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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Daily catch-up: David Cameron was the future once – now he is a slave to familiarity

There is probably a bit of poetry about it somewhere: time passes, everything changes, that sort of thing

Daily catch-up: the Labour leadership election hasn’t yet got to grips with why the party lost

Plus Charles Kennedy, more on inequality and another view of old London

Charles Kennedy campaigns with Business Minister Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire on 27 April 2015

Charles Kennedy and the rise and fall of the Liberal Democrats

Farewell to the party’s leader who made its time in government possible, but who was against going into coalition

Daily catch-up: £12bn welfare spending cuts – more achievable in theory than in practice

Plus Moose Allain’s cartoon, and some ancient history of the campaign for ‘fair votes’

Daily catch-up: it is worse than a mistake to suggest that the election result was ‘undemocratic’

Accidental art, political commentary and a terrific election memoir

The Top Ten: Terrible technology predictions

When the journalist and jazz critic Clive Davis wrote about a 1985 article in 'The New York Times' explaining why the laptop computer would never catch on ('It would be much simpler to take home a few floppy disks tucked into an attaché case'), Rory Graham suggested compiling a Top 10. After some of my predictions for the election, it seemed like a good idea…

Cameron's Tories defied pollsters’ predictions of a hung parliament by winning an overall majority of 12

David Cameron, the interim PM? Don't bet on it

Some say his European tour is a candy floss designed just for show, and to leave a sugary taste

Daily catch-up: Inequality in Britain – a defence of the mansion tax

Plus reading on the NHS, the Human Rights Act and Hieronymus Bosch

Daily catch-up: the lesson of defeat, ‘let’s try the same again only a bit more’

Plus a timely QTWTAIN and some updates from the Moose

Daily catch-up: union bosses mobilise to try to prevent a Labour government

Plus the EU referendum campaign, short wars, the Queen’s Speech and an unspeakable supermarket shelf

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Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

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Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

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How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
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The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

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Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
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Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
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Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
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Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test