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.
24 September 2012 04:09 PM
In 1988, when the Fatwa was issued, many who had enjoyed the fruits of free expression more than most could not bring themselves to defend it
17 September 2012 11:10 AM
If you had believed the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon was going to quietly fade away with the last remnants of summer, sorry to have to break it to you, but there appears to be a whole lot more in the pipeline.
17 July 2012 11:25 AM
Tony Blair made a tentative return to politics last week as an advisor to the Labour Party. For a number of people on the left, including your humble servant, this did not sit particularly well. Many of us had hoped that under the stewardship of Ed Miliband the Labour Party would move beyond the privatisation and political cowardice of the “triangulation” years to a more confidently social democratic outlook
James Bloodworth: Despite its popularity, the death penalty would allow the state to kill innocent people
25 May 2012 10:30 AM
A recent study has found that death row inmates were exonerated nine times more frequently that others convicted of murder, raising the possibility that many innocent people have been sent to their deaths by the American justice system.
09 May 2012 12:34 PM
Unless you have something wrong with you, you will be starting to get incredibly excited about the summer. That’s the official line, at least.
24 April 2012 01:07 PM
Anyone, technically speaking, can go from “rags to riches” and make something of their life. Anyone can also, as it happens, win the lottery.
James Bloodworth: Trident is a colossal waste of money that will encourage further nuclear proliferation
09 March 2012 12:00 AM
There are occasions when the language of austerity jars with reality, most notably when it comes to the renewal of Britain’s nuclear arsenal
James Bloodworth: Instead of celebrating when Thatcher dies, the left should reflect on missed chance
28 December 2011 11:32 AM
Ever since Margaret Thatcher stopped appearing in public due to poor health, the fit and proper reaction to her eventual exit from the earthly realm has been discussed with increasing regularity by the political left.
12 December 2011 01:57 PM
28 November 2011 01:29 PM
Visiting Stratford’s new Westfield shopping centre on a crisp November morning, I feel, as a person, incredibly small.
- 1 North Korea: Kim Jong Un 'sacks powerful uncle and has his aides executed'
- 2 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert