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.
It’s no good, Dawkins. No one’s going to abandon religion because some atheist is banging on at them about science
27 February 2014 07:02 PM
Some people can’t accept that others are religious, even if they’re not doing any harm
20 February 2014 05:42 PM
The next thing you know the Scots will be told to go and find their own solar system
Maybe Nigel Lawson is right. There can’t be global warming, because isn’t it always colder at night?
14 February 2014 01:00 AM
It’s a method of argument perfected by disgruntled men in the corner of pubs
If his 2015 manifesto is going to feature a load of pledges he can’t stick to, shouldn’t Nick Clegg at least have some fun with it?
30 January 2014 07:10 PM
If it’s grown-up to ignore what you said to get elected, why have a campaign at all?
23 January 2014 04:22 PM
Sarkozy has revealed Blair feels ‘marginalised’ – though his £70m fortune must provide some comfort
We've had ‘Benefits Street’, so how about ‘Bonus street’? A gritty look at the grim reality of life with an unearned £2m windfall
17 January 2014 02:55 PM
January is an expensive time. The kids get bored and want a panda or a hovercraft
By jingo, Gove’s right – those leftie academics have hijacked the Great War. Remembrance Sunday has nothing on ‘Blackadder’
09 January 2014 06:27 PM
It was all right for Harry Patch, lazing in the trenches discussing ‘peace studies’
02 January 2014 06:21 PM
At least the rail companies make travel exciting and unpredictable as it should be
26 December 2013 03:53 PM
Can you imagine a gesture more in line with the spirit of Christmas?
The easiest way to get rich quick is to work for the banks and badger the vulnerable to buy insurance
12 December 2013 06:37 PM
Once you’ve accepted the rules – all that matters is selling a policy – there are no moral barriers
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
- 1 Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler following death of batsman Phil Hughes
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school