Jack Straw interviewed by Philip Webster

The English Job

  Thursday, October 1st, 2020


No stranger to controversy, Jack Straw is undoubtedly one of the major political figures of our time.

Jack was in conversation with Philip Webster, former Political Editor of The Times about his new book The English Job: Understanding Iran and Why it Distrusts Britain, described by The Observer as ‘highly readable, full of vivid history, diplomatic anecdotes and personal observation’.

Once branded as a ‘troublemaker acting with malice aforethought’, Jack became passionately involved in politics while a student and became an MP in 1979. Under the premiership of Tony Blair, he held positions as Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons. He was closely involved with the aftermath of 9/11 and the Iraq War. In 2007, under Gordon Brown he was made Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.