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Claire’s covering the Scottish Referendum on Independence for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Toledo Blade. You can read her articles from Edinburgh, Glasgow and London here

Is “Obamacare” working? Claire’s been looking at the impact of President Obama’s big health reforms in a documentary for the BBC’s Assignment programme. You can listen to her report from Kentucky, here.


Latest post from Claire’s “Letter From the UK” blog:

  • Scotland, Please Don’t Go 26 August, 2014 Never mind the squabbling over sterling and North Sea oil, Scotland. There’s a very simple reason to vote No in the Independence referendum next month. We don’t want you to leave. A few days in Edinburgh have reminded me of all that we have to lose if Scotland drifts away. A more collectivist spirit for a start. It’s not just the free university education, free personal care for the elderly, or free prescription charges the Scottish enjoy. One could (and should) argue about the financial wisdom of offering such largesse especially during tough economic times. But what those policies (plus vows to keep the ...

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Claire Bolderson - Journalist, Commentator, Analyst - former presenter of Newshousr, BBC World Service
Claire Bolderson is a news journalist and documentary maker with more than 25 years experience travelling the world for the BBC. She was presenter of Newshour on the BBC World Service and of Radio 4’s The World Tonight.

Claire was Indonesia Correspondent for the BBC and Financial Times and then BBC Washington Correspondent, developing a specialty in covering US politics and society.

Based in London, Claire is now writing and blogging, mostly about the UK.  As Governor of a local Primary School she has a particular interest in Education. She is also using her extensive experience as a public speaker and host of live events  […]

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