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.
17 July 2014 09:45 AM
Half a dozen items from around the internet that caught the eye of our columnist
16 July 2014 02:35 PM
Cameron misrepresented Harman's words, but ensured Labour's humiliation was complete
16 July 2014 09:03 AM
Pebbles picked from the seaside of the world-wide web by our beachcomber
15 July 2014 11:09 AM
It was cowardly to move him from Education, but cowardice is sometimes the better part of politics
14 July 2014 09:14 AM
Stuff you may have missed on the internet over the weekend
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
I think it was Lloyd Bracey who started this game of inverting or altering clichés to make them fresh again (a cliché originally being a stencil). We started with a 'yes-brainer', which was his, and Will Brett's 'might-read', which is something between a must-read and a 'tl;dr': 'too long, didn't read'.
13 July 2014 12:00 AM
11 July 2014 02:54 PM
Jon Day, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, spoke publicly at the launch of the committee's official history at Admiralty House last night
11 July 2014 09:01 AM
Half a dozen jewels culled by our political columnist from the great sediment laid down on the internet
10 July 2014 09:15 AM
A round-up of interesting things spotted on what Lord Justice Leveson called the "ethical vacuum" of the internet in the past 24 hours
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 1 Unseen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory chapter deemed 'too subversive' released
- 2 Ebola virus: It's ripped through towns – now the deadliest ever outbreak of the virus is heading for Africa's teeming cities
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
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