EHRC undermined by pressure to support No 10 agenda, says ex-chair

Exclusive: David Isaac’s criticism follows series of controversies surrounding equality watchdog

Britain’s equality watchdog is being undermined by political pressure to support the government’s misguided agenda, a former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said.

The criticism from David Isaac, the chair of the organisation from 2016 until August last year, follows a spate of controversy surrounding the EHRC, including the revelation of recent government appointees’ past comments about feminism, ethnic minorities and Islamophobia.

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