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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 AvatarPeter Parsons 5th May - 2:47pm
    Some movement it seems: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/junior-doctors-contract-jeremy-hunt-bma-nhs-strike-government-pause-introduction-a7014661.html Hopefully it will deliver some progress. @Roland, the RCN's most recent press release comes across as broadly supportive: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/junior-doctors-response I...
  • User AvatarCatherine Royce 5th May - 2:26pm
    Congratulations Tim, you led on this campaign, we debated it in the emergency session at Spring conference and now the government has caved in and...
  • User AvatarChris Burden 5th May - 2:08pm
    "On the very day of the Hillsborough verdict he was occupied launching his re-election campaign by declaring war on litter." Hate to say this, but...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 5th May - 1:55pm
    Dr. Saleyha is a remarkable person and it is marvellous to have her in our party .What she is doing for patients as a professional...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 5th May - 1:25pm
    Jonathan Very full and thoughtful response , thank you. I agree that members angry with Nick Clegg are so because of missed opportunities and mistakes...
  • User AvatarRoland 5th May - 12:50pm
    Not to detract from Catherine's success, I also note "Ed Davey is commended for his work as Minister for Energy and Climate Change in the...