26 September 2013
Isn't democracy great?
18 September 2006
"For God's sake, Jack, just tell us there is one," said a Blackburn party activist and close friend when I told him I...
27 September 2004
Which is the real Jack Straw? The man who did all he could to avoid war? The man who expressed concerns but bit his lip...
Socialism's first lady - Barbara Castle was exasperating, insecure and determined to the point of obsession. But, as a minister, her achievements were impressive. Jack Straw remembers Labour's most successful female politician
28 July 2003
Barbara Castle "had the provocative confidence to argue . . . that if she was doing it, it must be socialism", writes...
19 February 1999
The phrase "law and order" has become such a familiar one that we sometimes treat it as a single word. Yet the...