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.

The corona curtain-twitchers are watching

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Welcome, then, to a country in which the police send drones to humiliate people taking a walk and dried pasta…

What a relief to no longer have to pretend to be sociable

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Hulking fat chavs pushing shopping trolleys full of lavatory paper back to their Nissan Micras. I can’t think of a…

Britain has its first punk-rock government

14 March 2020 9:00 am

The most surprising thing about the letter from Guardian and Observer journalists moaning about Suzanne Moore’s supposed ‘transphobia’ is that…

A guide to coronavirus hoarding

7 March 2020 9:00 am

We have now got past the absurd stage of glaring in a reproachful manner at Chinese people on the tube.…

The last great purveyors of a vanishing art form: Green Day’s Fathers of All... reviewed

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Grade: B+ It is an eternal mystery to me why Britain has never had much time for power pop, seeing…

In defence of Priti Patel

29 February 2020 9:00 am

We will rue the day we all decided bullying was a bad thing. The consequence is that the inept, the…

Grimes has talent – but not for writing songs: Miss Anthropocene reviewed

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Grade: B The old axiom no longer applies. In modern popular music, it is possible not only to gild a…

The blindness of cultural Marxism

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Words we are not allowed to use any more now include ‘cultural Marxism’. Suella Braverman, now the Attorney General, used…

The rancid meanderings of a long-spent wankpuffin: Justin Bieber’s Changes reviewed

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Grade: D– For my first review of popular music releases in 2020 I thought I’d deposit this large vat of…

The last working-class people in the Labour party

15 February 2020 9:00 am

A couple of people in the Hornsey and Wood Green Labour party have come up with a fascinating suggestion —…

Wanting to kill us all is madness, not religion

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Sudesh Amman was singularly unsuccessful in his wish to kill kafirs, as he put it, and thereby find himself surrounded…

How it all went right: The great Brexit wound has almost healed

1 February 2020 9:00 am

The great Brexit divide seems to have mended since the election

A last chance to save the BBC

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Whoever becomes the next director-general of the BBC should take a close look at last week’s Question Time. It came…

We want one thing from our royals: patriotism

18 January 2020 9:00 am

There is a fascinating social media group which I think we should all join. It is called ‘DeMOCKracy — 2019…

World war three? No, this was about Trump’s second term

11 January 2020 9:00 am

If this is the start of the third world war, as some quivering liberal commentators seem to believe, then my…

What’s your worst Christmas song?

25 December 2019 8:34 am

Just to sour the festive mood a little, I thought I’d ask what are your least favourite Christmas songs and…

Diane Abbott to Donald Trump: Christmas messages from the great and the good

25 December 2019 1:10 am

Diane Abbott I spent the entire day searching for those familiar traditional Christmas delicacies which all kids adore – but…

Caroline Flint could have beaten Boris

21 December 2019 9:00 am

There were not many moments of gloom on election night. I spent most of it, so far as I can…

I’ll take Russian democracy over ours

14 December 2019 9:00 am

Staraya Russa. About two thirds of the way from Moscow to St Petersburg, in the historic Novgorod Oblast, once the…

Who are we kidding – of course terror is a political issue

7 December 2019 9:00 am

It was pleasing to see that old clip of Gerry Adams endorsing Jeremy Corbyn re-emerge, just before the acts of…

I’ve found the country’s last Lib Dem voter

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In Gerrards Cross, in the rain, dusk falling, attempting to gauge the political mood of the town through the pristine…

Get ready for the Great Lammy Firewall

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Many of you will be waiting, with much excitement, for the Great Lammy Firewall, which will be introduced by our…

My charter of fundamental rights

16 November 2019 9:00 am

I was chatting to a young medical student, a very bright chap from West Africa, who was nonetheless perplexed by…

Beware the wokeplace romance

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I wonder if we are beginning to see the end of assortative mating. For a long while now we have…

Woke slogans welded to incompetent grunge: Neil Young’s Colorado reviewed

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Grade: B- Horribly woke boilerplate slogans welded inexpertly to the usual incompetent Crazy Horse grunge. Young and his pick-up band…