All articles by: John Street

John Street’s Diary

Published: February 11, 2018
Written by John Street

The GMB general union has demanded a workers’ voice on the Food and Drink Council to prevent it becoming an exclusive talking shop for big business, says the GMB. The …

John Street’s Diary

Published: January 26, 2018
Written by John Street

Run Runaway Kezia Dugdale received a fee of £70,000 for her recent appearance on I’m a Celebrity. The former Scottish Labour leader also declared between £10,000 and £15,000 worth of …

John Street’s Diary

Published: January 13, 2018
Written by John Street

­­­The secrets that you keep The annual release of sensitive official files threw up such gems as Margaret Thatcher’s refusal to share a flight to Washington with a panda. Still …

John Street’s Diary

Published: December 21, 2017
Written by John Street

Supermassive black hole Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, left reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and asked if his son was still foreign secretary. He was …

John Street’s Diary

Published: December 12, 2017
Written by John Street

I’ll be your mirror Theresa May’s policy chief is standing down to concentrate on boosting the Conservative Party’s campaigning strength and “appeal to younger voters”. George Freeman said the party …

John Street’s Diary

Published: November 26, 2017
Written by John Street

Find me a primitive man Mike Smithson, editor of PoliticalBetting.com, blogged: “The Westminster harassment allegations have led to a shake up in the Betfair exchange nextCONleader betting with several new …

John Street’s Diary

Published: November 5, 2017
Written by John Street

Oh gee!?Oh joy! Comic Robert Webb would force all MPs to strip off in the Chamber. He told an interviewer: “Politicians need more humility, so nudity would help them to …

John Street’s Diary

Published: October 23, 2017
Written by John Street

Too many hands Star of Line of Duty, Keeley Hawes, has joined the hit cop show’s creator, Jed Mercurio, for a new six-part BBC One politi­cal drama called Bodyguard, playing …

John Street’s Diary

Published: October 6, 2017
Written by John Street

I’ve got mine Eye-watering sums are still being paid to executive directors, according to the Labour Research Department’s latest analysis of company remuneration reports. Thirty executives from 16 companies that …

John Street’s Diary

Published: September 21, 2017
Written by John Street

Money-go-round Labour is back in business, or rather back with business. Since Jeremy Corbyn became a leader to be taken seriously, boardrooms have been champing at the bit to get …

John Street’s Diary

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by John Street

MPs have enjoyed free activities from Wimbledon to Glastonbury, according to their latest register of interests.

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 29, 2017
Written by John Street

Long road to ruin What a merry band is the Tory Cabinet. Ministers were ordered by Theresa May to keep mum about ministerial discussions. Following several leaks and rival briefings, …

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 16, 2017
Written by John Street

Shadow on the sun Brexit minister Steve Baker has lobbied the government to weaken asbestos laws, leading the Unite general union to demand that Theresa May’s government now provides “cast-iron …

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by John Street

Do you think it’s alright? The Grenfell Tower disaster has exposed the corrupt heart of private capital in “social” housing. It has also exposed, if more evidence is needed, the …

John Street’s Diary

Published: June 19, 2017
Written by John Street

Street fighting man No-one can now question Jeremy Corbyn’s stamina. The 68-year-old has met and addressed over a hundred thousand people at campaign events. While Theresa May’s campaign was defined …

John Street’s Election Diary

Published: June 7, 2017
Written by John Street

Now it’s all over, we can look back at the most cringe-worthy – but sometimes pertinent – moments of the election campaign. “What is it about the recent 20% opinion …

John Street’s Diary

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by John Street

What is and what should never be Surprise, surprise – the Conservatives received the largest amount of money in the first official week of the general election campaign, followed by …

John Street’s Diary

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by John Street

Our lady of the well The prime minister’s EU temper tantrums suggest she is a spoilt brat, according to Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. She said: “The truth is that …

John Street’s Diary

Published: May 11, 2017
Written by John Street

The clairvoyant The Mail on Sunday columnist Dan Hodges – son of ex-Labour MP and twice Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson – confidently predicted Theresa May would quit due to ill-health. She …

John Street’s Diary

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by John Street

That’s my story In Northern Ireland, the ‘Stakeknife affair’ is getting murkier, with ongoing questions over Pamela Atchison’s role in a decision not to prosecute an alleged IRA spy for …

John Street’s Diary

Published: April 12, 2017
Written by John Street

She’s leaving home The exodus from Jeremy Corbyn’s office is turning into a flood. Nancy Platts, the trade union liaison officer for the Labour Leader’s office, has handed in her …

John Street’s Diary

Published: March 25, 2017
Written by John Street

Bad news comes to town Former Chancellor and soon-to-be-newspaper-editor George Osborne has been busy on the lucrative speaker’s tour since being sacked, and has picked up a nice big earner …

John Street’s Diary

Published: March 11, 2017
Written by John Street

Jack of all trades A haul of secret documents obtained by Channel 4 News has revealed the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Nick Timothy played a central role in a …