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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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    Randomly, This organisation is presumably going to be pulled in the direction of the majority of its members, given that they will be the source...
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    I have done a LOOOOOONG email to Karen responding to some of her very legitimate questions which I have asked her to put on the...
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    After Francis Pym was sacked by Margaret Thatcher in 1983 for being too "Wet" he launched a movement called Conservative Centre Forward whose aim was...
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    Paul, I cannot see Labour and the SNP agreeing to an election that would result in a Tory landslide, the only reason May would even...
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    Mike Butcher, what do you actually mean by 'have joined us' ?
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    Floating voter: maybe she would but she does put her name to things she does and says
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