Congratulations to Shami Chakrabarti for being awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Shami has been and is a remarkably clear and high profile voice for human rights, and richly deserve the honour:
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty and one of the government's most vocal critics on human rights, was astonished to get a CBE. "No one was more surprised than me, particularly when it must have been recommended by this government that I have fought so hard," she said. "This is an official royal invitation to do more, and I will take that invitation on behalf of people punished without trial and barred from protest in Parliament Square."