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
14 May 2012
After rumours over the weekend and before, Peter Hain has confirmed that he will step down at shadow Welsh secretary....
The Staggers
14 May 2012
Half a million people could lose their disability benefits under government plans. In an interview with the Daily...
Politics
11 May 2012
Singing Girls Aloud - badly.
The Staggers
10 May 2012
"Only the little people pay taxes"
Middle East
10 May 2012
Dozens killed and injured in the Syrian capital.
Star Spangled Staggers
09 May 2012
Are things turning around for Barack Obama? Perhaps it is too early to tell, but the president’s long interview...
Media
09 May 2012
The Spectator magazine has been charged over an article it published during the trial of Stephen Lawrence’s...
Music and Performance
09 May 2012
How did you get into stand-up? Some of my friends said, “Maybe you should perform some of your stories, because...
The Staggers
08 May 2012
As relaunches go, this was anything but drastic. Following the hammering that both their parties got in the local...
International Politics
08 May 2012
A low-cut dress steals the show
04 May 2012
What made you go into politics? I got involved with a lot of community campaigns and some political campaigns while...
The Staggers
02 May 2012
The Sun mocks Hodgson's speech impediment.
The Staggers
02 May 2012
As the country readies itself for a raft of local elections tomorrow, the news of a dirty tricks campaign should be no...
The Staggers
01 May 2012
Is the London mayoral race a done deal? A Populus/Times (£) poll this morning suggests it might be, giving Boris...
The Staggers
30 April 2012
It has been a bad month for the Conservative Party. After a solid four weeks of negative headlines, the party is now...

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