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.
09 November 2014 12:00 AM
07 November 2014 08:24 AM
Mostly about the problem of Labour’s leadership
06 November 2014 08:33 AM
Politics updates, lists and questions to which the answer is No
05 November 2014 02:50 PM
Miliband won all the debating points about Europe and a referendum
05 November 2014 08:31 AM
All you really need to know. There are also some pictures of kittens on the internet
04 November 2014 06:09 PM
Baker's resignation was done with next year's election in mind
04 November 2014 08:22 AM
Six answers to the important question of the day: What’s going on?
03 November 2014 08:49 AM
Half a dozen nuggets mined from the internet over the weekend by our political columnist
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
Most public art is horrible, in my philistine opinion (the Philistines being a maligned and cultured people), usually made bearable only by the greater awfulness of the modern architecture around it. But some of it is good. War memorials are in a category of their own, see below.
01 November 2014 02:09 PM
Our political columnist continues his campaign to try to be helpful to writers and speakers of the English language
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting