Nick Cohen

Goodbye Labour. For the life of me, I cannot see how you can recover

24 September 2016 13:48

Those of us on the left can all too easily imagine how our political rivals felt when watching Jeremy Corbyn’s latest…

Are there any Jews who still support Labour?

4 May 2016 11:10

Many years ago, sometime in the last century (how worldly I feel writing that!) I was at the launch party…

There’s nothing ‘racist’ about Boris Johnson’s Obama comments

22 April 2016 17:39

Nick Cohen is predictably over-the-top in his response to Boris Johnson’s piece about President Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate…

Finally! Bien-pensant types are starting to see that irritated Muslims pose a threat to us

14 January 2015 10:31

There is the distinct suspicion that at last some more usually bien-pensant commentators are getting it. I mean getting the…

Are you fit to be a Liberal Democrat? (A response to Nick Cohen)

28 April 2014 18:43

My colleague Nick Cohen has a piece asking ‘Are you fit to be British? Take the UKIP test.’ In it he…

Index on Censorship is thriving and defending free speech around the world

1 April 2014 15:17

Index on Censorship defends free speech and debate for all – so we defend Nick Cohen’s right to write a…

Podcast special: Spectator writers, friends and foes make predictions for 2014

22 December 2013 17:03

We’re almost at the end of 2013, so here’s our extended special of  The View from 22 podcast. We’re delighted to…

You must read this book

7 February 2013 15:37

I was delighted to be one of the judges (along with John Rentoul, Heather Brooke and Tony McNulty) who selected…

Why a rough guide is better than none

16 August 2012 14:40

Like the most desperate of priests, and the most marginal of activists, Nick Cohen wants us all to be like…

Labour is caught on a fork

21 September 2011 11:34

Listen to John Prescott on the Today programme this morning and you may begin to understand the complexity of the…

From the archives: Is that you, Johann Hari?

15 September 2011 10:44

Today, Johann Hari admitted to vandalising his enemies’ Wikipedia entries using the psydonym David Rose. One of his victims, the writer…

The Growing Campaign on Libel

19 July 2009 10:33

Very good to see Nick Cohen banging the drum for the reform of the libel laws in today’s Observer. He…

The Last Word on the Katwala-Cohen Row… I Hope

18 April 2009 18:02

Shiraz Maher, the former HIzb-ut-Tahrir member turned thoughtful opponent of Islamist ideology has made his position clear on Harry’s Place.…

Nick Cohen, George Orwell and Me

31 March 2009 23:09

I can’t stay silent on the issue of Nick Cohen’s intervention at the Orwell Prize shotlisting event earlier this week.…

The Left and Radical Islam

25 March 2009 17:30

There is a part of me that hopes I never have to write another word about the troubled relationship between…