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.
Newspapers are crediting Maria Miller with too much power if they think she is out to shackle the press over the expenses scandal
07 April 2014 06:32 PM
The idea of MPs ‘taking revenge’ for newspaper coverage of their expenses is misguided
31 March 2014 06:19 PM
Tony Blair’s devolution settlement, intended to be cautious, was the trigger
When you’re not in government, it’s very easy to argue that there should be ‘power to the people’. But what does it actually mean?
24 March 2014 06:59 PM
No leader of the opposition can resist the offer to give more power to the voters
19 March 2014 06:36 PM
But I would be surprised if the Budget alone greatly changes the electoral mood
17 March 2014 05:56 PM
What are the visions that drive Phillip Hammond, Theresa May or William Hague?
By itself, even the most public of scandals won’t fix the police, the banks, the energy companies. It’s time for the sledgehammer
10 March 2014 06:53 PM
These institutions are behaving like alcoholics who cannot resist another drink
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
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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