John Rentoul Chief Political Commentator, The Independent on Sunday

John Rentoul is a columnist on The Independent on Sunday; visiting professor in contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London; biographer of Tony Blair; author, Questions to Which the Answer is No, The Banned List; Public Affairs News Political Tweeter of the Year. He was chief leader writer for The Independent 1997-2004; political reporter 1995-97; reporter and producer BBC TV On The Record 1988-95; acting editor, deputy editor and reporter, in reverse order, at the New Statesman, 1983-88.