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John Rentoul

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
Editor’s letters

John Rentoul Will artificial intelligence put journalists out of work?

One of the big advances in technology has been in voice recognition software and transcription services. But whether these developments will change the game entirely remains to be seen, writes John Rentoul


John Rentoul Whose army might have invaded central London?

John Rentoul on questions of style and usage from last week’s Independent

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John Rentoul Why it’s time for Labour to stop waging war on capitalism

While Corbyn shared a popular suspicion of free markets, he had only the vaguest idea of what the Labour Party should offer instead, writes John Rentoul

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John Rentoul How Twitter changed journalism forever

I’ve watched the social media platform revolutionise the industry – and quickly lose its innocence in the process

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