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

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Energy Security
27 January 2012
UK/EU energy policy.
The Staggers
27 January 2012
Stephen Hester, the head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is to receive a bonus of £963,000. Predictably, this has...
The Staggers
24 January 2012
The papers this morning are dominated by one story: the Lords defeat of the government's proposed welfare cap.An...
The Staggers
23 January 2012
Why it's unfair
The Staggers
20 January 2012
Press TV, the Iranian state-funded news channel, is to be taken off the air in Britain after Ofcom ruled that it was...
Star Spangled Staggers
20 January 2012
I was on holiday in the US when Barack Obama was sworn in to office three years ago, and the sense of excitement was...
The Staggers
19 January 2012
The pay-outs
The Staggers
19 January 2012
It could have been straight out of a Cold War spy thriller: the claim that British agents had hidden a transmitter...
The Staggers
18 January 2012
Boris Johnson has made a point of opposing police cuts, publicly urging David Cameron to scrap the cuts in the...
Star Spangled Staggers
16 January 2012
Jon Huntsman is bowing to the inevitable and quitting the Republican race after trailing in the polls in South Carolina...
The Staggers
16 January 2012
Barely a week goes past without more bleak economic news. And now, according to two top forecasters, it appears that...
The Staggers
13 January 2012
Following the Muslim Brotherhood's victory in Egypt's election, William Hague has said that Britain must engage with...
The Staggers
13 January 2012
Removing child benefit from higher rate taxpayers was a coalition policy which drew criticism from across the board --...
The Staggers
12 January 2012
Lords defeat
Star Spangled Staggers
11 January 2012
"We made history," Mitt Romney told supporters last night as he celebrated his double digit win in the New...

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