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.

Music Review

God, it’s slight: Lindsey Buckingham’s new album reviewed

You yearn for a little grit in these pallid oyster

By Rod Liddle

Music Review

Donda is repetitive, spiritless, god-bothering music

There are one or two moments worth savoring but most of the time the music is stuck in the dullest monotone frequency

By Rod Liddle

International

The Nobel truth

Abiy Ahmed has not entirely acted with the benevolence one might expect from a peace prize winner

By Rod Liddle

Europe

The neocolonialist legacy of Tony Blair

Blair’s view of the world was that of a simpleton, yet it persists among neoliberals to this day

By Rod Liddle

Music Review

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever is hugely unmemorable

Where there is melody the album too often drifts into nothingness

By Rod Liddle

Education

Read Ray Bradbury before he’s canceled

Frankly, it’s a wonder we are allowed to read him at all

By Rod Liddle

Science & Tech

Big Tech is turning into Big Brother

We need to start fining the companies that censor free speech

By Rod Liddle

Europe

My plan for Belarus

We have become too comfortable to do anything but appease and appease

By Rod Liddle

Music

Tom Jones is as nuanced a vocalist as Ian Paisley

His first original record in two decades teeters between the mildly interesting and hugely annoying

By Rod Liddle

Business

Moneyball: soccer’s billionaires will always win

The paying fans haven’t mattered a jot since the formation of the Premier League in 1992

By Rod Liddle

Music Review

Demi Lovato makes Taylor Swift resemble Dostoevsky

The tunes on her latest album recall kindergarten, the lyrics a counseling session convened by an imbecile

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Why Brits find Meghan so repulsive

Any resentment towards Meghan in the UK was not because of her race, but because she is American

By Rod Liddle

Music

Yes man: Rick Wakeman on punk and prog

‘People choose the advice that suits them, including the politicians’

By Rod Liddle

Education

Facts are now history

Even the Taliban were less stupid than the San Francisco Board of Education

By Rod Liddle

Science & Tech

The Big Tech bullies

Control who gets to speak, and you control the entire political debate

By Rod Liddle

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