Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.

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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...
27 April 2012
What made you go into politics?   I went into politics because when I started out my business, I was promised...
The Staggers
27 April 2012
"I don't know what she said but I agree"
The Staggers
27 April 2012
Culture Secretary to release emails and texts relating to BSkyB.
The Staggers
25 April 2012
Adam Smith, special adviser to Jeremy Hunt and News Corporation's key contact within his office, has resigned from...
The Staggers
24 April 2012
What today's emails tell us about Jeremy Hunt's relationship with News Corp.

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