Simon Kelner

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

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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

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

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