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.
22 May 2015 07:56 AM
Labour Party members will choose the candidate who scares the Conservatives most
21 May 2015 08:08 AM
Plus the Human Rights Act, Ed’s tombstone and alcohol consumption
20 May 2015 09:15 AM
Plus further election-result pedantry and another outstanding genuine shop name
19 May 2015 08:16 AM
Plus: How will the opinion polls change, and is Labour over-thinking its post-election analysis?
18 May 2015 11:19 AM
17 May 2015 12:00 AM
This was started by Tim Mickleburgh, who remembered No 1 and reminded me of No 2, one of my favourite pop curios. There's a website that has collected 5,009 examples, many of which are one-word titles, so the premium here was on longer, more specific entries.
16 May 2015 10:58 PM
This election left voters feeling jaded with the conduct of British politics, but it doesn't have to be this way
16 May 2015 09:00 PM
David Cameron did not call the SNP's bluff, hoping that its leader will overplay her hand
12 May 2015 09:15 AM
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Daily catch-up: Labour’s defeat was so heavy that everyone accepts the next leader must be a Blairite
11 May 2015 09:09 AM
Liz Kendall made a surprisingly accomplished entry to the Labour leadership race yesterday
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 3 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 4 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace