Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous

Cruel Britannia Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous While the rest of the media lounge in the warm glow of New Labour s rosy dawn one journalist in Britain has been a consistently sharp and witty scourge of Tony Blair and his bandwagon babes Step forw
  • Title: Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous
  • Author: Nick Cohen
  • ISBN: 9781859842881
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous
    While the rest of the media lounge in the warm glow of New Labour s rosy dawn, one journalist in Britain has been a consistently sharp and witty scourge of Tony Blair and his bandwagon babes Step forward Nick Cohen, denizen of the Observer newspaper s celebrated Hold on a Minute column and a writer who has regularly identified Labour s Third Way as the mid point betweenWhile the rest of the media lounge in the warm glow of New Labour s rosy dawn, one journalist in Britain has been a consistently sharp and witty scourge of Tony Blair and his bandwagon babes Step forward Nick Cohen, denizen of the Observer newspaper s celebrated Hold on a Minute column and a writer who has regularly identified Labour s Third Way as the mid point between truth and lies, decency and hypocrisy, honesty and corruption Whether he is tearing into Labour s plans to privatize the prison system and introduce curfews for teenagers, or detailing the government s cozying up to Rupert Murdoch and the hot money traders in the City, Cohen maintains a peerless grasp on the power that flows from fusing invective with scrupulous investigation Even Downing Street Policy Advisor Andrew Adonis was forced to concede that no one is better at getting under the Government s skin A coruscating barrage of dispatches from his sniper s post, Cruel Britannia celebrates Cohen s lonely stand It will revivify the disillusioned who anticipated something better from Labour s ascent and fortify those on the left who expected little and received precisely that.
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  • Nick Cohen

    Nick Cohen is a British journalist, author, and political commentator He is currently a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine He formerly wrote for the London Evening Standard and the New Statesman Cohen has written four books Cruel Britannia Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous 1999 , a collection of his journalism Pretty Straight Guys 2003 , a highly critical account of the New Labour project What s Left 2007 , which he describes as the story of how the liberal left of the 20th century came to support the far right of the 21st and Waiting for the Etonians Reports from the Sickbed of Liberal England 2009 The Orwell Prize for political writing shortlisted What s Left in 2008.

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  • A disconcerting reminder of the political events of my adolescence which made my generation and a glance at how their unintended consequences may have shaped today As well, perhaps, it s now a time capsule to a innocent age.


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