Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.
Attempted murder, rent boys, a slaughtered dog: I remember when the Liberal Democrats knew how to cause a scandal
22 January 2014 11:45 AM
One admires this gift for hot-housing tiny scandalous acorns into mighty oaks
21 January 2014 06:24 PM
Road safety charities say the Hope and Champion offers ‘deadly temptation’
19 January 2014 07:23 PM
In practice his Government stigmatises immigrants and the poor
MP portraits: It’s either a hideous waste of public money – or a fitting way to immortalise our lawmakers...
14 January 2014 06:35 PM
In future, these works of art should be done by primary school surrealists
22 December 2013 07:17 PM
Fingers crosses this is the birth of a thrilling new trend
17 December 2013 06:17 PM
Cameron could not say the Afghan war has been a brutal exercise in nihilistic futility
15 December 2013 06:33 PM
After an uncomfortable month, the mogul was barred from his son-in-law's birthday
10 December 2013 06:16 PM
We can all chip in to help...
Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial service speaks of Israel’s growing isolationism
10 December 2013 06:01 PM
Some will dispute the Israeli prime minister’s excuse of 'cost' issues
Labour gathers the wild geese for one more tilt at the throne, but can Alastair and Wee Dougie really liberate the keys to No 10?
08 December 2013 06:07 PM
In the circumstances, it is impossible to keep the mind from straying to southern Africa. I refer to the leaked memo from the office of Labour’s Douglas Alexander, the political glove puppet who repented his long stint as Sooty to Gordon Brown’s Harry H Corbett to become what looks like the last Blairite ultra in the toy box.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 1 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence