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Cameron's class act has spin and gone

Installing Andy Coulson as the ConDem's spin-doctor-in-chief was always a big risk. But then the Tories, like their City-dwelling compatriots, love to gamble.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Opinion

Goodbye to the spin doctor

Andy Coulson's resignation puts a big question mark over the Prime Minister's judgement. More important, however, is the question of the Murdoch empire's influence in the British media.

  • Written by Peter Stauber
  • Category: Opinion

Labour victory in Oldham - the bigger picture

Labour supporters in OldhamLabour has increased its majority in Oldham East and Saddleworth. Yesterday's by-election saw the party comfortably see off the Lib Dem challenge, taking 14,718 votes compared to the Lib Dem candidate's 11,160 votes. This can safely be interpreted as what pundits call "a bloody nose" for the coalition government.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Opinion

Red Bangkok: Thailand’s Red Shirt uprising

Much of what was written about the events that took place in Bangkok in May 2010 was from the point of view of journalists employed by the Western media. Mark Govier shares his personal experience after staying with the alleged Red Shirt paramilitary, and argues that the Red Shirt spirit is still alive.

Abortion - rights, morals and class

Abortion posterLaura Woods looks at the issue of abortion and how reproductive rights are central both to women's liberation and class politics.

  • Written by Laura Woods
  • Category: Opinion

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