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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Business
16 February 2004
About the only line that wasn't shocking in the reports of how Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's foremost nuclear scientist...
Politics
02 February 2004
If Lord Hutton's inquiry has achieved nothing else, it has shown that the BBC took Tony Blair's opponents to war on a...
Politics
12 January 2004
Steven Spielberg's Minority Report, one of the hit films of 2002, starred Tom Cruise as a detective in the Washington,...
Society
01 December 2003
Unless there are concessions from the top brass of London's Metropolitan Police, the following scene will occur at some...
Books
17 November 2003
To judge from the bookshops, a resurgent American left is inspiring the world. Michael Moore's Stupid White Men was not...
UK Politics
27 October 2003
Editors who chose to lead national news bulletins the other day with the story of a small train accident in Camden,...
International Politics
13 October 2003
Officially, the reasons why Craig Murray, Her Majesty's ambassador to Uzbekistan, is lying in a London hospital are a...
UK Politics
29 September 2003
The government's struggle to regain the affection of Labour supporters has begun. Discontent won't be bought off by...
Politics
08 September 2003
The worst fate for a satirist is to be taken at face value. In 1958, Michael Young, one of the authors of the 1945...
Politics
25 August 2003
Alastair Campbell is so much the creation of hostile journalists that it's tempting to put his name in inverted commas...
UK Politics
11 August 2003
At the time of going to press, it was not possible to say if the destruction of the Yarl's Wood detention centre was...
Politics
21 July 2003
As with Voltaire's Holy Roman Empire, the Socialist Workers Party negates the meaning of every word in its title. It...
UK Politics
07 July 2003
Historians may look back on the new Labour government of 1997-2009 (shall we say?) and wonder how it filled its days....
Environment
02 June 2003
In the great 1970s sitcom Rising Damp, the late Leonard Rossiter played Rigsby, the miserable owner of a boarding house...
Politics
19 May 2003
By the end of the summer one of the most hubristic attempts at mass surveillance ever seen in this country will either...

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