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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Assad has overseen a civil war in which 190,000 people have died

Syria air strikes: Bashar al-Assad is not the 'lesser evil', but a major part of the problem

A Western alliance with Assad would be based on two colossal misunderstandings of the situation in Syria

Scottish referendum results: A change is gonna come – it’s GOT to come

If it doesn’t, then politics could turn very nasty indeed

First Minister Alex Salmond, with Scots and other European citizens, supporting the 'Yes' vote in Glasgow

The Better Together campaign is selling the wrong Britain

They have forgotten the message of Danny Boyle's opening ceremony: that Britain is more than a country of career politicians and bullying bankers

James Foley's murder by Isis has shocked the West

Today Isis is attacking the Middle East. Tomorrow it’ll be the West

Those who have spent the past 10 years warning against intervention need to wake up

A member loyal to the Isis waves an Isis flag in Raqqa

Why does Isis hate us so much?

It's the question that's baffling the left. But like the Nazis, it's impossible to try and explain the thinking behind their extremist beliefs

A young Palestinian boy walks over debris from a house that was destroyed in an airstrike in Deir Al Balah

The Middle East debate has more to do with the fashion for revolutionary tourism than real politics

Why isn’t the same level of concern shown for the world’s many other seemingly intractable problems?

Unreliable boyfriends and other dreadful political metaphors

Does Ed Miliband really have a mummy problem?

An image posted on a militant website appears to show Isis fighters leading away captured Iraqi soldiers for execution in Tikrit

Who is and who isn’t to blame for Isis being in Iraq

Whether or not you opposed the war in 2003 - you were wrong

It's time to bust some myths about benefit fraud and tax evasion

Get angry about people playing the system by all means, but start at the top and work your way down if you expect to be taken seriously

Meritocracy is a myth

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

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Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
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Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

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but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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