Guardian commenter 'leftisdead' has put out the following challenge :
(Nick) Cohen has never been a man of the left. In the 1980's Cohen wrote many articles supporting Thatcherism and was very anti-union.
If you read Cohen carefully he is always critical of any leftist intiative. If anybody can give me a left of centre view that he differs from a democratic tory like Michael Gove, I will donate a tenner.
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any issues where Cohen could be said to hold 'a left of centre view'. He certainly doesn't hold a 'left of centre view' when it comes to protecting that wonderful socialist achievement, Britain's Green Belt.