Jack Straw

Type: Person
Name: Jack Straw (John Whitaker Straw)
Title: Politician, Former Cabinet Minister, Member of Parliament for Blackburn
Organization: The Labour Party (United Kingdom)
Date of Birth: 1946-08-03
Place of Birth: Buckhurst Hill
Nationality: United Kingdom
Fact Sheet: Biography for Jack Straw
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Memorial for policeman killed on duty

A memorial service is being held for a police officer killed whilst on duty.PC Phillip Walters was shot dead o April 18 1995 whilst attending a call out at a house in Empress Avenue, Ilford.The 28-year-old joined the MPS in September 1993 and was posted ... [Published This is Local London - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Amnesty International blasts police taser use

HUMAN rights campaigners have slammed the use of Tasers in police cells.Oliver Sprague, Amnesty International UK’s arms programme director, called for their use to be banned.He said: “Tasers should not be used in custody cells as the subject is already ... [Published Burnley Citizen - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

SHOT DOWN: Model aircraft enthusiast in Battle of Blackburn dogfight with council

A BATTLE for Blackburn’s skies has broken out between a 72-year-old model aircraft enthusiast and the borough council.Michael Parkinson faces removal from Pleasington playing fields by police if he flies his model aircraft there in the latest twist to ... [Published Lancashire Evening Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

‘Victims’ justice’ is no justice at all

I n my previous piece about Sir Keir Starmer , who stepped down as head of the Crown Prosecution Service last year, I suggested he would probably return to life as a leading barrister, able to enjoy a life away from public policy. How wrong I was. Not ... [Published Spiked Online - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Blair and Straw 'knew of CIA torture programme'

Tony Blair and Jack Straw knew of the CIA's controversial interrogation techniques, a security source has told the Telegraph.The newspaper reports the two Labour politicians were shown waterboarding and stress positions and received legal opinions that ... [Published PoliticsHome - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 4 reports

Tony Blair was fully aware of CIA kidnap and torture program – report

17:23British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (Reuters / Thierry Roge)Former British PM Tony Blair was fully informed “every step of the way” about details of the CIA’s secret interrogation program, developed in the ... [Published Russia Today - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Last Straw for Ed as brother Kev makes Blackburn bid

Machiavellian Miliband brother known by DJ name 'Red Kev'Labour leader Ed Miliband faces a new political challenge from an unexpected quarter, with his adopted brother Kevin widely tipped to replace Jack Straw in safe Labour seat Blackburn.Straw is stepping ... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Britain is being bullied and blackmailed by the US Treasury. When will William Hague stand up for us?

On the whole, William Hague has been a disappointing Foreign secretary, and for an unexpected reason. When Mr Hague was in opposition nobody shouted louder about the importance of British sovereignty. In government, by contrast, he has repeatedly failed ... [Published Telegraph - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Jack Straw: You just can’t win in the worst job in politics

The bear garden of Prime Minister’s Questions may tell you otherwise, but there are a lot of friendships across the party divide.Indeed, some of these can be easier to maintain than with your own side.The competition with colleagues of the same party ... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

US bullies UK on Iran: British politicians

Senior British politicians say the United Stated is “bullying” UK banks and is hampering legal exports from Britain to Iran. According to IRIB, the politicians, including former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and former Chancellor Lord Lamont, made ... [Published IRIB World Service - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

A Lot Of MPs Are Part Of A Political Dynasty

A recent YouGov poll showed that voters were not to keen on the idea of politicians' children following in their footsteps.Yet, for some, British party politics remains a family business. On Saturday, Stephen Kinnock, the son of former Labour leader Neil ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

EU can withstand Eurozone crisis

Former U.K. Foreign Affairs Minister reaffirms his confidence in EU and believes it will withstand the Eurozone crisisBURSA – The EU's roots have extended beyond economic and management cooperation, rendering a failure of the Eurozone unlikely, former ... [Published Turkish Press - Mar 21 2014]

