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Published (first published 2003)
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Mark Love
Jul 03, 2014 Mark Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nick Cohen's savage analysis of the rise and fall of New Labour is insightful, shameful, and downright depressing. As a cynical news junkie I'm familiar with the headlines and characters, but not always the real story behind them.

A fly-on-the-wall portrayal of the series of u-turns, spins and gimmicky ploys that took Labour from the wilderness into government was never going to reflect well on the politicians, media or the public, and this lives up (down?) to expectations. From the deals that f
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Jun 13, 2013 Marion Husband rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honest, fascinating, made me think
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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 Stra ...more
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