Thursday, July 26, 2007

What's Left about Nick Cohen?

Want to try and earn yourself a tenner?
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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Few people with a real choice would wish to live a great distance from London and decently remunerated jobs in the south east, it would seem. If Oxford gets crowded you could always move north where housing is in surplus. Not interested. Don't blame you.