Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.
First Sports Personality of the Year and then X Factor: The people have spoken... and they haven’t got a clue
16 December 2014 06:37 PM
While we may safely be permitted the trivial political choices, it's obvious that we cannot be trusted with the serious stuff
14 December 2014 07:38 PM
One need not understand the Murphy mind to salute the self-sacrificial little lamb
09 December 2014 07:07 PM
My only complaint with Little Ed’s pledge-vow is that it doesn’t go far enough
07 December 2014 05:55 PM
This week the Government will publish its proposals for “English votes for English laws”
05 December 2014 02:00 PM
One left the domestic stage long ago to fill the family coffers, the other will soon depart for what he hopes will be a final big job and chance to do some good. Yet even on the day Gordon Brown confirmed his retirement from Westminster, he and Tony Blair still seemed locked in combat.
Penny Mordaunt's 'fowl' language might not fly with the British press, but does anyone else actually care?
30 November 2014 06:36 PM
The MP has been caught inserting the word "cock" into one of her speeches for a bet
25 November 2014 05:46 PM
The Tory grandee's awful verbal attack on a cab driver doesn't teach us anything that we don't already know
23 November 2014 06:43 PM
It will take a minor miracle to stop him
18 November 2014 07:04 PM
Cameron can never quite shake off the taint of being an Edwardian gent trapped out of time
11 November 2014 06:06 PM
General elections are now won far less by ideas than by algorithms
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more