Matthew Norman

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

No Iraq exit plan then, no EU Brexit plan now

If the British public’s reflexive distrust of establishment politicians came into riotous bloom in June, it was Tony Blair who sowed the seed in 2003. The similarities between these twin catastrophes are overwhelming

Why I'm In: I want my country back

A Britain driven from the EU by phantom fears about an invasion force of millions of Turks, or seduced by a sad, atavistic Dad’s Army echo of standing defiantly alone with forces of darkness menacingly poised on the other side of the Channel? No thanks

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