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Mark Steel

Mark Steel is a stand-up comedian, radio presenter and Independent columnist. He enjoys writing his column because no one ever takes it literally.

Who needs scientists when we have Hancock to solve the climate crisis?

The health secretary’s strategy for the election in 2060 is to win by five votes to three among the eight people left alive after the apocalypse

The young royals are stepping back so Meghan can run for Labour leader

The rule appears to be that it’s treason to criticise the royal family, until there’s a member of the royal family the establishment don’t approve of, then it’s treason not to call them vermin

Rejoice! A deal that makes us poorer and hands power to sociopaths

This is only the start, we can and must build on this now we’re free to shrink our economy by however much we choose, without having to consult the Germans first

No wonder XR is unpopular, they’re trying to make us care

The protesters can make their point, they should just do it without disrupting anything, maybe by drawing a turtle or looking out of the window. Only then can we contemplate giving up a few bad habits