Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner was Editor of The Independent between 1998 and 2011. He writes a daily column for i.

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David Cameron gives a speech at a Tory party dinner

In a time of austerity, should Tories be bidding £210,000 for a signed photo of the new Cabinet?

Ostentatious partying and foreign bidders sit badly with Tory cuts

Simon and Karen's divorce was announced in the Sun on Monday

The Danczuk divorce again reveals social media’s ability to reduce life to a Carry On film

The narcotic appeal of Twitter and Facebook now overrides propriety, and titillation beats discretion any day of the week

The Uber app allows passengers to hail a taxi with a smartphone

French cabbies want Uber off the streets – but that particular boat has sailed

No amount of strike action can reverse Uber's upper hand

Broadcasting House, a focus for Tories who believe the BBC is left-wing

Liberal bias at the BBC? It’s all hot air by the Tories

I fail to see the problem of excising racist views from a news report

Twitter mobs aren’t always out for vengeance – as one elated dog owner will attest

An online campaign to find a lost pooch has resulted in joyous scenes in the real world

Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, won the support of 35 MPs just as the deadline passed on Monday

You may disagree with him, but Jeremy Corbyn has a key role in Labour's leadership race

The idea that his views should disqualify him from standing is reprehensible

Under the microscope: Nobel Prize-winning researcher Sir Tim Hunt says he was being ironic

Tim Hunt resigns: A brilliant scientist is a bit out of touch. Who cares?

We all know he was politically incorrect, bordering on the bonkers. But where is our tolerance?

Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham addresses delegates at the annual conference of the GMB union in Dublin

Andy Burnham doesn't know the price of petrol, but that's not why he shouldn't be Labour leader

Is he really as true to his roots as he says he is?

Rowan Atkinson's insurers have had to pay out a record repair bill for his McLaren F1 which he crashed in 2011

A car that costs too much, for people that have too much...

It’s a funny old world when a second-hand car can change hands for a sum that hardly anyone in Britain would earn in a lifetime

A Hamann Range Rover outside the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in London

London feels like an all-action hero about to collapse

It is an exhilarating place to live and work, but how long can the boom last?

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So the young risk their lives and run for it
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Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
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Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
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but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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