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.
01 February 2015 07:16 PM
Even if you don't know the rules, the spectacle of the whole thing is unmissable
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Alan Robertson wondered whether Thomas Pynchon had really made an appearance in the film of 'Inherent Vice', as actor Josh Brolin claimed. Hunter S Thompson was in the film of 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', and Irvine Welsh was in 'Trainspotting'. Here are 10 more.
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
Ed Balls is a better economist than George Osborne and would be a better chancellor
31 January 2015 10:24 AM
Here’s one the fusty sticklers would have been proud of
30 January 2015 08:40 AM
All you need to know about Grand Simplifying Theories of Everything
29 January 2015 08:27 AM
If the NHS is Labour’s strongest issue in the election campaign, the party will need to do better than this
28 January 2015 01:51 PM
A powerful statement of the Keynesian argument against Conservative plans for deep public spending cuts
28 January 2015 08:49 AM
Our very own web crawler archiving the best bits of the internet
27 January 2015 10:47 AM
In the 100 days leading up to the General Election we’re inviting 100 contributors to tell us what they would do as Prime Minister. The only rule? No politicians
26 January 2015 08:14 AM
Who says we British are poor at languages? Our team of translators has been working tirelessly to bring you the finer meanings of familiar but elusive foreign phrases
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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- 2 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
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- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
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