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.
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
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
26 March 2015 08:49 AM
All you need to know about politics and snow
25 March 2015 01:38 PM
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
25 March 2015 07:47 AM
An expanded glossary of existing and newly invented verbs derived from the names of political leaders, compiled by our keeper of lists
24 March 2015 10:26 AM
The message is now clearer and louder: Vote Dave, Get Boris
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
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
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- 2 Germanwings plane crash: Video shows co-pilot Andreas Lubitz learning to fly as a teenager
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Germanwings crash: Captain of doomed plane was only 'on board because he changed job to spend more time with his children'
- 5 WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar