Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.

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The Staggers
02 March 2012
Steve Hilton, David Cameron's closest adviser, is to leave Downing Street to go on sabbatical for a year.A Number 10...
The Staggers
02 March 2012
The latest SHOCK DEVELOPMENT in Horse-gate is that David Cameron, long time riding buddy of Rebekah Brooks, did indeed...
The Staggers
01 March 2012
The big media story of the day yesterday was undoubtedly the announcement that James Murdoch is to step down as...
The Staggers
01 March 2012
This week's cover story profiles Vladimir Putin and his lust for power. Putin has stifled dissent throughout his...
The Staggers
29 February 2012
James Murdoch has announced that he will step down as executive chairman of News International, the trouble British...
The Staggers
29 February 2012
For months, the conventional wisdom was that the London mayoral race is already called for the Tories. But the polls...
Star Spangled Staggers
28 February 2012
As the Michigan primary approaches, the race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remains tight. So tight, in fact,...
The Staggers
28 February 2012
Above, police remove a member of the Occupy London movement.A demonstrator holds a laptop showing a protest message...
The Staggers
27 February 2012
A video of a waiter spilling five glasses of beer on Angela Merkel has gone viral. The waiter serves her a glass of...
The Staggers
27 February 2012
The Sun appears to be riding high after the launch of a Sunday edition yesterday made the paper the first in the UK to...
Cultural Capital
27 February 2012
The Artist won five gongs in all. Here is the film's director Michel Hazanaviciu, winner of the Best Director Award,...
Culture
23 February 2012
You're playing William Shakespeare in Bingo at the Young Vic. Is that portrayal informed by all the Shakespeare leads...
23 February 2012
Halfway through my first day in Stockholm, I realise I have no idea of the time. The darkness that envelops the city by...
The Staggers
23 February 2012
The Department of Health is to look into claims that some doctors are giving women illegal abortions based on the...
Transport
23 February 2012
On sustainable mobility.

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