John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. 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.
30 October 2014 09:09 AM
Graphs, numbers, pictures (but no kitteh) and even some words selected for you from the digital soup
29 October 2014 02:53 PM
Ed Miliband and others ask rhetorical questions of David Cameron
29 October 2014 08:57 AM
More fun, games and earnestly serious psephological analysis from around the websphere
28 October 2014 09:51 AM
What you might like to know from around the internet recently
27 October 2014 08:36 AM
The best of ancient, modern and in between culled from around the websphere, as Gordon Brown called it
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
The recent Top 10 Great Buildings we ran here was inspired by Tom Wilkinson's book 'Bricks & Mortals: Ten Great Buildings and the People They Made', which started with the Tower of Babel. As no one knows what that looked like, or whether it existed, I thought fictional buildings deserved a list of their own.
26 October 2014 12:00 AM
Osborne had a light-bulb moment, he leaned in, crossed out "four" and wrote "five"
24 October 2014 09:14 AM
Your guide to British miserablism and other possible reactions to current events
23 October 2014 08:50 AM
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22 October 2014 04:25 PM
A full, detailed and balanced account of today’s exchanges in the House of Commons
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
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