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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 AvatarJohn Roffey 25th Nov - 10:39pm
    @ Tsar Nicolas "Does anyone think that mental health may be linked in some way to the health of the economy?" I would have thought...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 25th Nov - 10:38pm
    @Tsar Nicolas Eastleigh isn't in the least bit misleading. I said "In the only recent parliamentary by-election where we stood a realistic chance (Eastleigh) we...
  • User AvatarRabi Martins 25th Nov - 10:33pm
    Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all four (yes I include Linda Jack) people who had the courage and the will to...
  • User AvatarSteven Williams 25th Nov - 10:30pm
    Well done Tim and Nick
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 25th Nov - 9:41pm
    Does anyone think that mental health may be linked in some way to the health of the economy? if you are plagued by worry over...
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 25th Nov - 9:37pm
    @Simon Shaw "In the only recent parliamentary by-election where we stood a realistic chance (Eastleigh) we won the seat." As Professor John Curtice has pointed...