Since When, Shami?

Shami Chakrabarti, the shadow attorney general, has accused police of stepping out of line by announcing plans to push for the prosecution of more than 1,100 Extinction Rebellion protesters.

Errr, exactly how is this ‘stepping out of line’..?

Deputy assistant commissioner Laurence Taylor said on Friday that the Metropolitan police had a team of 30 officers preparing cases against those arrested during the protests over Easter, and that he anticipated putting “all of those [cases] to the Crown Prosecution Service for decisions”.

He’s simply announcing what he plans to do, which is well within his job description.

Chakrabarti said: “The deputy assistant commissioner would be wise to remember his constitutional role, which is not that of prosecutor, judge or commentator.

Where to start?

Firstly, he’s not prosecuting, he’s putting that to the CPS to decide. Which will lead to a judgement from a jury. And since when was he unable to comment?

Did Shami squeak up when Cressida Dickless was spouting off about prosecuting senior MPs or begging for more resources or demanding more powers to invade people’s privacy?

If so, I don’t recall it.

“The police perform a vital role in preserving the law and keeping the peace, which includes safeguarding the rights of peaceful protesters. The next Labour government will review the statute book to ensure that the right to peaceful protest is robustly protected.”

The next Labour government…? Oh, I didn’t realise we were talking about something so far in the future!

5 comments for “Since When, Shami?

  1. Mona
    May 29, 2019 at 10:56 am

    It works, Fulloshite Chakrabogey says something just anything, gets out into the public view in case we thought she still had dementia, she recovered then?.

    • June 2, 2019 at 7:41 am

      If Labour get in…!

  2. Pcar
    May 30, 2019 at 1:49 am


    Best to ignore all she says; Shami Chakrabarti is a melanin rich Laurie Penny walt

    Laurie Penny now won’t debate


    • May 30, 2019 at 5:30 am

      She’s a total non-comp but hey, we defend her right to inflict her Cortezisms and JessPhillipisms on all and sundry,, right? Have Mouth, Will Avoid Debate.

    • June 2, 2019 at 7:41 am

      I’ve been blocked by her since forever!

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