Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman.

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Laurie Penny
22 April 2011
What happened when police, squatters and anti-Tesco protesters clashed in Bristol. Last night, Bristol was on fire, as...
Politics
21 April 2011
Petty revenge politics does nothing but reduce us to the level of Westminster. The Alternative Vote is nobody's...
Laurie Penny
18 April 2011
The government insists that meaningful and empowering jobs are there for the taking in the way that a toddler might...
UK Politics
15 April 2011
This reading list may not make you happy, but it might just make you brave. Over the past six months, there are...
Laurie Penny
10 April 2011
British universities now see themselves as companies, and students are the losers. Anyone who believes that knowledge...
Politics
07 April 2011
The entire premise of social mobility rests on the blithe acceptance of social inequality. If you want to slip an...
UK Politics
03 April 2011
A new attack
Politics
27 March 2011
Neither mindless nor violent, young protesters were forced into a stand-off with police. "We're fucked,...
Politics
26 March 2011
  The backlash is on. With counter-propaganda pouring in about today's demonstration, I''m crouched...
Laurie Penny
25 March 2011
It's hard to see someone's humanity through a riot visor. When Robert Peel established the Metropolitan Police...
Laurie Penny
20 March 2011
What I learned at the porn industry's annual awards ceremony.{C} "If a girl wants to get into the porn...
Laurie Penny
15 March 2011
The Saif house
Laurie Penny
13 March 2011
On Charlie Sheen
Laurie Penny
12 March 2011
At what point did the denial of compassion become a morally righteous act? When homeless people are criminalised...
Laurie Penny
08 March 2011
Speak it aloud, let it ooze over your tongue: how bitter does it taste? Right now, thousands of Egyptian women who...

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