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.
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
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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories