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

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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...
The Staggers
02 April 2012
Ever since David Cameron entered into coalition with the Liberal Democrats, there have been rumblings of discontent...
The Staggers
30 March 2012
While George Galloway's startling win in Bradford may have provided some temporary respite, there is no question...
Society
29 March 2012
Why did you set up the Sharan Project? I left home about 20 years ago. I was very young, and realised there is a...
Health
28 March 2012
Ever heard of “mexxy”? No? You’re not alone. Many were mystified this morning as the Home Office...

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