Debating equalities

Have to run off slightly early from Haringey’s Youth Question Time at the Civic Centre to make it for a three-way panel – Harriet Harman, Theresa May and myself, who were invited by WIPP (Women in Public Policy) to debate the new Equalities Bill. Not that we’ve seen it yet – as the Government hasn’t published it yet. Harriet didn’t come – substitute was Emily Thornberry with whom I often appera Westminster Hour.

It was a relatively small group of women who came to the debate in my old stomping ground of London’s City Hall – but a very important and influential one for all that. Very much enjoyed talking afterwards to a woman (who turned out to be a constituent) who is CEO at the Stephen Lawrence Trust and others.