Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross writes the "If you ask me..." column for i. She also writes for The Daily Mail.

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Drinking in the disused car park: are you up for Teenage Studies?

Teachers say Gove's reforms to the curriculum won't reflect teenage experience. But do we really want that?

Gerard Butler: 'I know some things I will take to the grave'

He may be a ‘fantastic-looking cutie-pie’ and is rumoured to earn $20m per film, but he is still haunted by his dark past.

Were you injured and would like to claim compensation? Get over it!

Just so you know, pretending to have put your back out is, research shows, much less inconvenient than actually putting your back out

If you ask me... As a feminist, I got some new shoes, but skipped a haircut

You don't have to go all the way to "empowering" - I stop at "sassy"

If You Ask Me...Stay-at-home mums and working mums: lay off!

The Government plans to offer working mothers up to £1,200 per year towards child care. And did the stay-at-homes take this quietly? They did not

If you ask me...I don’t want to die knowing I’d never bought an ice-cream maker

The New College of Elaborate Justifications Around Purchases is open

If you ask me...If you're showing signs of Being Alive, beware

Many famous people throughout history have experienced Being Alive and its fatal consequences; Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, even Napoleon

If you ask me...My tips for winning the battle of the school places

Plus, how to make your children feel they're at a fee-paying school

Ukip leader Nigel Farage in laughjing mood after the by-election result in Eastleigh, Hampshire

Time to take Ukip seriously now? Don’t make me laugh

They're a rising political force, but even if I try my hardest I can't stop the giggles

If you ask me...Pippa Middleton must realise the brutal training us real columnists have undergone

For most columnists, it’s been a long haul, and it’s never a matter of simply typing out any old rubbish from the top of your head

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'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
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Bread from heaven

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