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.
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?
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
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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