Simon Kelner

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

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The Tory victory has already sparked protests in London

Is the age of hashtag rebellion ready for a real ideological battle?

With a truly right-wing government now in charge, there are signs that a more contentious discourse is emerging

Sally and John Bercow

The sad reality of putting yourself in the public eye

Watching Sally Bercow's affair with her husband's cousin get exposed by the press has made for painful viewing

Chelsea players celebrate winning the Premier League title

Success isn’t enough if you’re going to be boring

The relationship between success and style is one which has consumed sports fans down the ages

Sturgeon inside No 10: the SNP leader poses in a playhouse as she visits ABC Nursery in Dedridge, Scotland, while on the election campaign trail

Stop the double standards – the SNP deserves power

Westminster wants Scotland to remain in the UK, but doesn't want to give legitimacy to the part it plays in Westminster elections

General Election 2015: My vote won't make a blind bit of difference, and neither will yours

Why hasn’t reform of our voting system been part of this campaign?

The shabby truth about wealth-obsessed London

You now need £100m to join our club of Britain’s 1,000 richest people

Wolf-whistling is a type of sex crime - of course it should be criminalised

Which of our inviolable customs was Mr Cameron protecting by giving men the right to whistle at women?

Alison Saunders decided not to charge Lord Janner over child abuse allegations

The Janner decision damages everyone concerned

He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, but continued to serve in the Lords until just over a year ago

You don't have to pity Clarkson. But he raises an important point

It's not easy being in your fifties and out of a job

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

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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
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Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
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A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
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Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
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'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
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Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen