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.
17 December 2012 07:33 PM
Reflecting on the early death of his own close relatives, our columnist knows he is lucky to have lived to the age he is. And yet he finds that age hard to accept
Amazon, Google Starbucks: why many people trust these business giants more than the MPs who call them immoral
03 December 2012 07:16 PM
We should be wary of legislators when they talk morality
Whatever Lord Leveson says, Britain should hold on to its feral beast of a press – despite all its horror
26 November 2012 06:24 PM
There is already a regulatory framework for newspapers. It is called the law: and there is no journalistic immunity from prosecution
24 November 2012 12:00 AM
Judit Polgar beat Bobby Fischer’s record by becoming a chess Grandmaster at 15. Her spectacular talent – and her frustration at the game – still endures, as Dominic Lawson finds when he meets her, 24 years after their first encounter.
19 November 2012 06:10 PM
A medical breakthrough presents startling potential but ethical challenges
12 November 2012 07:15 PM
The failures of Newsnight have nothing to do with budget cuts. Even the least well-funded local newspaper would have done better than this
Affairs with his Secretary, incompetence, amateur boxing... how John Prescott defies political gravity
29 October 2012 06:47 PM
The former Deputy Prime Minister is a rare beast indeed. But why exactly does the career of this former merchant navy seaman sail so effortlessly on?
22 October 2012 06:40 PM
Why are respectable, small-c conservative newspapers so indignant about George Osborne travelling first-class? One word: Leveson
15 October 2012 06:18 PM
Alan Milburn, the Coalition's social mobility Tsar, has a set of new proposals to help disadvantaged pupils get into University. But has he really thought this through?
08 October 2012 06:51 PM
If anything, women are more likely than men to feel that abortion laws should be tightened. Why do so few female writers point this out?
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- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
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- 4 The moral case on tax avoidance is overwhelming - and we all know Google wants to do the right thing
- 5 Sam Wallace: The second coming of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea will be a reunion that can only end in tears
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