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.
20 July 2015 09:14 AM
All the latest on Labour’s nervous breakdown and the Chancellor’s attempt to take advantage of it
19 July 2015 12:00 AM
This list was suggested by Della Mirandola, drawing my attention to Jeanette Winterson’s Boating for Beginners, a comedy about a pleasure-boating company owned by someone called Noah (‘I needed money’), and her exercise manual Fit for the Future (‘Again, money, and because I was a fitness freak’).
Labour leadership race: Most party members and supporters are horrified by the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn winning
18 July 2015 09:00 PM
Many respect him for his socialist integrity, but they realise he doesn’t even want the job
15 July 2015 05:08 PM
The promise of rainbow politics came to nothing. For electoral success, head to the centre ground
13 July 2015 10:42 AM
Plus songs that end on titles and another picture of 1930s London
12 July 2015 12:00 AM
I started with “Up The Junction” by Squeeze (lovely version by Glen Tilbrook here at 6’55” via Tom Harris) and “Virginia Plain” by Roxy Music, but didn’t think I could find another eight. Especially as I ruled out repeated phrases at the end of songs such as “There is a Light that Never Goes Out” by the Smiths. My contributors proved me wrong.
11 July 2015 09:00 PM
If you’re an egalitarian, this Budget was bad news. Cutting sickness benefit was inexcusable
10 July 2015 08:59 AM
Plus all the politics you need to know about until more of it happens
09 July 2015 09:37 AM
The Chancellor paid New Labour the ultimate compliment of going further with its policies of the minimum wage and responsible families
09 July 2015 12:58 AM
Decoding the jargon in the Chancellor’s speech to unearth the real messages
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains
- 1 Labour rallies behind Flint as deputy leader to offset a Corbyn win
- 2 Katie Hopkins reveals fear she will die during brain surgery to cure epilepsy
- 3 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 'Cool kids' can go on to become losers in later life, study finds