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Laurie Penny
30 October 2010
The X Factor society
Laurie Penny
27 October 2010
Store blockaded
Laurie Penny
26 October 2010
The glut of tacky Hallowe'en costumes has spread beyond humans.{C} In the US, the end of October means two...
Laurie Penny
22 October 2010
There's something about punishment and hierarchy that holds a guilty appeal for the British public.{C} This is...
Laurie Penny
21 October 2010
Labour let us down
Laurie Penny
19 October 2010
Margaret Thatcher may be ill, but her legacy has never been healthier. On the eve of the greatest-ever attack on...
Laurie Penny
15 October 2010
The capitalist delusions of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A sickly pink rash has descended on the high street....
Laurie Penny
12 October 2010
Lifting the cap on tuition fees isn't just an attack on young people -- it's much, much worse than that. It...
Laurie Penny
09 October 2010
The plight of the X Factor hopeful reminds us of the power of reality television. Nothing is real until it's been...
Laurie Penny
05 October 2010
A divided society
Laurie Penny
28 September 2010
Behind the railroad pass in the quiet backstreets of central Manchester, the Young Labour Party is in full swing and,...
Laurie Penny
27 September 2010
Manchester, 2008. With the financial edifices of Wall Street and the City of London tumbling like dominoes, the Labour...
Laurie Penny
24 September 2010
Now the Pope has gone home, the left needs to rediscover the courage of its convictions. The atmosphere amongst the...
Laurie Penny
23 September 2010
Curves aren't progress

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