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
10 January 2012
Ed Miliband might have been hoping for a new start to go with the New Year. But, so far, 2012 has provided no let up...
The Staggers
09 January 2012
Here to stay?
Culture
09 January 2012
You're a well-known libertarian but had a communist phase . . .To say I had a communist stage would put me at the level...
Star Spangled Staggers
04 January 2012
Although she won the Iowa straw poll, Michele Bachmann has announced that she will "suspend her campaign" to...
Star Spangled Staggers
03 January 2012
The Iowa caucus, which sounds the starting pistol in the Republican nomination race, gets underway tonight. Yet as...
Law
03 January 2012
Two men have been convicted of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18 years after the black teenager was stabbed to...
The Staggers
30 December 2011
How many members of the shadow cabinet can you name? Probably not many, if a new survey of politician's "...
The Staggers
30 December 2011
1981 saw riots spread across the UK's inner cities, as ethnic minority communities in Liverpool, Manchester and parts...
The Staggers
29 December 2011
Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez, has been diagnosed with cancer -- and the news has been met with suspicion...
The Staggers
29 December 2011
In this week's cover story, we look ahead to 2012. David Cameron's hardline on Europe has pleased the public and his...
The Staggers
29 December 2011
1. Herman Cain struggles to recall details of Libya conflictHere is presidential hopeful Herman Cain unable to say...
The Staggers
29 December 2011
In his New Year message, released today, Ed Miliband says that his party's mission in 2012 is "to show politics...
The Staggers
28 December 2011
Who owns them?
The Staggers
28 December 2011
For years, residents of a Colombian town situated on a steep hillside have faced a long journey up hundreds of steps...

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