Brown takes a different tack on Iraq

March 5, 2010

BrownInquiryTony Blair said he had no regrets about removing Saddam Hussein when he ended his session before the Chilcot inquiry in January. Gordon Brown, not surprisingly, took a different approach.

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Jack Straw cites trust as top issue for UK democracy

November 24, 2009

In a wide-ranging lecture in London on Monday hosted by Brunel University's Magna Carta Institute, Justice Secretary Jack Straw outlined his thoughts on the state of democracy in Britain and beyond.

Live blog: BNP on Question Time

October 22, 2009

Welcome to our live blog of the BBC’s Question Time, which tonight features British National Party leader Nick Griffin on its panel.

Is it right to free “Great Train Robber” Ronnie Biggs?

August 7, 2009

“Great Train Robber” Ronnie Biggs will live the last part of his life as a free man after Justice Secretary Jack Straw agreed to his release from prison due to ill health.

Is Ronnie Biggs being treated harshly?

July 2, 2009

To the surprise of many, not least the newspapers and TV channels that were telling us right up until Wednesday afternoon that his release was imminent, Ronnie Biggs has been refused parole.

Iraq cabinet minutes remain secret

February 25, 2009

So we’re not going to know the full details of what the cabinet thought about going to war in Iraq.

Are bigger jails the answer?

August 28, 2008

straw.jpgShould Justice Secretary Jack Straw press ahead with plans to build three massive “Titan” jails housing up to 2,500 inmates each?