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.
01 April 2015 06:00 PM
Tomorrow the news will probably start: 'The Labour Party was rocked today by a letter supporting David Cameron, signed by David Cameron'
Could the BBC be any more left-wing? First they employ loads of Tories, and then they're caught chillaxing in Cameron's kitchen
26 March 2015 06:32 PM
The fact that they ask the Prime Minister any questions at all is pretty suspect
12 March 2015 06:27 PM
The PM says he's done his best to ensure the debates take place, but all the other leaders keep getting in the way by agreeing to everything
All Nigel Farage did was construct a party against meddling foreigners, and for some reason it seems to have attracted racists
05 March 2015 05:53 PM
Who would've thought that blaming our problems on immigration had any downsides?
26 February 2015 05:04 PM
Without second jobs, will the Tories now try to raise the minimum wage to £67,000?
If HSBC can help rich people avoid paying tax, why don't they help the poor avoid paying their fuel bills?
19 February 2015 04:55 PM
I’ve got just the idea for the bank’s next move
11 February 2015 07:02 PM
Soon these clubs will become countries of their own
05 February 2015 06:26 PM
Can’t these 17th-century traditions be a bit more, well, 11th century?
29 January 2015 07:23 PM
With the return of Blairism, it's no wonder Labour has lost so much support to the Greens
22 January 2015 05:39 PM
Or maybe the report’s taking so long because it’s being handwritten by Franciscan monks
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 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 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?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees