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.
03 July 2014 08:22 AM
Nuggets and distractions that caught the 140-character attention span of our chief political commentator
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
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 3 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 4 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
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