Nick Cohen

England will sink giggling into the sea

‘There is nothing comfortable or comforting about modern British history’

Damage and disillusion

‘Among large sections of the middle class, the belief in British good fortune and British good sense has vanished. Politically, I cannot see where their anger goes’

Heathens and heretics

‘Virtually everyone I know is engaged in arguments about whether it is worth staying with either main party’

The joy of virtual sex

Can society stand by and allow the technology that allows people to simulate sex with their neighbour?

Extremism is good business

Promoting demagogues of Left and Right makes for increased ratings but is bad for democracy

Moral cowardice of conservatives

Eurosceptics lacked the integrity to acknowledge the consequences of leaving the EU’s single market

You too, Polanski

Hollywood has finally washed its hands of a sexual predator, a mere 40 years after his conviction

The madness of Lord Adonis

The centrist ex-minister has joined Left and Right in denouncing the BBC for its political bias

McCarthyism is Corbyn’s alibi

The legitimate language of dissent is being abused by politicians of Left and Right alike

Russian spider spins its web

Putin’s propagandists are running rings round the West, aided by naive and ignorant media outlets

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"