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9 September 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:14am

Vote for the most influential left-wingers

David Blanchflower, Mehdi Hasan and John Pilger represent the NS in Left Foot Forward’s top 50.

By Staff Blogger

Left Foot Forward has just published a list of the 50 most influential left-wingers, and is asking its readers to vote for who should get the top spot. The New Statesman writers David Blanchflower, Mehdi Hasan and John Pilger have all made the list, so we’d like to ask you (in the nicest possible way) to vote for them.

Just click on this link to fill out the survey and choose your top five.

But in case you need persuading, here’s what they’ve been writing about recently:

David Blanchflower looks at the possibility of a double-dip recession and argues that the lack of confidence demonstrated in the service, manufacturing and construction sectors is yet another indication that the economic recovery is losing momentum.

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Mehdi Hasan delves into Andy Coulson’s murky past, reporting evidence from new sources which suggests that Coulson is not fit to remain the Prime Minister’s director of communications. You can also read Mehdi’s blog here.

John Pilger dissects the propaganda surrounding the recent US troop withdrawal from Iraq and shows that a similar campaign is in operation in Britain. You can also find an archive of his investigative reporting from all around the world here.

The vote will close on 22 September and the winner will be announced during the Labour party conference.