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
There's a cure for the lobbying problem reignited by Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind sting, but you won't want to hear it
23 February 2015 09:48 PM
The talent pool for the big jobs in government is narrow enough as it is
19 February 2015 03:00 PM
16 February 2015 06:38 PM
Ed Miliband’s authentic public voice is that of the insurgent
13 February 2015 11:03 AM
Communication once took an unusual form on little La Gomera. Today, paths make things easier, says Steve Richards
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
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?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 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?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train