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.

These election results can't dislodge Corbyn – on their own

This week I talked to a former Tony Blair staffer about how the party in exile could organise itself in preparation for a leadership election. We discussed how the Labour maquis could turn the weapons of the Corbynite £3 entryists against them

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The Top 10: Most English words

From codswallop to trundle, the most culturally English signifiers in the language of Tyndale, Cranmer and Shakespeare