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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David Cameron has said he does not wish to serve a third term

In just one interview, Cameron lost the only thing he had going for him

Gordon Brown at his lunatic worst would not have done this

Kelvin MacKenzie edited The Sun from 1981 to 1994

It’s a sorry day for The Sun with Kelvin MacKenzie back in its pages

When he was editor he accused Liverpool supporters of attacking rescue workers, abusing a dead girl, and urinating on corpses

David Cameron fixes himself a quick bite for lunch in his spotless, bijou kitchen in Downing Street

David Camerons’ kitchen: A microcosm of the hierarchical society a Tory victory would give us

If the Tories win this election, expect an un-austere, self-conscious and, ultimately, hypocritical society of socially engineered superiors

Thank you, Grant Shapps, for a glorious new bit of cockney rhyming slang

The Tory chairman puts me in mind of the guy with blingy rings who once tried selling me laser surgery

Jeremy Clarkson attends A Night Of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards at National Maritime Museum on December 10, 2014 in London, England.

Forget right and left, where do you stand on the Jeremy Clarkson debate?

His latest spat sounds like it was modelled on the ‘Waldorf Salad’ episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’

Margaret Hodge and her Commons Public Accounts Committee are investigating alleged tax avoidance

With a past like hers, Margaret Hodge might show a bit more humility

In the Eighties Hodge was aware of previous child sex abuse in the care homes for which she was responsible, and did nothing about it

The Palace of Westminster is falling down, according to John Bercow

£3bn to repair Parliament? Knock it into flats and send MPs up North

In contrast to the Bercow masterplan, my idea would cost taxpayers nothing

Tory MP David Tredinnick arrives at 10 Downing Street

Astrology wouldn’t just be a boon to the NHS – think how much better it could make MI5

I reckon MP David Tredinnick could really be on to something

Benjamin Netanyahu and his cartoon bomb – the Israeli PM shows his ‘evidence’

A bombshell for Bibi - if Israel's Prime Minister could feel any shame

When Mossad is the voice of common sense, you know something is very, very wrong

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says he always asks for proof of cash-in-hand payments

What was Ed Balls thinking? Was he thinking at all?

Between Chancellor and Shadow Chancellor, we have two men who have made a complete mess of handling the tax-avoidance issue

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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
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Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
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Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
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The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss