An excellent blog piece by William Collins in response to the EHRC 2016-19 Strategic Plan Consultation. The broad outcomes of such consultations are always decided in advance, and even when anti-male disadvantaging is proven by those who respond, nothing is ever done to reduce that disadvantaging. That’s why we won’t be submitting a response.
Let me present some of our experience of submitting evidence to government and public bodies. In 2012 I submitted evidence to House of Commons and House of Lords inquiries, showing that one consequence of driving up female representation on corporate boards is corporate financial decline. The evidence was ignored, and as a result of government bullying of FTSE100 companies, the proportion of female directors on their boards rose from 12.5% in 2011 to 25.6% today. Now the government is bullying FTSE350 companies into having a third of their board positions held by women by 2020.
Some time ago the Home Office had a complete farce of a consultation exercise, on extending the law on domestic abuse. We publicly challenged Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, and submitted a 154-page report. Details here. We had an acknowledgement of both documents, nothing more.