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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It may be early-onset senility to blame, but I’m sure the FA Cup Final used to be far more memorable

The FA’s complacent idiocy turned a globally revered tournament into the festival of meh it is today

Was this the game when the public started to fall back in love with English cricket?

How can anyone say Test match cricket is dying after this glorious, complex battle?

The crowd was sated in a way no one can be by the cheap McCricket thrills of Twenty20

The General Secretary of Unite, Len McCluskey

Labour and the unions are destined to remain in their tense but loveless marriage

The McCluskey volcano will probably remain dormant if Burnham wins

A politician shouldn’t care more about himself than his party

Chuka said he didn’t feel “ready”, but even that is barely an explanation for why, after overtly manoeuvring for the leadership for years, the short-priced favourite pulled out

Fighting talk: The new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale

Has new Culture Secretary John Whittingdale any idea of the damage betting machines do?

I invite him to spend a day walking through a few of London’s centres of urban deprivation, where streets are festooned with more bookmakers than charity shops

David Cameron's reshuffled Cabinet is like a Richard Curtis film... starring Iain Duncan Smith

Picture a collage of the PM framed by those allowed to attend his Cabinet

All the candidates for the Labour leadership are either established second-raters or unknown quantities

Looking at the potential new Labour leaders it's hard not to despair

This general election was more catastrophic for Labour than that of 1992 - this one is so much worse that it’s hard to know where to begin

David Cameron may have won the election, but it’s for wrecking the Union that he’ll be remembered

He roused such resentment across the border that Scotland has made itself a virtual one-party state - to the crippling cost of Labour

Ed Miliband said the Tories are a danger to family finances

Election 2015: Me, my 18-year-old son, and why I’m voting Labour

Regardless of who forms whatever kind of government, Miliband will come out of this election cycle as the clear winner

Election 2015: The SNP and its SMC (Salmond-Murdoch Conspiracy)

The love between them dared not speak its name until 2012, when Salmond was forced to reveal the extent of his relationship with the media overlord

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
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