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.

How Labour could lose

2 December 2023 9:00 am

The Establishment wins again

18 November 2023 9:00 am

Is this where world war three starts?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

  Daugavpils   You can tell quite a bit about a place by the number of national flags on display.…

What Hamas promised to its electorate

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Things you do not hear very often, number one: a pro-Palestinian protestor denouncing Hamas for the barbarity of its incursion…

Facebook’s not-so-secret police

21 October 2023 9:00 am

I was greatly tempted by Sam Leith’s suggestion in a column on The Spectator’s website this week that we should…

I stand with Israel

14 October 2023 9:00 am

I had a brief exchange of messages with a British Muslim bloke on social media who had asked me, very…

What ‘populist’ really means

7 October 2023 9:00 am

Two months ago, in these pages, I predicted that Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party would win the Slovakian elections and everybody…

The rise of the groupthink podcast

30 September 2023 9:00 am

A long tradition in the Liddle household on a Saturday morning is to read aloud sections from the Guardian Weekend…

Roisin Murphy: Hit Parade

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The inequality of sex

23 September 2023 9:00 am

As we all shroud ourselves in grief at being unable to watch Russell Brand any more on terrestrial television stations,…

Covid’s back. Don’t panic!

16 September 2023 9:00 am

How terrified should we be of the new Covid variant nicknamed (on Twitter) ‘Pirola’? Out of our wits? Or should…

Mildly pleasant 1980s hard rock: ‘Angry’, by the Rolling Stones, reviewed

16 September 2023 9:00 am

The new Rolling Stones single, supposedly their best in many a decade, is called ‘Angry’. And while on the surface…

Right-on Kew

9 September 2023 9:00 am

We must all hurry down to the Temperate House at Kew Gardens next month to enjoy Queer Nature After Hours,…

The best new album I’ve heard this year: Being Dead’s When Horses Would Run reviewed

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Grade: A– The point of a sudden, abrupt change in the time signature and instrumentation of a song is to…

It shouldn’t be a crime to sniff a goshawk

2 September 2023 9:00 am

I notice that the naturalist Chris Packham has been reported to the police for the ‘crime’ of sniffing a goshawk.…

What a joke

26 August 2023 9:00 am

The award for the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe was won by Lorna Rose Treen, with this: ‘I…

The great sociology con

19 August 2023 9:00 am

My default mood at the moment is bleak despair, although it can sometimes be triggered into nihilistic loathing, which I…

Why ‘affirmative action’ doesn’t work

12 August 2023 9:00 am

This week’s truism: all top-down attempts at leftie social engineering end up causing rather more misery and injustice than the…

You think British trains are bad? Try German ones

5 August 2023 9:00 am

I found Jean-Pierre standing at a half-open window gulping down lungfuls of stale Dutch air as our night train chuntered,…

The doctrine of intersectionality is a dud

29 July 2023 9:00 am

The almost complete absence of anything remotely resembling an intersection in the progressive doctrine of intersectionality poses a problem for…

The BBC’s biggest problem

22 July 2023 9:00 am

As I write this, the director-general of the BBC is being quizzed on the corporation’s future by people who were…

The BBC is self-destructing

15 July 2023 9:00 am

There are still 27 people left in the British Isles – at the time of writing – who are unaware…

The myth of intersectional politics

1 July 2023 9:00 am

A few years ago I mentioned the profusion of moaning women on BBC Radio 4, after a longish car journey…