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.
Mark Steel: The genius that is Sepp Blatter has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football
12 June 2014 09:35 PM
Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
12 June 2014 07:04 PM
The FIFA president has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football. Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
China’s censorship of Tiananmen Square isn’t oppression – it’s just a new kind of extreme counselling
05 June 2014 06:50 PM
This demand to forget fosters a whole new way of thinking
29 May 2014 06:39 PM
Suddenly everyone wants to talk about immigration. It’s going to be hard to beat Ukip at this game, though.
22 May 2014 06:33 PM
No need to drag the Child Support Agency into things. Surely you can work it out amicably and save those poor taxpayers money
15 May 2014 04:42 PM
By pointing at immigrants, and letting bankers get away with whatever they like, Ukip may well prove to be the most establishment party of them all
Mark Steel: The popular idea that all parties are the same is nonsense. But what voters yearn for is politicians with conviction, soul and humanity
08 May 2014 06:56 PM
There won't be a legal battle for image rights over T-shirts showing ministers' faces
If this counts as consultation, then Gove and his allies must be taking inspiration from Kim Jong-un
01 May 2014 07:59 PM
Those in opposition to academies are now being called immoral
Mark Steel: What a triumph! We’ve persuaded Starbucks to relocate its European headquarters to Britain. Mine’s an extra shot of tax avoidance
17 April 2014 05:02 PM
Our tax regime couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the move, could it?
10 April 2014 06:26 PM
The Prime Minister’s treatment of Maria Miller shows he is not exactly Alexander the Great
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 VMAs 2015: Was Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' awkward acceptance put-down real or staged?
- 2 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 3 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 4 Chaos breaks out in courtroom as father attacks killer of three-year-old daughter
- 5 I like Corbyn, but let's face it: we don't need another white man at the head of a political party