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.
07 January 2013 07:25 PM
Private partnerships and competition can help prevent catastrophes like that which saw over a thousand patients die at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust
31 December 2012 04:31 PM
Then we thought it was a matter of economics, not politics - and we still do today - but the rest of Europe doesn't
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
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more