Politics; There Is a Bull Market in Jack Straw Shares: The Foreign Secretary Has Become a Political Force. Will He Be a Good Deputy When Gordon Brown Is PM? or Even More?
Kampfner, John, New Statesman (1996)
At his cabinet meeting on 22 April, Tony Blair apologised briefly for his handling of the U-turn on the European constitution. Then he paused, and added that he would prefer to confide in his senior colleagues without them later briefing the media. Every one knew who he had in mind.
Blair is feeling sore towards Jack Straw. He accepted the Foreign Secretary's argument about the need to change policy on the constitutional referendum, but, as one of the Prime Minister's aides put it: "Jack has not been shy about trying to take the credit for it."
Straw has become a political force to be reckoned with. The transformation has been sudden. He was promoted to the Foreign Office--to his and everyone's surprise--after the June 2001 …
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Publication information: Article title: Politics; There Is a Bull Market in Jack Straw Shares: The Foreign Secretary Has Become a Political Force. Will He Be a Good Deputy When Gordon Brown Is PM? or Even More?. Contributors: Kampfner, John - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 133. Issue: 4686 Publication date: May 3, 2004. Page number: 8. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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