Rod Liddle rightly highlights today's Guardian headline, "Black Britons at more risk of jail than black Americans", which draws on the finding of the egregious Equality and Human Rights Commission quango that seven times more black Brits than their proportion of the population are in the slammer, compared to a mere four times their proportion of the population in the USA.
While this has been well known for some time, over the past decade even to comment on it was likely to have adverse legal consequences. I wonder if the report has been an effort by the able head of the EHRC, Trevor Phillips, to force public debate on the subject through the crust of state-enforced denial.
The Labour pukes were appalled when, as head of the Commission for Racial Equality, Phillips denounced multiculturalism as "sleepwalking to segregation" in 2005. They tried to bury him by melding the CRE into the new EHRC, just as the southern US senators diluted the Civil Rights Act by including women in its provisions.
I don't think the EHCR quango can be abolished without revoking the Equality Acts, but since Phillips is on record denouncing the essential racism of the Labour party, maybe the coalition government can work with him to disentangle the web of deception spun around the issue of equality over the past decade.