John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. 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.
14 July 2014 09:14 AM
Stuff you may have missed on the internet over the weekend
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
I think it was Lloyd Bracey who started this game of inverting or altering clichés to make them fresh again (a cliché originally being a stencil). We started with a 'yes-brainer', which was his, and Will Brett's 'might-read', which is something between a must-read and a 'tl;dr': 'too long, didn't read'.
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
11 July 2014 02:54 PM
Jon Day, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, spoke publicly at the launch of the committee's official history at Admiralty House last night
11 July 2014 09:01 AM
Half a dozen jewels culled by our political columnist from the great sediment laid down on the internet
10 July 2014 09:15 AM
A round-up of interesting things spotted on what Lord Justice Leveson called the "ethical vacuum" of the internet in the past 24 hours
09 July 2014 03:54 PM
A rapid-fire taunt about "the LibLabCon establishment" off Facebook might have been more interesting
09 July 2014 08:59 AM
Half a dozen items you may have missed, or not have had time to find in the first place, selected by our man on Twitter
07 July 2014 08:48 AM
An idiosyncratic assortment of things in which you might be interested, chosen by our political columnist
06 July 2014 12:00 AM
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
- 1 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 3 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
- 4 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
- 5 Barack Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee in support of gay rights