Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan was appointed editor of The Independent in June 2013. He was previously Editor of Independent Voices, a comment, campaigns and community platform across print and digital. He was earlier Deputy Comment Editor, Sports News Correspondent and News Reporter. He writes a restaurant column for The Independent on Sunday, and has a column in the Evening Standard (Thursdays). He presents ‘Power Lunch’ on London Live TV (Thursdays), a one-to-one interview with the most influential people in the capital. Previously, Amol worked on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, and at the Foreign Office. He is currently a trustee of Prospex, a charity for young people in Islington. He has also written a book called ‘Twirlymen: the Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers’.

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Michael Caines at Abode, restaurant review: Besmirching the name of a hero to chefs

Abode Exeter, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, Tel: 01392 319 955

David Cameron arrives at No 10 yesterday, after cutting short his holiday in Cornwall to hold a national security meeting on Iraq

Editor's Letter: August is anything but the silly season

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Primeur, restaurant review: The perfect home for gourmands to unwind in north London?

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Ali shuffle: Moeen Ali of England celebrates dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara of India at Old Trafford

Amol Rajan: 'Don’t go to university because you think it’s the safest place to lose your virginity'

Once upon a time in a land far away, going to a British university was free and so everyone fancied a shot at it. But because everyone fancied a shot, and because successive governments wanted to expand the university sector to seem more egalitarian, lots more people did go to university. And then universities couldn’t cope, and asked for help, which is why Tony Blair introduced tuition fees which, over the coming years, will likely rise rather than fall.

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David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday

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