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.
28 August 2014 09:43 AM
Six of the best catches landed by our trawler of the digital ocean
27 August 2014 10:20 AM
Our intrepid explorer returns from another expedition into cyberspace laden with goods
26 August 2014 05:19 PM
The English language is a preposterous uninflected pidgin of immense richness. Let’s keep it changing.
26 August 2014 08:46 AM
Half a dozen shiny objects picked up from the treasure trove of the popular micro-blogging website
25 August 2014 10:14 AM
An idiosyncratic miscellany collated by our chief political browser
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
Eggcorns were named in 2003 by Geoffrey Pullum, a linguist, because this mishearing of 'acorn' is quite common.
24 August 2014 12:00 AM
22 August 2014 08:45 AM
Our political columnist rounds up things of interest that you may have missed
21 August 2014 09:37 AM
Half a dozen things collated by our political columnist in which you might be interested
20 August 2014 10:20 PM
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Daily Show's Jon Stewart destroys Fox News for its Ferguson coverage
- 4 When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
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