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There Can Be No Rational Debate With Those Who Deceive Themselves About The EU's Purpose And Destination

I am no longer willing to indulge Remain supporters who insist on deceiving themselves (and others) that the European Union is a humble trading organisation with no pretensions to statehood or aspirations for ever more power… 1,791 more words

UK Politics

One more thing about Jews

As much as I resent the popular obsession with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, unaccompanied as it is by any apparent commitment to investigating divisions in British society at large or solving the fundamental sources of its ills, and often pushed to the fore to the exclusion of more pressing issues because there is something of a sensationalist draw to discussing ISLAM or THE JEWS in Christian English society, I am nonetheless always enthused when progressive Jews and Muslims play the “I’m a Jew/Muslim” card against reactionary filth looking to peddle their particular chosen identity politics to advance their nakedly obvious agenda of fearmongering and division of British society. 351 more words


Nick Cohen on reforming Islam: don't look to faith to fix itself

 We don’t have Orwell around any longer, but we do have Nick Cohen, who instantiates many of Orwell’s values: a hatred of totalitarianism, an overweening need and respect for the truth, and plain writing about the truth. 1,006 more words

Tim Harding reblogged this on The Logical Place.

(More) Solace for Salman?

Reworked and expanded version of a previous post has (following submission mid-March) surfaced in the latest issue of Leicester Secularist, the ‘monthly’ journal of the… 870 more words


Nobody claims Breivik is being "tortured"

The Norwegian version of this article can be found here.

In his latest Observer column, Nick Cohen is extremely critical of the recent court ruling on Anders Behring Breivik’s prison conditions. 838 more words

News & Politics

Reviving liberalism

I have started thinking lately that my outlook on the world has become too gloomy. It is not particularly difficult to see why this is so, considering the output of the average news source. 1,112 more words


The BBC and "a politer version" of antisemitic conspiracy theory

Last week the British journalist and writer Nick Cohen published an article titled “Why I’m becoming a Jew and why you should, too” in the Guardian. 1,019 more words