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
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...
The Staggers
28 December 2011
Hundreds of thousands of mourners have lined the streets in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, as the two-day funeral...
Star Spangled Staggers
27 December 2011
All you need to know
The Staggers
27 December 2011
If you thought that the controversies over proposed NHS reform were over, think again. The Times (£) today reports that...
The Staggers
16 December 2011
Byelection victory
The Staggers
14 December 2011
The Christmas issue of the New Statesman, guest-edited by Richard Dawkins, includes a column by Bill Gates, co-chair of...
Renewables
13 December 2011
How urgent is climate change?Scientists say we could see a 70 per cent wipe-out of all life on this planet by the end...
The Staggers
12 December 2011
The claim that the News of the World deleted the voicemails of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, giving her family...
Lifestyle
12 December 2011
Is it more important that clothes be wearable or that they be art?The two are equally important. There's a bit that...
Economics
12 December 2011
If you think there isn't enough pressure on European leaders to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, you're wrong. In a...
The Staggers
09 December 2011
 The description under the YouTube video – "no description available" – says it all. There...

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