The government and race equality

Following Doreen Lawrence’s critical comments shortly before Christmas about the government’s record on race equality, and its apparent intention to alter or even scrap the public sector equality duty (PSED), David Cameron and Nick Clegg tried to reassure her by sending a joint letter – http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/23/coalition-respond-doreen-lawrence-equality?INTCMP=SRCH. And a few days later the government let it be known that Mr Cameron wishes to field more ethnic minority candidates in the next general election – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/pm-orders-new-minorities-push-to-stave-off-tory-election-crisis-8431680.html

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