Dominic Lawson

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.

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Dominic Lawson: Is there anyone who can give us a decent game of cricket?

In the month that the streets of our biggest cities have been disgraced and disfigured, this assertion of sporting supremacy acts as a tonic

Dominic Lawson: We need to talk about the influence of cultures

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".

Dominic Lawson: Blame poverty and gangs, but it's really about cultures

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

Dominic Lawson: If the euro fails, we must leave the EU

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".

Dominic Lawson: If the euro goes under, we should leave the EU

The Prime Minister may be away on holiday, but that does not mean his staff are unable to answer letters on his behalf.

Dominic Lawson: 'Chinese' mothers... a lesson to us all

Amy Chua's theories seem to bear fruit. But they run counter to the doctrine of modern Western parenting

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