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.
23 March 2013 11:49 PM
It has been 40 years since the release of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. John Rentoul remembers when the cloud bursts thundered in his ears
22 March 2013 04:53 PM
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17 March 2013 12:00 AM
A cut in the top rate of income tax was a terrible mistake, and the damage is done
15 March 2013 06:05 PM
It’s easy to get apostrophes right, so let’s get them right
10 March 2013 12:00 AM
David Cameron's position looks impregnable, but so did Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher's. Immovable objects can vanish overnight
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
The Smiths used to be great. But, says John Rentoul, that doesn't mean they merit quite the reverence they currently receive
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
The credit-rating downgrade and Ukip's success in Eastleigh could have resulted in the PM changing course. He has rightly not done so
24 February 2013 12:00 AM
The Lib Dems should hold Eastleigh in this week's poll, and Tory MPs will blame the PM, Nick Clegg, the EU and meteors in Russia...
17 February 2013 12:00 AM
The Eds adopt the sluggish politics of the late Gordon Brown era, not his early dexterity
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
He allowed Andrew Lansley to lose his marbles and sent Oliver Letwin in to help him find them
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