Jack Straw

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Pro-democracy protester  waves a British colonial flag during a  rally at a shopping mall in the Central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images

A group of seven former UK foreign secretaries have reportedly asked Boris Johnson to lead a global effort to respond to the ongoing crisis between Ho(...)

File photograph of former British prime minister Tony Blair. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former prime minister Tony Blair over t(...)

Former Libyan rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj: he   has said he would drop the case if he was given a token payment of £1 and an apology from  parties involved in his incarceration. Photograph:  Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

A former Libyan Islamist commander, who says he suffered years of torture by Col Muammar Gadafy’s henchmen after British and US spies handed him over (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair  at a news conference in London on Wednesday, following the damning report by Sir John Chilcot.  Blair voiced “sorrow, regret and apology” for those killed in Iraq, but said he acted in good faith and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

A defiant Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, following the publication yesterday of a devastating report by Sir John Chilc(...)

Anti-war protesters outside the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London ahead of the release of the Chilcot report. Photograph:  EPA/Will Oliver

The UK went to war in Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence, with inadequate planning for the invasion and its aftermath and before peaceful option(...)

Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell and Jack Straw were main protagonists in war decision

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he takes full responsibility for the failings made in the Iraq War. However, in a lengthy press confere(...)

Steve Aiken, now an Ulster Unionist MLA for South Antrim, was a commander in the British Royal Navy and was involved in the planning for the invasion of Iraq. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two Northern Ireland politicians who served at senior level in the Iraq war have spoken of their continuing profound feelings of dismay that Britain b(...)

Saddam Hussein and Tony Blair: By the time Blair visited George W Bush at his estate in Crawford, Texas, in April 2002, British thinking about Iraq had hardened. Intelligence chiefs told Blair that Saddam could not be removed without an invasion but that Iraq must disarm or be disarmed.

The language of Sir John Chilcot’s report is cool and restrained but its import is devastatingly clear, for Tony Blair, his cabinet colleagues and Bri(...)

 Boris Johnson and David Cameron: Cameron said whenever Britain turned its back on Europe it sooner or later came to regret the decision while Johnson accused him of scaremongering. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

The two sides in Britain’s referendum campaign have clashed over the EU’s role in maintaining peace, after David Cameron warned that a British exit fr(...)

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is a unique voice in British comedy, using protest, anarchy, campaigning and humour to make his point. His new show, Trespass, tackles ho(...)

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