John Rentoul Biography
John Rentoul is a media personality serving as a Chief Political commentator at The Independent on Sunday in London, England united states. Previously, he was a visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, until 2015, and is now visiting professor at King’s College, London.
John Rentoul Age
Rentoul is around 54 years old. He was born in 1958 in India. However, he has not revealed the
John Rentoul Height
He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.
John Rentoul Nationality
Rentoul is British by Nationality.
John Rentoul Education
He went to Wolverhampton Grammar School. He then went to King’s College, Cambridge where he studied History and English. He then worked on an oil rig before becoming a journalist on Accountancy Age. He is related to Sir Gervais Rentoul, the Conservative MP who was the founding chairman of the 1922 Committee.
John Rentoul Family
Rentoul was born in India, where his father was a minister of the Church of South India. However, he has not disclosed whether he has siblings.
John Rentoul Wife
Despite being a media personality he has managed to keep his personal life secret. Therefore, his marital status is not known.
John Rentoul Kids
There is no information on whether he has kids or not.
John Rentoul The Independent
John was a journalist for the New Statesman between January 1983 and May 1988, latterly as Deputy Editor, and a political reporter for the BBC On the Record between 1988 and 1995. He became a political correspondent of The Independent in 1995 and that newspaper’s chief leader writer from January 1997, before becoming a chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday in 2004. His biography of Tony Blair has passed through several editions. He was visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London, until 2015, and is now visiting professor at King’s College, London.
Fellow journalist Martin Bright wrote in 2009 that Rentoul “remains one of the most incisive political columnists writing today, even though he has lost his access to the highest levels of power”.
In 2011, Total Politics said that John “is probably the most high-profile defender of Tony Blair’s record in the British media, in a year when the mere mention of the former PM’s name provoked boos at the Labour Party conference. His column in The Independent on Sunday has become one of the last bastions of pure, unadulterated Blairism”.
In November 2015, he issued a public apology for tweeting that “Jeremy Corbyn might say that France had brought the Paris attacks on itself”. The journalist acknowledged it was a “stupid and offensive” thing to say
He was critical of Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party and voted for Boris Johnson in the 2008 and 2012 London Mayoral elections.
In August 2021, he tweeted a public apology to Labour MP Jon Trickett. He had claimed that the MP’s use of the slogan “Kill the Bill” implied support for the murder of police officers. In his apology, he acknowledged the slogan relates to opposition to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and stated: “I accept that my tweet was wrong and I sincerely apologize for the distress and upset that my tweet has caused Mr. Trickett.”
John Rentoul Salary and Net Worth
His annual salary and net worth are under review.
John Rentoul Instagram
He is the owner of the @Johnrentoul Instagram account.