Janet Street-Porter

A former editor of The Independent on Sunday, Janet Street-Porter is now the paper’s editor-at-large. As a journalist and broadcaster she has had an innovative and groundbreaking career in television, creating programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and LWT, for which she has won a Bafta and the Prix Italia. She is also vice president of the Rambler’s Association.

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Stephen Gough makes his way south through Peebles in the Scottish Borders, in 2012

We tolerate nudity on our screens, but as soon as the Naked Rambler goes for a stroll, we’re all outraged

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A police officer stands outside a polling station

Janet Street-Porter: Whatever their age or persuasion, Britain’s voters are desperate for politicians who speak their language

A recent poll found that 44 per cent of young people felt that they are not being listened to

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