John Rentoul

John Rentoul


Chief Political Commentator, The Independent; visiting professor, King's College, London. Books: Tony Blair, Prime Minister; Banned List; QTWTAIN; Listellany

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Well expressed by @OliverKamm  re Starmer's choice of Ruth Smeeth to introduce his "conference speech"

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How can this government criticise Labour’s “illegal wars” when it’s breaking international law itself? @indypremium 

Some of Sunak’s subtext was serious and not v coded

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Our World In Data has excess mortality figures (I think these are new)

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Ending furlough may break the cross-party consensus (I wrote before Sunak’s statement) ... but it didn’t: Lab still criticising at the edges, not saying govt should spend more

Some governments respect international law, and others don’t. Me for @indypremium 

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Care home manager on @GloriaDePiero  on @TimesRadio : staff now being tested weekly, but it’s pointless because results take a week

The government is playing politics with our armed forces – and looking to embarrass Labour@indypremium 

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"It's like saying 'I want to get childbirth done so I can get back to lots of sleep and reading lots of novels':" @helenlewis  on delusion of "Get Brexit Done" #Marr 

Hilarious joke from my “Best for BritainChristmas cracker

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Liam Fox in favour of a customs union from 2012 is still up on his website HT @MarleyAMorris 

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Remain 59%, Leave on govt's deal 41%; "certain to vote" only: Remain 63%, Leave 37% @YouGov  via Peter Kellner

MPs have just voted by 350 to 258, govt majority 92, to discontinue remote participation in Commons on 2 June

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Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti on why he won't take Republican Party ads

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Amazing. More registered Democrats voted Trump (9%) than registered Republicans voted Clinton (7%)

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