Mark Steel

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.

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Brand loyalty: businessmen Stuart Rose (pictured with David Cameron at the Conservative conference in 2010) was among the signatories

So, the people who always support the Tories... are supporting the Tories? Has the world gone mad?

Tomorrow the news will probably start: 'The Labour Party was rocked today by a letter supporting David Cameron, signed by David Cameron'

David Cameron is interviewed by the BBC's James Landale

Could the BBC be any more left-wing? First they employ loads of Tories, and then they're caught chillaxing in Cameron's kitchen

The fact that they ask the Prime Minister any questions at all is pretty suspect

A chicken reacts to seeing a man dressed in a chicken outfit

How dare anyone ask David Cameron to take part in TV debates – don't they know who he is?

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

The Ukip leader was speaking at a conference in London

All Nigel Farage did was construct a party against meddling foreigners, and for some reason it seems to have attracted racists

Who would've thought that blaming our problems on immigration had any downsides?

Sir Malcolm Rifkind leaves Parliament on February 23, 2015 in London,

Cameron is right — nothing keeps you in touch with the common person like being paid £5k a day

Without second jobs, will the Tories now try to raise the minimum wage to £67,000?

HSBC group chairman Stephen Green

If HSBC can help rich people avoid paying tax, why don't they help the poor avoid paying their fuel bills?

I’ve got just the idea for the bank’s next move

Bigger revenues will mean bigger wages for the Premier League's top players

Premier League deal: And still they don't have enough money to pay the living wage...

Soon these clubs will become countries of their own

Party time: Prime Minister's Questions featured in 'Inside the Commons'

The trouble with Parliament is it just doesn’t have enough privately educated MPs

Can’t these 17th-century traditions be a bit more, well, 11th century?

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) pictured shaking hands with Libyan leader Colonel Moamer Kadhafi on 25 March 2004.

There's nothing wrong with Labour’s modernisers except how outdated they look

With the return of Blairism, it's no wonder Labour has lost so much support to the Greens

Tony Blair meets troops during a visit to Basra in 2004

Give Chilcot a break – he’s probably still working on his inquiry into the Battle of Hastings

Or maybe the report’s taking so long because it’s being handwritten by Franciscan monks 

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