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John Rentoul

John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at King's College, London, and at Queen Mary University of London. Previously he was chief leader writer for The Independent. He has written a biography of Tony Blair, whom he admired more at the end of his time in office than he did at the beginning.

Jeremy Corbyn’s recycled lines were rejected by Ed Miliband

In his first conference address as party leader, Jeremy Corbyn recycled lines that had been published by Richard Heller, a former adviser to Denis Healey. ​In an age of jobbing speechwriters, does it matter? Blair's biographer, John Rentoul, considers the question

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