Mon 6 July 2009, The Guardian

Begging Jack Straw's lack of pardons

By Marcel Berlins
Two decisions by Jack Straw last week, two men kept in prison. Ronnie Biggs and Michael Shields were not linked, nor did the cases raise similar issues, but the timing made it only too easy to portray Straw as hard-hearted and cynical, his decisions based on political grounds and/or the desire to court the public.
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