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John Pienaar

BBC Deputy Political Editor and Radio 5 live's Chief Political Correspondent John Pienaar simplifies complex issues on TV and radio, informing viewers on the latest political scoop. An excellent after dinner and conference speaker, John's vast knowledge of the political environment, combined with the fact he has interviewed many key Brexit players, means he is well-placed to discuss current affairs and what Brexit means for the UK.

The BBC Deputy Political Editor, Radio 5 live's Chief Political Correspondent and the presenter of Pienaar's Politics, John Pienaar is a tour guide and translator of goings-on in the Westminster village.

A well-connected and respected figure, he combines explanation of the key themes of politics with the authority of a seasoned insider, who sees his job as carving a path through the forest of Government spin.

John pitched his talk very well with some great insights. He also responded well to questions and spent time talking to our students.
PR Academy

He is ideally positioned to give the inside scoop on the political scene through his after dinner speaking and conference speaking. In his after-dinner talk, he imagines what would happen if the public were to vote for MPs by means of a reality TV show.

Hilarious and insightful, John opens a door into the inner workings of parliament.

A former Political Correspondent for The Independent, John penned their cutting and often controversial parliamentary sketch, Westminster Diary.

John originally trained at the South London Press, where he wrote about whatever was happening on his doorstep: urban crime, domestic violence, sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. He then became an Old Bailey Correspondent and even wrote an angling column (without ever having held a fishing rod in his life).

Having interviewed several of the key players around the Brexit Debate, including Boris Johnson, John is well-suited to discuss Britain’s future outside of the EU.

The ideal after-dinner speaker for all kinds of political events, John is an expert on the changing face of the current landscape. 

For further information or to book John Pienaar, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

What people said about John Pienaar

Very engaging and funny!
ACS
A really excellent speaker and seemed to take a real interest in both the event and our organisation.
ICT
An excellent speaker and very popular. He spoke clearly and candidly, gave us a good insight into the political landscape since Brexit.
PAGB
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