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.

Diversity’s valued — unless it’s diversity of opinion

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The BBC has advised its journalists not to use the word ‘terror’ or ‘terrorist’ when some bloke blows himself up…

How to save the Tory party

8 June 2019 9:00 am

How do you feel about the standard of political debate in this country? I ask this question at the very…

Much as I admire Morrissey’s refusal to conform, I don’t much like his music

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Grade: B Rock stars who utter something a little gamey, something a tad right-wingish, are usually coerced by the lefties…

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…

On milkshakes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Should we make it illegal to study the social sciences? Imagine the amount of tendentious rubbish we could erase from…

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…

Are the ‘village idiots’ 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…

It made me want to go to sleep and never wake up: Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Grade: B– One of the things not to like about Vampire Weekend, other than their cloying preppiness, Ezra Koenig’s ingratiating…

Rape has become dangerously politicised

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…

Maybe the best thing this skag head’s ever done: Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres reviewed

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Grade: A Old skag head’s back, then — older (40 now!), probably none the wiser, still a very good songwriter.…

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…

Why conservatives can’t survive in government

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I had mixed feelings about the sacking of Roger Scruton from the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, following comments…

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…

A tease for #MeToo

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Titania McGrath is the alter ego of the schoolteacher Andrew Doyle. A perpetually enraged ‘activist, healer and radical intersectional poet’,…

Thick 12-year-olds listen to Ariana Granda, 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…

In what possible way was Nick Boles ever a Conservative?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Who is your favourite brave Remainer Conservative MP? Anna Soubry has to be near the top of the list, for…

On the subject of John Bercow

23 March 2019 9:00 am

You can buy the latest edition of Thomas Erskine May’s Parliamentary Practice for just over three hundred quid, but I…

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

16 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…

Brexit is now dead

13 March 2019 7:45 am

And that, my lovely friends, is it for Brexit. You kippers and ERGers who think we’ll leave with no deal,…

In defence of a liberal education

9 March 2019 9:00 am

A good decade or so ago I wrote a fairly vituperative article in response to a piece by the writer…

Magnificently incoherent: Royal Trux’s White Stuff reviewed

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Grade:A Royal Trux are back — kind of. Singer (if that’s what you want to call what she does) Jennifer…

Women’s sports may one day soon consist entirely of men

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Congratulations to Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood for sweeping all before them in the Connecticut girls’ high school track races…

The only way to avoid Ariana Grande’s drivel is to move to Iran

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Grade: D Among the many reasons for moving to Iran is this vapid, talentless, derivative, hyperbolically oversexed drivel aimed at…

The Independent Group can’t survive just on anti-Corbyn hatred

23 February 2019 9:00 am

I once came up against Mike Gapes in a fraternal game of five-a-side football played at the Elephant and Castle…

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My diversity targets for the BBC

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Terrible news for gay broadcasters —  the BBC has only one year to meet a diversity target which says that…