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

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Innovation
18 April 2012
What is the greatest technological advance of the past 25 years? In my own industry, the ability to extract oil and...
The Staggers
18 April 2012
Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a military commander in Libya and former dissident, is taking legal action against Jack Straw....
The Staggers
17 April 2012
Ukip may never have won a seat in the House of Commons, but today it has overtaken the Liberal Democrats as the third...
Europe
16 April 2012
A summary of the day's events
Cultural Capital
16 April 2012
In pictures
The Staggers
16 April 2012
Can the damage be undone?
Politics
12 April 2012
Humphrys or Paxman?
UK Politics
05 April 2012
Why parliament is "dysfunctional"
Music and Performance
05 April 2012
What impact did the civil war and the subsequent defeat of the LTTE have on the Tamil diaspora? For those of us...
The Staggers
05 April 2012
Amidst the clamour over pasties, jerry cans, and email surveillance, the Budget seems like a distant memory. But with...
The Staggers
04 April 2012
It might have taken a few days longer than most Liberal Democrats would have liked, but Nick Clegg has finally upped...
Sci-Tech
03 April 2012
‘‘There were different levels of fear but fear was always there,” says Felicity Aston. This year, she...
Newspapers
03 April 2012
You rode in to Tripoli last year with the advancing Libyan rebels. How did it feel? It was like in a lot of war, or...
The Staggers
03 April 2012
"Snooper's charter will cost YOU £2bn," screams the Daily Mail's headline this morning. The...
The Staggers
02 April 2012
1. Learn from history and make peace now In this week's New Statesman, Anthony Barnett discusses the ongoing...

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