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John Rentoul

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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
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John Rentoul The nightmare of counting MPs before big votes

I understand people who find it frustrating that journalists can seem obsessed with numbers rather than substance – but winning votes is the bottom line of politics

What does today’s vote say about the numbers for the Brexit deal?

The best guess based on the vote on the Letwin amendment is that Boris Johnson’s deal could pass the House of Commons with a majority of five

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Mea Culpa: sparks fly as knives are sharpened
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Politics explained

John Rentoul How likely is a Final Say referendum on Brexit now?

With a no-deal Brexit on 31 October extremely unlikely, there are now two possible routes to a people’s vote

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John Rentoul Mea Culpa: Boris Johnson doubled down and upped the stakes

Questions of style and usage in last week’s Independent