Category Archives: Shami Chakrabarti

Conference: the good, the bad and the ugly

Now that I’ve had some sleep and recovered from the fun of Federal Conference in Brighton, I thought I’d share with you some of the highs and lows of a thoroughly enjoyable five days. The Good When Shami beat Paddy:  You … Continue reading

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Brilliant, bonkers and Bond it like Beckham – Boyle’s triumphant Olympic opening ceremony

Boy, am I tired this morning! I’m not suited to sitting up till 1am and then getting up at 7:30 for a meeting. I’m an old lady (about to be older) and I need my sleep. The fact that this … Continue reading

Posted in Bonkers Britain, Danny Boyle, David Beckham, London 2012, Olympics, Paul McCartney, Shami Chakrabarti, Steve Redgrave, The Queen | 1 Comment

The Liberty Fringe at #ldconf on the Human Rights Act in tweets

There can’t be much better nourishment for the liberal soul than being in a room with Julian Huppert, Shami Chakrabarti, Ming Campbell and Evan Harris. A packed fringe meeting at Lib Dem Conference in Birmingham gathered to hear these esteemed … Continue reading

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Shami Chakrabarti praises Nick Clegg on human rights commitments

One thing we can be sure the Tories would have done had they been governing alone is taken the Human Rights Act and shredded it. The fact that these hard won freedoms are still there is down to Nick Clegg … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats win some arguments on Counter Terrorism, but fight must go on

>There are times when I really wish we were in Government on our own. Then we could simply reduce the pre charge detention time to the matter of hours, or certainly less than a week, that it is across Europe. … Continue reading

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>Why Tom Harris is wrong on Gary McKinnon

>A couple of days ago, Tom Harris published this posting in which he basically took Alan Johnson’s line that Asperger’s Sufferer Gary McKinnon should be hung out to dry and be extradited to the United States for trial. I think … Continue reading

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