Press Awards Columnist of the Year 2008, the political commentator Matthew Norman also writes The Independent’s media diary.
Gove going rogue and a new slimline Osborne can only mean one thing: the War of the Tory Succession is hotting up
16 March 2014 05:38 PM
We’re all in this together, as George Osborne’s belt-tightening shows
A month ago, Bob Crow was reviled as a pina-colada-sipping hypocrite. But even Boris will miss him now he’s gone
11 March 2014 06:21 PM
Living under the dominion of beige technocrats, we crave colour in public figures
I tried transcendental meditation to calm my boundless inner rage. But that just gave me paranoid delusions
04 March 2014 05:53 PM
Latterly, my quest for cardiac health has taken in yoga - also to no avail
You’ve got to love a bit of Tory infighting. But who’s going to land the decisive punch? George Osborne or Boris Johnson?
02 March 2014 07:03 PM
A Tory defeat would fatally damage the London mayor’s golden image and clear Osborne’s path to the leadership
25 February 2014 06:38 PM
This enchantingly natural role model has had the sense to buy a little artifice
By George, Dr Carey’s right! All those poor people need food banks because their feckless parents never taught them to cook
25 February 2014 06:28 PM
This bishop holds quite different views to his clerical brethren
23 February 2014 05:53 PM
To be the victim of one fiasco may be a misfortune. Twice looks like a pattern
18 February 2014 05:32 PM
British victories – like this one at Sochi – are irresistible, no matter how ridiculous the sport
Boris Johnson sides with Cameron in union bashing, but the mayor may decline Dorries’ fervent support
16 February 2014 06:03 PM
'When Boris speaks,' Nadine observes, 'people listen.' Indeed. But, not all people
Classless society? Don’t make me laugh. It’s only when the floods hit the Home Counties that the PM puts his wellies on
11 February 2014 05:55 PM
As waters reached the Eton weights room, Cameron sprang into action
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters