Commentator and stand-up comedian Mark Steel has presented several radio and television programmes, and appeared on Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 he published 'Vive La Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution', and in 2000 stood as a candidate in the London Assembly elections.
10 July 2014 07:18 PM
A bit of forward thinking can go a long way
03 July 2014 06:17 PM
Why should such a great spectacle be ruined by the sight of common people?
26 June 2014 06:37 PM
I mean – Luis Suarez isn’t really worse than al-Qa’ida, is he?
Mark Steel on World Cup 2014: There’s only way to save punditry from oblivion – ditch the footballers and choose at random from the electoral register
19 June 2014 09:05 PM
Ed Miliband needs to learn from Phil Neville. Because Phil’s commentating style was so lacking in passion that the Manaus stadium could have burned down on Saturday, and as the fans fled in terror Phil would have said: “Well, that’s what flames can do. If you leave them unmarked. Quite hot there now. Lots of stuff melting. Not what you want to see as a manager.”
19 June 2014 07:25 PM
Amateur pundits would truly capture the country's passion and excitement
13 June 2014 12:31 PM
Mark Steel: The genius that is Sepp Blatter has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football
12 June 2014 09:35 PM
Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
12 June 2014 07:04 PM
The FIFA president has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football. Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
China’s censorship of Tiananmen Square isn’t oppression – it’s just a new kind of extreme counselling
05 June 2014 06:50 PM
This demand to forget fosters a whole new way of thinking
29 May 2014 06:39 PM
Suddenly everyone wants to talk about immigration. It’s going to be hard to beat Ukip at this game, though.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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