Simon Kelner

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

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Miliband vs business leaders – a PR disaster for the Labour leader

Slanging matches in the run-up to the election aren’t the way to win votes

Julian Edelman demonstrates a prime example of the shoulder pads and bum protection used in the NFL

Super Bowl 2015: America is more suited to a game which is more about strength than subtlety

The country's deeply-held patriotism hits its apotheosis at the Super Bowl

The top ten places where people are most likely to catch an STI have been revealed

Surveys of people’s sex lives: how do we know what to believe?

The over-70s appear to be having a better time than those in middle age

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The Archers: how many sensational plot twists can it get away with?

'An everyday story of country folk’? Give over...

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Has The Archers lost the plot with its racy storylines?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner

I loathe the term ‘hard-working people’. It's patronising, snobbish and wrong

Is there only value in paid work, anyway?

Participants are seen at the Congress Center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on 21 January, 2014, in Davos

Champagne is flowing in Davos. Let’s drink to that

Why we should be glad that global leaders are cracking open the bubbly

David Tennant and Olivia Colman hear that Joe Miller's confession will likely be ignored at trial

From Broadchurch to Coronation Street, let’s not confuse art with life

Whatever happened to the willing suspension of disbelief?

No More Page 3 campaigners protest at News International offices in Wapping, London

Page 3 has long been an anachronism, and we risk exaggerating the significance of its demise

If this ‘institution’ represented anything, it was the hegemony of the Murdoch empire

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