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.

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Why don’t the French bomb Belgium?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I am always open to spiritual guidance from any quarter, all the more so if that guidance is of practical…

British Olympic Association chairman Lord Sebastian Coe, Chef de Mission Mike Hay of Great Britain and Chief Executive Officer of the British Olympic Association Bill Sweeney attend a press conference ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo: Getty)

It’s not just the Russians – there is no morality in top-level sport

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Why do transgendered people need separate toilets? I thought, according to the prevalent orthodoxy, that the new gender they had…


The ME lobby is just a symptom of our stupidity about mental illness

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Do you ever wake up worried that you have tiny fibres growing beneath your skin, all along your spinal column?…

Common ground: Jeremy Corbyn and Martin Amis (Photo: Getty)

The hatred that Martin Amis and Jeremy Corbyn have in common

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Everyone loves an underdog. It doesn’t matter how incompetent they might be — indeed, incompetence works in their favour. You…

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On migration, my adversary Simon Schama doesn’t even have an argument

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Sooner or later, in this trade, one runs out of television historians to antagonise. I am doggedly working my way…

The Great British Bake Off  winner Nadiya

What the Great British Bake Off really says about Britain

17 October 2015 8:00 am

There was an interesting news item on the television the other day. A transgendered chap was hoping to become the…

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Spittle is the only thing Labour has left

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have started salivating excessively at night. I wake each morning in a pillowed swamp of my own effluvium, a…

The home of Unicorn Poop ­ Cereal Killer Café (Photo: PA Images)

Class War are fatuous idiots, but at least they hate some of the right people

3 October 2015 9:00 am

I was unable to join the violent protests held by Class War at the Cereal Killer Café in London last…


You won't believe this story about my friend, Jeremy Corbyn and the owl

26 September 2015 8:00 am

A friend of mine once watched Jeremy Corbyn try to rape an owl. This was the early to mid-1980s. The…

sick woman at the underground station

How could the BBC allow Last Night of the Proms to be hijacked by worthy banalities?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

How should we deal with people who sneeze in public places? Stephen Jackson, aged 49, has found himself in court…


A lesbian couple, a sperm bank and a legal battle for our times

12 September 2015 9:00 am

What is tougher for a kid? To be born black in a predominantly white neighbourhood, or to be born to…

Keyboard with hot key for vote

Pig-ignorant click activists are in charge now. Jeremy Corbyn’s success proves it

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Daily they drop into my email account — alongside the more obviously useful stuff about how I might elongate my penis…

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I’m utterly sickened by this story of a man trying to talk to a woman on a train

29 August 2015 9:00 am

What can we as a society do about the relentless harassment of women by terrifying men? Menacing men, threatening men,…

Edward Heath playing the piano to the amusement of Kermit the Frog and Paddington Bear (Photo: Evening Standard/Getty)

Who would have thought that about Ted Heath? Well…

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In another blow for freedom and the protection of the vulnerable, Conservative MP Mark Spencer has suggested that anti-terror legislation…

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The story of the BBC

8 August 2015 9:00 am

The BBC was created out of the ether in 1922. Its first director general, Lord Reith, inhabited a cupboard some…


Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2016 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the…

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Tim Farron, an evangelical Christian, is the victim of a secular inquisition

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I wonder who will win the battle for Tim Farron’s soul — the Guardianistas or God? This is assuming that…


I’m off to join Islamic State. See ya, kafirs!

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I am getting heartily sick of being subjected to low-level racist and Islamophobic abuse whenever I go out wearing my…

The Holstentor

Grexit's a good start, but can we also kick out France, Spain and Portugal too?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

I think it is time to put into effect my plan for the re-shaping of the European Union. A somewhat…

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Sorry, but you can’t take the Islam out of Islamic State

4 July 2015 9:00 am

At last, British politicians have been galvanised into action by the appalling events last weekend in the Tunisian resort of…

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Roger Mosey and the questions you don’t ask at the BBC

27 June 2015 9:00 am

There was a remarkable scene in one BBC Today programme morning meeting in about 1995, as all the producers gathered…

London suicide bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, relays a message before claiming the lives of six people and injuring 120 in the Edgware Road Circle Line attack (Photo: Getty)

Suicide bombing seems to have become a new Yorkshire tradition

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Where would you rather live, Dewsbury or Bradford? I ask because it seems that there are probably some good property…

Jon Snow, one of the many luminaries posing with a tampon. Stephen Fry will, doubtless, be next

Rod Liddle: why I’m supporting the #JustaTampon campaign

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I have spent the last few days posing with a tampon as part of an international campaign to demystify the…

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Football’s elite deserve the foulness of Fifa

6 June 2015 9:00 am

My favourite moment in the crisis engulfing football’s governing body, Fifa, came with the intervention of a man called Manuel…

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My new plan: let’s pay people benefits for not moving here

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Yet another exciting discovery from the world of Islamic science. As you are probably aware, Islamic culture has always paid…