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.

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…

Jay-Z: 4.44

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Grade: B – All criticism is pointless, I suppose, given the sheer magnitude of the Shawn Corey Carter machine —…

A vicious reaction to a very bad word

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Having a nigger in the woodpile and a skeleton in the closet are closely related problems, although subtly different. In…

Being anti-smoking damages your mental health

8 July 2017 9:00 am

I lit a cigarette in an open-air car park a couple of years ago as I was walking to the…

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Boy is she fat, and getting fatter. I realise this is something we’re not meant to mention when talking about…

The Corbyn coalition

1 July 2017 9:00 am

One of the most disappointing things about the general election for me was how few people must have read Nick…

If you’re not tired of London, you’re tired of life

24 June 2017 9:00 am

London, city of the damned. City of incendiary tower blocks, jihadi mentals trying to slit your throat, yokels from Somerset…

Peter Perrett: How The West Was Won

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Much though I loved it at the time, not a great deal of lasting worth came out of that fervid…

Where are the Tory hordes shrieking ‘lefty scum’?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The Conservative party lost the general election, even if they are still in power (at time of writing). It was…

Is enough enough? Then let’s start deporting

10 June 2017 9:00 am

I divide my time between two constituencies, the first a rock-solid Conservative seat in the south-east of England, the other…

Snoop Dogg: Neva Left

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The problem Calvin Broadus has is persuading the rest of us that he still a baaaad muthafucka. Snoop is now…

Should those poor kids have been there?

3 June 2017 9:00 am

My wife will not let our 11-year-old daughter take the dog for a walk around the large field adjoining our…