Cohen-in-the-Standard Watch won’t take up much time this week:
1. Paula Radcliffe, isn’t she bloomin’ marvellous?
2. Course A-levels these days, they’re just bollocks, aren’t they?
3. I don’t think much to those advertising hoardings
4. Tell you what, that Tony Blair, he used to be a right focus-group Charlie but you can’t say that about the Iraq War, can you guvnor?
5. Bloody British Airways, they should never have sold off the catering in the first place!
6. Sorry guv, which end of Upper Street was it you wanted? That’ll be nine pound sixty.
(actually numbers 3, 4 and 5 have an element of “reach out to the left” in them so I call a qualified predictive success, but the whole column is dreadful. Capital Radio has disc jockeys with more insight to add than this weeks Standard column).
Update: You lot don’t deserve this level of tireless watching. I have just discovered that number 4 above (the meat of Cohen’s Standard col this week) certainly looks very much as if it was recycled from this piece in the New Statesman. Associated Newspapers perhaps ought to have a word …