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.
29 January 2015 08:27 AM
If the NHS is Labour’s strongest issue in the election campaign, the party will need to do better than this
28 January 2015 01:51 PM
A powerful statement of the Keynesian argument against Conservative plans for deep public spending cuts
28 January 2015 08:49 AM
Our very own web crawler archiving the best bits of the internet
27 January 2015 10:47 AM
In the 100 days leading up to the General Election we’re inviting 100 contributors to tell us what they would do as Prime Minister. The only rule? No politicians
26 January 2015 08:14 AM
Who says we British are poor at languages? Our team of translators has been working tirelessly to bring you the finer meanings of familiar but elusive foreign phrases
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
This one was Jeremy Thompson's idea. He offered 'In loco parentis' – 'Dad's an engine driver'; and 'Sic transit gloria mundi' – 'It was a rough crossing yesterday but it is a lovely day today.' It's always hard to capture the spirit of the original, and Alan Beattie had a slightly different version: 'After a heavy weekend, Gloria threw up in the van.'
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
Many voters won't know that there is an election on until 30 March, when David Cameron goes to the Palace and Parliament is dissolved
23 January 2015 08:41 AM
A collection of politics and curios from around the websphere
22 January 2015 09:04 AM
All you need to know about what is going on this week
21 January 2015 08:50 AM
Opponents of the Iraq invasion are bound to see the latest delay as further evidence of Establishment perfidy
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights