John Rentoul

John Rentoul


Chief Political Commentator, The Independent; visiting professor, King’s College London. Author with Jon Davis, Heroes or Villains? The Blair Govt Reconsidered

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Rishi Sunak threw himself on the mercy of the voters – and of a surprisingly soft Piers Morgan

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Established parties have been wiped out in Britain before, and in France, Israel and Canada recently – it could happen again @indypremium 

Richard Scarry world; sunlit uplands; post-witch Narnia: #Top10  literary utopias

Bristol by-election: Green Party becomes largest on council

Why it’s crime, not the cost of living, that will decide the next election: @Ed_Dorrell 

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A personal apology to @Jon_Trickett . Please retweet

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The restraint required by @RishiSunak  not to tweet, “told you so,” is superhuman

Hilarious joke from my “Best for BritainChristmas cracker

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Boris Johnson trying to confuse automatic early release (Labour, 2008) with the end of indeterminate sentences (Con, 2012) #Marr 

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A Labour former special adviser tells me they think, given the state of the economy, Truss will be out by March

“We will hunt them down,” says Rachel Reeves of covid fraudsters. “We want our money back”

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And that's it. At 11.48 the Speaker announced the Dissolution and Calling of Parliaments Act has received the royal assent. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act is dead

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For once “extraordinary” is right: anonymous cabinet minister in Sunday Telegraph

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Sunak 7 away from 155, the number that would make it impossible for more than one other candidate to be nominated

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