Archive for shami chakrabati

Welcome for plans to scale down police stop and search

8 July 2010 , , , ,
Commenting on the Home Secretary’s announcement that stop and search powers will be subject to stricter conditions, Tom Brake MP (Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs, Justice and Equality) said: This is a very welcome announcement. Section 44 was an unreasonable power, applied in an indiscriminate way. This change strengthens our [...]

Social media’s impact on politics, part one: the groups that face extinction

Welcome to a two-part series about the real impact social media (or social networking) is having on politics in Britain. In part one I look at the groups which face extinction, whilst in part two I will look at why pundits searching for the impact of social media on politics in 2010 are looking in [...]