Mark Steel

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.

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Freeze energy prices and cause the Apocalypse

If energy companies are asked to get by on £6bn a year, they might as well not bother

Syria: Something must be done – I mean, anything!

Some people object that we couldn’t have known that Assad would turn out like this

Tributes at Anfield’s Shankly Gates following the publication of the Hillsborough report last year

Take your time on Hillsborough. No, really

Don't worry about grammatical errors in a police statement. They’ll change it anyway

Numbers in a twist, Mr Duncan Smith?

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

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King? Not an enemy in the world

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

Green MP Caroline Lucas is arrested near Balcombe during the anti-fracking protests

Caroline Lucas standing in a field waving a placard? Outrageous!

The MP obviously took it too far by meeting a bloke with dreadlocks who lives up trees

Mark Steel: Is Ed Miliband's Labour Party prepared to do or say anything at all?

Maybe the shadow cabinet have converted to a branch of Buddhism? The only time they've tried to appear decisive, was when they got into an argument with Unite

Godfrey Bloom was repeatedly asked if his remarks were 'offensive' - but isn't that charge a bit weak?

His language wasn’t in any way insulting, he kept repeating, because “as far as I know there’s no such place as Bongo Bongo Land”. It may be that he’s missed the point

Hail, new Prince George! Unworthy are we commoners to be in your presence!

We haven’t just gone back 20 years to when the monarchy was popular; we’ve gone back past Victorian times when the rise of democracy made royalty seem outdated

George Zimmerman stands when the jury arrives to deliver the verdict

The Zimmerman trial showed an exciting new approach to murder cases: put the victim on trial

So the genius of the legal system is that the case focussed on the way Trayvon Martin should have reacted when pursued by a neighbourhood watch official with a gun

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