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.
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'