Shami Chakrabarti

When did British voters start rewarding anti-Semitism?

11 June 2017 9:45

One of the interesting things about ‘diversity’ is that it allows almost anything to happen. Consider Naz Shah, the MP…

Shami Chakrabarti becomes persona non grata with the PLP

27 February 2017 20:38

Tonight’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting began with loud cheers. As with most PLP meetings nowadays, these weren’t directed at the Labour leader…

Shami Chakrabarti and Peter Whittle play the by-election blame game

26 February 2017 12:06

Shami Chakrabarti and Peter Whittle would probably furiously deny playing by the same political rules. But this morning on the…

Baroness Chakrabarti, the champagne socialist

20 February 2017 16:30

As the House of Lords begins to debate the government’s Article 50 bill, Baroness Chakrabarti appears to have used the…

Why isn’t Shami Chakrabarti campaigning for Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion Bill?

16 October 2016 18:45

Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill has its second reading in the Lord next Friday. I hadn’t heard of it…

Labour’s frontbench hypocrisy on grammar schools

10 October 2016 8:11

On Sunday, Shami Chakrabarti was forced to use an appearance on Peston on Sunday to claim that she was not…

Watch: Andrew Neil grills Shami Chakrabarti over her peerage

27 September 2016 15:21

Although David Cameron faced flak over his resignation honours list, it was Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to give the chair of…

Shami Chakrabarti makes her Lords debut

13 September 2016 18:01

Although David Cameron’s resignation honours were widely criticised for cronyism, it’s fair to say that Jeremy Corbyn’s one appointment to…

Will Labour finally stop sweeping anti-Semitism under the carpet?

6 August 2016 12:39

In February, the co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, Alex Chalmers, resigned after having publicly accused the Club of…

Corbyn’s gong for Chakrabarti is his biggest own goal yet

5 August 2016 8:23

It is beginning to look like a bit of a trend this year: the Conservatives get themselves into a tight…

Corbyn gives chair of Labour’s anti-Semitism inquiry a peerage

4 August 2016 19:15

Although Jeremy Corbyn has previously suggested that he is against the creation of new peers, the Labour leader appears to…

Corbyn joins Cameron in giving peerages to pals

4 August 2016 18:56

David Cameron’s resignation honours have now been published—and it is an extensive list. Cameron has nominated 13 people for peerages…

Farewell Shami Chakrabarti, leading figure of the New Establishment

14 January 2016 12:02

So farewell, Shami Chakrabarti. The woman is stepping down as boss of Liberty, for whom – whatever your political views…

The Women’s Prize for Fiction deserves a better drink than Baileys

4 June 2015 15:03

Well, as a mere PR exercise, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded last night, has done really well, what…

Liberty’s ‘Human Rights’ campaign uses luvvies to spread misinformation

28 May 2015 16:35

Does anybody else remember life in Britain before the year 2000?  Despite the distressing increase in the number of walking,…

Michael Gove and the Ship of Fools

13 June 2014 17:30

It lies rigged and fully masted in the harbour, the Ship of Fools, and soon it will be crewed by…

Secret justice concessions won’t silence its critics

29 May 2012 12:30

Two U-turns in 12 hours — even for this government that’s some going. Following George Osborne’s watering down of his…

Is it Time to Call for Shami (Again)?

18 September 2009 10:21

With the Baroness Scotland housekeeper mini-scandal still in the air, I hear a delicious rumour. I’m told that in a…