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.
11 August 2014 06:53 PM
But after all the mistakes of 2003, are our Western leaders right to be so hesitant?
28 July 2014 06:12 PM
You must have a background in epic Westminster battles, and a nose for PR
21 July 2014 06:24 PM
They cheer for Blair because he is not Miliband, who they fear will lose in 2015
14 July 2014 06:20 PM
But it will take more than symbolism to win next election
07 July 2014 08:56 PM
Was there a paedophile ring at Westminster? Was there a cover-up? The terms “cover-up and “Westminster paedophile ring” are volcanic. Put them together and there is bound to be an almighty eruption, and a further terrible breakdown in trust between voters and those who were or are public figures.
07 July 2014 07:26 PM
As more light is shed on our recent past a common theme emerges
30 June 2014 06:52 PM
And a referendum won’t make the issue go away
23 June 2014 05:57 PM
In politics the inexperienced rise to the top, and it shows
16 June 2014 05:52 PM
In following Bush he was only continuing the same strategy that got him elected
Trojan Horse squabble masks a major flaw in Tory policy – how can we shrink the state and maintain standards?
09 June 2014 06:50 PM
If Gove seeks uniform standards he needs to establish a structure that provides them
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka