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 April 2015 09:35 AM
All you need to know about the state of the election. Plus: puncturing the snowflake bubble
31 March 2015 04:39 PM
If only political leaders could say immigration versus economic dynamism is a difficult balance to strike, or that NHS reform is nearly intractable
31 March 2015 09:58 AM
Plus: not answering the important questions about the National Health Service
30 March 2015 11:12 AM
A round-up of the latest on the opinion polls: back at step one
29 March 2015 10:14 AM
The Tories assumed that exposing Ed Miliband to the public would put voters off
29 March 2015 12:00 AM
From Ha-Ha Road to Needless Alley
29 March 2015 12:00 AM
They may have been wrong in the past but techniques are improving all the time and we should take them seriously
28 March 2015 09:17 AM
Time to take the starting gun out and shoot it: a cliché and other misfires from the week’s Independent
27 March 2015 08:48 AM
Battle For Number 10 was a hard-fought preview of the election campaign
26 March 2015 12:00 PM
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'