Jack Straw

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

Remember That Time Tony Blair Appealed To Free Deirdre Barlow From Prison?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Following the tragic passing of 'Coronation Street' actress Anne Kirkbride, we're reminded of one of her biggest TV moments. When Deirdre Barlow, t...

What Did Britain Know? Bid To See Redacted CIA Torture Report

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK

The parliamentary panel investigating allegations of British involvement in torture is seeking access to secret parts of an damning US report into CIA...

The Truth Will Out: UK Involvement in Libyan Rendition and Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

One is white, stark, temporary, windowless. Fluorescent lights hang from its ceiling. The room is empty save for a woman, crying. She is chained to the wall and obviously pregnant. The woman in the white room comes from Morocco but has married a opponent of Col. Gaddafi, and for that reason is about to be plunged into terrors of which she knows nothing...

Miliband Has 'Panda Eyes And Strange Lips,' Says Jack Straw

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's stunning second place finish in the Heywood and Middleton by-election which saw them come within just 617 votes of snatching the safe seat from...

These Jack Straw Comments On ISIS And Obama Aren't Going Down Too Well This Morning...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Jack Straw has blasted Barack Obama's foreign policy and backed British launching air strikes against the Islamic State (IS), saying we should not be ...

Yes, Labour 'Got It Wrong' About Immigration, But Not in the Way Its Frontbenchers Seem to Think

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Enough with the apologies. Week after week, senior Labour figures queue up to express regret over the party's record on immigration... Give it a rest, folks. For a start, the mea culpas are unnecessary.

Libyan Commander Suing Jack Straw Concerned About Communications Intercepted By GCHQ

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Lawyers acting for a Libyan military commander who is suing Britain's intelligence agencies and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw over claims they w...

As Straw Struggles, the Conservatives Concede - A Balance Must Be Found for the UK's Immigration Policy

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sarosh Zaiwalla

While Jack Straw may feel this was a policy blunder from his party, I do not believe this to be such a clear cut issue. It has been shown on countless occasions that immigrants coming to the UK bring a tangible profitable contribution to the economy.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

Jack Straw Admits Labour 'Messed Up' Over Working Rights For European Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

Jack Straw, the former Home Secretary who recently announced he would relinquish his parliamentary seat at the next election, has decried the dropping...

The Final Straw

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Politics

Labour's elder statesman Jack Straw is to stand down as an MP at the next general election, he announced on Friday. The former home secretary, foreign...

The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

Some of you may remember how David Cameron's victory lap in a still-jubilant Tripoli was marred by the release of an embarrassing cache of faxes. The faxes revealed the true price of Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with Gaddafi in 2004: a joint US-UK-Libyan operation to kidnap my client and his pregnant wife.

Jack Straw Attacks Guardian For 'Adolescent Excitement' Over Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics

Former Labour home secretary Jack Straw has accused The Guardian of behaving like a naive and excited teenager in its decision to publish information ...

Jack Straw Says Gordon Brown 'Misused The Power Of Prime Minister'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Politics

Gordon Brown was guilty of misusing the powers of the prime minister when he took a politically motivated trip to visit British troops in Afghanistan,...

Have We Moved On Since 7/7/05?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK

On July 7, 2005, four suicide bombers killed 52 people in central London, and injured more than 770. Almost eight years on, the capital is again re...

Jack Straw Attacks Critics Of Snooper's Charter In Wake Of Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics

PICTURED: The soldier killed in the attack has been named as Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Ministers have long been conce...

A Week's Delay Should Suffice: Is the UK Still Dragging Its Feet on Guantánamo?

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If a week is a long time in politics, how long is 11 years of a man's life if those 11 years are spent behind the wire fences and security towers of Guantánamo Bay? Eleven years, it should be added, without a trial, without seeing your family, and without any knowledge of when - or even if - you are ever going to leave that place.

Blairites Mourn 'Massive Loss' Of David Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

The Blairite wing of the Labour Party is in mourning today after David Miliband, the man they hoped and assumed would succeed Gordon Brown as leader a...

Libyan Torture Victim Willing To Settle For £3 And An Apology

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

A Libyan politician suing the government for damages amid claims a tip-off led to him being kidnapped and tortured in a Gaddafi jail will drop his cas...

Former Minister Defends Decision To Withhold Prince's Letters

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Politics

Former justice minister Jack Straw has defended the controversial decision to block the release of correspondence between Prince Charles and ministers...

Gordon Brown 'Lacked Qualities' To Be Prime Minister, Says Jack Straw

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics

Former Home Secretary Jack Straw has revealed how ex-prime minister Gordon Brown became "obsessed" by being Prime Minister, a job he knew he wasn't fi...

Straw Slams Hillsborough Police's 'Culture Of Impunity'

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary Jack Straw today accused Margaret Thatcher's government of creating a "culture of impunity" in the police that was on display in...

Timeline Of Lockerbie Case: Politics, Oil And Pain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi died on Sunday, after two appeals against his conviction for the Lockerbie bombings and more than a decade of tense p...

Straw: I Used To 'Gossip' With Rebekah Brooks Weekly On The Train

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Politics

Former Cabinet minister Jack Straw has told how he used to "gossip" with Rebekah Brooks on the train every week. Straw said he "made arrangements" ...