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’.
09 January 2015 11:56 PM
For those not inclined to take an interest in these matters, it might seem the height of vanity to argue that what happened in Paris this week was a story in which we in Britain are deeply involved. But as an editor and a journalist, I think it would be naive to believe that we were not involved.
02 January 2015 10:43 PM
So it will be Bush vs Clinton all over again after all. Not that anyone had much doubt, but this week American media reported Jeb Bush had resigned all his private sector board positions in anticipation of a bid for the White House.
02 January 2015 01:08 PM
Let’s hope US politics can see beyond its two great modern dynasties
26 December 2014 04:35 PM
A couple of years ago, I met Sir John Major quite by chance at a book launch. The Coalition Government was enduring an especially torrid week, so I asked him what he made of its travails. He said he felt overwhelmed with sympathy.
20 December 2014 01:24 AM
The horror in Peshawar this week revived some familiar arguments about how much blood newspapers should show, especially on their front page.
14 December 2014 12:00 AM
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05 December 2014 10:08 PM
Over the past few parliaments, the reputation of our MPs has taken a battering. The sleazy 1990s were followed by the Iraq War, launched on shoddy intelligence, and against which a million of us marched, to no avail.
28 November 2014 05:07 PM
For the past couple of weeks I have written about this newspaper’s response to the centenary of the Great War. Your response to the publication of A History of the Great War in 100 Moments, a daily series that we have now made available in book form, has been extraordinary: so much so, in fact, that we may have to print more copies for you. (Luckily this isn’t a problem when it comes to the ebook.)
23 November 2014 12:00 AM
21 November 2014 11:14 PM
I know some of you were annoyed by the advertisement wrapped around our front page yesterday: John Dakin (from Dunstable), Mark Albrow (Hampton), Viv Pert (London) and Alan Broadhurst (Nottingham) were among those who wrote in.
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