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.
24 May 2015 12:00 AM
'The belief in the possibility of a short, decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.'
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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EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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- 2 Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
- 3 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government