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
05 March 2001
On the sharp, bright morning of 26 February, Tony Blair went to Pentonville jail. The ineptitude of the police and...
Politics
19 February 2001
When the Dimbleby family next exercises its ancient manorial right and announces the result of the general election,...
Politics
22 January 2001
The contest for the title "The World's Worst Corporation" is stiff, and different judges will take different views of...
Politics
08 January 2001
Alan Wilson, the chief executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority, cuts a nervous figure. The jump from...
Politics
18 December 2000
The great conflict of the 19th century was between those who could vote and those who could not. All adults had won the...
Politics
04 December 2000
The "thank you for voting Labour" posters currently smiling down on bleak high streets are poll numbers solidified into...
Politics
20 November 2000
On 27 January 2001, the 56th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Home Office says that a royal personage (...
Politics
06 November 2000
In Henry VI, Part Two, Shakespeare shows Jack Cade's peasant army gathering on Blackheath to march on London. Cade...
Politics
23 October 2000
I doubt if one person in 100,000 has heard of the New Politics Network. The all but unrecognisable remnant of the once...
Politics
09 October 2000
At about six o'clock on Saturday 22 October 1966, George Blake, allegedly the most dangerous double-agent in the...
Politics
25 September 2000
Imagine you are a prison officer. It is your birthday and, in the early evening, you invite a few friends and family to...
Society
21 August 2000
Last year, Matthew Taylor, a former assistant general secretary of the Labour Party, wrote of his part in compiling the...
Books
07 August 2000
Frank Prochaska's history of British republicanism begins with a servile "by gracious permission of Her Majesty the...
Books
31 July 2000
To describe All the King's Men as "a great political novel" is as condescending as calling Moby Dick "a great fishing...
Politics
24 July 2000
Cambridge has inspired a superfluity of similes, but, to the best of my knowledge, no one praising the charms of its...

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