John Rentoul
chief political commentator, The Independent; visiting professor, King’s College, London

John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent.  He is visiting professor, King’s College, London.  He was previously: chief leader writer at The Independent, 1997-2004; political correspondent, The Independent, 1995-97; reporter and producer, BBC1 On The Record, 1988-95; deputy editor, New Statesman, 1987-88, reporter, 1983-87; reporter, Accountancy Age, 1981-83.  He is author of: Tony Blair: Prime Minister, (2001, 2013); Listellany: A Very British Miscellany of Top 10s from Politics to Pop (2014); Questions to Which the Answer is No (2012); The Banned List: A Manifesto Against Jargon and Cliché, (2011); Me and Mine: The Triumph of the New Individualism? (1989) and The Rich Get Richer: The Growth of Inequality in Britain in the 1980s (1987). John was public affairs ‘Political Tweeter of the Year’ in 2011 and was cited as one of the most influential UK journalists on social media by Press Gazette.

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