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Nick Cohen

The Guardian

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Past articles by Nick:

The Pyramid of Lies by Duncan Mavin review – the disgraced financier who charmed David Cameron

This meticulous study reveals the greed and gullibility of the ex-prime minister whose endorsement of Australian financier Lex Greensill tells us much about how politicians operate → Read More

With him right until the very end, the Tory press who loved Johnson as one of their own

The PM had willing stooges as he pushed standards in public life to a shameful new low → Read More

If the economy needs sacrifices, it will be workers who are thrown to the wolves

It’s a time of national emergency, the Tories tell us. But restraint is not a matter for everyone → Read More

Stab-in-the-back: the nasty old myth that Brexiters are exploiting to explain away the disaster

Lord Frost and others are reinventing a tactic used by the beaten German generals in 1918 → Read More

Who needs ethics advisers when your one aim is to keep your party in power?

If the government has its way, there will be no independent checks on its activities → Read More

Why bankers close their ears to the ‘climate nut jobs’ talking about the end of the world

An investor’s rant gives an insight into the City’s short-termist view of the environment crisis → Read More

Unlike the Queen, King Charles will have no sense of caution, only of entitlement

A monarch who does not know his place would be a disaster for an unstable Britain → Read More

Tory devotion to ‘dear friend’ Modi says so much about needy post-Brexit Britain

India’s abhorrent domestic policies are of no interest to this desperate government → Read More

If Dominic Cummings were still running No 10, would we have given up on Ukraine?

It’s one thing to enjoy the ex-adviser’s attacks on the PM, another to read his line on autocrats → Read More

The attorney general’s office was worthy of respect. Suella the stooge disgraces it

Indulging the PM on the Northern Ireland protocol is to hold her own role in contempt → Read More

Fox News deals in Kremlin propaganda. So why not freeze Rupert Murdoch’s assets?

If NewsCorp’s owner were Russian, there would be no hesitation in applying sanctions → Read More

The red wall? Boris Johnson should worry more about Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

The only constituency that matters to the PM now is the rightwing press and party MPs → Read More

Putin has ignited a new anti-colonial struggle. This time, Moscow is the target

Belarusian exiles watch events in Ukraine with fear but also hope. Could they too fight back? → Read More

Russian spies? No wonder we recoil from this demonisation of refugees

Ministers have mobilised anti-east European sentiment before. Now they just look spiteful → Read More

Collaboration thrives on everyday vanity and ambition. Just look at RT’s wannabes

Few people on Putin’s TV network were true believers... which is the really frightening thing → Read More

Those on the right who loudly praised Putin have now fallen strangely silent

Most collaborators in the west are at least coming up with excuses after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That’s not the case in Britain → Read More

The Tories claim we are worse than we are – and it’s the Ukrainians who suffer

The Home Office and hostile ministers ensure a cold welcome for those fleeing war → Read More

Far right and far left alike admired Putin. Now we’ve all turned against strongmen

After the Ukraine invasion, his former defenders are rushing to distance themselves → Read More

Putin has used British rich man’s law to avoid scrutiny, at a crippling cost to us all

The price of justice in the UK has helped the Russian super-rich stay fixtures in our culture → Read More

Lies come in all shapes and sizes. This government is familiar with them all

Charlatans now fill the void where we once had people of integrity and substance → Read More