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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Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence