Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.
08 July 2014 08:51 PM
On Monday’s Newsnight, archive footage from an old Michael Cockerell documentary cast some sort of light – however shady and gloomy – on the potential cover-up of political paedophilia. As brief as it was chilling, as tonally casual as it was factually astonishing, it involved a Conservative MP, now dead, who served as a senior government whip in Edward Heath’s early 1970s administration.
08 July 2014 06:35 PM
They've long been the secret-keepers of politics, but privilege can't protect them now
Blunkett bravely equates the ‘terrible trauma’ inflicted by Harris and Coulson on their victims – such as himself
06 July 2014 06:20 PM
It's insensitive at best, and cloyingly narcissistic at worst
29 June 2014 06:42 PM
How could we dispute the Murdoch press’s reporting of the outcome of the hacking trial?
24 June 2014 09:36 PM
You of all people know this is not a national disaster, merely a slight, if predictable, disappointment
22 June 2014 07:33 PM
I just can't understand why so many people want to tarnish his peaceful reputation
17 June 2014 04:39 PM
Of course the 64-year-old Green peeresses with the potential to wield bicycle clips is a lethal enemy of the state
Theresa May should tell Boris that the advent of Philip Neville as an effective anaesthetic means water cannons are no longer needed
15 June 2014 08:27 PM
Neville revealed himself to be a viciously soporific dullard
10 June 2014 05:45 PM
If they are the same as the Coalition’s, does that mean CCTV cameras in class and lessons in bashing the poor?
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Iain Duncan Smith still insists everything is tickety-boo with his big project
25 May 2014 06:43 PM
His bold attempt to restrict welfare is an even bigger calamity than previously thought
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school