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
22 February 2012
In his first major political intervention since resigning as Defence Secretary last year, Liam Fox has called for tax...
The Staggers
21 February 2012
If you were in any doubt about how damaging the continued controversy over the NHS bill could be for the Conservatives...
The Staggers
20 February 2012
Earlier today, we asked our Twitter followers what we might see on the front cover of the first Sun on Sunday, which...
The Staggers
20 February 2012
What do you do when people disagree with you? Well, excluding them is one option. David Cameron is holding a special...
The Staggers
17 February 2012
In a rare piece of economic good news, today's retail sales figures show that Britons continued to spend on the high...
The Staggers
17 February 2012
  A bus driver who deliberately knocked a cyclist off his bike in Bristol has been jailed for 17 months....
The Staggers
17 February 2012
Almost as soon as she was acquitted of murder by an Italian court, the papers were speculating about how much money...
The Staggers
16 February 2012
Last week, Alex Salmond was criticised after he described a senior BBC official as a "political Gauleiter",...
The Staggers
15 February 2012
In this week's New Statesman cover story, the former chief UN weapons inspector and ex-head of the International Atomic...
The Staggers
15 February 2012
Anyone who's ever come home from a night out with an empty wallet will groan at the thought, but David Cameron is to...
The Staggers
14 February 2012
If you're struggling to let that special someone know how you feel this Valentine's Day, look no further than these...
The Staggers
14 February 2012
 Hat-tip: Guido Fawkes
The Staggers
13 February 2012
Tony Blair is back. After a long break from domestic politics, the former prime minister has met with Labour MPs to...
Star Spangled Staggers
10 February 2012
 When Maureen Walsh, Republican Representative for Walla Walla, gave a heartfelt speech in favour of legalising...
The Staggers
10 February 2012
It has been a bad week for Andrew Lansley. David Cameron may have said this week that the Health Secretary has his...

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