All articles by: John Street

John Street’s Diary December 18

Published: December 18, 2015
Written by John Street

Mergers and takeovers involving UK companies continued at much lower levels of activity than those seen before the 2008-09 economic downturn, official statistics revealed.

John Street’s Dairy December 4

Published: December 4, 2015
Written by John Street

The Daily Mail’s knee-jerk reaction to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement con was one of horror and a sense of betrayal, with every page of extensive coverage carrying the strapline “What …

John Street’s Diary: Nov 20

Published: November 22, 2015
Written by John Street

David Cameron, wriggling over his setbacks on welfare, claimed that some of his opponents in Parliament had vested interests because they might be claiming tax credits themselves. Blyth Valley Labour …

John Streets Diary November 6

Published: November 6, 2015
Written by John Street

Boris Johnson, virtually invisible in Westminster since he came back as an MP, has been trawling the House of Commons bars and tearooms since the tax credits knock-back inflicted on …

John Street’s Diary October 23

Published: October 23, 2015
Written by John Street

Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, according to its latest UK accounts filed at Companies House.

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 – …