Secretary of State for Justice John Whitaker Straw of United Kingdom

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Supporting Change in the Middle East and North Africa 10/11/2005Asharq Al-Awsat Exclusive Jack Straw John Whitaker Straw was born in 1946 in Essex and acquired the nickname at school, after a fourteenth century peasant leader.
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Straw was elected chair of the Leeds University Labour Club in 1966.
Straw was then elected president of Leeds University Union with the support of the Broad Left, a coalition including Liberal, Socialist and the Communist Societies.
From 1971 to 1974 Jack Straw was a member of the Inner London Education Authority and Deputy Leader from 1973 to 1974.
During his time as political adviser, Straw was asked by Castle to examine the social security file of Norman Scott, who had claimed that the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe was behind an attempt to murder him.
Straw remains silent on that matter.
Straw was selected to run for Parliament in Blackburn, Lancashire, Barbara Castle's seat, in 1977 after Castle decided not to run again.
In March 2000, Jack Straw was responsible for allowing General Augusto Pinochet to return to Chile.
Also in 2000, Straw turned down an asylum request from a man fleeing Saddam Hussein's regime, stating "we have faith in the integrity of the Iraqi judicial process and that you should have no concerns if you haven’t done anything wrong.
Within months Straw was confronted by the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States.
In the 2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt, Jack Straw was personally informed with months in advance of the plans for the takeover attempt and failed to accomplish the duty under international law of alerting that African country government.
In addition, Craig Murray, who had been pushed out of his job as ambassador to Uzbekistan, stood against his former boss (Straw was head of the FCO) on a platform opposing the use of information gathered under torture in the "War on Terror.
On 13 October 2005 Straw took questions from a public panel of (mostly anti-war) individuals in a BBC Newsnight television special on the subject of Iraq, addressing widespread public concerns about the exit strategy for British troops, the Iraqi insurgency and, inevitably, the moral legitimacy of the war.
He said he understood why public opinion on several matters might differ from his own — a Newsnight/ICM poll showed over 70% of respondents believed the war in Iraq to have increased the likelihood of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, but Straw said he could not agree based on the information presented to him.
In August 2006, it was claimed by William Rees-Mogg in The Times that there was evidence that Straw was removed from this post upon the request of the Bush administration, possibly due to his expressed opposition to bombing Iran.
Straw had apparently requested a break from high ministerial office after serving in two of the four great departments of state for nearly ten years.
In addition, Straw was given the chairmanship of the Constitutional Affairs cabinet committee.
Straw was supported by some establishment figures and castigated by others, including Muslim groups.
Straw was appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary of State for Justice on the first full day of Gordon Brown's ministry, 28 June 2007.
Jack Straw is new Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor", Ministry of Justice announcement.
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Jack Straw or John Whitaker Straw is the current British Labour Party Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
Straw was born in Buckhurst Hill, in Essex on August 3, 1946, and brought up in Loughton, in Essex by a single mother on a council estate.
Following the Labour Party’s landslide election victory in 1997, Straw was appointed home secretary.
Following the arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in the United Kingdom in 1998, Straw supported proceedings to begin his extradition, but allowed the general’s return to Chile on humanitarian grounds in 2000.
After the 2001 general election, Straw was appointed foreign secretary.
In May 2006 Straw was unexpectedly moved from the Foreign Office to take over as leader of the House of Commons, with responsibility for overseeing reform of the House of Lords (see United Kingdom Parliament.
After Tony Blair announced that he would resign from office in June 2007, Straw was taken on by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown to manage his campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party.
In June, Straw was appointed justice secretary and Lord Chancellor, leading a new department created out of the Home Office.
Remembering Srebrenica 14/07/2005Jack Straw John Whitaker Straw was born in 1946 in Essex and acquired the nickname at school, after a fourteenth century peasant leader.
Jack Straw has been MP for Blackburn since 1979.
Straw was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in June 2001.
Straw was appointedSecretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in Gordon Browns governmenton 28 June 2007.
In his spare time Jack Straw is honorary vice-president of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
recognised by a majority of the British public.
a slightly reduced majority despite their best efforts.
insurgency in Iraq and inevitably the moral legitimacy of the war.
Straw said he could not agree based on the information presented to him.
assessments of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC.
that Saddam Hussein had produced a biological weapons agent in 2000.
Jack Straw was a leader of the English Peasants' Revolt in 1381.
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the September 11 terrorist attack and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
himself attributes of both resoluteness and radicalism.
it is evident Straw is neither of those things.
Jack Straw is the first British Foreign Minister to visit Iran since the Iranian revolution.
until June 2007 when was appointed Gordon Brown's Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor.
In October 2006, Straw was interviewed by the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse.
Jack StrawAKA John Whitaker StrawBorn: 3-Aug-1946Birthplace: Essex, EnglandGender: MaleReligion: Anglican/EpiscopalianRace or Ethnicity: WhiteSexual orientation: StraightOccupation: PoliticianNationality: EnglandExecutive summary: Leader, House of Commons, 2006-07John Straw took the nickname "Jack" in grade school, when he read historical accounts about a renowned 14th century Englishman named Jack Straw.
In his university years, the present-day Jack Straw was regarded as a radical, speaking strongly in favor of equal rights.
In public office, Straw has advocated tough laws against crime and street begging, and a curfew for children.
As Foreign Secretary, Straw has been generally hawkish, and supported the invasion of Iraq before and after no weapons of mass destruction were found.
Straw has long opposed legalization of marijuana and other drugs.
In 1998, when then-Home Secretary Straw learned that his 17-year-old son William was selling hashish, Straw took the boy directly to a police station and demanded he confess his crime.
Straw came to prominence as the President of National Union of Students from 1969 to 1971.
Straw was Home Secretary from 1997 to 2001.
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