John Rentoul

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.

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Daily catch-up: it is worse than a mistake to suggest that the election result was ‘undemocratic’

Accidental art, political commentary and a terrific election memoir

The Top Ten: Terrible technology predictions

When the journalist and jazz critic Clive Davis wrote about a 1985 article in 'The New York Times' explaining why the laptop computer would never catch on ('It would be much simpler to take home a few floppy disks tucked into an attaché case'), Rory Graham suggested compiling a Top 10. After some of my predictions for the election, it seemed like a good idea…

Cameron's Tories defied pollsters’ predictions of a hung parliament by winning an overall majority of 12

David Cameron, the interim PM? Don't bet on it

Some say his European tour is a candy floss designed just for show, and to leave a sugary taste

Daily catch-up: Inequality in Britain – a defence of the mansion tax

Plus reading on the NHS, the Human Rights Act and Hieronymus Bosch

Daily catch-up: the lesson of defeat, ‘let’s try the same again only a bit more’

Plus a timely QTWTAIN and some updates from the Moose

Daily catch-up: union bosses mobilise to try to prevent a Labour government

Plus the EU referendum campaign, short wars, the Queen’s Speech and an unspeakable supermarket shelf

The Top Ten: Shortest wars

'The belief in the possibility of a short, decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.'

Surely Liz Kendall is too little known, too right-wing, too “Blairite”, to have a chance against Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper? Not at all.

Labour leadership contest: Obscurity could be Liz Kendall's trump card

Labour members will look for the candidate most likely to beat the Tories

Daily catch-up: Liz Kendall speaks to the Westminster press pack – kamikaze or courage?

Labour Party members will choose the candidate who scares the Conservatives most

Daily catch-up: Steve Hilton, creator of
Cameronism 1.0, returns to survey version 2.0

Plus the Human Rights Act, Ed’s tombstone and alcohol consumption

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