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.
26 July 2015 12:00 AM
Neil Oatley reports that his friends Fred Gallagher and Andrew Kellitt organise motor rallies in the UK, on which business they have noticed many villages with double names which sound as if they should be members of a jazz band…
25 July 2015 09:00 PM
Obama is a little ahead of Cameron on the exit ramp, and Cameron must be watching how he manages it with interest
22 July 2015 08:27 PM
Now, if Labour is only defeated again in 2020 and 2025 it will have got off lightly
22 July 2015 07:57 AM
This morning’s YouGov poll doesn’t necessarily suggest Jeremy Corbyn will win, but who can say?
22 July 2015 07:30 AM
The Strand Group looked back at the career of one of the great civil servants of the middle three decades of the 20th century
21 July 2015 09:52 AM
Harriet Harman’s decision to abstain in last night’s Commons vote was a mistake
20 July 2015 09:14 AM
All the latest on Labour’s nervous breakdown and the Chancellor’s attempt to take advantage of it
19 July 2015 12:00 AM
This list was suggested by Della Mirandola, drawing my attention to Jeanette Winterson’s Boating for Beginners, a comedy about a pleasure-boating company owned by someone called Noah (‘I needed money’), and her exercise manual Fit for the Future (‘Again, money, and because I was a fitness freak’).
Labour leadership race: Most party members and supporters are horrified by the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn winning
18 July 2015 09:00 PM
Many respect him for his socialist integrity, but they realise he doesn’t even want the job
15 July 2015 05:08 PM
The promise of rainbow politics came to nothing. For electoral success, head to the centre ground
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
The last thing Labour needs is a leader like Jeremy Corbyn who people want to vote for
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Labour leadership contest: I would never quit the party, says Liz Kendall
- 1 Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children 'sexual play things' guilty of 23 offences
- 2 Topshop pulls 'ridiculously skinny' mannequins after being shamed by customer on Facebook
- 3 Ralkina Jones: 37-year-old black woman found dead in police custody
- 4 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 5 Walter Palmer: American dentist revealed as killer of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe