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.

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Daily catch-up: Ken Livingstone's finest moment – his response to the 7 July 2005 bombings

Plus energy prices, Harriet Harman and Sensible Labour, the end of the euro, and the missing dollar riddle

Daily catch-up: Greek Yes voters were so shy they didn’t even turn up to the polling stations

Plus the latest on British politics, pedantry and geography

The Top Ten: Towns everyone has heard of but can't place on a map

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This is the Chancellor’s moment both of maximum opportunity and maximum risk

Daily catch-up: What George Osborne won’t do in the Budget next week

Plus a Greek Question To Which The Answer Is Oxi, and the Labour leadership latest

Daily catch-up: the feeble-mindedness of ‘predict and provide’ in air travel

The Heathrow decision, the Labour leadership contest and the decimal separator

Daily catch-up: the Greeks can stay in the euro or end ‘austerity’, but not both

Plus American legal logic, Labour’s Tory defectors, lone wolves and French kissing

Daily catch-up: two new sets of figures suggest the gap between rich and poor is ... unchanged

Service slightly delayed this morning for the 9.30 release of Office for National Statistics data on inequality

The Top Ten: Nouns that are always plural

This list was compiled by Simon Thomas of Oxford Dictionaries, who is on Twitter as @stuck_inabook. It's a lovely collection of language quirks, into which you will notice I have squeezed rather more than 10 examples…

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Greece crisis Q&A: Ahead of Tuesday's bailout deadline, what options do the Greeks have?

Alexis Tsipras has called for a referendum by the Greek people on the bailout

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