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.
09 February 2015 09:31 PM
If you’re not strong, at least appear to be strong
02 February 2015 06:57 PM
From Education to the NHS, the debate is framed in terms that are far too simplistic
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
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