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John Rentoul

John Rentoul is chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, and visiting fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches contemporary history. Previously he was chief leader writer for The Independent. He has written a biography of Tony Blair, whom he admired more at the end of his time in office than he did at the beginning.

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It ill behooves me

Posted by John Rentoul
  • Thursday, 25 February 2010 at 04:03 pm
One of my relations, Sir Gervais Rentoul, was a founder of the 1922 Committee, but most of its inner workings are a mystery to me. Grateful to Jonathan Isaby at Conservative Home for this update, therefore. But one small point. Isaby says:
The '22 Chairman has to act as a conduit between the backbenchers an the leadership - by no means representing the leadership to the parliamentary party, but rather funnelling their concerns to the leader and, if necessary, pressing for certain courses of action on their behalves.

On their what? Is that above or below their hind bequarters?