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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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

Kurdish men look towards Kobani from the Turkish-Syrian border as US-led bombing grows in intensity

War with Isis: Why should anyone have faith in the left if it continues to sit on the fence when it comes to supporting the Kurds?

The NUS is happy to condemn Robin Thicke for a pop song, but not a a group which enslaves women

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds during the second meeting of security personnel of the Korean People's Army

The Conservatives’ plan to scrap the Human Rights Act will be applauded by dictators around the world

Chris Grayling’s proposals are a calculated move to win over UKIP’s growing constituency of angry little men

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