Donald MacInnes writes Tales from the Water Cooler, which can be found every Saturday on page 2 of i. And, although a financial near-imbecile, he writes a weekly column in The Independent’s Money section, also on Saturdays. He writes regularly on a broad range of subjects in i’s Freeview section and occasionally fills in on Simon Kelner’s daily column when emotionally up to it. @DonaldAMacInnes
14 November 2014 05:41 PM
Judging by the literally no emails my secretary Karen received while I was off, you welcomed my break from The Independent as much as I did.
01 November 2014 12:00 AM
Being as I am (with a nod to AA Milne) a bear of the very littlest brain, the words "think-tank" suggest nothing more to me than my current military-fixated state of mind.
25 October 2014 12:58 AM
I'm no grass. Growing up in Glasgow, the only crime worse than not growing up in Glasgow was being a grass. Or, in the Scottish vernacular, "clipe". (*Point of order: the Scottish vernacular should in no way be confused with the Scottish funicular, which is the railway system which transports Andy Murray to the top of his pile of tennis money.)
21 October 2014 12:57 PM
To know that millennia of love-making are down to the romantic entanglements of a Scottish trout is enormously pleasing
17 October 2014 08:23 PM
I’ve always wanted to take someone to the cleaners.
10 October 2014 07:36 PM
Rarely have I caused so much offence.
03 October 2014 08:05 PM
The gentleman, who to my saucer-sized eyes looked some 11ft feet tall, pushed me backwards, hard enough that I struggled to find my balance, before crashing into the roll-down metal shutter covering the facade of a shop.
26 September 2014 06:33 PM
There were some glitzy touches to the start of the annual United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on Wednesday.
20 September 2014 12:00 AM
I wasn't going to touch Scotland at all this week. Lord knows, enough politicians and Oxbridge-minted columnists have had a squeeze of the holy haggis in the past few weeks to render anything I have to say on the matter irrelevant and lost in the noise.
13 September 2014 12:00 AM
It's often difficult to find much cause for optimism when it comes to how we are treated.
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- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition