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Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and author of What’s Left and You Can’t Read This Book.

News International: will one more scandal be enough?

23 January 2011 12:47

At the start of the phone hacking scandal, I was sceptical that News International’s pursuers would get far. There is an omerta on Fleet Street. Reporters do not blab about… Continue reading

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Tunisia? Tunisia! Who would have thunked it!

21 January 2011 12:39

I’ve a piece in the Jewish Chronicle about how there was a great story in Tunisia that no one reported. As I say, ‘Every morning I read The Times, the… Continue reading

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The American Right’s Problem

15 January 2011 14:36

I never thought I would write this but Sarah Palin had a point when she said that she was a victim of a “blood libel”. The Left has gone wild… Continue reading

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‘Far-left’ and ‘far-right’: distinctions without differences

2 January 2011 12:07

In my Observer column today, I talk about the growing repression in Hungary and my dislike of the terms “far right” and “far left”. Look for divergences between them and… Continue reading

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Reformers for the Ancien Regime

30 December 2010 13:28

Over on Coffee House my colleague Dan Hodges notes that a large chunk of the Parliamentary Labour Party has come out against AV, and speculates that their stand will help… Continue reading

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Michael and Me

19 December 2010 10:43

I have had an email from someone called webguy @ michaelmoore.com – who may be the great propagandist himself or perhaps one of his "people" – saying that the US… Continue reading

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Michael Moore: Stupid White Man

18 December 2010 12:34

An elderly and very left wing friend told me a couple of years ago that he was delighted to be visiting Cuba for the first time. “Be careful,” I said,… Continue reading

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Lucky Sweden?

13 December 2010 9:10

A repulsive feature of contemporary left-wing thinking is its insistence that clerical fascists should dictate our foreign policy. After the 7/7 attacks on London, Robert Fisk lambasted Tony Blair for… Continue reading

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The Death of Gentlemanly Government

12 December 2010 15:19

It seems like only yesterday that conservative pundits were denouncing MPs for “destroying trust” with their fraudulent expense claims and writing books exposing New Labour deceitful spin with such stirring… Continue reading

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The Illiberal Democrats

7 December 2010 14:45

I would be taking high-mindedness too far if I were to say that the press is missing the real point of the Mike Hancock story. I cannot blame editors for… Continue reading

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The official indulgence of Islamism in East London

5 December 2010 16:43

Imagine that the British National Party controls a church and community centre in the East End of London. Imagine that it receives respectful visits from politicians, and grants from local… Continue reading

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Why the poor loathe the Coalition

1 December 2010 10:16

Conservative readers still don’t understand why the Coalition is hated in the poor areas of Britain. They would grasp the loathing better if they went back through the arguments they… Continue reading

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The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which

29 November 2010 10:39

All right-thinking people regard David Abraham, the chief executive of Channel 4, as being morally superior to Dawn Neesom, the editor of the Daily Star. By modern standards, Channel 4… Continue reading

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Labour’s problem with the media

26 November 2010 12:27

On the Today programme this morning an incredulous John Humprhys could not believe Ed Miliband’s suggestion that the “squeezed middle” consisted of people earning a bit above or a bit… Continue reading

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Political Correctness (Not Nearly Mad Enough)

25 November 2010 16:54

The decision of the United Nations last week to exclude gays from a special resolution condemning extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary executions did not receive the attention it deserved. The United… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg and the Jilted Bride

22 November 2010 23:52

The Lib Dem press office is one of the sorriest sights in Westminster. A handful of untrained party officers are dealing with a wave of hostility nothing in their right-thinking,… Continue reading

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Good Afternoon

22 November 2010 12:32

This is my first post for the Spectator. In the coming months I hope to be writing about the fight for liberal and democratic values in Britain – don’t worry… Continue reading

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