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 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Bill Jacobs: History shows it’s right to take a gamble sometimes

2:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014 in OpinionGordon BirtwistlePOLITICS is all about opportunity and timing. Sometimes on a small scale as when Gordon Birtwistle was elected Liberal Democrat MP for Burnley in 2010.The country was fed up with the Labour Government ... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Young people warn against opening up family courts

Young people who have experience of care proceedings have spoken out against proposals to open up the family courts to the media and public.Approved journalists have been allowed into family courts since 2009. Picture: David McCulloughA  study by the ... [Published Children & Young People Now - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Dissident appeals to UK judges over MI6 rendition

A Libyan dissident is to appeal to three of Britain's most senior judges to reject a High Court ruling in favour of the government that he cannot sue MI6 for its role in abducting and secretly flying him to Tripoli, where Muammar Gaddafi's security forces ... [Published Legalbrief - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Labour group backs Jack Straw condemnation of Gaza violence

1:56pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014 in News By Asian Image reporter Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has condemned the actions of the Israeli government following the bombing of Gaza. And the Blackburn Labour Group has backed his comments today.Speaking ... [Published Asian Image - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 3 reports

Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case

LONDON: A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Moammar Gadhafi’s henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya appealed Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British government ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 7 reports

Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability on Rendition, Torture

Government is seeking 'impunity from its own courts,' says lawyer of victims- Nadia Prupis, staff writerAbdel Hakim Belhaj (Photo: Reuters)As Abdel Hakim Belhaj appeals the ruling that barred him from suing MI6 for its role in his rendition and torture ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Government wants impunity from UK courts over torture, judges told | Law

Abdel Hakim Belhaj wants to sue British agencies and former foreign secretary Jack Straw. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/ The government is determined to prevent ministers and officials from being accountable to the courts for colluding in wrongdoing abroad ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Chilcot inquiry: Tony Blair and Jack Straw to get warning letters ahead of publication of report into 2003...

Sir John Chilcot, chair of the public inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, is poised to send formal letters to those whose conduct he criticises in his final report. ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Jack Straw: Don’t believe the jibes about lazy MPs: we’re workaholics

2:45pm Thursday 17th July 2014 in OpinionJack StrawWith Parliament stopping for its six-week summer break next week, I guarantee the usual rash of headlines about “Britain’s lazy MPs”.Some of these stories imply that we do nothing during the breaks, and ... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - Jul 17 2014]
Entities: Jack Straw, Vienna, Iran, Israel
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

WHY POLICE NEED POWERS - STRAW

By Press AssociationPublished: 10:50 EST, 15 July 2014 | Updated: 10:50 EST, 15 July 2014Police and security service officials need to have their monitoring powers maintained as they are not clairvoyants, a former home secretary said today.Labour's Jack ... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 15 2014]
Entities: Jack Straw, Police, Crime
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 2 reports

'SATANIC' staff rant in Islamic primary school

UNDER FIRE: Blackburn MP Jack Straw has backed the school's teaching [REUTERS]Footage obtained by Channel 4 appears to show staff talking about stoning gay people and banning music, while clapping, whistling and neck ties are branded “Satanic”.Channel ... [Published Daily Star - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Iran and the Straw Man

The estimable Sohrab Ahmari of the indispensable Wall Street Journal editorial page does some helpful reporting from London, telling us about leading British advocates of a deal with Iran.  Mr. Ahmari thereby confirms the durability of that famous line ... [Published Pajamas Media - Jul 02 2014]

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Bill Jacobs: History shows it’s right to take a... [Published Lancashire Telegraph - 13 hours ago]
‘Dead’ lyricist Robert Hunter a crowd-pleaser [Published Citizens Voice - 20 hours ago]
Young people warn against opening up family courts [Published Children & Young People Now - Jul 30 2014]
Dissident appeals to UK judges over MI6 rendition [Published Legalbrief - Jul 29 2014]
Grateful Dead release Coliseum shows [Published Examiner.com - Jul 29 2014]
Israeli military resumes Gaza operations [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 27 2014]
Gaza truce in peril after Hamas 'resumes its at... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 26 2014]
Israel extends truce with Hamas [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 26 2014]
Syd Straw performs at the Windham Ballroom tonight [Published Battleboro Reformer - Jul 24 2014]
Britain's latest counterterrorism disasters [Published Al Jazeera - Jul 23 2014]
Labour group backs Jack Straw condemnation of G... [Published Asian Image - Jul 23 2014]
WEDNESDAY JULY 23 DIARY [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 23 2014]
Britain’s Big Cities could replace Big Six util... [Published Scottish Energy News - Jul 23 2014]
Britain's hypocrisy over Israel is shameful [Published Telegraph - Jul 22 2014]
It's the morality, stupid! [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 22 2014]
Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
Blair backing for Better Together a 'boost for ... [Published NewsnetScotland.com - Jul 21 2014]
Belhaj’s rendition battle continues in UK courts [Published Libya Herald - Jul 21 2014]
Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability o... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]
UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case [Published RINF.com - Jul 21 2014]
Government wants impunity from UK courts over t... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 21 2014]
Court hears Belhaj rendition appeal [Published BBC - Jul 21 2014]
Iraq whitewash? Swathes of UK public inquiry fi... [Published Russia Today - Jul 21 2014]
What Gaza and Ukraine Share: Breakdown of Law [Published Odwyer PR Daily - Jul 21 2014]
Government wants impunity from UK courts over t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
Government accused of 'scraping legal barrel' i... [Published Noodls - Jul 21 2014]
HIGH COURT HEARS RENDITION APPEAL [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 21 2014]
Emily Benn joins the rising red crew [Published London Evening Standard - Jul 21 2014]
The man who owns the House of Commons [Published BBC - Jul 21 2014]
Former Libyan insurgent Abdul Hakim Belhaj tort... [Published The Independent - Jul 21 2014]
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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 ...
UK Lawmakers, Including Former Foreign Secretar... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 01 2014]
British MPs and peers have lobbying for Britain to create business links with Iran, according to the Wall Street Journal. Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Conservative MP Ben Wallace and former Chancellor Lord (Norman) Lamont have criticised ...
Labour’s Westminster Bubble Bursts Half o... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jun 18 2014]
Researched published in the Guardian today confirms Labour’s bubble problem: half of the party’s candidates selected to fight marginal seats come from jobs in politics. 54% of Labour candidates in marginal and inherited seats have previously worked ...
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