Former editor of The Specator magazine and the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Dominic Lawson who is noted for his robust and iconoclastic opinions on political and social issues, has been writing a column for The Independent since 2006.
23 August 2011 12:00 AM
In the month that the streets of our biggest cities have been disgraced and disfigured, this assertion of sporting supremacy acts as a tonic
16 August 2011 10:00 AM
David Cameron and Ed Miliband are agreed: wickedness is bad and something must be done about it. The Prime Minister yesterday attacked those showing "indifference to right and wrong, people with a twisted moral code, people with a complete absence of self-restraint", while the Labour leader fixed his rhetorical sights on "greed, selfishness and immorality ... our whole country is held back by irresponsibility".
16 August 2011 12:00 AM
The overwhelming number of people who have been dragged through the courts appear to be those for whom tertiary education is as unlikely as a trip to the Moon
09 August 2011 10:00 AM
The Prime Minister may be away on holiday, but that does not mean his staff are unable to answer letters on his behalf. Thus, over the weekend a Conservative activist, Anita Segar, revealed that she had just received a reply from No10, telling her why the PM would not satisfy her desire for a referendum on the future of Britain's membership of the EU. The PM's political private secretary wrote that "there is one argument in particular, against holding such a referendum that we find irrefutably powerful, namely that most people want to say neither 'yes' to everything from the EU, nor 'no' to everything".
09 August 2011 12:00 AM
The Prime Minister may be away on holiday, but that does not mean his staff are unable to answer letters on his behalf.
11 January 2011 12:00 AM
Amy Chua's theories seem to bear fruit. But they run counter to the doctrine of modern Western parenting
15 September 2009 12:00 AM
14 September 1995 12:02 AM
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
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