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.
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
02 December 2013 05:34 PM
The rise of the Chancellor as such an overwhelmingly dominant figure is new
25 November 2013 06:55 PM
For now, Osborne still has a foot in the old era of state inactivity
18 November 2013 07:16 PM
John Major’s solution to the problem of social mobility– a grammar school in every town – made matters worse
Will politicians never learn? The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is sub-prime mortgages all over again
11 November 2013 07:19 PM
Cameron and George Osborne have convinced voters the global meltdown is the fault of Ed Balls
04 November 2013 06:43 PM
Whenever Miliband follows his convictions he becomes stronger, not weaker
28 October 2013 06:03 PM
There is in theory a political consensus around this project. Treasure it
23 October 2013 07:36 PM
The former PM’s ideas offend the ideological souls who currently lead the party
17 October 2013 05:57 PM
It's fortunate that the former Chief Whip recorded his police interview
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
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 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'