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Matthew Norman

Matthew Norman is an award-winning Independent columnist who specialises in political satire.

Matthew Norman Trump’s coronavirus tantrums have sunk him to new, reprehensible lows

However far he falls, there is no sea bed to his venality. When he isn’t honouring a female governor as ‘that woman’, he’s calling himself a ‘ratings hit’, writes Matthew Norman 


Matthew Norman The country is rallying behind the flag – but the PM has made mistakes

I wish the prime minister a speedy recovery, but he must still be held to account, writes Matthew Norman


Matthew Norman The idea of Elisabeth Murdoch getting the BBC top job is ridiculous

If you gathered together every straitjacket-qualifying hire ever made or floated, you’d struggle to find anything to equal the prospect of Rupert Murdoch’s daughter becoming the Beeb’s director-general, says Matthew Norman


Matthew Norman There’s only one Democrat who can oust Trump

Few of the candidates have a realistic shot at removing the emperor manque with the tangerine spray tan. Unfortunately, the one woman who does has no desire ever to set foot in the White House again, writes Matthew Norman

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