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
10 July 2000
Almost exactly a year ago, Operation Stealer, acclaimed as "the most successful drugs bust in British criminal history...
Politics
26 June 2000
Journalists are meant to ask five questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? The most basic of these is: What? What's...
Politics
12 June 2000
The great local government scandal of the moment is running in Doncaster. Twenty-seven councillors and officials have...
Politics
22 May 2000
Paul Dacre, the editor of the Mail, lives in Malvern Terrace, Islington - a cul-de-sac that combines the convenience of...
Politics
08 May 2000
Dickens couldn't have invented a character so puffed up with pomp as His Eminence, Cardinal Irvine. The Lord High...
Politics
01 May 2000
When William Hague became Conservative leader in 1997, the last thing he wanted his party to get back to was basics. He...
Politics
17 April 2000
An Algerian calls from the Campsfield internment centre in Oxfordshire with a snippet of news from a brutal social...
Politics
03 April 2000
At the beginning of the Nineties, few groups were more marginal than the intellectuals of Demos and the poor of south-...
Books
20 March 2000
Left-wing friends with a training in Continental philosophy have warned me of the dangers of succumbing to the...
Politics
20 March 2000
No one who has had to live next to noisy neighbours can give the government anything but credit for getting tough with...
Politics
21 February 2000
"Terrorist" has become the bluster of propagandists. Unlike "burglar," or "murderer," no lexicographer, judge or...
Politics
07 February 2000
If it were not ridiculous to apply the adjective Shakespearian to a politician as unprepossessing as Alun Michael - a...
Politics
31 January 2000
A decadent frivolity in the national discourse allows flushed scribblers to compare the difficulties facing our quiet,...
Politics
24 January 2000
To Jack Straw, opponents of his removal of rights to trial by jury for about 18,000 citizens a year are "woolly-minded...
Politics
17 January 2000
In the last summer of a century whose few achievements included the fights against sexual and racial discrimination,...

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