 am

I hope you are enjoying the BBC drama series Hard Sun. It is described as pre-apocalyptic science fiction, set in…

Your Twitter history will always haunt you – if you’re on the right

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once asked Michael Gove, when he had just been appointed Education Secretary, if he would mind awfully appointing me…

And now for Graham Norton’s next guest… Adolf Hitler!

16 December 2017 9:00 am

Having thoroughly enjoyed Graham Norton’s recent forensic cross-examination of Hillary Clinton on BBC1, I’m thrilled that the corporation intends to…

St Vincent’s Massediction is my album of year (in that I don’t actually hate it yet)

16 December 2017 9:00 am

This has not been an appalling year for pop music — it was better than 1984, for example, and 1961.…

If Damian Green lied about looking at porn, I don’t blame him one bit

9 December 2017 9:00 am

I first viewed pornography at the age of 12, when a school friend showed me a magazine called, I think,…

Raising awareness for enraged ‘victims’ always ends in lunacy

2 December 2017 9:00 am

The deaf are beginning to annoy me. They seem, paradoxically, more voluble than the blind. Perhaps this is because, understandably,…

Why does James Purnell think radio needs to be ‘reinvented’?

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Grade: A A dimbo pop reviewer for one of our national newspapers suggested that on this album, her ninth, Björk…

Divorce destroys society. Don’t let’s make it easier

25 November 2017 9:00 am

I went to Relate once, the counselling service formerly known as the National Marriage Guidance Council. I wasn’t married at…

Like a Melanie Phillips column set to bad music: Morrissey’s Low in High School reviewed

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Grade: B- It is truly painful to criticise someone who greatly enrages the Guardian and the leftie music press, and…

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

St Vincent (image: Getty)

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…