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.
Forget the furore over the 50p tax rate. The Tories will regret it if they underestimate the Balls/Miliband team
27 January 2014 05:34 PM
They’ve fought four elections navigating the hazardous politics of “tax and spend”
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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'