All articles by: John Street

John Street’s Diary September 25

Published: September 25, 2015
Written by John Street

Across the Atlantic many US newspapers and commentators in their coverage of the “Corbyn Effect” drew parallels with the momentum building behind Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders.

John Street’s Diary September 11

Published: September 11, 2015
Written by John Street

Confusion reigns at the Treasury over public sector pay rises. In his Budget speech, George Osborne said: “We will continue recent public sector pay awards with a rise of 1 …

John Street’s Diary August 7

Published: August 7, 2015
Written by John Street

Interim Labour leader Harriet Harman marked her last attendance at the party’s National Executive Committee an ignominious farewell.

John Street’s Diary July 24

Published: July 24, 2015
Written by John Street

The almost orgasmic way that many political commentators greeted George Osborne’s Budget as a giant stride towards the Tory leadership and Number 10 is not shared by all.

Tribune Diary July 10

Published: July 10, 2015
Written by John Street

An ICM poll on the Labour leadership that asked people to identify photos of the four candidates found that 23 per cent were able to identify Andy Burnham…

John Street’s Diary

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by John Street

New research shows that in Britain’s boardrooms there is little recognition of the need for pay restraint imposed on their workers. The Labour Research Department’s latest fact sheet focuses on …

Bosses show no restraint

Published: July 2, 2015
Written by John Street

New research shows that in Britain’s boardrooms there is little recognition of the need for the same pay restraint imposed on their workers. The Labour Research Department latest fact sheet …

John Street’s Diary June 12

Published: June 12, 2015
Written by John Street

Liberal Democrat tributes to the late Charles Kennedy focused on his principled stand against the 2003 Iraq invasion in which he ensured that all his parliamentary troops were in the …

John Street’s Diary May 15

Published: May 15, 2015
Written by John Street

The long election campaign was littered with gaffes, blunders and backfiring stunts which reflected badly on all parties and exposed the uselessness of spin-doctoring at all levels

John Street’s Diary May 1

Published: May 1, 2015
Written by John Street

Without counting any election chickens, there is some glee to be had from the reaction of Tories who once hankered after Boris Johnson as the natural successor to David Cameron

John Street’s Diary April 3

Published: April 3, 2015
Written by John Street

With the death of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew goes one of the most important international influences on British politics in recent history

John Street’s Diary March 20

Published: March 20, 2015
Written by John Street

Research by the High Pay Centre found that business leaders from across Britain believe executive pay bonanzas pose the biggest threat to the reputation of the private sector.

John Street’s Diary Tribune March 6

Published: March 6, 2015
Written by John Street

New constituency polling released by Lord Ashcroft showed that UKIP is running behind in four key target seats currently held by the Conservatives. A poll of Boston and Skegness – …

John Street’s Diary February 20

Published: February 20, 2015
Written by John Street

New data from the British Election Study shows despite recent negative headlines, Nigel Farage has the potential to boost the electoral prospects of the party he leads to a greater …

John Street’s Diary February 6

Published: February 6, 2015
Written by John Street

Embarrassment for David Cameron as his wife Samantha’s business links puncture a hole in his synthetic criticisms of companies which hide away in overseas tax havens.

John Street’s Diary January 23

Published: January 23, 2015
Written by John Street

The coalition has quietly rushed through legislation to reduce potential costs to employers following the recent court decision on holiday pay. Before Christmas, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that holiday …

John Street’s Diary January 9

Published: January 9, 2015
Written by John Street

UKIP appears to have been “swamped” by crazies, particularly in Kent where Nigel Farage hopes to win a parliamentary seat for himself in Ma

John Street’s Diary October 31

Published: November 28, 2014
Written by John Street

Labour MSP Jackie Baillie was not alone, during Alex Salmond’s final First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood, in saying the “real tragedy” of his career was that he had become so …