Nick Cohen (born 1961) is an English journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. He has written for the London Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
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He was an advocate of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a critic of the Stop the War Coalition.
Writes in The Guarding regarding Brexit: "Of all the consequences of Brexit, the cutting of agricultural subsidies is the easiest to predict. Farmers who voted leave – 58% according to one survey – astonished friends of mine who campaigned for remain in rural Britain. What turnip truck had these yokels fallen off?"
Quote: "The more the British Left indulges antisemitism, the more kosher I feel [...] My sole interest in Jewish concerns came from being a left-wing opponent of the far Right, and the blood-soaked antisemitic superstitions which turned Europe into a graveyard. When I was young, such attitudes seemed unproblematic. You did not have to be a Jew to oppose fascism; everyone I knew did that regardless of colour or creed."
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