Simon Kelner

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

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What I learnt about life from Simpsons genius Sam Simon

His impulses may have been informed by a sentimental attachment, but he was nothing if not a rounded individual

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss?

MP David Lammy would become the capital’s first black mayor if he won the 2016 Mayoral election

Crime, punishment and morals: we’re entering a maze with no clear exit

David Lammy's idea that we should apply moral relativism to shoplifting is an interesting but dangerously flawed proposal

Nick Robinson and Brian Sewell: with them every step of the way

They are, in their own ways, heroes of our time

Peter Oborne quit as the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator on Tuesday night

The Telegraph has put at risk the most precious asset a newspaper has — the bond of trust with its readers

I know exactly what it's like to be faced with commercial pressures at a newspaper

The Archbishop had to withdraw from his Christmas Day sermon because of pneumonia

At last, I've found a political agenda I can get behind...

Voting for Miliband presents something of a challenge

The comic Ivor Demimba outside the Houses of Parliament

Jewish jokes are not anti-Semitic if told in good faith

As long as it’s another Jew making the jokes we're perfectly happy to laugh at ourselves, and we're not alone in this

One lot at the Tory fundraiser included a five-night break in Santorini via private jet

Auctions like these demand a re-think on party funding

No wonder the public is disenchanted with politics

Stephen Fry hosting the 2015 Baftas

Shouldn’t we be able to take a Stephen Fry swear word in our stride?

A bit of Bafta naughtiness, and suddenly everyone’s taking offence

Stephen Green, former chief executive of HSBC, was made a Conservative life peer in 2010 (AFP/Getty)

Ever paid someone in cash? Then think twice before you complain about banks avoiding tax

Instead of shaming tax dodgers, we should be celebrating those who pay the most

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'