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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The party of the council’s mayor, Lutfur Rahman, Tower Hamlets First, has been accused of running a ‘vicious dirty tricks campaign’

Lutfur Rahman played the Islamophobia card to silence his critics. And too many on the left fell for it

We must ignore the inevitable cries of "stitch up" that will now follow

Jeremy Clarkson outside Number 10

'Bring Back Clarkson' petition: God forbid Jeremy Clarkson ever goes into politics

People don't like being told what to do, which makes figures like Clarkson so threatening to those on the left, who have no equivalent

Mohammed Emwazi has been named as Jihadi John

Was Mohammed Emwazi really 'radicalised'? Or is he just a sick loser?

Bitter and socially awkward virgins are often drawn to ideologies which seek to police women’s chastity and reap violent revenge on society

Police forensic technicians examine bullet holes in the door to Krudttønden café in Copenhagen

Copenhagen shootings: What do all acts of terrorism have in common aside from death and tragedy? Unwavering faith

Whether it's religious or not, when people stop questioning authority and believe they're doing best then nothing is out of bounds

If I were Prime Minister: I would stop the rich getting all the best jobs

Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with the editor of Left Foot Forward

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

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At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
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The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
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It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
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Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before