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.
17 March 2014 05:56 PM
What are the visions that drive Phillip Hammond, Theresa May or William Hague?
By itself, even the most public of scandals won’t fix the police, the banks, the energy companies. It’s time for the sledgehammer
10 March 2014 06:53 PM
These institutions are behaving like alcoholics who cannot resist another drink
Britain is responding to the crisis in Ukraine without a coherent foreign policy. And that’s a very good thing
03 March 2014 06:52 PM
There is no 'Hague doctrine'. Cameron tried out being Blair. He got nowhere
The Government is more anti-EU than at any time in the last 20 years. So why are Eurosceptics still so gloomy?
24 February 2014 06:50 PM
Those who insisted Britain must not join the euro have achieved all that they wanted
17 February 2014 06:32 PM
The key issue in any future negotiations for a coalition is the precise context in which they take place, not Clegg’s politics
10 February 2014 06:21 PM
Like Tony Blair, he came to politics relatively late, but now seems to be partly enjoying power even though poll ratings are dire
Who’s responsible for the hopeless response to the floods? In typical British fashion, it’s everyone and no one
10 February 2014 05:58 PM
The governments does not believe in – or is afraid of taking – direct responsibility
Michael Gove is on a political journey. And people he once took with him – like Sally Morgan – are now being left behind
03 February 2014 07:18 PM
Gove’s move signals the end of the Tory modernisers’ dream
Forget the furore over the 50p tax rate. The Tories will regret it if they underestimate the Balls/Miliband team
27 January 2014 05:34 PM
They’ve fought four elections navigating the hazardous politics of “tax and spend”
27 January 2014 05:25 PM
It was a Conservative government that introduced a national curriculum and Ofsted
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?
In defence of liberal democracy
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
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- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
- 5 YouTube social experiment shows just how easy it is to kidnap a child