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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Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families in London

Russell Brand is a great advertisement for social mobility, and just the man to fight for those stuck at the bottom

Unlike so many of our politicians, Brand wasn't born into privilege

Midge Ure and Sir Bob Geldof outside the Notting Hill recording studios for Band Aid 30

Why can’t we give in private, instead of making such a show of donating to charity?

The scramble of one charity competing against another to entice and seduce us is such a waste of talent and effort

A woman's hand at a wedding

Marriage needs a rebranding if it’s going to appeal to more than just snobs with an inheritance to protect

Rich people are twice as likely to get married now compared with 15 years ago, whereas the less you earn, the less likely you are to marry

The nanny state will soon turn more women into criminals thanks to these draconian laws

The threat of fines and criminalisation is not just wrong, it’s morally dubious

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

How can someone who has spent nine years in jail for his beliefs not have received more public support?

Artist Grayson Perry stands in front of a piece of his entitled 'Comfort Blanket'

In the debate about our national identity, my vote goes to Grayson Perry and his glorious tapestry

What makes Britain unique is all our warts and weirdness

Moves to regulate e-cigarettes and similar products as medicines come amid increasing evidence of their effectiveness

The right to contaminate your surroundings and shorten your life is simply not worth fighting for

The Government needs to stop pandering to voters and get tough on smoking bans

Can celebrities help to invigorate democracy in the same way as they have to save tuna?

If celebrity pictures can save endangered species, could they save our endangered democracy too?

Default man dominates politics – even Ukip has no idea how to appeal to women and gay people

Karl Lagerfeld and Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen lead the models the fashion riot at the finale of Chanel's show

‘Feminist’ fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney should stick to their dresses

Designers need to stop issuing manifestos to go with their frocks

Sir Richard Branson has told his staff they can take as much holiday as they like

It’s not unlimited holidays workers need, but an absolute ban on after-hours emails and calls

It would be almost impossible to run anything if staff only turned up when they felt like it, but they should be offered greater flexibility

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