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John Rentoul

John Rentoul is The Independent’s chief political commentator, having worked for the title since 1995. He is also visiting professor at King’s College, London, and a prominent tweeter. He is the author of a biography of Tony Blair and, with Jon Davis, of Heroes or Villains? The Blair Government Reconsidered. As well as writing about politics, he contributes a weekly top 10 of curiosities and Mea Culpa, a column about style and usage

Boris’s baby and brush with coronavirus aren’t going to transform him

Sources claim Johnson’s experiences have given him a newfound affection for the NHS. They forget that the PM was already wedded to the health service out of electoral necessity


John Rentoul The stakes are high for Johnson and Starmer ahead of PMQs

The mind games may have already begun as the prime minister looks to keep the Labour leader guessing, writes John Rentoul


John Rentoul Mea Culpa: the use of the phrase ‘ramp up’ has ramped up exponentially

John Rentoul on questions of style and usage in last week’s Independent

Politics is suspended by coronavirus – but it will be back

Left, right or centre – we don’t know enough about the virus to make ideological statements about its impact on the UK

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