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: One thing unites Le Pen voters and the left – protectionism

Hollande, unlike the far right, is merely a paper tiger in the battle with international capital

Dominic Lawson: Class warfare in the age of philanthropy: Stop bashing rich people who give to charity

It pains some people to think of the pleasure

it gives the rich to tithe their income

Dominic Lawson: Freud knew what motivated the privileged class warriors

Any attempts by Labour to paint Cameron as 'out of touch' because of Eton are doomed

Dominic Lawson: Patriotism is why Thatcher's war won her the public's backing

The point is that the Falklands campaign was viscerally defensible on nationalistic grounds

Dominic Lawson: Do we really want to give politicians more to waste?

Political parties already receive considerable funding from the taxpayer

Dominic Lawson: No one willingly gives up a benefit, however indefensible

The anger of those who lose out is greater than the gratitude of those who continue to benefit

Dominic Lawson: The Olympics are about ambition, not national pride

Team GB could be called Team BG and it would make no difference to many representing it

Dominic Lawson: Let church and state agree to differ on gay marriage

There is no suggestion that same-sex marriages should be obligatory within churches

Dominic Lawson: Spare me this faux outrage at sex-selected abortion

It's not even obvious that these abortions are illegal. Those wanting them are indeed most distressed

Lord Lucan: one of those stories that will always sell newspapers

Dominic Lawson: My Lord Lucan episode shows why Murdoch has got it right

I was given an insight into the red-tops, for whom murder and celebrity are meat and drink

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