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On the day of the Hillsborough disaster verdict Nicky Morgan, education secretary with a sideshow job as women and equalities minister, slipped out that she had appointed a new chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
On the scale of wrong decision making this probably trumps her plan to force all schools to become academies,describe budget cuts as a consultation exercise and avoiding live TV coverage of her remarks on child sex abuse at a conference in her Loughborough constituency last year. I will explain why.
The appointment of David Isaac, a millionaire lawyer and equity partner at the global law firm, Pinsent Masons, has been highly controversial.
The two chairs of the Joint Committee of Human Rights and the Women and Equalities Committee – Labour’s Harriet Harman and the Conservative’s Maria Miller – were unable to confirm the appointment because of perceived conflict of interest…
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