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 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

Give Russell Brand a break – he’s no more a hypocrite than anyone else

It doesn’t matter what the revolutionary’s living arrangements are

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific