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Matthew Norman

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

Matthew Norman Coronavirus has confirmed men and women are from different planets

What has most clearly distinguished Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern from Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, writes Matthew Norman, is a willingness to listen rather than talk, and to face reality rather than hide from it


Matthew Norman Boris Johnson needs to grow up and give Britons the bad news

As road and foot traffic visibly edge towards pre-lockdown levels, Johnson must be clear: if people won’t obey the rules, they will be compelled to do so. It’s as stark a message as a peacetime prime minister has given, writes Matthew Norman, and none has been worse-suited to making it than Boris


Matthew Norman Boris Johnson’s sheepish coronavirus guidance won’t fly for long

Trapped in this no man’s land between ‘we’re all doomed’ and trying not to panic, we all deserve much better, writes Matthew Norman


Matthew Norman The generational fault lines over coronavirus are considerable

There are many difficulties for families living together, but the lessons learnt from the pandemic could help the world in the future, writes Matthew Norman

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