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.
30 June 2014 06:52 PM
And a referendum won’t make the issue go away
23 June 2014 05:57 PM
In politics the inexperienced rise to the top, and it shows
16 June 2014 05:52 PM
In following Bush he was only continuing the same strategy that got him elected
Trojan Horse squabble masks a major flaw in Tory policy – how can we shrink the state and maintain standards?
09 June 2014 06:50 PM
If Gove seeks uniform standards he needs to establish a structure that provides them
The public thinks MPs are on another planet – so why stop John Bercow trying to bring them back to earth?
02 June 2014 05:51 PM
He is the first Speaker in the modern era to be a substantial reformer, and some of the traditionalists are uneasy
What now for Cameron, Miliband and Clegg? After a poor election, each party leader has an acute identity crisis to face
26 May 2014 06:49 PM
Cameron’s party will not tolerate a repeat of his Blair-like attempt at a public identity
23 May 2014 09:22 PM
Sometimes a small volcano erupts in politics and there is little the main parties can do about it.
23 May 2014 07:01 PM
Now we can discern the haziest outlines of the next 12 months
19 May 2014 06:49 PM
An ideological vacuum gives space for populist to rise and appeal across the spectrum
Despite the rifts, the Coalition will stagger on until the election. But can you imagine Cameron and Clegg reunited in the rose garden?
12 May 2014 06:18 PM
There are Tory MPs aching for a brief period of minority government
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?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
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
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 #NotGuilty: Second Oxford student writes of brutal rape by two men who then threw her in a bin as part of campaign against victim blaming
- 3 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 4 Oxygen-starved 'dead zones' with no marine life up to 100-miles long discovered in the Atlantic Ocean
- 5 How the language you speak changes your view of the world