Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman

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Culture
16 May 2010
Look at the word on its own: swingeing. It doesn't seem quite right, does it? In fact, it looks like I've just spelled...
The Staggers
12 May 2010
I want you to watch this video very carefully. And then again. And then maybe once more. Have you ever seen so...
Politics
12 May 2010
In an email to supporters, Nick Griffin, leader of the BNP, wrote: "This is the last election the British National...
The Staggers
11 May 2010
There's nothing like a political thriller to get the pundits out on College Green selling their wares to the lowest...
The Staggers
07 May 2010
Right, let's have a word more on this BBC party. Everything is wrong with it. Joan Collins, for a start. Toby Young,...
The Staggers
07 May 2010
Highlights so far. The main one has to be that absolutely excruciating moment when Bruce Forsyth tried to rally a 1985-...
The Staggers
06 May 2010
It's strange, isn't it, polling day? The most important day of all, and it all goes very, very quiet. Not at the...
Politics
05 May 2010
In 1932, a young Iowan, George Gallup, was at work in the New York office of the advertising firm Young & Rubicam....
The Staggers
05 May 2010
I just spied this on the BBC News live feed:1337: You can't please everybody, it seems, even when you work right...
Culture
05 May 2010
Generally, acronyms should be flung on to the pyre (starting with the hideous duo of LOL and FYI), but this one's...
Lifestyle
05 May 2010
"Well I hope the New Statesman have now got their headline," the Conservative shadow health minister Mark...
The Staggers
03 May 2010
Just when you thought the election couldn't get any more thrilling and unpredictable, here comes the Lib Dem flash mob...
UK Politics
30 April 2010
As in "Cleggmania". And "Tigermania". And "Twilight-mania". We are so afflicted by manias...
The Staggers
29 April 2010
And so, the day arrives. The final TV debate is upon us. As David Dimbleby wraps up tonight's show, I will let a single...
The Staggers
27 April 2010
I will make this brief, as the guff quotient is woefully similar to yesterday's noting of Osborne's fear factory. But...

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