Matthew Norman

Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.

Matthew Norman Ukip was too nasty and thick for Douglas Carswell

You’d have thought a childhood beneath the yoke of a rampant megalomaniac who blamed people of Asian heritage for all his country’s ills would have been ideal training to serve under Nigel Farage. In fact, it did the opposite, instilling in Douglas the anti-authoritarian streak that prevented him kissing the Farage ring