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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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    It's very telling how so many people treat the situation in Greece, with their cold, detached, emotionless words as if it is some sort of...
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    Joe nicely highlights some of the internal contradictions and denialism of those on the left, and not only in Greece, who want to break free...
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    What it is missing for me is electronic voting for Parliamentarians. So much time is wasted by divisions!
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    David Allen 27th Jan '15 - 1:48pm David, as usual I agree with much of what you have written in your comment. Donnachadh's analysis in...