Deborah Ross

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

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Nick Clegg and his wife MIriam arrive at the Brighton Conference Centre before his speech this afternoon

If you ask me...Nick Clegg is the master of U-turns, so let's spare a thought for his poor wife Miriam

According to the British School of Votering, you cannot get your politician’s licence and be let loose on voters without mastering the U-turn

London Fashion Week without trends! Can you imagine the horror?

The only person not bothered by the absence of trends was Alexa Chung because, as she put it: “I am my own trend.”

If you ask me...There’s life after horse meat. It’s my recipe for dust stew...

If you are thinking, “I’m at work all day and don’t have time for this”, you may need to ask yourself, "Do I deserve to eat nice food?"

OMG! Marriage is now worthless!

After hearing of parliament's historic vote this week, it suddenly struck our columnist: now that same-sex marriages are legal, her marriage had suddenly devalued!

Larry, Downing Street's ratcatcher, has yet to make his first kill

Being poor isn’t hard – skin the cat and make a cosy hat!

The Department for Making The Poor Poorer has been very busy recently

If you ask me...Fill in this questionnaire, if you can be bothered

In all this fuss about control freaks, not enough attention is paid to the 'Laissezfairian'. I am one, but are you?

If you ask me...So if dogs were human, and we were their dogs

Dogs already have a list of 10 commandments for when the "great change" takes place

SIR MICHAEL WINNER:

I'll miss my dinners with Michael Winner

Visiting our writer's house, he came in his Suzuki. “I wouldn’t bring the Bentley to Crouch End, darling. I don’t know what they might do to it here", he said

If you ask me... January is the cruellest month for a lady and her self-esteem

So, starving yourself and treating food as an evil to be eliminated is the key to lifelong happiness, is it? My wrongedy wrong wrong body is sceptical

If you ask me...I've figured out how to take over Twitter

This is my recipe to earn 60 billion thousand trillion followers. Read it carefully

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