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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Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development holds a carton of eggs during a speech to Better Together supporters

When the course of history is on the line, democracy is a raw, vicious and filthy business

A little light intimidation has always been part and parcel of the game

Stuart Wheeler now backs Ukip and has convinced Douglas Carswell to join him

As one of Ukip's biggest donors, Stuart Wheeler is helping fund a revolution

But what do we actually know about the exceedingly right-wing septuagenarian?

Assange has not confirmed any rumours about his health

From 007 to Donald Sinden in five easy steps: making yourself irrelevant, the Julian Assange way

We were once mesmerised by him, but now he's just a half-forgotten curio

Tony Blair - cursed?

Poor old Cliff Richard is the latest to fall victim to the curse of being Tony Blair’s pal

Who would want to join a club that has Gaddafi and Berlusconi as its members?

Stanley Johnson seems to be at odds with his son's immigration policy

The biggest threat to Boris Johnson's rise to the top could be his own father

Stanley Johnson could well be part of a dastardly Trojan Horse plot by George Osborne

Amoxicillin, the commonest antibiotic prescribed by GPs

Doctor, doctor – I think we’re on the verge of a major global catastrophe

It would seem like the shortage of GPs and hospital beds has put GPs under pressure to hand out antibiotics like sweets

Baroness Warsi has resigned from her position as Foreign Office minister in the Lords

Wouldn't we all resign if we were in Baroness Warsi's position?

Like so many of us, she couldn't stomach Cameron's immoral stance on Israel

David Cameron and Theresa Mayspeak to Immigration Enforcement officers at a property where six immigrants were arrested on July 29, 2014 in Slough, England.

Does David Cameron actually believe in his tough new immigration stance?

Part Lynton Crosby, part Liam Neeson, our PM has swapped compassionate Conservatism for the political sledgehammer

Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos gives a statement outside Southwark Crown Court after her trial

It would be wrong to compare brave Tulisa’s ordeal with phone hacking. It’s much worse than that

The way Mazher Mahmood treated Tulisa makes her more of a victim than any celebrity who had their phone hacked

Environmental groups have launched a ferocious attack on the Tory former minister Owen Paterson after he used his new freedom from office to label them a 'green blob' of 'unelected busybodies' who were damaging Britain

Owen Paterson and Liam Fox to star in... Backbenchers Behaving Badly

The "Green Blob" must be quaking in their boots

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss