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Lynne Featherstone to reform Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Guardian reported on Tuesday that Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone is to reform the Equality and  Human Rights Commission, cutting its budget and removing some of its responsibilities, most notably its obligation to assess how Government policies would affect the poorest.

Now, if ever there was a quango in need of reform, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission is that body.¬†Dysfunctional seems to be the best word to describe the EHRC. Wasteful would be another. For three years running, the National Audit Office qualified its accounts. Last year was the first year since its formation in 2007 when it managed to …

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  • User AvatarGlenn 24th Jan - 11:03am
    Dreadful news that will just drag things out even longer.
  • User AvatarRoland 24th Jan - 11:01am
    @Matt (Bristol) - "But there is a qualitative difference between article 50 triggered by a government acting under prerogative that has not heard the concerns...
  • User Avatarmalc 24th Jan - 10:53am
    If Labour vote against Article 50 and that leads to a general election it will damage them very badly. Many of their seats are strong...
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 24th Jan - 10:49am
    Proposing and voting for a referendum was always a stupid mistake because nobody, including LibDems, ever thought through the consequences. All tactical "let-the-people-decide freeriders" were...
  • User AvatarGeoff Hinkley 24th Jan - 10:44am
    The Lib Dems need to do what they can to ensure that Westminster honours the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding with the devolved legislatures. The Sewel...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 24th Jan - 10:44am
    No, Al, that's not true. Not 'only independence'. A new federal written constitution could secure the same thing, rather than our piecemeal unwritten mishmash which...