Jack Straw’s exclusive comment on the US election

Following the result of the US Election, we asked several prominent speakers to give us their comment.

Former Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw had this to say:

[no_blockquote text=”Surprise, the answer we didn’t want, is the price we all have to pay for the extraordinary, and often fragile gift of democracy. The duty of democrats is to accept the result – and to try to understand why it happened. Donald Trump’s election for sure makes the world a less certain place. It will embolden populist movements across Europe. A win for Marine le Pen in the French Presidency? It could weaken NATO, but it might help our Brexit negotiations.

We have to keep calm, and get as close as we can to this new Administration. They are now a fact of life.” show_border=”yes” show_quote_icon=”yes”]

Jack Straw

More about Politician Jack Straw

Jack Straw is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Blackburn from 1979 to 2015.

Straw served in the Cabinet from 1997 to 2010 under the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He held two of the traditional Great Offices of State, as Home Secretary from 1997 to 2001 and Foreign Secretary from 2001 to 2006 under Blair. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Justice throughout Brown’s Premiership.

Straw is one of only three individuals to have served in Cabinet continuously under the Labour government from 1997 to 2010.

Amongst many speech themes he talks about Politics, Europe, Security and Brexit.

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