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.
27 January 2014 05:25 PM
It was a Conservative government that introduced a national curriculum and Ofsted
Nick Clegg can’t sack Lord Rennard, and Lord Rennard can’t apologise. It’s just another day of lose-lose politics
20 January 2014 06:45 PM
The term “sexual harassment” is part of the problem with this saga
06 January 2014 05:57 PM
Michael Gove's silliness reached a new peak in his comments on the First World War
06 January 2014 05:49 PM
The Chancellor displays some chutzpah in turning deficit reduction to his advantage
30 December 2013 06:02 PM
What can Cameron offer Clegg compared to the box of gifts from 2010?
28 December 2013 12:00 AM
This year's big political changes will shape the next eighteen months
We love Christmas for the same reason we love the royal family. They give modern Britain a rare sense of community
23 December 2013 06:00 PM
For a few days we are all in this together and that’s what matters, even if our upbeat behaviour is irrational
It’s taken politicians long enough to realise the scale of the housing problem. Now, we must act quickly
16 December 2013 07:02 PM
Miliband has pledged to build 200,000 new homes a year by the end of the next parliament
09 December 2013 06:34 PM
I can understand some of the disillusionment, but too much of it is baseless
05 December 2013 06:43 PM
The Labour leadership needs to add detail to its alternative journey
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
- 1 All Blacks Aaron Cruden misses New Zealand flight after drinking session, has brilliant excuse
- 2 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 3 'F*ck it, I quit': TV reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 4 Alicia Keys leaks nude photo 'to create a kinder and more peaceful world'
- 5 Clothes store Joy angers mental health campaigners with Twitter exchange on bipolar disorders