Shami Chakrabarti

The Waugh Zone February 28, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, February 28… 1) FROM MAJOR TO MINOR Sir John Major’s Brexit speech last night - an attack on Th...

MPs' Fury Over Claims Labour 'Neglect' To Blame For Copeland

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics

Labour MPs have slammed claims by Shami Chakrabarti that the Copeland by-election defeat was due to party “neglect” of its heartlands. Backbencher...

Shami Chakrabarti Signals Cross-Party Effort To Frustrate Article 50 In House Of Lords

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK

The House of Lords could amend controversial Article 50 legislation to guarantee parliamentary votes on the final Brexit deal and give EU citizens the...

Sunday Show Round-Up: John Bercow Row, David Davis' 'Sexism' And Labour Leadership Plans

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Last week it was Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, this week it’s Leader of the Commons David Lidington who danced across the Sun...

We Must Stand Together For All The Women Insulted And All The Desperate Refugees Spurned By President Trump

Baroness Chakrabarti | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Chakrabarti

It is in sadness and solidarity that we come together this evening. Solidarity with so many innocent people from seven predominantly Muslim countries that the new US President has chosen to single out for discrimination, stigma and abuse.

MPs Split After Shami Chakrabarti Said Labour Would Soften Prison Stance

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MPs were divided after controversial peer Shami Chakrabarti said Labour was softening its stance on prisons. The Shadow Attorney General told B...

Shami Chakrabarti: A Grade-A Hypocrite

Anthony Blair | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Blair

Shami Chakrabarti is a hypocrite for sending her kids to private school, and this left-wing hypocrisy over education will destroy the Labour party.

Shami Chakrabarti Apologises After MPs' Scathing Attack On Her 'Essex Man' Joke

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK

A Labour peer has apologised after causing controversy by joking about “Essex man” at a party conference event. Shami Chakrabarti was chastised b...

Shami Chakrabarti To Join Corbyn's Top Team According To Reports

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics

Shami Chakrabarti is set to join Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet just months after her controversial report into allegations of anti-Semitism in Labo...

Labour MPs 'Mugged' Corbyn 'In Cold Blood'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who sought to “mug” Jeremy Corbyn “in cold blood” should now get behind him and unite the party, one of his strongest supporters ha...

Jeremy Corbyn Slammed For Making Shami Chakrabarti A Peer

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Jewish leaders have hit out at Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to nominate Shami Chakrabarti, the head of Labour’s anti-Semitism inquiry, for a peerage. ...

David Cameron's Full Honours List Revealed: Philip Hammond Absent

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron’s full honours list has been published, revealing Philip Hammond has not received his expected knighthood and Jeremy Corbyn has contro...

Chakrabarti Hits Out At Tory 'Islamophobia'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Politics

Shami Chakrabarti has vowed to fast-track Labour’s inquiry into anti-semitism - and hit out at the Tories for not staging their own investigation in...

My Letter to Father Christmas

Baroness Chakrabarti | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Chakrabarti

I am not sure that you can help with my wish or even that I believe that you read these letters any more. Perhaps these days your correspondence goes straight to a limb of the State or to a global retail corporate who then converts a child's desire for this or that piece of merchandise into a miraculous suggestion in a hapless parent's e-basket. But hope springs eternal and so I ask whoever is reading to tweak the consciences of the powerful so as to empower the vulnerable. In 2015, let's save our Human Rights Act.

Liberty Warns Of 'Breathtaking Attack' On Internet Privacy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics

British spies will be allowed to legally hack into smartphones and computers under the Tory government’s new surveillance law. Telecoms firms wil...

The Pleas of the Voiceless May Be All Too Easy to Ignore - The Tens of Thousands Marching Through London Will Be Harder to Dismiss

Baroness Chakrabarti | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK
Baroness Chakrabarti

On Saturday I'll join thousands of others - including my Liberty colleagues and many of our members - to take to the streets of London in solidarity with refugees. We will march to show the powerful that we see through the barrage of poisonous, dehumanising rhetoric with which we've been bombarded in recent years. These refugees are not a "swarm", as the Prime Minister labelled them, and they're not "marauding" as they were branded by the Foreign Secretary. They are not, as they have been variously described in the media, an "organised mob", an "unstoppable flood" or "the biggest threat to Europe since the war". They are desperate human beings fleeing war, genocide, tyranny and exploitation in the hope of finding a better life for their families.

Richard Dawkins Admits 'Mistake' In Rape Tweets

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

An apparently humble, yet defiant Richard Dawkins has addressed the online storm he caused via a series of tweets in which he classed certain types of...

Celebrating 80 Years of Liberty's Ongoing Fight for Fairness and Freedom

Baroness Chakrabarti | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Baroness Chakrabarti

As we prepare for and look forward to this milestone, an exhibition charting our history opens in London this week. This exhibition not only takes us back to our roots, it's also a timely tribute to all we've achieved and the campaigners, writers and artists who've helped us along the way. It's quite the walk down memory lane, and fills us with inspiration and hope for the future as we prepare for the inevitable challenges and threats to our rights and freedoms ahead.

Campaigners Appalled At 'Enforced Birth' Reports

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Human rights campaigners say the case of an enforced caesarean section on a pregnant Italian woman sounds like "dystopian science-fiction" And an M...

Should We Ban Anjem Choudary And Tommy Robinson From The TV?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Campaign group Liberty has warned against a broadcast ban on hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Shami Chakrabarti said politicians had to be "very caref...

Shame as Liberty Turns Its Back on Liberty for Journalists

Neil Wallis | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Liberty's website declares on its home page "Working to PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES, and PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS for everyone". But does that "everyone" not include journalists?

'I Believe It Must Be Implemented In Full'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

The man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has penned a letter to MPs asking them to support the Leveson recommendation...

Compulsory Leveson Reform 'Could Breach Human Rights'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK

A key adviser to Lord Justice Leveson claims his last resort option for compulsory press reform would be illegal as it would "coerce" newspapers into ...

Jessica Elgot

The Millionaire Businessman On A Mission To Keep Terror Suspects In The UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

What could bring together two terrorism suspects, an alleged computer hacker and a multimillionaire businessman with an MBE? Northumbria entreprene...

Attorney General Contradicts Theresa May Over Human Rights Act

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics

The Attorney General has contradicted the Home Secretary by suggesting the UK has "much to thank" for the Human Rights Act. His comments came after...