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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If Rupert Murdoch can't swing it for the Tories, he will lose his grip over Britain

Only now are the fruits of Ed Miliband's laceration of News International four years ago fully ripening

With an eye for strategy: Stephen Fry’s General Melchett and Rowan Atkinson’s Edmund Blackadder

What Cameron really needs is to turn this into a khaki election

The PM is a more retrograde strategist than Blackadder's General Melchett

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Saving the NHS is easy if you don’t need to say where the money’s from

Do polls show that voters have the minds of Dr Pavlov’s dogs, drooling the moment they hear 'extra £8bn for health'?

Murray and his bride-to-be Kim Sears, pictured at Buckingham Palace, have opted for a private ceremony

Andy Murray wedding: Here’s wishing my modest, magnificent hero a really ace service

Novak Djokovic, Mr Murray’s precise contemporary and oldest tennis friend, will not be there

Dastardly Dave: the Prime Minister was likened to the villainous Dick Dastardly

David Cameron and Dick Dastardly – two tricksters impossible to tell apart

'The Wacky Races' has, in a case of Jungian synchronicity, pulled in to electoral relevance

So where will Duncan Smith find those £12bn of welfare savings?

Iain lives in a fantasy land of beanstalks leading to gold-filled chests and unicorns dancing the tango with centaurs

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

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