At times, it can be hard to avoid the preachy style of reviewing that talks to readers in the tone of a teacher ordering you to eat your greens. This, I’m afraid, is one of them. If you know what’s…
Nick Cohen'The real charge against proponents of Brexit is not that they will necessarily bring back terrorism, but that they barged their way into Ireland without the smallest idea of what they were doing or what the consequences would be' Me in @spectator
Nick Cohen‘The philosophical conservative is someone willing to pay the price of other people suffering for his principles,’ said EL Doctorow. He might have been describing what the pro-Brexit Conservatives have done to Ireland. (Me in @spectator)
One of the areas of consensus in this election is about infrastructure spending: Sajid Javid is proposing £20bn of infrastructure spending, John McDonnell is promising upwards of £50bn. It was much the same in the speech given by Ed Davey, the...
This is a miserable election. The least bad outcome would be another hung parliament, which is sadly not an option that exists on the ballot paper. I don’t wish Britain to embark on either the economic and diplomatic harm of the Conservative plans...
While the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn has faced strong criticism over anti-semitic attitudes among some members, the Labour leader also has questions to answer about his attitudes towards Muslims, writes Dr Azeem Ibrahim.
Nick CohenThis makes a welcome break from antisemitism. The left, or at least the faction of the far left that controls Labour, has shown itself to be fine with regimes that oppress and murder Muslims
Two new campaigns launch – one led by Gina Miller, the other by the People’s Vote – but their analysis may only confuse voters
Nick CohenBut please spare me all the tactical voting sites which don't even agree with each other. theguardian.com/politics/2019/… If politicians are serious about stopping Johnson and Brexit they form alliances. If they don't, they're not serious.
While hi-tech cosmopolitan centres like Milan flourish financially and culturally, former industrial towns continue to decline
Nick CohenSobering piece on chasm between prosperous cities and the country around them. Tellingly, apart from better transport links to get commuters AWAY from declining towns TO booming cities, no-one knows what to do.
New revelations about the Northern Ireland conflict, 50 years after troops were sent in.
Nick CohenAs well as being a superb documentary, the BBC’s secret history of the war in Northern Ireland is a quiet argument for staying in the EU. If you don’t understand why some of us old farts are furious about Brexit, it explains why. bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod… via @bbciplayer
Rebel former Tory Dominic Grieve today issued a request to the public to stop donating to his election war chest because it is overflowing. The former attorney general, inset, said he had been overwhelmed with donations and offers of help since he...