Jack Straw


Just because European companies can trade with Iran doesn’t mean they should

8 August 2015 7:55

Iran uses cranes to hang citizens for offences such as ‘waging war against God’ and ‘crimes against chastity’. These cranes…

UK Political Parties Seek To Form A Coalition

MPs hang out with the wealthy so is it any wonder their worldview is warped?

25 February 2015 16:54

Had the public been asked, before Monday morning, to identify two MPs who stood for honesty and decency, the names…

Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind. Photo: PA.

Forget lobbying, the real scandal is that MPs don’t have enough to do and aren’t paid enough

23 February 2015 16:48

I am sorry to hear about Malcolm Rifkind, though less sorry to hear about Jack Straw, whose ‘outside interests’ I…

The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

Only a matter of free time: Labour candidate blasts ‘invisible’ MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind

23 February 2015 15:17

Sir Malcolm Rifkind claimed to an undercover reporter during a Telegraph sting operation that they would be surprised by how ‘much free…


The lobbyist’s web still threatens the reputation of MPs, parliament and politics

23 February 2015 12:55

Allegations that Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind were involved in the latest ‘cash for access’ scandal is a reminder of the…

Sir Malcolm Rifkind and  Jack Straw both face 'cash for access' allegations (Photo: Getty)

The ‘anti-politics’ bunch will benefit most from the ‘cash for access’ allegations

23 February 2015 11:46

Naturally, the parties set to benefit the most from any allegations of impropriety against MPs are the ‘anti-politics’ bunch: Ukip,…

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Why Labour needs to step back from the hunting debate and look at the facts

12 January 2015 17:20

The public can always tell an election is near when the photo opportunities start to increase. Just such an occasion…


PMQs sketch: No poppy for Harman, Miliband on the attack, Cameron in transcendental-parrot mode

5 November 2014 16:03

Was that a pop at Hattie? Ed Miliband began PMQs by evoking the centenary of the Great War. ‘We will…

Jack Straw. Image: Getty

Who would join the Iran lobby? MPs and Lords, it turns out

1 July 2014 14:44

Who on earth would argue for a regime which hangs homosexuals, stones rape victims and sponsors terrorism across three continents?…

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PMQs sketch: Bring back ya-boo politics – at least it’s watchable

5 March 2014 16:32

We all know what’s wrong with ya-boo politics. Today we saw what’s right with it. Instead of the usual shouting…

Jack Straw and David Blunkett: preaching on immigration. Photo: Getty Images.

Why can’t Labour talk sensibly about immigration?

13 November 2013 12:59

The public still doesn’t trust Labour and Ed Miliband on immigration. His speech last year — admitting ‘the last Labour…

Jack Straw Is Recalled To Give Evidence At the Iraq Inquiry

Didn’t the BBC know that Will Straw is a PPC before his dad told them?

29 October 2013 14:42

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was on today’s Daily Politics, gushing with pride that his son Will is Labour’s prospective…

Jack Straw Is Recalled To Give Evidence At the Iraq Inquiry

Farewell Jack Straw

25 October 2013 23:14

It is a shame that we will be losing Jack Straw at the next election. He has just announced his…

World Leaders Attend UN General Assembly

At last. Some right thinking on Iran

8 March 2013 16:47

At last some leadership on Iran. And from the Conservative benches. After last week’s appalling Jack Straw piece in the…

Children gather beside a toppled statue of Saddam Hussein as two men place their feet on the head to pose for a friend taking photographs April 14, 2003 in Bagdhad, Iraq.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Iraq fury still burns, fuelled by unanswered questions

5 March 2013 15:23

I was fascinated to read the reaction to Nick Cohen’s article expressing his view that after 10 years he still…

Jack Straw Is Recalled To Give Evidence At the Iraq Inquiry

Jack Straw’s parting gift

27 February 2013 15:58

Jack Straw cropped up in the Telegraph yesterday claiming that even if Iran does acquire nuclear weapons it wouldn’t be…

The dirty secrets of ‘no win no fee’

27 June 2011 15:59

Jack Straw’s column in the Times today (£) contains the following revelation: ‘Our records indicate that you may be entitled…

Hoban wobbles in the House

20 June 2011 16:54

Mark Hoban has just turned in a remarkably unconvincing performance at the despatch box. Summoned to the Commons to answer…

Clarke’s crimes

1 June 2011 11:27

One of the Conservative leadership’s worries at the moment is that the party is losing its reputation for being tough…

Khan comes to Ken Clarke’s support (kinda)

7 March 2011 9:08

When it comes to the overall sway of British politics, Sadiq Khan’s article for the Guardian is probably the most…

In their own words…

10 February 2011 9:07

Parliament will debate a prisoner’s right to vote tonight, to satisfy the ECHR’s now infamous judgement. Jack Straw and David…

Doubts remain over al-Megrahi

8 February 2011 10:56

The morning after the day before, it seems that some of the murk around Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s release has lifted. In…

Bringing rights back home

7 February 2011 16:46

Thursday’s debate on the backbench motion on prisoner voting tabled by Jack Straw and David Davis is set to be…

Davis and Straw unite against prisoner voting rights

18 January 2011 13:38

David Davis and Jack Straw have joined forces to resist the enforcement of prisoner voting rights, an emotive issue bequeathed…

Confronting terror at home

1 November 2010 9:03

As Julian Glover notes, Jack Straw let the cat out of the bag. ‘Never, ever, downplay the possible consequences,’ he…