Peter Hoskin

Equality overdrive (continued)

Oh dear.  I fear Harriet Harman may be going way beyond the edge of sanity in her quest for positive discrimination

“Harriet Harman is drawing up plans to stamp out discrimination against Scousers, Geordies and people from Yorkshire. 

Labour’s deputy leader wants to get more people from the regions on to the boards of major public bodies.

Ms Harman is planning to impose special quotas to boost numbers – just as she has done for women, gay people and ethnic minorities.

She fears too many organisations are run by executives from London and the South East.”   The problem for the government is what this says about the New Labour project.  The more they force equality of outcome, the more it seems like they’ve failed to deliver equality of opportunity.  And the more people they patronise along the way.

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