Columnist of the Year 2015, Mark Steel, is Commentator and stand-up comedian who 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.
24 October 2013 05:45 PM
If the US was tapping Berlusconi, it could charge people to listen and wipe out its debt
17 October 2013 06:07 PM
US republicans have shown a new way to govern – by giving up on winning elections
11 October 2013 12:00 AM
Mind your back garden! The Communists are on the loose!
03 October 2013 07:03 PM
They must have worked out that creating no extra houses will result in there not being any more houses
26 September 2013 06:15 PM
If energy companies are asked to get by on £6bn a year, they might as well not bother
19 September 2013 07:13 PM
Some people object that we couldn’t have known that Assad would turn out like this
12 September 2013 07:28 PM
Don't worry about grammatical errors in a police statement. They’ll change it anyway
05 September 2013 06:34 PM
The next trial is in Harrogate, the spa town with the lowest number of unemployed in Yorkshire. It’s like testing a raincoat by taking it on holiday to Saudi Arabia
29 August 2013 07:03 PM
Funny how the kind of people who would have been totally opposed to the civil rights leader 50 years ago now want to claim him as their hero
22 August 2013 05:47 PM
The MP obviously took it too far by meeting a bloke with dreadlocks who lives up trees
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'