The Board of Deputies of British Jews has issued a statement, via The Guardian, expressing disappointment at the appointment of Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE to shadow Attorney General.
Once again some elements of the Jewish community are it seems hell bent on continuing to try to undermine Jeremy Corbyn's leadership by yet again throwing their toys out of the pram at the slightest opportunity.
Baroness Chakrabarti CBE has been a prominent barrister and human rights champion for over 20 years and is eminently qualified to not only conduct the labour party report on anti-Semitism but also to serve as shadow attorney general and out of all the people that were awarded honours in the last round, including Mrs Camerons hairdresser, Baroness Chakrabarti CBE is probably the most deserving.
For those of you who don’t know and for the benefit of The Board of Deputies of British Jews, here is her impressive CV.
She studied Law at the London School of Economics, After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws, she was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1994.
In 1996 and started working as a barrister for the Home Office.
On 10 September 2001, she joined the human rights organisation Liberty.
In September 2014, she was appointed as Chancellor of the University of Essex.
She is also Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple.
She has served as Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, a governor of the British Film Institute, and was a member of the Council and Court of Governors of the London School of Economics until April 2013. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours.
She received honorary doctorates from the School of Law at University of Southampton in 2010 and the University of Glamorgan and Middlesex University in 2011. In 2014 she was made an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester.
She was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom in 2013 by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4, and in 2014 she was included in The Sunday Times' "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list.
She was also described by David Aaronovitch in The Times as "probably the most effective public affairs lobbyist of the past 20 years".
In December 2005, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme ran a poll of listeners to establish "who runs Britain." After many hours of debate Today placed Chakrabarti on the shortlist of ten people "who may run Britain."
She was shortlisted in the Channel 4 Political Awards 2006 for the "Most Inspiring Political Figure" award.
It was voted for by the public and she came second to Jamie Oliver, above Tony Blair, David Cameron, George Galloway and Bob Geldof.
Thank you Michael Wander for sharing just some of Shami Chakrabarti's inspirational qualities. Shame others are trying to undermine her appointment.
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