John Rentoul

John Rentoul is Chief Political Commentator for The Independent, Visiting Professor at King's College, London and the author of an acclaimed biography of Tony Blair. He has previously been a political reporter at the Independent, the BBC and the New Statesman. Together with his co-author Jon Davis, he ran the Blair Government course at Queen Mary, from 2008 to 2014.
Heroes or Villains: The Blair Government Reconsidered

For 13 years Tony Blair was the political colossus in Britain, winning three elections in a row for New Labour. Today he is disowned by many in his own party. Drawing on contributions from the main players in the Blair government, including the former Prime Minister himself, the authors reconsider the history of New Labour.

In Memory of Robin Hyman