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Gayle Storm

Apr
19

A thick outside edge off 23-year-old Indian bowler Basil Thampi down to third man, and a nonchalantly trotted single. An anticlimactic way to become the first batsman to reach 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket, but there you go. Maybe it was nerves. He hit the next ball he faced off the same bowler over mid-off for six. That’s much more like it.

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As Washington goes nuclear, what happens next

Apr
13

On November 21 2013, US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of the Democratic Party stood on the Senate floor and said: "The American people believe Congress is broken. The American people believe the Senate is broken.

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Post-Brexit, British left-wing politics could use some Momentum

Apr
07

(This article was originally posted on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

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A byelection autopsy: the Labour Party and Copeland

Mar
09

In my first ever post for Backbench, I wrote about how the Labour Party faced an extremely perilous position in its northern seats, seats which had previously been safe for the party for years.

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If the justification for freedom of expression is that it results in truth, what to do if newspapers print lies?

Nov
19

(This piece was originally published on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

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US Election 2016

Nov
08

Because I am sad, and also interested in these things, I'm liveblogging the US Election tonight. Feel free to keep up with it through the night if you want, or just check in tomorrow morning for the results.

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Labour's Northern Electoral Slaughterhouse

Oct
03

(This post was initially published on Backbench UK here, you can find my profile here)

Most things in the media since June 23rd have been grim viewing for those associated with the Labour party, but poll results of Labour leave voters are especially alarming.

A new survey conducted by YouGov polled 2015 Labour voters who also voted against the party line by voting leave three months ago. And, it’s not good.

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Power of Proximity

May
25

The NFL offseason is currently in its final stage with reconstructed rosters getting together for the first time as part of a series of ‘Organised Training Activities’ (OTAs) for all 32 teams. And accompanying it is one of the more bizarre attempts at media censorship I’ve seen in recent years. Enter the Buffalo Bills.

Media policy for beat writers is the prerogative of each individual franchise, and the Bills decided on a new one for these practices that would make Alastair Campbell blush.

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