Jonn Elledge is the editor of the New Statesman's sister site CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @JonnElledge.

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The Staggers
13 December 2012
On Wednesday I received the most brilliantly headlined press release I've seen since (yes, this actually happened)...
Star Spangled Staggers
14 September 2012
So here's the situation. The sitting US president is an incredibly divisive figure. The challenger is pushing a...
The Staggers
28 June 2012
Back in 2010, a bunch of councils took Michael Gove to court for his decision to snatch away money they'd been...
Cultural Capital
17 November 2011
Remember when Doctor Who was played by Eric Idle? Or how about the time it was Pierce Brosnan on a quest to find his...
The Staggers
15 November 2011
So here's a good one from the savior/killer of the NHS (delete according to taste), Health Secretary Andrew Lansley:...
The Staggers
07 June 2011
An Oxbridge education has a lot of advantages. You are taught by some of the top people in your chosen field. You get...
The Staggers
09 May 2011
The government's free schools programme has started with a whimper. Not so long ago, ministers were talking of new...
The Staggers
28 October 2010
Jon Stainbrook doesn't try to keep the excitement out of his voice. "In 2006, in 2008, if you had an R by your...
The Staggers
15 October 2010
In just under three weeks, America goes to the polls for the midterm elections. And whichever way you cut it, things...
The Staggers
09 July 2010
Michael Gove, let's be honest, has had better weeks. On Monday, in a rip-roaring speech to the Commons, he announced...
UK Politics
18 December 2009
The Conservatives, they tell us, can be trusted with the NHS. School and housing budgets may be up for grabs; but...
Politics
18 November 2008
Last summer, after nearly a decade of training, Dr Jayne Graham qualified as a GP. She's spent the last three years at...
International Politics
07 November 2008
I need to confess something. Five months ago, I couldn't stand Barack Obama. During the primaries I was rooting for...
World Affairs
06 November 2008
Imagine that Britain's favourite religious fundamentalist, Stephen Green, had, due to some catastrophic administrative...
World Affairs
05 November 2008
It was Pennsylvania when things started to get crazy. We were in a bar somewhere on Capitol Hill, where a crowd of...

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