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.
Despite appearances, it’s Miliband, not Farage, who’s breaking with tradition and upsetting the status quo
05 May 2014 06:20 PM
If voters want more of the same they must choose between Farage and Cameron
28 April 2014 05:18 PM
That way they avoid a crisis that could wreck the party
I’m not a fan of referendums. But giving the public a chance to voice their opinion could be the only way to improve the NHS
21 April 2014 05:52 PM
No politician is allowed to pledge a penny of extra spending on any cause
A Ministry for Complaints might sound like something out of Monty Python, but if it improves public services, bring it on
14 April 2014 05:34 PM
I am still waiting for a refund I claimed from a train company a year ago
07 April 2014 06:44 PM
It was like watching two sides prepare for this summer's World Cup three years ago, while unsure whether the event would even happen
Newspapers are crediting Maria Miller with too much power if they think she is out to shackle the press over the expenses scandal
07 April 2014 06:32 PM
The idea of MPs ‘taking revenge’ for newspaper coverage of their expenses is misguided
31 March 2014 06:19 PM
Tony Blair’s devolution settlement, intended to be cautious, was the trigger
When you’re not in government, it’s very easy to argue that there should be ‘power to the people’. But what does it actually mean?
24 March 2014 06:59 PM
No leader of the opposition can resist the offer to give more power to the voters
19 March 2014 06:36 PM
But I would be surprised if the Budget alone greatly changes the electoral mood
17 March 2014 05:56 PM
What are the visions that drive Phillip Hammond, Theresa May or William Hague?
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