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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This, “the most important election of our lifetime,” is about unusually important questions of nationhood

General Election 2015: After Cleggmania about St Nick, this time it is the cult of Sturgeonalia about St Nicola

The one way to make sure Scotland becomes independent would be for England to vote to leave the EU

The BBC TV debate between the opposition leaders was a flashback to student politics

But the normal students weren’t there

Election catch-up: the Save Ed campaign has already been launched

The Labour leader’s bunker is making contingency plans for defeat

Election catch-up: fiscally responsible Ed Balls versus George ‘Magic Money Tree’ Osborne

Plus the difference between phone and online opinion polls

Election catch-up: the rival manifestos and the latest opinion polls

The Conservatives are in trouble over their unfunded £8bn pledge on NHS spending

Ed Miliband poses with Labour's 2015 manifesto

Labour manifesto: The important thing wasn’t happening in Manchester at all. It was happening in Scotland

The SNP really is going to win about 50 of Scotland’s 59 seats in three weeks’ time and there is nothing anyone can do about it

Election catch-up: the better plan vs the clear plan; the red upper-and-lower case vs the blue capitals

Plus an urgent update to the Banned List and a letter to the Health Secretary

The Top Ten: Americanisms that were originally English

Oh, how we like to be snooty about the importation of Americanisms into this country's pure and perfect language.

Every vote counts: John Major celebrates the win that the pollsters failed to predict in 1992

General Election 2015: David Cameron's main hope is the return of the 'shy Tories'

They tell pollsters they agree with liberal policies – but in the privacy of the polling booth, vote differently

Election catch-up: parliament is hanging to the left, but talk of opinion polls ‘turning’ is premature

All you need to know about the election and the English language

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions