John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. 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.
15 July 2014 11:09 AM
It was cowardly to move him from Education, but cowardice is sometimes the better part of politics
14 July 2014 09:14 AM
Stuff you may have missed on the internet over the weekend
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
I think it was Lloyd Bracey who started this game of inverting or altering clichés to make them fresh again (a cliché originally being a stencil). We started with a 'yes-brainer', which was his, and Will Brett's 'might-read', which is something between a must-read and a 'tl;dr': 'too long, didn't read'.
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
11 July 2014 02:54 PM
Jon Day, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, spoke publicly at the launch of the committee's official history at Admiralty House last night
11 July 2014 09:01 AM
Half a dozen jewels culled by our political columnist from the great sediment laid down on the internet
10 July 2014 09:15 AM
A round-up of interesting things spotted on what Lord Justice Leveson called the "ethical vacuum" of the internet in the past 24 hours
09 July 2014 03:54 PM
A rapid-fire taunt about "the LibLabCon establishment" off Facebook might have been more interesting
09 July 2014 08:59 AM
Half a dozen items you may have missed, or not have had time to find in the first place, selected by our man on Twitter
07 July 2014 08:48 AM
An idiosyncratic assortment of things in which you might be interested, chosen by our political columnist
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda