Jack Straw

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…

A miracle! And a good idea

10 September 2010 10:37

I’m not sure if the sun will ever rise in the east again: Michael Howard hassupported a Ken Clarke prison…

We are not amused

8 September 2010 14:33

Let’s face it. This wasn’t a classic. Today’s PMQs featured a duel of the deputies. Nick Clegg, who leads part…

PMQs live blog

8 September 2010 11:50

Stay tuned for live coverage of Clegg vs Straw from 1200. 1201: And here we go. Clegg begins by passing…

Clegg versus Straw – the re-match

8 September 2010 11:03

David Cameron’s father has suffered a stroke on holiday in France and so the PM is, understandably, travelling out there…

System failure aids another EU power-grab

26 July 2010 14:03

David Cameron’s so-called “referendum lock” is supposed to ensure no more powers are handed to the EU. His thinking, bless…

Already, the anti-war lawyers leap on Clegg’s slip

22 July 2010 12:50

Never one to miss the bus, Phillipe Sands QC has informed the Guardian that an international court would be ‘interested’…

Clegg’s revolution

21 July 2010 16:04

At last, Nick Clegg got his chance to pretend to be PM today and he used it to give a…

Clegg’s only blemish

21 July 2010 13:10

Nick Clegg comfortably got through his first appearance standing in for David Cameron at PMQs. He was helped by a…

The French ambassador has not contradicted Straw’s evidence to Chilcot

30 May 2010 19:38

The drowsy Hay festival has been shaken by two bespectacled academics igniting a rather too intricate political bomb. Under the…

Why Labour is still within striking distance

16 May 2010 12:41

Things are looking good for Cameron – his coalition has 60 percent approval rating, he has managed to persuade the…

Burnham strikes a blow to the Lib-Lab coalition

11 May 2010 15:00

As James suggested, the mood is shifting against a Lib-Lab coalition this afternoon. And now the idea has been dealt…

How much does the public need to know about Jon Venables?

8 March 2010 14:39

There are many arguments, and many perspectives, when it comes to how much we need to know about Jon Venables’…

All quiet on the Chilcot front

5 March 2010 11:38

I just took a quick stroll around the block from Old Queen St, to check out the situation on the…

Why does the Iraq war still fascinate the politics of the present?

29 January 2010 9:00

This week has seen confirmation that social mobility has stagnated, that the economic recovery is dangerously anaemic and that peace…