Matthew Norman

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

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Blair has tried to persuade Labour voters of the dangers of voting for Jeremy Corbyn

Blair has more wise words about Corbyn, while Tessa Jowell apparently doesn't need to know

Plus: Cameron's texts to Boris, and congratulations to Rebekah

Migrants wave as they stand on the staircase of an asylum seekers accomodation facility in the eastern German town of Heidenau (Reuters)

We might not like to admit it, but Germany has the moral high ground over us after the migrant crisis

While Angela Merkel responds to anti-migrant protests by challenging the nastier instincts of her electorate, David Cameron yields to his

Stella Creasy: Mutualism must play a ‘massive part’ in Labour policies

Don’t take my word for it, but Stella’s destined to be Labour leader

Creasy shows all the hallmarks of leadership material

If you believe David Miliband has the answer for Labour, the question is: what's wrong with you?

In his bespoke lexicon of political cliche, “fresh thinking” translates to “barely rehashed Blairite ideas which sounded stale a decade ago”

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leadership candidate

Corbyn’s success is down to one man. Now what was his name?

Moments before the nomination deadline Andew Smith became the 35th and clinching MP to support Corbyn

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio

Want a straight-talking politician? Prepare for President Trump and Prime Minister Corbyn

Chuck in a bare-chested Putin stroking the white Siberian tiger cub on his lap, and you’ll have the Bizarro World Yalta

The IAAF president, Lamine Diack, front left, after presenting medals to junior athletes at the World Race Walking Cup in Russia in 2008

Like the war on drugs, the battle against doping can't be won

We take it for granted that many of the world’s finest athletes use illegal methods, which is why the sport died out long ago as a mainstream passion

Boris Johnson has his work cut out to stop George Osborne’s masterful manoeuvres

More unites these Bullingdon brothers than divides them

Is this a Trotskyite revolution or more scaremongering by Labour’s far right?

It is, of course, nostalgic fun to hear 'Militant' trotted out as a lethal menace again

Gary Stevens, a gentlemen's barber at Geo F Trumper in Curzon street, London, is retiring after 25 years

Losing a hairdresser is the cruelest cut for a man

The inglorious 12th, it pains me more than words can possibly convey, is to be the day Mr Gary Stevens hangs up his scissors

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