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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Politics
12 August 2002
In the early 1990s, during a crisis that everyone is now remembering, Dave Renton attended a meeting of the...
UK Politics
29 July 2002
In a featureless office block a few streets away from the London High Court, the competence and morality of the...
UK Politics
15 July 2002
The citizens of pre-revolutionary St Petersburg didn't mark themselves as holy fools when they said they needed an...
Politics
01 July 2002
Most of the slogans from the nativity of new Labour are rotting down in the compost bin of history. "Stakeholding" and...
Politics
20 May 2002
In January last year, Barbara Roche - now, thankfully, a forgotten politician - published an extraordinary report....
Politics
06 May 2002
The fifth anniversary of his accession to power is as good a time as any to ask: what is Tony Blair? His opponents on...
International Politics
22 April 2002
I have debated with members of the Institute of Directors a couple of times and, although we disagree on the basics -...
UK Politics
08 April 2002
"What a lot of garbage!" cried David Blunkett at criminologists who had asked him what he thought he was doing. "It's...
Law
18 March 2002
If you heard that the freedom of MPs to expose public crimes or private corruption was under assault, you would...
Politics
25 February 2002
There has been an edgy note in the voice of respectable opinion for a good month now. Men of moderate temperament are...
Politics
11 February 2002
This is the story of two men from the local press. The first, Don Hale, the former editor of the Matlock Mercury, could...
Politics
28 January 2002
Ministers can judge the success of the "war" against terrorism by consulting an unusually useful opinion poll. If the...
Politics
14 January 2002
The accusation is as predictable as late trains. You are arguing in a pub, or addressing a smaller audience on the wee-...
Society
17 December 2001
In our search for the New Statesman's Man of the Year, we have been guided, as so often before, by the work of...
Politics
03 December 2001
The citizens of banana republics can guess their masters' plans when soldiers in black leather storm the radio stations...

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