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
31 January 2012
Sir Fred Goodwin, former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland and national hate figure, is to be stripped of his...
Star Spangled Staggers
31 January 2012
Newt Gingrich's victory in South Carolina looked as if it could reset the Republican primary race. But the day of the...
The Staggers
30 January 2012
When tuition fee increases were anounced last winter, angry students stormed Millbank. Now, in the first year after...
Books
30 January 2012
The best way to avoid getting offended, Salman Rushdie once advised, is "to shut a book". That, or banning...
The Staggers
29 January 2012
A referendum on Scottish independence, currently scheduled for autumn 2014, may still be a way off, but public opinion...
The Staggers
28 January 2012
George Osborne has said that Britain could provide more funds to the IMF if there is a "strong case" for an...
The Staggers
28 January 2012
Labour has continued it's bid for "economic credibility". The latest shadow cabinet member to throw himself...
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...

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