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.
02 July 2014 02:37 PM
Well done Ed Miliband for asking about something that the voters care about
02 July 2014 08:19 AM
Notables and curios harvested from around the internet by our political columnist
01 July 2014 03:58 PM
In all the millions of jobs that have been created recently, one has remained stubbornly unfilled
01 July 2014 08:57 AM
Rounding up things you may want to see across the vastness of the world wide web
30 June 2014 03:44 PM
Shadow Chancellor does his credibility no good by describing UK economy as returning to First World War levels of inequality
30 June 2014 08:42 AM
Spotted around the internet by our internet spotter
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
Thank you to Michael Fishberg and Matt Hoffman for this one. Matt noodged me to do it. Chutzpah has already featured in 'Top 10 useful words for which there is no English equivalent', which is just as well, because competition for these 10 places was fierce.
27 June 2014 09:20 AM
Seen around the internet by our curio-collector-in-chief
26 June 2014 09:47 AM
Things on the internet in which our top columnist thinks you might be interested
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
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- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45