Jack Straw

Labour’s Revolting Over Israel

14 January 2010 11:42

As the Labour Party descends further into student union gesture politics, it is perhaps appropriate that the last backbench rebellion…

Brown’s only strength is the weakness of his rivals

8 January 2010 10:37

So who got what? Today’s Times has a great summary of the concessions and promises that Brown has had to…

Efficiency savings are no match for budget cuts

30 October 2009 12:50

Jack Straw has abandoned what he described as “simply unacceptable” efficiency saving recommendations. This is self-evidently the correct action, as…

How Question Time Became Important

23 October 2009 22:57

I can’t expect anyone to bother reading another piece about Question Time, but bear with me here. In the build-up…

EXCLUSIVE: What was said in Question Time

22 October 2009 22:06

First question on the Second World War. Is it fair BNP hijacked Churchill? Straw says in the war Britain defeated…

Straw: Megrahi included in PTA because of trade concerns 

5 September 2009 16:03

One question that arises from the publication the Lockerbie documents is why Jack Straw suddenly decided against excluding al-Megrahi from…

10 Days Away and Libya Still on the Front Pages

2 September 2009 11:41

It’s not often that you take a holiday to return to the same story running nearly two weeks later. Just…

The Lockerbie papers

2 September 2009 9:03

Bill Rammell’s admission that the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary told the Libyans that they ‘did not want al-Megrahi…

Labour’s tactical blunder

30 August 2009 18:37

Mike Smithson has an interesting post with how the fallout from the al-Megrahi affair is damaging Labour. He writes: ‘Where…

Convention on Modern Liberty

2 March 2009 23:57

I was really sorry not to get along to the Convention on Modern Liberty at the weekend. I think this…