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.

Why do liberal lefties cling to these unlikely heroes such as Bercow?

12 February 2017 18:47

The BBC again. A profile of the speaker, John Bercow, for Radio Four. His  pet cat is called ‘Order’ –…

Watch: David Aaronovitch makes an utter fool of himself on Newsnight

11 February 2017 20:39

I thought you’d like to see this, in case you haven’t already. This is David Aaronovitch being made to look…

Shock horror! Many Europeans agree with Trump on Muslim immigration

8 February 2017 21:19

Well, now… would you just look at this. I’d read it here if I were you because I suspect it…

Protest and petition all you like. I won’t listen

4 February 2017 9:00

I think on balance I would prefer people to demonstrate their opposition to political developments — Brexit, the forthcoming state…

Harriet Harman’s indecent proposal 

29 January 2017 20:25

We have to talk about Harriet again, I’m afraid. Usually I get into trouble when I talk about Harriet. Ah…

The NHS is a vast, gaping, fathomless void

14 January 2017 10:00

The language of the left is a truly transformative grammar, so I suppose Noam Chomsky would heartily approve. There are…

Yup. The left’s problem is that it never ‘calls out’ bigotry

9 January 2017 13:29

What has the left been doing wrong? This is a question which has taxed many minds. But at last we…

‘Men against girls’ was a fitting description for Northampton Town’s 5-0 loss

8 January 2017 20:44

Welcome to 2017! And eight days in, it’s time for one of those apologies again. You know, the cringing acts…

My Ritz Crackers woe

20 December 2016 14:00

I ate some Ritz Crackers the other day, for the first time in more than 40 years, I would guess.…

We’re seeing the sad death of the once noble Labour party

13 December 2016 7:30

Sleaford wasn’t terribly good for Labour, was it? Nor indeed Richmond Park. Sleaford was never very Labour friendly – although,…

Join my campaign to demand a second US election

10 November 2016 10:35

Racists, homophobes and bigots decided the result of the US presidential election. Racists, homophobes and bigots are not democratic, and…

A Donald Trump presidency would be better for Britain

7 November 2016 16:00

If Trump wins, I wonder if the BBC will be as exultant as it was in 2008, when Obama won?…

We’re too busy vilifying Putin and Russia to notice our own misdeeds

22 October 2016 15:42

I have been wondering these last few weeks whether it would be cheaper to excavate a basement and buy a…

Theresa May is Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 12:18

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…

Shami Chakrabarti joins the ranks of lefty hypocrites

10 October 2016 15:46

Congratulations to Shami – sorry Baroness! – Chakrabarti for joining the exciting, ever-growing pantheon of ultra-left wing metropolitan Labour hypocrites.…

Why does Justin Welby want us to understand jihadis?

3 October 2016 11:36

Hallelujah, everybody. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been pontificating again. Justin Welby says we must try to understand radical Islam…

Labour is dying. Time to move on

27 September 2016 19:09

Still enveloped in their bubble of iridescent adolescent phlegm, the Labour Party now stands at 26 per cent in the…

George Galloway is terrific in this meticulous demolition of Tony Blair

11 September 2016 9:30

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

Hey Black Lives Matter UK: here’s some perspective on Glastonbury vs Notting Hill Carnival

1 September 2016 14:40

Here’s a thing. Shortly after my column for this week’s magazine appeared online, Black Lives Matter UK put out the…

Why don’t Black Lives Matter want to ban the Notting Hill Carnival?

31 August 2016 13:43

I do not get out very much these days, but the glorious weekend weather persuaded me that I should spend…

The Olympics proves it: we are not all equal

28 August 2016 11:53

An almost worldwide survey on penis length — the sort of thing I always read with a sense of trepidation…

Is there something that the BBC isn’t telling us about these Norwegians?

14 August 2016 10:31

A man has set fire to a train in Switzerland and stabbed lots of people. On the BBC News last…

If smarmy Owen Smith is the answer, Labour’s asking the wrong question

19 July 2016 19:03

Jesus H Christ. Is this what it comes down to? A smarmy post-Tribunite nonentity swathed in unrealistic ambition, versus Chauncey…

Why We Must Have A Second Referendum – Now!

11 July 2016 15:30

Still the furore whips around. Some remain monkey showed me a bunch of pie charts ‘proving’ that the vote was unsound.…

In praise of Nigel Farage

4 July 2016 18:34

Nigel Farage is the most important British politician of the last decade and the most successful. His resignation leaves a…