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.
04 September 2015 09:04 AM
Plus who thinks which European country is the most compassionate
03 September 2015 09:23 AM
Plus late additions to places that sound like people and other lists
02 September 2015 09:03 AM
Plus Carole King, the Monkees and the Wedding Present
01 September 2015 06:32 PM
Fortunately for her, you can have only one zany candidate at a time
01 September 2015 09:25 AM
Plus more on postcapitalism and Hillary Clinton’s emails
31 August 2015 10:39 AM
The former Labour leader described an appointed House of Lords as a seraglio of eunuchs
UK poll shows two-thirds of people feel they have hardly any or no influence over laws, taxes and public spending
30 August 2015 05:15 AM
Many think the voting system is unfair, the House of Lords is undemocratic and they struggle to see the benefits of EU membership
30 August 2015 12:00 AM
Josh Blacker was listening to Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower' and wondered about a list. I could have done Bob Dylan covers alone. (Medical Hulk nominated any cover of anything written and sung by Dylan or Leonard Cohen.) This was one of the most popular recent Top 10s…
29 August 2015 09:00 PM
‘There are many chances for old buffers to make speeches outside the House of Lords’
28 August 2015 08:48 AM
A non-random selection of things upon which our cyber-beachcomber stumbled recently
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan