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.

Europe

On milkshakes

The milkshake business has become a bit of a thing for bedraggled losers on the left

By Rod Liddle

Faith

We condemned the ideology behind Christchurch. Why didn’t we do the same after Sri Lanka?

You cannot quite separate Islam from the horrors carried out in its name, no matter how well intentioned you may be

By Rod Liddle

Women’s sports may one day soon consist entirely of men

The only piece of research done on transgender women competing in women’s sports had a sample size of eight people

By Rod Liddle

Europe

Theresa May’s Brexit deal proves one thing: the establishment always wins

What we voted for does not matter, because they will not let it happen

By Rod Liddle

Home

In New Hampshire, smoking saved my life

A close encounter with a hunter’s bullet

By Rod Liddle

Politics

The truth is we prefer to lie

We will never know the truth of the Kavanaugh case unless one of the two principal actors ’fesses up — and even then I wouldn’t be too sure

By Rod Liddle

Art

It’s not just the moon landings. Everywhere, the PC brigade is rewriting history

I remember the moon landing very well. I was nine years old. I can remember too my sense of outrage and disillusion. ‘This is a blatant violation of the moon’s dignity and sovereignty,’ I told my parents, as the astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong attempted to secure the US flag to the lunar surface. […]

By Rod Liddle

And I think to myself, not a wonderful world…

Two liberals were murdered by Islamists while on a journey to prove how peaceful human beings are

By Rod Liddle

Europe

The more extreme the left’s screeches, the greater the populist surge

If the Democratic Party are wondering why they’re losing young white men, they need look no further than Sweden.

By Rod Liddle

Art

Ignore Lily Allen’s sub-adolescent politics – her new album is brilliant

She’s a master of light summery pop songs.

By Rod Liddle

Politics

There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

It may be that we’ve had all we can take, especially when these outlets are suffused with such self-importance.

By Rod Liddle

Art

Vince Staples is Christian, yet it’s hard to imagine Jesus singing along to GTFOMD

Grade: B+ Another ex-Long Beach crip replanted in pleasant Orange County via the conduit of very large amounts of record company money and thus now able to draw on his time as a gangsta, while telling us all it was a very naughty thing to have done. The difference between Staples and much of the […]

By Rod Liddle

Sorry folks, the populist revolution has just begun

Why aren’t British children called Roger any more? I wondered this when reading about the sad death of the English athlete Sir Roger Bannister. Coincidentally, the evening before, my young daughter had been watching The Great Escape and most of the Englishmen in it seemed to be called Roger. The only time you hear the […]

By Rod Liddle

Divorce is a disaster. Don’t let’s make it easier

Let’s not ignore the facts simply because they don’t give us the non-judgmental freedom we crave

By Rod Liddle

OK, I admit it, Donald Trump is an idiot. But he’s dead right about Unesco

I have been watching Donald Trump closely for more than a year and I have come to the considered opinion that he is a fucking idiot. Yes, this is a somewhat belated Damascene conversion: many of you arrived at this conclusion even long before I was whooping and hollering in paroxysms of pleasure at his […]

By Rod Liddle

more writers

Stay informed

Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.

Web-only content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator // Magazine content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator