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.
22 October 2014 04:25 PM
A full, detailed and balanced account of today’s exchanges in the House of Commons
22 October 2014 09:21 AM
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21 October 2014 09:18 AM
Keeping you up to date with politics, language and architecture
20 October 2014 09:15 AM
Your guide to things of interest on the internet over the weekend
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
Jan Huntingdon said she has a tattered 1790 edition of the K-Z volume of Thomas Sheridan's 'Dictionary of the English Language', and the first word under Z is the first on this list, defined as: 'One employed to raise laughter by his gestures, actions, and speeches; a merry Andrew, a buffoon.'
19 October 2014 12:00 AM
Daily catch-up: the kitchen sink in Rochester, a battle of Home Secretaries, and a fish-and-chip shop
17 October 2014 09:00 AM
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16 October 2014 09:10 AM
It is what the websphere is for: pictures of cute animals and Genuine Shop Names
15 October 2014 02:37 PM
The first time the Prime Minister has faced the House of Commons since the party conferences and by-elections
15 October 2014 08:27 AM
Things you may have missed on the websphere over the past 24 hours
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Couple die within 28 hours of each other after being married for 73 years