James Bloodworth

James is a political journalist and editor of Left Foot Forward. He has previously written for the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, the Irish Independent, the Huffington Post, Red Pepper and Jacobin.

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Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras

Syriza's victory in Greece might not be the radical revolution you were hoping for

The party has got its head nestled in the lap of the Kremlin, but apparently that’s fine

John Chilcot announcing the terms of reference of his inquiry into the causes of the Iraq war in 2009

Iraq inquiry: Minds were made up a decade ago. Chilcot won’t change them

But the delay in publication will feed into is the public’s gradual disillusionment with party politics

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt

If you've got cancer, you can now prepare to die earlier because of completely unnecessary Tory cuts

For a country that spends £20bn on nuclear submarines, the withdrawal of 25 life-prolonging treatments is completely unacceptable

Katie Hopkins' views are now considered matters for law enforcement, and it is utterly terrifying

The overused Orwellian cliché has finally become the reality

Economy drive: Cuba may soon be changing

Cuba: Obama gets it - the best way to defeat the Castro brothers is to end the embargo

The embargo is the excuse that for half a century has kept on giving

Will he he won't he? He won't

#CameronMustGo: Step away from Twitter and close down your laptop — a hashtag will not win the next General Election

We're all becoming too eager to equate Twitter campaigns with actual democratic will

Shutting down abortion debates and banning the SWP - what a terrible week for free speech

People ought to be able to have a debate on any issue they damn well please

Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Labour Party, delivers a speech at the 'Policy Network Conference' held in the Science Museum on July 3, 2014

Ed Miliband might make you cringe, but if you care about inequality then he's the only option you have

Rampant and unjustifiable inequality is the biggest issue Britain faces, and he gets it

Winton, aged 105, presented with Order of the White Lion by the Czech president in Prague

We celebrate our ‘British Schindler’ Sir Nicholas Winton, but we've forgotten what he stood for

The word ‘foreigner’ has become so toxic that Britain is now prepared to let refugees drown

Russell Brand was in typically combative form during his promotional interview with Newsnight's Evan Davis

Russell Brand's incoherent and scattergun approach to politics is Revolution as play

What Brand appears not to grasp is that any revolution simply involves the replacement of one set of unaccountable leaders with another

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee