Nick Cohen

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

Watergate

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Enough has been written about a Conservative government that knows its electoral success depends on Britain remaining a property-owning democracy,…

What Labour needs now is a takeover by real left-wing radicals

7 May 2016 9:00 am

To say that the Labour party is in crisis because it is ‘too left-wing’ is to miss the point spectacularly.…

Jeremy Corbyn is the ‘out’ campaign’s secret weapon

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Europe has opened up an unbridgeable chasm in the Conservative party. Labour remains, near as dammit, united. On the EU…

Life inside Jeremy Corbyn’s crazy party

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn is a rarity among politicians. All his enemies are on his own side. For the Tories, Ukip and…

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Jeremy Corbyn isn’t anti-war. He’s just anti-West

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Before the bodies in Paris’s restaurants were cold, Jeremy Corbyn’s Stop the War Coalition knew who the real villains were…

The Corbynites have only ever cared about foreign politics - they have no idea about Britain

29 October 2015 9:00 am

If Labour is ever to clamber out of its cage on the fringe of politics, it will have to convince…

What Scottish professors have to fear from Nicola Sturgeon’s power grab

17 October 2015 8:00 am

In the grounds of Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University stands a one-tonne sculpture. Roughly hewn and about five feet high, it carries…

Why I’ve finally given up on the left

19 September 2015 8:00 am

‘Tory, Tory, Tory. You’re a Tory.’ The level of hatred directed by the Corbyn left at Labour people who have…

Why is a festival of Israeli film fighting for censorship in London?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

You might think that Jews, faced with a relentless campaign to ban their culture, would think once, twice, a hundred…

Why is Len McCluskey paying Carter-Ruck to threaten me?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

It is not only Russian oligarchs and multinational corporations who run to the ‘capitalist courts’ — as we used to…

Posh, educated and energetic: meet the servants of the super-rich

16 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Let me tell you about the very rich,’ said F. Scott Fitzgerald. ‘They are different from you and me.’ Indeed…

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

28 March 2015 9:00 am

If the cries of ‘Je suis Charlie’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about…

Tell Mama and the battle for the future of British Islam

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Tell Mama is Britain’s most prominent opponent of anti-Muslim prejudice. It monitors everything from criminal assaults to everyday abuse. The…

If ‘incorrect’ English is what’s widely understood, how can it be wrong?

7 March 2015 9:00 am

In a cheeringly Dickensian fashion, the names of our supposed experts on grammar imply they want to bind writers (Lynne…

How liberal Britain is betraying ex-Muslims

28 February 2015 9:00 am

A few days ago Imtiaz, a solar engineer; Aliya, a campaigner for secular education; Sohail, a gay Somali in his…

As a republican, I used to look forward to Charles III. Now I’m scared

31 January 2015 9:00 am

When republicans meet, we console ourselves with the thought that our apparently doomed cause will revive. The hereditary principle guarantees…

How long will it be before the climate forces us to change?

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This time last year, homeowners in Oxfordshire and Berkshire were recovering after storms had brought down power lines and blocked…

Our suicidal newspapers are throwing press freedom away

11 October 2014 9:00 am

With the possible, although far from certain, exception of the men and women who hire me, it is fair to…

How an Oxford degree – PPE – created a robotic governing class

27 September 2014 9:00 am

If graduates from an architecture school designed buildings that were unfit for human habitation or doctors from a university’s medical…

Now that everyone’s a journalist, anyone can be sued

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Trying to count posts on the web is like trying to number grains of sand on a beach. In June…

Since when has Steve Coogan stood against censorship?

21 June 2014 9:00 am

I have looked everywhere. I have Googled, and asked around. But I can find no evidence that Steve Coogan has…

The curious case of Mo Ansar

17 May 2014 9:00 am

If a curious stranger asked you to name a British Muslim commentator, I guess you would name Mo Ansar. So…

Why can't we admit we're scared of Islamism?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Firoozeh Bazrafkan is frightened of nothing. Five foot tall, 31 years old, and so thin you think a puff of…

They used to catch crooks - now they trawl Twitter. Are our police turning into spies?

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Just before the hacking scandal broke, the Sun sent a young and by all accounts decent reporter to meet a…

Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim bigots, not just Christian ones. If only his enemies were as brave

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s August, and you are a journalist stuck in the office without an idea in your head. What to write?…