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.
Only Ed Miliband believes he can win the election by taking on big businesses - including the ones that own Tory newspapers
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
Business people hear the Labour leader's rhetoric as hostile to them and to creating jobs
06 February 2015 07:56 AM
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05 February 2015 08:38 AM
The Europe Dilemma, by Roger Liddle, poses some of the big historical questions about the New Labour government
04 February 2015 11:34 AM
Ed Balls’s Newsnight slip-up was bad news for Labour for two reasons
04 February 2015 08:39 AM
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03 February 2015 08:17 AM
A Scottish landscape, a politics summary and some forthcoming geekery: what more do you need?
02 February 2015 08:27 AM
Winning and losing, games and elections: all you need to know this week
01 February 2015 07:16 PM
Even if you don't know the rules, the spectacle of the whole thing is unmissable
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Alan Robertson wondered whether Thomas Pynchon had really made an appearance in the film of 'Inherent Vice', as actor Josh Brolin claimed. Hunter S Thompson was in the film of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', and Irvine Welsh was in 'Trainspotting'. Here are 10 more.
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Ed Balls is a better economist than George Osborne and would be a better chancellor
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
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General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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