In the first one, Straw blocks the people from learning what was discussed in Cabinet prior to launching the unprovoked war on Iraq. His reason - excuse me while I spit out the bile - it would 'harm democracy'. No, Straw, you cunt. It would harm you and your stinking party.
In the second one, Straw does a soft-shoe-shuffle on one aspect of the regime's total control grid, contained in the Coroners and Justice Bill. According to the report; "he has asked officials to draw up plans to tighten the provisions in an attempt to allay fears about a drift towards a “surveillance society”, and thus win public confidence in the measure."
Drift indeed. It's never been a drift - it's been full steam ahead towards the Orwellian Nightmare State for as long as Labour have been in power, because they are dirty, little control-freak voyeurs, who would be masturbating in the bushes outside a nurses hall of esidence if they weren't in government.