Established as one of the most influential political commentators in the country, Steve Richards was a presenter for GMTV for 10 years and a BBC Political Correspondent. He has been a political columnist for the Independent since 2005. Steve also presents Radio 4's "The Week in Westminster", BBC documentaries, and tours with a unique one man show "Rock N Roll Politics". More details on steverichards.me
Britain is responding to the crisis in Ukraine without a coherent foreign policy. And that’s a very good thing
03 March 2014 06:52 PM
There is no 'Hague doctrine'. Cameron tried out being Blair. He got nowhere
The Government is more anti-EU than at any time in the last 20 years. So why are Eurosceptics still so gloomy?
24 February 2014 06:50 PM
Those who insisted Britain must not join the euro have achieved all that they wanted
17 February 2014 06:32 PM
The key issue in any future negotiations for a coalition is the precise context in which they take place, not Clegg’s politics
10 February 2014 06:21 PM
Like Tony Blair, he came to politics relatively late, but now seems to be partly enjoying power even though poll ratings are dire
Who’s responsible for the hopeless response to the floods? In typical British fashion, it’s everyone and no one
10 February 2014 05:58 PM
The governments does not believe in – or is afraid of taking – direct responsibility
Michael Gove is on a political journey. And people he once took with him – like Sally Morgan – are now being left behind
03 February 2014 07:18 PM
Gove’s move signals the end of the Tory modernisers’ dream
Forget the furore over the 50p tax rate. The Tories will regret it if they underestimate the Balls/Miliband team
27 January 2014 05:34 PM
They’ve fought four elections navigating the hazardous politics of “tax and spend”
27 January 2014 05:25 PM
It was a Conservative government that introduced a national curriculum and Ofsted
Nick Clegg can’t sack Lord Rennard, and Lord Rennard can’t apologise. It’s just another day of lose-lose politics
20 January 2014 06:45 PM
The term “sexual harassment” is part of the problem with this saga
06 January 2014 05:57 PM
Michael Gove's silliness reached a new peak in his comments on the First World War
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition