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  Jack Straw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Whitaker Straw (born August 3, 1946), commonly known as Jack Straw, is a British Labour Party politician and currently the Foreign Secretary.
Jack Straw was a leader of the English Peasants' Revolt in 1381.
The Jack Straw Foundation is a public radio foundation based in Seattle, Washington.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Straw   (157 words)

  
 Jack Straw (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Essex, and brought up by a single mother on a council estate, he was educated at Brentwood School (where he took the name "Jack" after the 14th century peasant leader Jack Straw) and read law at the University of Leeds.
Jack Straw's brother, also called William, is a convicted sex offender.
According to polls, Straw is - along with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and John Prescott - one of the few British government ministers who is recognised by a majority of the British public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Straw_(politician)   (737 words)

  
 Jack Straw
Jack Straw was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 8 June 2001.
Mr Straw was born in 1946 and educated at Brentwood School, Essex and Leeds University.
Mr Straw was President of Leeds University Students' Union from 1967-1968 and of the National Union of Students from 1969-1971.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page1381.asp   (263 words)

  
 Pakistan Times | Top Story: Talks only solution to Kashmir issue: Jack Straw
Jack Straw was addressing a gathering at the District Council Hall in Gujrat.
Jack Straw said he fully agreed with CM Pervaiz Elahi’s viewpoint that peace was not an option but a must for the region.
Straw explained that growth of Pakistani and other communities coming from all over the world in the UK had actually enriched the country in many ways.
pakistantimes.net /2005/02/16/top4.htm   (1201 words)

  
 UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw rants against Trotskyism
Straw responded to Fisk’s factually incorrect aside like a man accused of a heinous crime, stating that to call him a Trotskyist was “a malicious libel.” Far from being a former Trotskyist, Straw indicated that his political sympathies and training could be traced back to Stalinism.
The accusations that Straw makes in fact go back not to Lenin in 1919 or even to 1914, but to the 1930s, when Stalinists created a lie machine to pervert history and justify a series of political show trials at which all the old Bolsheviks were framed up and murdered.
Straw’s foray into anti-Trotskyism is not a return to the haunts of his youth, but reflects fundamental lessons that he learned from Ramelson and that have stayed with him throughout his political life as a Labourite.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/nov2004/stra-n29.shtml   (2327 words)

  
 M2 Presswire: Jack Straw announces next head of the diplomatic service.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jack Straw announces next head of the diplomatic service.
The Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, today announced a number of senior appointments in the Diplomatic Service, including the appointment of the next Foreign Office Permanent Under-Secretary.
Jack Straw said: "The quality of Britain's Diplomatic Service at all levels is admired throughout the world.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:76806475&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (181 words)

  
 spiked-politics | Article | Jack Straw's global gun law
Straw argued for 'certain core principles which make clear when exports would be unacceptable', such as 'whether exports may be used to abuse human rights or breach international law, whether they may fuel internal or regional conflict or tension, and the risk of their being diverted to terrorists or other undesirable end-users' (1).
Straw argued that: 'Relatively "cheap and simple" conventional weapons…account for an enormous amount of avoidable human misery across the world, and hit the poorest and most vulnerable worst of all.' (3) Observers say that developing nations are bringing problems upon themselves, by spending money on arms rather than food and education.
So at the same time that Jack Straw is proposing tighter regulations on international arms control, the EU is planning to lift the embargo on arms to China that was imposed after the regime's crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/0000000CA942.htm   (1137 words)

  
 Mobile phones: Jack Straw is wrong - BT Cellnet - ZDNet UK News
The Home Secretary Jack Straw is over reacting to figures that suggest mobile phones are being targeted by thieves and his facts are out of date.
That is the message from BT Cellnet Wednesday reacting to Straw's announcement that he wants to meet mobile phone companies and the police in an attempt to reduce the number of handsets stolen.
Straw is concerned that a significant and rising proportion of street robberies appear to involve mobile phones, including attacks on children by other children.
news.zdnet.co.uk /internet/security/0,39020375,2083624,00.htm   (696 words)

  
 Emil Sher - Jack Straw excerpt
Jack loved his mother, but he hated when she did that "hair-behind-the-ear" thing.
According to Harold, that made the thing on Jack's nose, "the Prince of Dorkness." A girl with a high-pitched voice convinced her friends that the lump on Jack's nose was contagious.
Jack was relieved, though he couldn't begin to imagine what the doctor saw in his nose that could look good.
www.emilsher.com /inprog/ex_jack.htm   (960 words)

  
 New Statesman - NS Interview - Jack Straw
Straw says that the reason he cited on the eve of war still applies - a refusal by Saddam to comply with UN resolutions.
I suggest to Straw a distinction between the cautious approach of the Foreign Office on the one hand and the hubris of Blair and his coterie on the other.
Straw accepts that consensus on the Iraq war will not be achieved, dismissing the notion that the government can ever "move on" from the issue.
www.newstatesman.com /site.php3?newTemplate=NSArticle_NS&newDisplayURN=200409270023   (1512 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Politics - Straw admits he knew Iraq intelligence was suspect last year
JACK Straw, the Foreign Secretary, knew in September that a key source of intelligence on Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons capability had been discredited, it emerged yesterday.
Mr Straw was replying to a question from Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price, who asked him when he was informed that the SIS had withdrawn reporting from the source who claimed that production of biological and chemical agents had been accelerated by the Iraqi regime, because the source had subsequently been deemed unreliable.
Mr Straw told MPs yesterday that the withdrawal he was informed about in September did not relate to the highly controversial claim that weapons could be deployed in 45 minutes.
news.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=831112004   (699 words)

  
 EURSOC: "Union Jack" Straw Hits The Skids
Straw confirmed that Britain would accept majority voting - effectively ending its ability to refuse legislation unacceptable to the British public - if the constitution's wording was changed to ensure nations could apply an "emergency brake" in some cases.
Earlier that day, Straw had boasted of his determination to "bat for Britain" in the negotiations - causing some observers, EURSOC included, to conclude that his "Union Jack" Straw act was intended to butter Brits up before yet more concessions to Federalists.
The Telegraph observed that Straw's pledge to protect the "key red lines" suggested that those red lines which are not "key" could be rubbed out.
www.eursoc.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/485/_Union_Jack__Straw_Hits_The_Skids.html   (553 words)

  
 Jack Straw
But Straw notes that the Bush administration's case against Saddam was “thin.” The Iraqi leader “was not threatening his neighbors, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea, or Iran,” the minutes say, summarizing his remarks.
Straw tells the BBC, “The most likely course of action, if military action is required—which it is not at the moment—is that we go to the security council, which is where there would be discussion.
Straw says that they “have a long way to go to convince” their colleagues in the Labor Party that military action against Iraq is necessary.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?entity=jack_straw   (2550 words)

  
 JACK STRAW LETF TEHRAN EMPTY HANDS
Although Mr Straw insisted September should not be interpreted as a deadline, it increases the pressure on Iran.
Blair's remarks, protested Straw during the press conference, had been wrongly interpreted: "The UK's position is to support the right of free and peaceful assembly and not in any sense a gratuitous act of interference in Iran's affairs".
Straw had told the BBC it was quite wrong to draw comparisons between political systems or the regional threats posed by Iran and Saddam's Iraq.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles_2003/Jun-2003/iran_uk_30603.htm   (940 words)

  
 New Statesman: Jack Straw falls between the stools - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jack Straw is something of a novelty in this government.
Most of the time, though, Straw is a minister at ease with himself, which is fairly remarkable given the battering he has received over the past few months.
Straw condemned the use of emotive language and did not in anyway attempt to "out-Howard Michael Howard".
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FQP/is_4483_129/ai_62213826   (950 words)

  
 Outside the Box: Jack Straw Admits Brits Knew of Eq.Guinea Coup Plot
In a dramatic admission, the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, confirmed that the government had been 'informed' of the alleged coup plot 'in late January 2004'.
Straw's disclosure is the latest twist in a remarkable tale that has dragged in several high-profile figures.
Straw's admission came in a parliamentary answer last week in the Commons to a question tabled by the Tories' shadow foreign secretary, Michael Ancram.
imagicke.blogspot.com /2004/11/jack-straw-admits-brits-knew-of.html   (954 words)

  
 Jack Straw Productions: The Audio Arts Center of the Northwest
Jack Straw Productions is a non-profit, audio arts center serving artists and communities in the Northwest since 1962.
Jack Straw Productions and 2005 curator John Mifsud have been delighted to work with the twelve writers in our annual Writers Program.
Visit the Jack Straw Artist Programs for details, and the Jack Straw Writers Forum to read and listen to writings and interviews, and talk to the writers.
www.jackstraw.org   (647 words)

  
 Iran News - British FM urges calm reaction to 'Report' on Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LONDON, Nov 12, (AFP) -- The British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Wednesday called for the international community to react calmly to a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog which accused Iran of covert nuclear activities over 20 years.
Speaking a day after a sharp reaction from the United States, Straw told BBC radio: "We should be reacting calmly to this latest report.
Straw refused to class Iran in the same league as Iraq under Saddam Hussein, saying: "There is no evidence of large scale active chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs (in Iran) on the scale" developed by Iraq.
iranmania.com /News/ArticleView?NewsCode=19661&NewsKind=Current+Affairs   (706 words)

  
 Search:jack straws... - OXiDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jack Straws, a number of plastic or wooden ``straws" are dumped on the table...
Jack Straws is a classic wooden toy invented in 1845 that's as much fun...
Jack Straw is criticized for ignoring attacks on British citizens Iain Hook, James Miller, and Tom Hurdall by Israeli forces.
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 Jack Straw rolls chapattis!
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is on a three-day visit to India to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Natwar Singh.
Straw's home constituency Blackburn has a large number of people of Indian origin, particularly from Punjab.
Jack straw's visit and participating in the langar at the Golden Temple is a good gesture from the gentleman and step forward in Human Relations.
in.rediff.com /news/2005/feb/17look.htm   (138 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Straw: UK will not attack Syria or Iran
Mr Straw's comments will be seen as an attempt to ensure that speculation about an Anglo-American attack on the two countries is quashed ahead of his meeting with EU foreign ministers tomorrow.
Mr Straw is in Berlin today, and Brussels tomorrow, on a diplomatic mission to sell the government's plans for a UN-sponsored conference to decide upon Iraq's postwar future and to repair relations damaged by Britain and America's march to war.
Today Mr Straw is having dinner with Germany's foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, who chaired the Afghanistan conference but has been bitterly critical of the present war.
politics.guardian.co.uk /iraq/story/0,12956,928010,00.html   (631 words)

  
 Britain Satisfied With Pakistani Nuclear Probe: Jack Straw
Straw heaped praise on Musharraf for his determination in the “war on terror” and for reopening peace talks with nuclear rival India.
Straw expressed condolences for victims of a bloody attack on Shiite Muslims in city of Quetta on Tuesday in which at least 47 people died, underscoring the difficulties faced by Musharraf in his crackdown on militancy.
Straw said Musharraf had shown “astonishing personal courage” in his work to bring regional peace, particularly in his initiative with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to resume a broad dialogue.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=40583&d=5&m=3&y=2004&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (347 words)

  
 So, Mr Straw, why did we go to war?
The legal and political basis for the war in Iraq was thrown into doubt yesterday when Jack Straw declared that uncovering Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction was "not crucially important".
Mr Straw was accused of rewriting history after he appeared to undermine the Government's confident claim that Saddam held up to 10,000 litres of anthrax, declaring: "Ten thousand litres is one third of one petrol tanker.
But Mr Straw's comments were the latest in a series of shifting statements from cabinet ministers about the whereabouts of Saddam's weaponry, the alleged threat from which provided the legal and political justification for the war.
www.ccmep.org /2003_articles/Iraq/051503_so_mr_straw.htm   (931 words)

  
 We made 'serious mistakes' over Kashmir: Jack Straw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Straw described Kashmir as "unfinished business'' which was seen in Indian circles as a rather unhelpful comment and at odds with New Delhi's categorical position that Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Straw's predecessor, Robin Cook, provoked an angry row in New Delhi when on a visit to India he made certain comments which were regarded as amounting to outside interference.
Straw also cited Afghanistan as an embarrassing example of British policies saying his country "played less than a glorious role over a century-and-a-half.'' And ditto West Asia where the "odd lines for Iraq's borders were drawn by Brits.'' On the Palestinian issue too, he said, early British involvement was "not an entirely honourable one.''
www.hvk.org /articles/1102/126.html   (336 words)

  
 Dhimmi Watch: Dhimmitude in the UK: Straw condemns killing of Yassin
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has issued a strongly-worded condemnation of the "unlawful killing" by Israeli forces of the spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
Jack Straw -- who has never abandoned his National Union of Students world-view -- knows nothing of Islam, and little of history.
In general, Straw is an ignoramus about the relevant history (and of course knows nothing about the central tenets of Islam, about Jihad, about dhimmitude).
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/001254.php   (1178 words)

  
 Jack Thompson… Straw Man - Aelon.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jack Thompson wants the world to think he’s a moral crusader with only the safety of America’s children at heart.
Yet what jack tompson is pushinf for seems more like a hatred against games, A topic that may not even intrest him makes a perfect debate to get noticed without getting a strong hate back at him for his plain stupidity and single mind paterns he seems so pleased to follow.
Sounds like good advice to me. So Jack, take it from me when I say to you that you might have good intentions (doubtful, you are both a lawyer and politician after all) but you are taking the wrong road with it.
www.aelon.net /2005/07/jack-thompson-straw-man   (10644 words)

  
 Jack Straw
The earlier Straw led a peasants' revolt against the feudal system, for which he was executed by royal decree.
In his university years, the present-day Jack Straw was widely regarded as a radical, speaking strongly in favor of equal rights.
Straw is honorary president of the Blackburn Rovers soccer club, and is reportedly a fine pudding chef.
www.nndb.com /people/119/000029032   (343 words)

  
 The Hindu : Bilateral talks on J&K will help: Jack Straw
Jack Straw, has said that resolution of the Kashmir issue is important for peace and stability in South Asia.
Straw and the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
Straw said he had a general discussion on the security situation in the region and Pakistan's relations with its neighbours.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2001/11/24/stories/01240009.htm   (300 words)

  
 Jack Straw offered to keep Pinochet medical confidential
Straw has asked Senator Pinochet and his representatives twice to agree to disclosure of the medical report, but was refused, she added.
On Sunday, the Spanish daily El Pais reported that one of Straw's aides had written to Pinochet's lawyer Michael Caplan on November 5, 1999, asking if Pinochet would agree to be examined by doctors appointed by the ministry.
Straw announced this month he was inclined to release Pinochet, saying medical experts had indicated the former dictator was unfit to face trial, but he did not release the experts' report.
www.geocities.com /cpa_blacktown_02/20000131pinocafpfr.htm   (467 words)

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