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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Errors & Omissions:
A widow’s tale with an unexpected twist

Time to take the starting gun out and shoot it: a cliché and other misfires from the week’s Independent

Prime Minister David Cameron is interview by Jeremy Paxman

The TV non-debate: Miliband does better than expected, but not better than Cameron

Battle For Number 10 was a hard-fought preview of the election campaign

Behind the times: Nigel Farage yearns for the boozy long lunches and unregulated capitalism of a bygone era

The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything by Nigel Farage, book review

Nigel Farage's updated memoir shows he hasn't updated his views since the 1980s

Daily catch-up: Labour’s entirely positive campaign in full; plus a hung parliament scenario

All you need to know about politics and snow

Prime Minister’s Questions: Cameron springs his Budget surprise – ruling out a rise in VAT

In the last PMQs of this Parliament David Cameron – watched by his wife and two of his children in the gallery – made Ed Miliband look silly

The Top 30:
Verbs From A Politician’s Name

An expanded glossary of existing and newly invented verbs derived from the names of political leaders, compiled by our keeper of lists

David Cameron’s term limit is admission of weakness and a tactic to maximise the Tory vote

The message is now clearer and louder: Vote Dave, Get Boris

Daily catch-up: Alex Salmond admits he would prop up a Labour government even if it renewed Trident

Plus election memoirs reviewed, and a prediction that turned out to be not wholly accurate

Britain's Chancellor George Osborne stands outside his official residence at 11 Downing Street in London, prior to unveiling the budget

The Tories are on to a loser if the election comes down to horse trading

Ladbrokes are the only ones who give the Conservatives a hope of cobbling together a government

Daily catch-up: what if George Osborne doesn’t have a secret ideological plan?

Plus collaboratorium – that’s not a word! And another lovely view of old London

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss