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 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
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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...
The Staggers
09 December 2011
The Prime Minister has taken a hard line in Europe in a political gamble that could leave Britain isolated. "...
The Staggers
08 December 2011
The so-called dumbing down of school standards has been a source of hand-wringing for years, if not decades. But now it...
The Staggers
07 December 2011
It is obvious that the crisis engulfing the eurozone has serious ramifications for Britain. It has also placed David...
The Staggers
06 December 2011
Senior figures at Bell Pottinger, a leading lobbying company, have been secretly taped claiming that they can influence...
The Staggers
06 December 2011
The credit ratings agency has warned it could downgrade all 15 eurozone countries. Why does this matter? If you...
The Staggers
05 December 2011
It was always questionable that a government which cut fuel duty, hit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...
Books
05 December 2011
Joan Bakewell began writing novels late, producing her first, All the Nice Girls, at the age of 76. Her second, She's...

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