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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 AvatarStuart 22nd Jul - 2:18pm
    It does seem a little pointless. If it's symbolism you're after than the pardon for Turing seems sufficient. On a practical level, Lord Faulks makes...
  • User AvatarDav 22nd Jul - 2:17pm
    I would personally favour some concept of a blocking minority in cases like the declaration of an aggressive war. Ah, the good old Lib Dem...
  • User AvatarRichard Church 22nd Jul - 2:17pm
    Michael is right that ever increasing consumption is unsustainable. We know it's true, otherwise we wouldn't be supporting recycling, energy efficiency, sustainable energy. Green policies...
  • User AvatarDav 22nd Jul - 2:14pm
    Totally unwilling to engage in rational argument, for fear of losing in rational argument Okay, if the object is rational argument, then rationally, if 'the...
  • User AvatarHugh p 22nd Jul - 2:12pm
    Since this is a congratulatory thread, may I take the opportunity to draw to general attention the fact that on 18 July Annette Brooke MP...
  • User AvatarMBoy 22nd Jul - 2:06pm
    Agree. Millions of dead people were convicted of absurd things that are no longer crimes: witchcraft, blasphemy, being a Catholic, being Welsh on the English...