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.
06 July 2015 09:58 AM
Plus the latest on British politics, pedantry and geography
05 July 2015 12:00 AM
Is Clutton suggested this list 'as a resident of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which always has to be described as being near Stoke-on-Trent; of course the next question is always, "Whereabouts is Stoke-on-Trent?"'
04 July 2015 09:00 PM
This is the Chancellor’s moment both of maximum opportunity and maximum risk
03 July 2015 08:50 AM
Plus a Greek Question To Which The Answer Is Oxi, and the Labour leadership latest
01 July 2015 08:30 AM
The Heathrow decision, the Labour leadership contest and the decimal separator
30 June 2015 09:09 AM
Plus American legal logic, Labour’s Tory defectors, lone wolves and French kissing
29 June 2015 09:43 AM
Service slightly delayed this morning for the 9.30 release of Office for National Statistics data on inequality
27 June 2015 09:52 PM
Alexis Tsipras has called for a referendum by the Greek people on the bailout
27 June 2015 09:00 PM
Tax credits are successful. But they are also expensive, now costing nearly as much as defence
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair could face war crimes trial over 'illegal Iraq invasion'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
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