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.

Good news – now everyone can be a victim

20 October 2018 9:00 am

We are terribly remiss in our coverage of women’s sport in The Spectator, so I thought I would try to…

Laudably perverse – maybe album of the year: Cypress Hill’s Elephants on Acid reviewed

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Grade: A+ Easily album title of the year, maybe album of the year. A true bravura offering from these supposedly…

Critics hated Julie Burchill’s Brexit play. What does that say about them?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

There is a new book out about the sun — the bright thing in the sky, not the newspaper. It…

What’s not to like about Christine and the Queens? Her music

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Grade: B– Ooh goody — a parade to rain on! You wouldn’t believe the hyperbole expended by the rock critics…

The truth is we prefer to lie

6 October 2018 9:00 am

There are no necessary truths any more. Everything is contingent. And those contingencies are the consequence not of what happens…

Rod Liddle: In defence of marriage

29 September 2018 9:00 am

I took part in a debate organised by the Times this week about reform of our divorce laws. Well, I…

Claire Foy accepts the best actress Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. Photo: Getty

Men and women are born equal but different. Deal with it

22 September 2018 9:00 am

I was delighted to see Claire Foy win an Emmy award for her portrayal of the Queen in the fine…

Is it possible to draw Serena Williams without being racist?

15 September 2018 9:00 am

I have spent the morning trying to draw a cartoon of a black person without it being racist. It’s bloody…

It’s not just the moon landings. Everywhere, the PC brigade is rewriting history

8 September 2018 9:00 am

I remember the moon landing very well. I was nine years old. I can remember too my sense of outrage…

The people vs Brexit: a very elite insurgency

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The very best impressionists do not simply mimic the mannerisms, speech patterns and facial expressions of their targets — they…

Pretentious jowly mumrock: Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night III reviewed

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Grade: C+ Mumrock. A lucrative genre, dating from the beginning of the 1970s, when Mums suddenly wanted something a little…

And I think to myself, not a wonderful world…

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The story of Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan is an interesting one, I think, for what it tells us about…

Teenage Fanclub reissues

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Still got your record player? Dig it out. The crunchier the music, the better it sounds on vinyl: a broader…

Jeremy Corbyn is either deeply sinister – or a total idiot

18 August 2018 9:00 am

The crowd were singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ again, at a festival in Cornwall, the words appended to a riff by…

Why Boris is wrong about burkas

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Were you aware that men who transition into women can suffer period pains, despite not having a uterus? Oh, they…

Bigots of the world, unite!

4 August 2018 9:00 am

If Jews would get out of Israel and also stop drinking the blood of gentile children, perhaps the rest of…

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The latest exciting news is that it may very soon be possible for surgeons to perform uterine transplants, so endowing…

Real football fans don’t care about race

21 July 2018 9:00 am

It’s middle-class commentators – not supporters – who seem obsessed with the number of black players There were altogether too many darkies in England’s World Cup…

This is Brexit in name only to keep the plebs happy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

My wife has decided she likes Dominic Raab, the latest poor sap to be despatched from a hamstrung, spasticated government…

I’m off to Woman Fest (I’ll be self-identifying for the day)

7 July 2018 9:00 am

At last I have found a summer festival I can attend in good faith without the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn…

Ignore Lily Allen’s sub-adolescent politics – her new album is brilliant

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Grade: B+ Here we go again, then, I thought — another gobbet of self-referential, breast-beating respec’ me bro sputum against…

There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Anxious to find out what food they served at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, I clicked on the…

The VAR room in Moscow (Photo: Getty)

‘Virtual referees’ are turning the World Cup into a farce

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Flies, millions of them, vast swarms of them, spawned in the filthy Volga river: mutant flies, probably. Gathering in clouds…

The best album of the year so far, by some margin

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Grade: A+ While the young bands plunder the 1980s for every last gobbet of tinny synth and hi-hat, the singer-songwriters…

What kills migrants on boats? The left’s good intentions

16 June 2018 9:00 am

I have been scouring the internet trying to find a right-wing festival to take the family to this summer. I…