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.
16 June 2015 08:34 AM
Labour tried his ideas in 1983 and decided they weren’t really helping
15 June 2015 08:17 AM
Plus the Chilcot inquiry, short songs, the Labour leadership election and another photograph of old London
14 June 2015 12:24 AM
Exclusive: £10m inquiry will soon have sat for longer than troops were in action
14 June 2015 12:00 AM
This list was proposed by Andrew Sentance as a companion list to 'Singles longer than six minutes' (8 February), but Phil Collins pointed out that my favourite, 'But I'm Different Now' by the Jam, 1980, 1 min 49 secs, was never a single. It should have been, so I widened the definition to 'Pop songs (that could have been singles) shorter than two minutes'
13 June 2015 09:00 PM
If its new intake of MPs is anything to go by, the party's talent-pool problem is only going to get worse
12 June 2015 09:36 AM
A flashback to those days when the sun always shone and things could only get better
11 June 2015 02:29 PM
The former Prime Minister did the Strand today, speaking at the Strand Group at King’s College, London
10 June 2015 08:34 AM
The Labour leadership candidates were asked to give yes or no answers yesterday, and two of them failed to do so
Daily catch-up: Labour’s troops are in flight, ‘mattresses and chicken coops strapped to the roofs of their cars’, but they will rally and return
09 June 2015 09:19 AM
Politics, politics, politics, lists and another view of old London
08 June 2015 08:16 AM
Another look at the hidden wiring of the UK Government – the new structures set up to deliver Conservative promises
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
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'
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains
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