Nick Cohen is an author, columnist and signatory of the Euston Manifesto. As well as writing for the New Statesman he contributes to the Observer and other publications including the New Humanist. His books include Pretty Straight Guys – a history of Britain under Tony Blair.

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International Politics
23 May 2005
In 1970 opinion polls showed that only 19 per cent of the population favoured joining what was then the Common Market....
Politics
09 May 2005
10.02pm Nothing illustrates the willingness of the media to fill space rather than report news better than exit polls....
Politics
25 April 2005
I went the other day to London Metropolitan University, the former North London Polytechnic, about a mile north of...
Religion
11 April 2005
Traditional institutions with nowhere to go but down often have two phases of decline. When they first realise that the...
UK Politics
21 March 2005
To say that Britain is a class-ridden country dominated by hereditary elites is to invite incredulity or ridicule. No...
World Affairs
28 February 2005
It's rare for a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers to raise a moral issue that disconcerts...
Politics
14 February 2005
The Radio 4 Today programme of 7 February ran with what had been the lead political story in the Mail stable for days....
Politics
31 January 2005
A couple of weeks ago Evan Harris, a Liberal Democrat MP who has been a diligent defender of civil liberties, and Lord...
Human Rights
17 January 2005
Ever since my mother discovered the connection between citrus fruit and oppression in the early 1970s, I have had a...
Society
01 January 2005
In the Christmas issue of the New Statesman, we (or more precisely, I) accused Lord (Charles) Powell, the former...
UK Politics
01 January 2005
Everyone agrees that it won't be worth staying up for the election results of May 2005. You can get a decent night's...
UK Politics
13 December 2004
In Very Good, Jeeves, Bertie Wooster's behaviour is so odd that his Aunt Dahlia has no choice but to suspect him of...
Human Rights
29 November 2004
Every now and again, practice lives up to theory. Although there's yet to be an example of a supporter of free speech...
Human Rights
15 November 2004
The British "fathers' rights" movement is a desperate, grass-roots campaign undertaken by bitter men on the fringes of...
UK Politics
01 November 2004
The British anti-war movement is falling apart, but for a reason that the most cynical observer of the left in the 20th...

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