Jack Straw: I’m sorry, but he *is* a cretin

Posted by Tim Ireland at August 1, 2006

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
1:27 pm and is filed
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I pledged to write a letter to Jack Straw. Time to deliver.

To: Jack Straw
From: Tim Ireland
Re: Your comments of Thursday, 20 Jul 2006

Dear Jack,

It is my sad duty to inform you that you are a cretin.

People feel quite distanced and excluded from politics these days… and you yourself hold a great deal of responsibility for that – though your participation in certain farces may excuse you being sensitive to questions in general.

Here I would say something positive about what you could do to encourage engagement, but as the only viable option involves your immediate resignation, I’m pretty sure there’s no need for me to go into detail.

Then again…


Tim Ireland

PS – We still have to have an open and frank discussion about torture (i.e. not another whitewash).


  1. irritant says

    Just in case you missed them, the Mail on Sunday claims the US wanted Jack Straw to be removed from his position at the Foreign Office.Saturday’s Mirror has a small mention about UK RAF bases being used to refuel US flights carrying “Bunker Buster” bombs to Israel.

  2. irritant says

    Don’t know if you are aware that a couple of papers were saying that Straw was ejected from his Foreign Office position at the insitence of the US.Rees-Mogg in the issue: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2301799,00.html

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