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 GMTV's flagship current affairs show The Sunday Programme and Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.
23 January 2013 08:03 PM
His position on Europe means that another coalition with the Lib Dems is impossible. Given the likelihood of another hung parliament, that spells danger for him
Europe and terror: as Cameron moves onto dangerous terrain, he is lucky to have a Foreign Secretary with experience but no political ambition
21 January 2013 07:14 PM
Our Chief Political Commentator on the quiet virtue of William Hague
16 January 2013 07:53 PM
It's so out of character for Cameron to take an interest in putting his case to the public, that we must wonder what this sudden bout of speechifying signals
14 January 2013 06:27 PM
Jeremy Heywood is now with his third successive PM. He and other officials should be held to account
09 January 2013 06:45 PM
Nuanced arguments, such as those of David Miliband, gain less traction than they deserve as the goal of delivering fair, affordable welfare seems as distant as ever
07 January 2013 06:46 PM
Their confidence belies the fact they are the most trapped governing leaders since those that tried to rule in the late 1970s
22 December 2012 12:00 AM
'At least Cameron wasn't booed, as Osborne was at the Games'
19 December 2012 06:39 PM
Sometimes in these storms spin doctors can make mistakes - Mitchell's apology, in staged public circumstances, seemed an implicit acceptance of guilt
18 December 2012 12:00 AM
In his latest speech, the Deputy Prime Minister tried to distinguish himself from his Tory boss and rival. But in doing so, he creates tensions that may be his undoing
Tantric sex similes don't usually turn me on. But I'm excited about David Cameron's speech on Europe
12 December 2012 06:52 PM
You certainly can't excuse the Prime Minister of indiscriminately rushing his speech on Europe. He's taking time partly because the price of rushing is just too high
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