All articles by: John Street

Objectively wrong

Published: March 20, 2010
Written by John Street

Angry campaigners are calling on Conservative leader David Cameron to name and shame the Tory MP who killed Andrew Gwynne’s anti-poverty bill. The bill, which would have prevented vulture funds …

Dave’s dodgy pals

Published: March 17, 2010
Written by John Street

Can’t David Cameron get anything right? First he climbs into bed with every swivel-eyed, far-right loony in the European Parliament. Then he ties the knot with the Ulster Unionists whose …

Vote Tory, or the lobbyists get it

Published: March 16, 2010
Written by John Street

According to Ian Hall, editor of lobbying industry magazine Public Affairs News: “Many public affairs consultancies will be left with an enormous amount of egg on their faces if Gordon …

Total(itarian) Politics

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by John Street

When he is not funding the Tory Party, Michael Ashcroft appears willing to grant the oxygen of publicity to Nick Griffin and his odious BNP. Total Politics, the monthly magazine …

Surreal goings-on at the Guardian

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

The Guardian slipped into the far side in its coverage of Michael Foot’s death. Its main obituary was written by the great man’s biographer Mervyn Jones. Sadly, Mervyn went to …

Selections shenanigans

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

Something strange is going down in the battle to replace former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon in Ashfield where one candidate is to be picked from an all-women shortlist to defend …

Official: Tory candidates cost you more

Published: March 3, 2010
Written by John Street

Tory Westminster hopeful Angie Bray has made a bit of a bloomer in her attempts to secure the three-way marginal seat of Ealing Central and Acton in west London. Former …

UKIP: pitching for the criminal vote

Published: March 1, 2010
Written by John Street

The UK Independence Party has targeted its natural area of support and is pitching for the criminal vote. Its “specific policies” on rail says: “We will abolish the penalty fares …