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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.

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Ask a Silly Question

(11) Comments | Posted 5 December 2012 | (00:00)

Some people collect glass fish. Others collect train numbers. I collect Questions To Which The Answer Is No. It all started with the Daily Mail, a bishop and a grudge against Marks and Spencer. I came across this long headline in the Daily Mail on 6 February 2009:

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