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.
19 September 2014 07:23 PM
It is in the Conservatives’ interests to stop Scottish MPs voting on English matters
15 September 2014 07:26 PM
Ed Miliband has to play down some of the ideological differences to keep his party united
Where’s the vision from the ‘No’ side? Opponents of Scottish independence may be doing too little too late
08 September 2014 06:38 PM
The problem for defenders of the Union is that every time they raise their game, Alex Salmond will say they’re panicking
01 September 2014 08:09 PM
For any Eurosceptic MP, Cameron's original offer is still their best bet
25 August 2014 04:56 PM
The public and parliament will no longer blindly support gung-ho action
11 August 2014 06:53 PM
But after all the mistakes of 2003, are our Western leaders right to be so hesitant?
28 July 2014 06:12 PM
You must have a background in epic Westminster battles, and a nose for PR
21 July 2014 06:24 PM
They cheer for Blair because he is not Miliband, who they fear will lose in 2015
14 July 2014 06:20 PM
But it will take more than symbolism to win next election
07 July 2014 08:56 PM
Was there a paedophile ring at Westminster? Was there a cover-up? The terms “cover-up and “Westminster paedophile ring” are volcanic. Put them together and there is bound to be an almighty eruption, and a further terrible breakdown in trust between voters and those who were or are public figures.
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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