• Sunday, October 02, 2022


Baroness Chakrabarti embroiled in fresh controversy over peerage

Shami Chakrabarti

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti’s peerage has once again been called into question as part of a damning report by the Home Affairs Select Committee into the “failure” of leader Jeremy Corbyn to tackle anti-Semitism within the Labour party. In June, Chakrabarti exonerated the party of being institutionally anti-Semitic after heading an independent investigation into the issue. Five weeks later, she was given a peerage by Corbyn and then made shadow attorney general in his cabinet reshuffle two weeks ago. The Home Affairs Select Committee, made up of cross-party MPs, have called Chakrabarti’s investigation a “whitewash”, with home affairs acting chair, Tim…

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