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Queen in Blackburn: A day for all to remember [Published Lancashire Telegraph - 17 mins ago]
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Life's too short to measure... [Published Mail Online UK - 10 hours ago]
Fear of sanctions hinders legitimate insurance ... [Published Commodities Now - Apr 17 2014]
Memorial for policeman killed on duty [Published This is Local London - Apr 16 2014]
4/15/2014-Nominations open for 2014 Mayor's Art... [Published Seattle.gov - Apr 15 2014]
War Propaganda [Published Global Research - Apr 15 2014]
Amnesty International blasts police taser use [Published Burnley Citizen - Apr 15 2014]
Lancashire police officer faces misconduct hear... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Apr 15 2014]
Time to publish Iraq report - Clegg [Published BBC - Apr 14 2014]
Islamophobia: A Case Of Naked Aggression 1 Disu... [Published Modern Ghana - Apr 14 2014]
Pressure mounts on UK over CIA’s ‘black site’ j... [Published Russia Today - Apr 13 2014]
SHOT DOWN: Model aircraft enthusiast in Battle ... [Published Lancashire Evening Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
Commons Confidential: Jack’s Turkish delight mo... [Published New Statesman - Apr 11 2014]
No winners from sex offence trial, says East La... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Apr 11 2014]
British gave 'full co-operation' for CIA black ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 10 2014]
Labour’s Immigration Tsunami Exposed our Childr... [Published British National Party - Apr 10 2014]
‘Victims’ justice’ is no justice at all [Published Spiked Online - Apr 10 2014]
Blackburn with Darwen residents 'least qualifie... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Apr 08 2014]
Dad of murdered Redcap asks UKIP to help [Published Shields Gazette - Apr 08 2014]
Blair and Straw 'knew of CIA torture programme' [Published PoliticsHome - Apr 07 2014]
Tony Blair was fully aware of CIA kidnap and to... [Published Russia Today - Apr 06 2014]
Tony Blair 'knew everything about CIA interroga... [Published The Independent - Apr 06 2014]
‘Blair was aware of CIA acts post-9/11’ [Published Press tv - Apr 06 2014]
Tony Blair 'knew all about CIA secret kidnap pr... [Published Telegraph - Apr 05 2014]
Labour plans a ban on MPs' second jobs which ca... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 05 2014]
Meet Jon Trickett, Ed Miliband's Left-Hand Man [Published Huffington Post UK - Apr 04 2014]
Labour Will Ban MPs From Working For Companies,... [Published Huffington Post UK - Apr 04 2014]
London Mayor Boris Johnson bounces into East Lancs [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Apr 03 2014]
British woman jailed in Tehran for insulting Is... [Published The Independent - Apr 02 2014]
Last Straw for Ed as brother Kev makes Blackbur... [Published Morning Star Online - Apr 01 2014]
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Eye on Iran: Iran Heads for 5th Month of Oil Ex... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Mar 27 2014]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Join UANI             Top Stories Reuters: "Iran's oil exports have stayed above levels allowed under Westernsanctions for a fifth month, according to sources who track tankermovements, in a ...
Seattle Officially Applied to Join the UNESCO C... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Mar 19 2014]
Last week, I told you about a presentation at Town Hall Seattle to discuss Seattle's bid to become recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature. That presentation is now finally live and viewable on the internet, thanks to Seattle Channel: And today, ...
Expenses Piggies Told to Pay Back Dodgy Claims [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Mar 14 2014]
IPSA have forced a trough-full of greedy MPs to repay £40,000 worth of expenses for claims that were in breach of the rules. New figures for October and November last year show 50 MPs were made to pay back cash. Some of the weirder repayments include ...
Stephen Lawrence: the shaming of the Met | Edit... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 06 2014]
These are devastating findings for London's police, a terrible blow on top of dishonesty over Plebgate and the killing of the newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson The inquiry by Sir William Macpherson into the murder of Stephen Lawrence felt, when it reported ...
VIDEO: Straw heckled over train question [Published BBC News Video - Politics - Mar 05 2014]
Jack Straw is heckled by MPs as he asks about TransPennine Express trains being transferred to Chiltern Railways. ...
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