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.

Politics

Did I miss the coup?

There was to be a worldwide media blackout after which Donald Trump — for it is he — would announce to the world that he was still in control

By Rod Liddle

Education

This has been the year of epic derangement

When the public is absent, corporate wokeism faces no corrective from the real world

By Rod Liddle

Europe

In defense of the booing Millwall fans

Taking a knee signals support for a foul organization, not for racial equality

By Rod Liddle

Europe

The march of the fascist mushrooms

The more absurd woke overreach becomes, the bigger the kickback at the polls

By Rod Liddle

Politics

Voters have lost their nerve

This is the first election where the liberal left has won by pure bullying

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Britain clambers aboard the BLM bandwagon

The public does not buy into the notion that there is ‘structural’ racism in the UK. There isn’t

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Time for me to be more assertive

I thought Boris Johnson was crap long before Toby Young and Fraser Nelson did

By Rod Liddle

Books

J.K. Rowling’s fundamental mistake

As the protests grew, Rowling decided — long after the series was finished — that maybe Hermione was black

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Falsehoods are running amok

We have been lied to too often

By Rod Liddle

Why I will wear a face mask

This is where the crux of the COVID debate rests: the individual vs society

By Rod Liddle

Art

Neil Young keeps mining his past

Not the legend’s best work

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Britain’s government can’t handle COVID or Black Lives Matter, either

There has been flip-flopping on policy almost every day of the week

By Rod Liddle

In defense of the lockdown

If you think we are right to abandon or dilute lockdown now, then you should not have been in favor of it in the first place

By Rod Liddle

Books

The politics of bookshelves

You can’t say that, you can’t read that, you can’t think that — a mantra which closes down discussion

By Rod Liddle

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Corona Derangement Syndrome

The virus has driven everyone mad

By Rod Liddle

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