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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 AvatarPhilip Rolle 28th Feb - 1:41am
    Every Lib Dems criticise Labour's policy on this, they enable the debate to be focused back onto "Clegg and the Lib Dems lied to you"....
  • User AvatarCharlie 28th Feb - 12:46am
    Rifkind/Straw's actions are just another examples of a decline in integrity : people want rank and reward but not responsibility. No manager at the BBC...
  • User Avatarmalc 28th Feb - 12:46am
    Duncan Scott This was a headline policy that had to be right in time for the GE, it doesn't matter how long it took to...
  • User AvatarJohn Broggio 28th Feb - 12:41am
    I think some here suffer from Oolon Colluphid syndrome.
  • User AvatarDuncan Stott 28th Feb - 12:18am
    If it takes this Labour leadership 40 months to work out how to spend £3bn, then how are they going to fare running the government...
  • User AvatarMartinB 28th Feb - 12:04am
    @SimonShaw I rather suspect Labour have spent time costing the proposal to ensure it is do-able rather than land themselves in the same position as...
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