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.
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
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
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains