John Rentoul

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.

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Daily catch-up: the SNP’s ‘fundamental problem’, says Corbyn, is that too many people support it

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Daily catch-up: David Cameron is curiously incurious about food banks

Plus updates on immigration, the Chilcot inquiry and out-of-order toilets

Daily catch-up: lessons for Cameron in the referendum on Europe that never happened

Tony Blair didn’t hold one because he would lose; David Cameron is holding one because he thinks he will win

Daily catch-up: When I debated with Jeremy Corbyn (and lost)

Plus all you need to know about Blair rage, Anglican cathedral music and the tenure of Iain Duncan Smith

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Daily catch-up: how a Labour MP kept Britain in the European Union

A book by Labour former Europe minister Denis MacShane provides a guide to next year’s possible referendum

Daily catch-up: ‘It Was A Dark And Stormy Night’ – more fictional fictions

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