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.
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Alan Robertson wondered whether Thomas Pynchon had really made an appearance in the film of 'Inherent Vice', as actor Josh Brolin claimed. Hunter S Thompson was in the film of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', and Irvine Welsh was in 'Trainspotting'. Here are 10 more.
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Ed Balls is a better economist than George Osborne and would be a better chancellor
31 January 2015 10:24 AM
Here’s one the fusty sticklers would have been proud of
30 January 2015 08:40 AM
All you need to know about Grand Simplifying Theories of Everything
29 January 2015 08:27 AM
If the NHS is Labour’s strongest issue in the election campaign, the party will need to do better than this
28 January 2015 01:51 PM
A powerful statement of the Keynesian argument against Conservative plans for deep public spending cuts
28 January 2015 08:49 AM
Our very own web crawler archiving the best bits of the internet
27 January 2015 10:47 AM
In the 100 days leading up to the General Election we’re inviting 100 contributors to tell us what they would do as Prime Minister. The only rule? No politicians
26 January 2015 08:14 AM
Who says we British are poor at languages? Our team of translators has been working tirelessly to bring you the finer meanings of familiar but elusive foreign phrases
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
Many voters won't know that there is an election on until 30 March, when David Cameron goes to the Palace and Parliament is dissolved
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'