Simon Kelner

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

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From Piers Morgan to ‘amazing’ – 20 of life’s little annoyances

People who don’t know how to operate the barriers at Tube stations. And then feeling annoyed that this annoys you

The original Tory election poster featuring Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband (Conservative Party/PA)

Whatever happened to election posters in windows?

I remember a time when, at this stage in an election campaign, people would proudly wear their political allegiance

In the 21st century, we are all encouraged to be Viv Nicholsons now

It's no wonder we are told to 'spend, spend, spend' when we live in a time that is defined by excessive consumption

I welcome anything that helps take the pain out of divorce

Baroness Hale's call for "no-blame" divorces is a forward-thinking approach that could make the process a lot less hostile

Lucy Howarth , six, summed up how many of us feel when she met David Cameron

Four reasons to feel angry, disenchanted and depressed about our politics

From the catchphrases to the lack of choice, I've almost had enough

Where would golf be without Peter Alliss? Possibly in 2015?

The commentator has struggled for some time with gender equality

Cameron and Miliband

Cameron and Miliband should know that my gang vs your gang is not what elections should be about

Instead of sizing up to the Tories, Labour should have actually exposed the antics of some of their business supporters

Crofter's cottages on Lewis. The island's low population density makes it a good candidate for a spaceport (Alamy)

My Scottish awakening, helped by horizontal sleet

I have just returned from a trip to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It’s the most northerly I’ve ever been while still in Britain and, on admittedly superficial evidence, my contentious belief that people get nicer the further north you go in the United Kingdom appears to hold true. It would be tempting to suggest that the inhabitants of this outpost reflect an environment that’s cold, rugged, insular, and brooding, but the opposite was the case. Warm, welcoming, modest and outward-looking: these were the clearly apparent qualities of the Hebrideans I met.

I'm making a bucket list for my old labrador, too

Only the best will do for a dog with not long to live

Kevin Spacey does justice to a lawyer ahead of his time in Clarence Darrow

On the day I saw it, I had woken up to the news that Utah is to bring back the firing squad

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