John Rentoul

John Rentoul is Chief Political Commentator for The Independent, and visiting professor at King's College, London. Author of The Banned List, Questions To Which The Answer Is No, Listellany and a biography of Tony Blair, whom he admired more at the end of his time in office than he did at the beginning. Sign up here to receive his daily "Catch-Up Service" email.

Can universities help make government better?

A new group at King’s College, London, is bringing together political leaders, civil service mandarins and students to provide institutional memory for government departments

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The incoming prime minister has said she will appoint a Leaver as Secretary of State for Brexit, but who would it be? And who would be her Chancellor, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary?

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From ‘Elizabeth I was a man and the Pope killed Abraham Lincoln to the EU referendum was illegal because the Conservatives stole the election