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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Meritocracy is a myth

A disadvantaged child will nearly always and everywhere become a disadvantaged adult

No political games: Alex Salmond, champion of the Scottish independence referendum

Don’t be fooled, Alex Salmond is no socialist

He gushes over Vladimir Putin, is disconcertingly sanguine over Tory philosophy and is Thatcherite in tooth and claw

Putin is turning both left and right-wingers into apologists for despotism

Meanwhile, Britain retreats into splendid isolation

Unless Labour addresses burgeoning inequality, it will not reclaim the voters it's losing to Ukip

Hardly any attempts have been made by the party to reconnect with 'blue-collar' voters

Syrians look through rubble following a reported airstrike attack by governmenet forces on Daraya, southwest of the capital Damascus

Syria: After three years of horror, the West's kneejerk peaceniks have some explaining to do

Inaction can be just as bad as intervention

Britain isolated is Britain undone. When will Eurosceptics realise that the era of the nation state has ended?

Meaningful reform will in future only come through concerted transnational action

The left has a blind spot on Venezuela. When will it acknowledge that Chavez's socialist dream has turned into a nightmare?

Students are protesting against crime and government repression

Why is the left so blinkered to Islamic extremism?

A report calls out the left for embracing fundamentalists

RAC data finds 800 more people would be killed or seriously injured each year without cameras

Speed cameras: The right's blind spot

Speeding drivers kill or seriously injure twice as many people a year as drug misuse - but the right refuses to face the problem

Flowers and tributes left at the site of Lee Rigby's murder in Woolwich

Woolwich: It’s about time the left spoke out against religious fanaticism

There seems to be a reluctance to admit that there are worse things in the world than the British establishment. This is hamstringing the left's response

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