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John Rentoul

@JohnRentoul
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

Rory Stewart asked the right questions and Boris Johnson didn’t answer

The frontrunner finally faced his rivals in a TV debate, but neither he nor they had convincing solutions to the problem of Brexit

What Rory Stewart's victory means for the rest of the leadership race

Tonight's ballot sets up a tight three-way contest between Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Rory Stewart for the right to take on Boris Johnson in the final vote among Conservative Party members

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John Rentoul Boris Johnson’s biggest problem isn’t the Tory leadership race

The maze before him is the kind even the canniest of political operators would find near impossible to navigate

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John Rentoul Could parliamentary limbo push through no-deal Brexit?

Politics Explained: ‘Proroguing’, which would suspend parliament, has been suggested by Tory leadership contenders as a way to stop MPs blocking an exit from the EU on 31 October

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