Established as one of the most influential political commentators in the country, Steve Richards became The Independent’s chief political commentator in 2000 having been political editor of the New Statesman. He presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.
22 December 2014 07:01 PM
The Home Secretary is shy and lacking in overt political guile, and yet at the same time an almost certain leadership candidate
08 December 2014 06:32 PM
From the poor to the middle classes, the cost of living has become a big theme
03 December 2014 07:24 PM
These are safe pledges to make before an election, but billions will still have to be cut for the Chancellor's target to be met
01 December 2014 08:35 PM
If he had been gentler in his approach he might have been more successful
24 November 2014 07:14 PM
With the Ukip rise, the Green surge, and the soaring of the SNP, it's easy to get carried away and think we're heading towards some sort of revolution
21 November 2014 07:51 PM
Thornberry broke one of the golden rules of politics. While voters can be rude to politicians, politicians can never be rude to voters
17 November 2014 06:55 PM
Intense, forensic scrutiny is part of the future for the NHS. Poor managers must go
10 November 2014 07:14 PM
Instead of fretting about the polls and focus groups, he needs to bind together a team with a shared sense of purpose
Angela Merkel has set the boundaries of David Cameron’s EU negotiations: he would be well-advised to take heed
03 November 2014 06:43 PM
No wonder Cameron is taking his time to deliver the immigration speech
27 October 2014 05:33 PM
The calls from several senior Labour figures in Scotland for their party to become autonomous are illogical and dangerous
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 1 The Boy in the Dress, TV review: David Walliams' Boxing Day treat is a celebration of being different
- 2 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 3 Andy Murray takes to Twitter to show off his Christmas jumper
- 4 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 5 Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'