Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.
Max Clifford played a crucial role in the conviction of Jonathan King. Now the roles have been reversed
04 May 2014 07:23 PM
Plus, Louise Mensch really knows glamour when she sees it
Max Clifford guilty verdict: To inflict suffering and feel no shame - that is the mystery of men like this
29 April 2014 06:11 PM
He bragged about earning a fortune from suppressing stories, but failed to perform that protective role for himself
The notion that Mr T directs his righteous wrath at the wrong target is wildly misdirected and it ill behoves anyone to call him demented
27 April 2014 06:23 PM
It took a man with both unimpeachable integrity and flawless perspective to identify The Independent as the bad guy
The tragedy of David Moyes is one Nick Clegg will understand only too well: you can’t say no to the job, but can’t do it either
22 April 2014 05:41 PM
Unlike Ferguson’s vintage wines, Moyes neither travelled well nor matured
Luckily for Barbara Roche, formerly of the Home Office,
Easter reminds us that heaven loves the repenting sinner best
20 April 2014 07:07 PM
Plus: How about sending Balls to Transport?
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
15 April 2014 04:14 PM
When First Sea Lord George Zambellas warns that Scottish independence will weaken the country's defences, who is he trying to kid?
Matthew Norman: A new contender for the title of Most Overwhelmingly Persuasive Excuse Offered for Failure emerges
13 April 2014 05:14 PM
Tory backbencher Charlotte Leslie is in the running
08 April 2014 06:48 PM
Online petitions, where it takes five seconds to tick a box between updating your Facebook page, seem dangerously glib
Can any of us even imagine a Sunday morning which doesn’t include Iain Duncan Smith talking nonsense?
06 April 2014 06:21 PM
IDS’s latest tour de force concerned the rule change whereby the disabled now qualify for the full Personal Independence Payment if they cannot walk 20 yards
25 March 2014 05:59 PM
The electorate is ill-served when Cameron or Miliband is up one minute and down the next
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh