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 Prime Minister's pledge came as polls suggest that support for leaving the United Kingdom is slowly growing

The Scottish independence debate highlights an identity crisis

This can be characterised by the simple question: where do I belong?

Commuters, take time and embrace the boredom

Stop hooking yourselves up to electronic devices, and try living in the moment

The sun sets on a very bourgeois section of the Glasto campsite

Don't complain about gentrification unless you're willing to start a revolution

Glastonbury might be bourgeois but it's just another reality of our corporate world

Here’s my answer to a really taxing problem...

How much longer before that most personal of information – what we earn, how much we are worth – makes its way into the public domain?

'A Very British Airline' starts next week

Why I fly with British Airways

When it comes to buying an air ticket, I have a brand loyalty that transcends all other considerations

Losing it: Paul Gascoigne breaks into tears at the 1990 World Cup after England is defeated yet again

Why English football fans are taking a calm approach to the World Cup

We've been burnt too many times in the past by unrealistic hopes, says Simon Kelner

A view of the World Cup trophy

Why aren't we that bothered about the World Cup?

There is a calmer approach this time around. Maybe we've learned from history

Clive James has a new book, ‘Poetry Notebook’, which is due to be published in the autumn

The dignity of Clive James is a lesson to us all

At 74-years-old and increasingly frail, he is focused on what he called the other day “the death door stuff”

Give your system a well-earned break

Increasingly poor diet and a lack of exercise will bring about a sorry state affairs

Doctors worry e-cigarettes will give youngsters a taste for nicotine

E-cigs: A hell of a lot better than cancer

The idea that young people are turning to e-cigs as a precursor to getting hooked on cigarettes seems to me to be nonsense

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