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.
26 January 2015 08:46 PM
The election in Greece was about power, where it lies and who wields it, voters refused to accept that control lay with the European Central Bank and Angela Merkel alone
26 January 2015 06:58 PM
Many voters have been motivated by a sense of powerlessness in both countries
19 January 2015 11:40 PM
There will be no uniform national swing but a hundred different local swings
12 January 2015 07:45 PM
The Tories are failing to win the battle of ideas, while the tide is moving increasingly in Miliband's favour
29 December 2014 06:45 PM
Some of the failures we've seen recently would shame a Third World country
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
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Kate Middleton
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'