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.

Are you paying attention?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I have just posted a score of 1,625,000 on Bubbleshooter, my best yet. Bubbleshooter is a game where you fire…

What we learnt from Eurovision

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Twice during the Eurovision Song Contest our television lost the signal and the set went blank – once, mercifully, during…

The BBC’s obsession with youth

14 May 2022 9:00 am

At long last the state of Oregon has got around to installing tampon machines in the male lavatories of its…

Will Putin go nuclear?

7 May 2022 9:00 am

A ghastly tragedy Ukraine may well be, but it is coming to the rescue of a number of British Conservative…

The quiet dignity of Angela Rayner

30 April 2022 9:00 am

In those gentle days before internet pornography there was a book you could buy which listed the precise moment in…

Humour, sweetness and sincerity: Father John Misty's Chloë and the Next Twentieth Century reviewed

23 April 2022 9:00 am

 Grade: A– In which Josh Tillman reimagines the whole back catalogue of 20th-century American pop music (except for rock), tilting…

My phone call with God

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Got slightly wrecked over the bank holiday weekend and had hoped to kind of glide through the early part of…

Durham’s maths problem

16 April 2022 9:00 am

More exciting news arrives from Britain’s dimmest university, Durham, which is embarking on a programme to ‘decolonise’ mathematics. About time.…

Can I convert you to my opinion?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I see that on the issue of gay conversion therapy, the Prime Minister has been floating around all over the…

I’m taking in a Ukrainian

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Delighted though we all are that Benedict Cumberbatch has decided to allow a Ukrainian family to live in one of…

No one should be doing indie rock at 43: Band of Horses's Things Are Great reviewed

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Grade: B That thing, ‘indie rock’, is so well played and produced these days, so pristine and flawless, that it…

What schools should be teaching

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The state of Florida recently passed a piece of legislation making it illegal for teachers to hold discussions with pupils…

See this Russian hip hop star before they arrest him: Oxxxymiron's Beauty & Ugliness reviewed

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: A+ I was going to review hyperpop chanteuse Charli XCX’s album this week, but it was such boring, meretricious,…

The invasion of Ukraine has exposed the West’s impotence

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Putin’s invasion has exposed the West’s impotence

Fabulously boring: Weather Station's How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: C– Anyone remember that TV advert for Canada from the 1980s – a succession of colourful images, including a…

Is global warming really more dangerous than Putin’s nuclear threats?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Having just dusted down my Geiger counter and argued with the family about whether or not there is room for…

Too neat but it has hooks aplenty: Avril Lavigne's Love Sux reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Grade: B Yay, life just gets better and better. World War Three and now this. More petulant popcorn pre-school punk…

Has Putin saved Boris?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

It was with some relief that I heard that Labour’s Diane Abbott was opposed to the Russian invasion of Croatia,…

In defence of Shakespeare

26 February 2022 9:00 am

My most important new year’s resolution was cast aside this week. I had vowed that in 2022 I would eschew…

We blew our chance to befriend Putin

19 February 2022 9:00 am

You have the advantage over me. It may be that you are reading this now in your makeshift fallout shelter,…

Pretty astonishing: Black Country, New Road's Ants From Up There reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Grade: A+ It is not true, fellow boomers, that there is nothing new under the sun nor no good new…

Nicola Sturgeon’s last laugh

12 February 2022 9:00 am

I was delighted to discover that the University of Bristol has been advising students how to address those who identify…

Boris will never recover from partygate

5 February 2022 9:00 am

When a political party is hit by a crisis, the tendency these days is for both the politicians and their…

Has the whiff of Spinal Tap: Jethro Tull's The Zealot Gene reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Grade: C+   I bought the ‘seminal’ Jethro Tull double album Thick as a Brickfrom a secondhand shop when I…

The freedom to be wrong

29 January 2022 9:00 am

I must offer my support to Luke Main and Dr Joanna Brunker, who as a consequence of their fervent Christian…