Shami Chakrabarti is set to join Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Attorney General, it has been reported. Yes, it has been reported in the Telegraph, The Independent, the Daily Mail, New Statesman and Politics Home, but not on the BBC.
Jackie Walker is causing quite a stir by making a fresh batch of antisemitic comments so soon after a remarkably swift reinstatement to the Labour party, having been briefly suspended for making antisemitic comments. There is speculation that her (and her partner’s) long-standing friendship with Jeremy Corbyn might have something to do with it.
(The BBC hasn’t noticed.)
Various tributes to Shimon Peres on the BBC have included some unpleasant and ill-informed content, but remembering all the negativity when Margaret Thatcher passed away I suppose one could say that the 93 year old Israeli elder statesman got off lightly.
It was a surprise to hear one particular tribute that actually seemed straightforward and sincere. It was Giles Fraser on Thought for the Day. Who’d have thunk?
(Must have snuck it past the BBC while they weren’t looking)