Simon Kelner

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

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Did my iPhone really need to be obsolete quite so quickly?

There’s a hold that tech companies have over us, and I for one resent it

The prospect of signing Ched Evans has led several Oldham sponsors to threaten to quit

It's the wealth gap that fuels the Ched Evans debate

Were he a bus conductor, binman or butcher, who would give a monkey’s when he went back to his former job?

Ched Evans playing football again might seem grotesque, but how should his fate be decided — an online poll?

The principles on which our law is founded must apply to all if they are to mean anything

Nigel Farage and members of the UKIP team celebrate after Mark Reckless won the Rochester and Strood by-election at Medway Park, Gillingham near Rochester, Kent

My limerick for 2014

It's been a tumultuous year, filled to the brim with Ukip, Isis, celebrity bottoms and misguided tweets

RIP Voicemail?

Voicemail has got me out of some tight corners, so let's not abandon it

Why do young people have so much antipathy towards leaving a message?

Allow me to cast one or two doubts on the official Sony explanation for cancelling The Interview

Call me mad, but it's worth asking: could this be a brilliantly orchestrated publicity campaign?

Two out of five marriages end in divorce but filling in the paperwork wrong can prove very costly

Divorce is bad enough without the legal process around it making it so much worse

Lessons to be learnt, at the time of year when marriage comes under the most strain

Ice skating in George Square, Glasgow

How many Christmas cards have you sent this year?

I don't want come over all Scrooge-like, but I do find this Christmas card thing a little curious

Scot Young: Having seen the body, I was moved to lay a lily at the scene

There is nothing about this story that fills me with anything but deep dismay

A tragedy on my doorstep that I will never forget

I had never previously seen a dead body. Until yesterday

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