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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Shadow over Liz Truss’s plans for first 100 days as PM: @Smyth_Chris 

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Good point, but you’ll have read Conradi yesterday – French will only see a £32 rise in energy costs

Universalism would be a flat subsidy to everyone; this is worth more to people in bigger houses & double to 2-home owners

And much, much more expensive

Additional universal benefits skewed towards the rich have to be paid for by extra taxes on the rich to be progressive

“The European Federation of National Associations of Water Services goes by the rather brilliant name of ‘EurEau’”

Truss’s tax policies are terrible and regressive, but Labour agrees with them!

Very good blast against the simplism of “nationalise it”

Keir Starmer’s energy price policy is a shrewd opposition tactic @indypremium  @IndyVoices 

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The suitcase of booze is one of those images that is instantly historic; Boris Johnson's govt will be remembered for it

A personal apology to @Jon_Trickett . Please retweet

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Hilarious joke from my “Best for BritainChristmas cracker

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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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What your Twitter timeline would have looked like 10 years ago, if you followed same people you do now (& click Latest)

To be brutal, Labour’s win in Wakefield by-election was not good enough to put Keir Starmer on course to win next general election

In almost any other country, the governing party would be in deep trouble

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