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
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.
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",...

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