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Crispian Jago

Dipping the reason stick in a fresh pile of steaming dog dirt and waving it in the general direction of woo woo.

I am a freelance IT consultant specialising in the development of software test strategies and managing the full software testing of complex systems. I write the satirical skeptical blog, “Science, Reason & Critical Thinking”, and am the co-founder and co-organiser of the Hampshire Skeptics Society and Winchester Skeptics in the Pub.

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Juliet Jacques

Juliet Jacques charts the progress of her gender reassignment process.

I’m a transgender writer, musician and (occasional) footballer from south-east England. I’ve published extensively on film (in Filmwaves, Vertigo and Cineaste) and gender issues, as well as on literature, football, music and art. I’m involved in local LGBT groups, run a post-punk night with a friend, play synthesisers and sing in a Brighton band called Standards of Care and won the Shield with the Brighton Bandits at the 2008 IGLFA World Cup.

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Adam Wagner

Adam is a practising barrister specialising in human rights, public law and medical law at 1 Crown Office Row chambers. He is recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500.

He is a founding editor of the UK Human Rights Blog, which aims to provide a balanced and non-ideological perspective on human rights law for members of the public and lawyers. He also writes regularly for guardian.co.uk and Legal Week.

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Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer is London Bureau Chief for TIME, covering the U.K. and Ireland, as well as Germany and wider European themes and subjects. She has also worked as Senior Editor for TIME Europe, Middle East and Africa. In November 2010, Mayer received an award for Story of the Year at the 2010 Foreign Press Association Media Awards for her cover story on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s first official visit to the U.S. She has previously worked for Focus magazine, Germany’s leading news weekly; International Management, the journal of European Business; Business Traveller magazine; and The Economist. Her book Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly will be published by Vermilion, an imprint of Random House, in May 2011.

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Andrew Sparrow

Andrew Sparrow is the senior political correspondent on the Guardian website. He trained as a journalist on the South Wales Echo. Since joining the parliamentary lobby in 1994, he has worked as a political correspondent for Thomson Regional Newspapers, the Western Mail, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph.

He has also written a book – Obscure Scribblers: A History of Parliamentary Journalism.

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General election 2010 live blog – Wednesday 28 April

Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes that the European Union is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free.

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Osama Diab

Submitted blogposts published at The Chronikler, Comment is Free, New Statesman and Worldpress.

Osama Diab is an Egyptian-British journalist and blogger who lives between his two favourite metropolises: Cairo and London. He writes about the religious, social, political and human right issues of Egypt and the Middle East.

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Nelson Jones (Heresiarch)

Confined by Lucifer to one of the lower circles of Hell, the Heresiarch nevertheless continues to campaign against all forms of orthodoxy.

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David Gardner

David Gardner is the FT‘s international affairs editor and author of Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance. He was the paper’s Middle East editor from 1995-99. In 2003 he won the David Watt prize for political journalism for his writing on the Arab world.

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Dan Hodges

Inside Labour politics.

Commissioning Editor of Labour Uncut, and recent addition to the blogging powerhouse of the New Statesman.

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Penny Red

A socialist, feminist, deviant, reprobate, queer, journalist, aspiring author, freelance copywriter and sometime blogger. She lives with toast-eating pagans in a little house somewhere in London out of a small red suitcase, smoking and drinking and plotting to subtly re-arrange the world to suit her ideals. Consumes too much tea. Regrets nothing.

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Amelia Gentleman

Amelia Gentleman writes on social affairs for The Guardian. She was nominated for the Martha Gellhorn journalism award in 2010, as well as being shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. Previously she was New Delhi correspondent for the International Herald Tribune. She won first prize for feature and comment writing in the 2007 Amnesty International Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards. She won the Ramnath Goenka prize 2007 for best foreign correspondent covering India. Formerly Paris and Moscow correspondent for The Guardian.

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Carl Gardner

Submitted blogposts published at Head of Legal, Comment is Free, The Wardman Wire and Anglotopia.

I write Head of Legal to explain developments in law, and the law behind the news, to an informed and interested but not necessarily legal audience. And because I can’t help thinking, writing and obsessing about law, particularly my specialisms in constitutional, public, human rights and European law and the way they interact with politics and society.

I’m a barrister, and worked as a government lawyer for twelve years, advising ministers and government departments on a wide range of public law issues from tax to terrorism, from freedom of information to pensions, from discrimination to health and from defence to broadcasting. My career in government included stints at the Cabinet Office, where I advised on the EU Constitution negotiations, and at the Attorney General’s Office where I advised Lord Goldsmith on a wide variety of legal issues. I have advised nearly every government department, from the Home Office to Health and from the Treasury to the MoD. I’ve left practice now, though, and work as a writer, lecturer and consultant.

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We must see justice done (more on rape and anonymity)

Dr Petra

I am a lecturer in International Health Services Research at a London university where I teach doctors, nurses and other health professionals at postgraduate level.

I regularly present at conferences in the UK and internationally, and complete research and training within the area of sex and relationships health.

I have a BA in Social Psychology (Sussex University), and a PhD is in Applied Human Psychology (Aston University). My PhD focused on the effects of sexually explicit material.

I have lectured at a number of UK universities, specialising in evidence based healthcare, and understanding research methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative).

My research has covered topics within the area of sexual health, including the effects of pornography, women involved in street prostitution, policy and practice in sex education, evaluating advice giving in the media, sexual functioning, and modernising sexual health services.

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Cathy Newman

Channel 4 FactCheck goes behind the spin to dig out the truth and separate political fact from fiction.

Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News in January 2006. Since arriving at the programme, her scoops have included the arrest of David Cameron’s aide Steve Hilton and the disclosure that illegal immigrants worked at the Home Office.

Cathy also runs the FactCheck blog, which sorts the facts from the spin and unpicks politicians’ claims and counter-claims. It has been cited in parliament, imitated by rivals, and loyally followed on Twitter.

Before Channel 4 News, Cathy worked for the Financial Times and The Independent.

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