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Mark Steel

Mark Steel is a comedian who has presented radio and television programmes including The Mark Steel Lectures and Mark Steel's in Town. He appears regularly on shows such as Question Time and Have I Got News for You. In 2006 he published Vive La Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution. He enjoys writing his column because no one ever takes it literally.

Mark Steel Tories can't even nail bacon to their doors these days

Some called Zac Goldsmith's London mayoral campaign racist for its suggestion that Sadiq Khan was a ‘security risk’. But they simply meant his proposal for extra cycle lanes was a security risk as jihadists would be able to nip through town and blow themselves up by bike rather than getting stuck in traffic

Mark Steel Why Cherie Blair should take over from Jeremy Corbyn

For its first five years of opposition, the Labour strategy was to prove its credibility by agreeing with austerity, with comments like: ‘While we fully support the necessary cuts to disability benefits, the government should have drafted them as a country song called ‘Your handouts are eroded, though your liver just exploded’’

Mark Steel Jeremy 'Stalin' Corbyn really does have some explaining to do now

The Conservative strategy for winning back support is to try to convince people the Labour leader supports a regime which he always opposed and which no longer exists, which I for one think is admirable