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: It takes more than a stroke of genius to become a true champion

Perhaps the idea of the effortless genius is born to reassure ourselves in our relative laziness

Dominic Lawson: Politicians know fiddling figures goes way beyond banking

Governments allow themselves to pull stunts that really would put bankers in jail

Dominic Lawson: Even now, Tony Blair won't admit that the eurosceptics were right

There is no popular demand whatsoever for a European political union

Dominic Lawson: The public think our striking doctors are greedy. And they're right

It's not the government that will suffer as a result of industrial action. It is patients.

Dominic Lawson: You can accuse the banks. But politicians should also be in the dock

You can't dismiss this kind of pork-barrel banking as something peculiar to Spain

Dominic Lawson: The euro needs a true union – but we can't just invent one from scratch

Supporters of European integration have always found democracy an awkward customer

Dominic Lawson: For a nation of non-conformists it feels like we're in North Korea

The BBC has gone berserk with headlines such as 'People unite around Olympic flame'

Dominic Lawson: Don't blame Germany for not wanting to call Europe's tune

Angela Merkel has already gone far beyond what her electorate wants in terms of guarantees

Dominic Lawson: The fate of the euro is the chronicle of a death foretold

The outbreak of mutual blackmail exposes how the euro has made the nations more divided

Dominic Lawson: Can Europe survive its cavaliers?

Without devaluation, the only way the Greeks can restore competitiveness is to impose real wage cuts

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