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 21 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Fatwa among UK steps to counter ISIS challenge

Amidst differences between ruling coalition partners on ways to deal with the ISIS challenge, six British Muslim scholars have issued a 'fatwa' opposing the group's 'poisonous ideology' and prohibiting the youth from joining it in Iraq and Syria.Prime ... [Published Hindustan Times - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Rotherham Abuse Scandal: How Much Did Labour Government Know?

A Home Office researcher investigated trafficking and underage prostitution in Rotherham in 2002Inquiry launched into how much Tony Blair's government knew about the Rotherham abuse scandal.(Reuters)A House of Commons committee is to investigate whether ... [Published International Business Times UK - 20 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Rotherham: A Quintessentially Liberal Scandal

Imagine that in some Middle Eastern or African country 1,400 girls, some as young as 11, are abducted, gang-raped, beaten, threatened with death and trafficked by a Muslim gang. Some are doused with petrol, and threatened with being burned to death if ... [Published Pajamas Media - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-police chief in bid to fight Blackburn seat for Conservative Party

FORMER police chief Bob Eastwood has thrown his hat into the ring to become the Tory candidate for Blackburn MP at next year’s general election.He is one of a shortlist of three for a selection meeting on September 6, according to Tory sources.One of ... [Published Lancashire Evening Telegraph - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second reading

MPs have overwhelmingly endorsed proposed new laws being rushed through parliament to allow police and security services to continue to access people's phone and internet records.The House voted by 498 to 31 to progress the Data Retention and Investigatory ... [Published BBC - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were examples of children ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Gang abuse cases in other towns

Child sexual exploitation is happening in a "number of towns" in different parts of the country, according to the author of a damning report into abuse in Rotherham.Professor Alexis Jay led the inquiry that found at least 1,400 children in the South Yorkshire ... [Published BBC - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-terror measures welcomed by most

IN a case of desperate times requiring desperate measures, the polls indicate that 77 per cent of Australians are happy with Tony Abbott over the introduction of security measures such as retaining metadata and reversing the onus of proof on those travelling ... [Published The Australian - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Bercow Row Nominee 'To Be Questioned'

–An influential committee of MPs appears set to call in the Speaker's controversial choice of Commons clerk for questioning.John Bercow has nominated Australian Carol Mills for the role following an open recruitment process - but senior figures have raised ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 5 reports

Call to postpone clerk appointment

Two former Cabinet ministers have raised concerns about the proposed appointment of Australian Carol Mills as Parliament's senior official. Former foreign secretaries Jack Straw and Dame Margaret Beckett have added their voices to a cross-party campaign ... [Published Wharfvalley - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 5 reports

Straw queries Mills appointment

TWO former cabinet ministers have raised concerns about the proposed appointment of Australian Carol Mills as the British parliament's senior official. FORMER foreign secretaries Jack Straw and Margaret Beckett have added their voices to a cross-party ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Pollies’ kids with lives on the skids

Lawyer says Harriet Wran will plead not guilty to murder 0:43The lawyer for Harriet Wran has told court the daughter of former NSW Premier Neville Wran intends to plead not guilty to the murder of Daniel McNulty.Harriet Wran ... arrives at Liverpool Court ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 15 2014]

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Too many of Britain’s Muslims are failing to in... [Published Telegraph - 1 hour ago]
Eurosceptic Tory MP Chris Kelly quits [Published Guardian.co.uk - 2 hours ago]
Labour Home Office to be probed over Rotherham [Published The Statesman - 15 hours ago]
Rotherham Abuse Scandal: How Much Did Labour Go... [Published International Business Times UK - 20 hours ago]
Fatwa among UK steps to counter ISIS challenge [Published Hindustan Times - 21 hours ago]
UK Muslim leaders issue fatwa condemning Briton... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 31 2014]
Rotherham is not an isolated incident [Published Telegraph - Aug 31 2014]
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home ... [Published The Independent - Aug 31 2014]
Rotherham: A Quintessentially Liberal Scandal [Published Pajamas Media - Aug 31 2014]
Muslim Rape Gangs: the Disturbing Role of Brita... [Published Breitbart.com - Aug 29 2014]
Ex-police chief in bid to fight Blackburn seat ... [Published Lancashire Evening Telegraph - Aug 29 2014]
Muslim Rape Gangs: the Disturbing Role of Brita... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 29 2014]
GOOD NEIGHBOURS AWARDS: Heart-warming ceremony ... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Aug 28 2014]
Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - ... [Published BBC - Aug 28 2014]
East Lancs Muslims warned over bogus pilgrim tr... [Published Burnley Citizen - Aug 28 2014]
Resignation follows report of child sex abuse i... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 27 2014]
Gang abuse cases in other towns [Published BBC - Aug 27 2014]
To understand the causes of child abuse we need... [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Aug 27 2014]
Anti-terror measures welcomed by most [Published The Australian - Aug 27 2014]
Exclusive: 74 MPs support campaign against Berc... [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Aug 27 2014]
What Commons Clerk row is all about [Published BBC - Aug 27 2014]
Bercow Row Nominee 'To Be Questioned' [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 27 2014]
Lord Neuberger: giving democracy a hammering [Published Spiked Online - Aug 26 2014]
No 10 raises questions over plan to appoint Aus... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 26 2014]
David Cameron raises doubts about suitability o... [Published Telegraph - Aug 26 2014]
The death list that names 5,000 victims [Published BBC - Aug 26 2014]
A brief history of Alistair Darling [Published BBC - Aug 25 2014]
John Bercow faces sex discrimination claim over... [Published Telegraph - Aug 24 2014]
Anger as Blackburn business flooded again [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Aug 24 2014]
Commons Clerk row deepens [Published PoliticsHome - Aug 24 2014]
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Muslim Rape Gangs: the Disturbing Role of Brita... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 29 2014]
Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening. One of them ...
In Culture News: Anyone Want to Buy an Episcopa... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Aug 21 2014]
Go See a Blockbuster Tonight : Looking for something to do this evening? The APRIL Festival is pairing a reading from local authors Stacey Levine and Bill Carty with a screening of Jurassic Park at Northwest Film Forum, along with other surprises, ...
Follow the JP Morgan Money [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jul 14 2014]
Ed Miliband has all but outsourced the writing of next year’s manifesto to ‘charity’ think-tank IPPR, the Labour wonkshop recently  referred to the Charity Commission for breaching impartiality rules.  They don’t really like to shout about who funds ...
What's Crappening? [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Jul 09 2014]
News, Reviews, and Catsby Rob Halford's Tramp Stamp • Opening for the Notwist on Saturday night at Neumos, Anticon Records mainstay Jel looked like Jeff Spicoli's tightest bro from way back when with his lank blond hair and skateboarder-skinny build. ...
Prime Minister’s Questions: Get Miliband an Amb... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 02 2014]
It’s Labour's economic focus week, so as you might expect Ed Miliband decided to run for the National Health Service (NHS), and why not? He’s in urgent need of treatment after all. Last week he was the “sick man” of party leaders, and this week ...
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