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.
21 August 2014 06:53 PM
It's one threat after the other from the No campaign
14 August 2014 05:52 PM
Could the West be any more confused over Iraq and Syria?
07 August 2014 06:54 PM
As he’s on the rise, the others will try to copy him; Clegg will be cheeky Cockney and Miliband outrageously camp
01 August 2014 09:45 AM
It’s clearly just a batch of explosive toasters
17 July 2014 06:46 PM
There’s no helping some people is there?
10 July 2014 07:18 PM
A bit of forward thinking can go a long way
03 July 2014 06:17 PM
Why should such a great spectacle be ruined by the sight of common people?
26 June 2014 06:37 PM
I mean – Luis Suarez isn’t really worse than al-Qa’ida, is he?
Mark Steel on World Cup 2014: There’s only way to save punditry from oblivion – ditch the footballers and choose at random from the electoral register
19 June 2014 09:05 PM
Ed Miliband needs to learn from Phil Neville. Because Phil’s commentating style was so lacking in passion that the Manaus stadium could have burned down on Saturday, and as the fans fled in terror Phil would have said: “Well, that’s what flames can do. If you leave them unmarked. Quite hot there now. Lots of stuff melting. Not what you want to see as a manager.”
19 June 2014 07:25 PM
Amateur pundits would truly capture the country's passion and excitement
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
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 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?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train