Show Hide image Politics 29 December 2010 Laurie Penny’s New Year’s resolutions From this point forth, I will only snog men who own at least two pairs of shoes, and who have not lived for more than one week in a skip in Camberwell. In today's choppy financial waters, a lady can't demand actual employment, but one must have some standards. I shall also be giving up gin, reading the complete works of Karl Marx, and no longer stealing all the little sugar packets from train station cafés. Because I'm sweet enough already. Next: Roy Hattersley By Laurie Penny Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things .