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.
02 August 2015 12:00 AM
From Survivor's Eye of the Tiger to Madonna's Into the Groove
02 August 2015 12:00 AM
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’).
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke
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- 2 Porn block in India: hundreds of sexual websites banned, internet outraged
- 3 Natalia Molchanova: World's most successful free-driver is missing and feared dead after disappearing in Mediterranean
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims