Jack Straw's Stand Up Comedy Routine

Ex-Justice Secretary Jack Straw has been jointly short listed for the backbencher of the year award.

As Justice Secretary Straw clamps down on prison comedy classes.

"Now, the Prisons Service has warned governors to ensure all activities are "acceptable, purposeful and meet the public acceptability test". In a leaked memo, seen by The Independent on Sunday, governors have been told they must consider how activities "might be perceived by the public and victims" and avoid "indefensible criticism" that undermine public confidence in the Prison Service".

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