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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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One day, your name will be up in lights

Posted by John Rentoul
  • Tuesday, 21 April 2009 at 11:42 am
Did someone say that to Tony Blair when he played the part of Captain Stanhope in Journey's End, R.C. Sherriff's anti-war play, at Fettes College at the age of 17?

Because, finally, the dream has come true, albeit with Blair's being billed as the son of a peer:



Blair was speaking on "The Road Ahead - Faith and Reconciliation in a Time of Global Interdependence" at the Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, California, last night. Complete with protest in the shadows.

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Blair's name up in lights - where it should be
blairsupporter wrote:
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 at 07:02 pm (UTC)
"Protests in the shadows" - exactly where they belong.

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