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 March 2015 08:29 AM
All you need to know from around what Gordon Brown called the websphere
03 March 2015 09:10 AM
‘Pony polling’, a lamontable Budget, imaginary places and a cute car. What more could you want?
02 March 2015 07:55 AM
A guide to the greatest imaginary lands, from books, films and cartoon strips, nominated by readers and collated by our maker of lists
01 March 2015 12:00 AM
We did fictional buildings a while ago (Hogwarts, 221B Baker Street). Ben Ross asked about fictional lands such as Lilliput. I chipped in with Costaguana, the setting of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo. I ruled out facetious entries such as Wales, Africa and “the UK”.
Budget 2015: There could not be a better time for the Chancellor to find a spare £5bn down the back of his sofa
01 March 2015 12:00 AM
George Osborne need not be a genius to pull off Lamont’s 1992 election trick again, 23 years later
27 February 2015 08:26 AM
All you need to know, including about opinion polling news and immigration figures
26 February 2015 08:24 AM
Plus a swimming submersible, an anonymous source and another picture of old London
25 February 2015 07:22 AM
Plus a cartoon, a quotation, a book review and a very long article about commas
24 February 2015 08:39 AM
All you need to know, including the history of ‘mistakes were made’, and other ancient mysteries
Daily catch-up: Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and market economics; and David Cameron’s missing foreign policy
23 February 2015 09:09 AM
What you need to know from over the weekend
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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