Source: Labour List UK
Marsha de Cordova has accused the Conservatives of “gratuitous provocation” after their announced ‘overhaul’ to the equalities brief as a government minister called for the debate to be “led by facts, not by fashion”.
Commenting on a speech to the Centre for Policy Studies made by Liz Truss today, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary joined trade unions and others in condemning the remarks from the equalities minister.
De Cordova said: “This is gratuitous provocation from a government that consistently refuses to face up to its responsibilities and the widening inequality it has caused.
“When Liz Truss dismisses ‘fashionable’ causes she actually dismisses the devastating impact of discrimination and unfairness in peoples’ day to day lives.
“It is laughable for the Conservatives to claim to care about class when they have frozen public sector pay, driven up poverty, and plan to cut Universal Credit and impose a council tax rise.”