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.
27 May 2015 06:31 PM
Cameron was returned to power on the back of policies he did not expect or want to implement
25 May 2015 08:50 PM
It remains one of the more ubiquitous terms in British politics
18 May 2015 06:04 PM
Those seeking a return to power need to be very careful what they say - during the election the Tories pledged spending increases and tax cuts that were not fully costed
11 May 2015 06:30 PM
'No taxation without explanation' must be part of their repertoire
08 May 2015 07:15 PM
One Tory minister from the last parliament has already made a list of what was blocked then and can go ahead now
04 May 2015 07:41 PM
In combination with other opposition parties the SNP could defeat David Cameron at key moments and might be inclined to do so
27 April 2015 06:00 PM
Voters are choosing to see qualities that were there along
20 April 2015 06:16 PM
For all the fury of Tory newspapers fearing the election of an administration that would not pay homage to their editors and owners, parliamentary arithmetic is set to prevail
07 April 2015 09:59 AM
Ed Miliband’s response to the rise of the SNP and Sturgeon’s prominence requires subtlety rather than a sledgehammer
02 April 2015 11:33 PM
In some respects the crowded stage stands as a rebuke to both Cameron and Miliband
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Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
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EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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