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.
UK poll shows two-thirds of people feel they have hardly any or no influence over laws, taxes and public spending
30 August 2015 05:15 AM
Many think the voting system is unfair, the House of Lords is undemocratic and they struggle to see the benefits of EU membership
30 August 2015 12:00 AM
Josh Blacker was listening to Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower' and wondered about a list. I could have done Bob Dylan covers alone. (Medical Hulk nominated any cover of anything written and sung by Dylan or Leonard Cohen.) This was one of the most popular recent Top 10s…
29 August 2015 09:00 PM
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28 August 2015 08:48 AM
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27 August 2015 08:43 AM
Plus updates on immigration, the Chilcot inquiry and out-of-order toilets
26 August 2015 08:38 AM
Tony Blair didn’t hold one because he would lose; David Cameron is holding one because he thinks he will win
25 August 2015 09:23 AM
Plus all you need to know about Blair rage, Anglican cathedral music and the tenure of Iain Duncan Smith
24 August 2015 06:02 PM
Was George Osborne right when he said that Duncan Smith is ‘just not clever enough’?
24 August 2015 09:25 AM
The rise of the hard-left Chauncey Gardiner is the product of a catalogue of accidents and mistakes
23 August 2015 12:00 AM
From Patrick Brompton in Yorkshire to Amber Hill in Lincolnshire
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'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
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Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
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