Theresa May announces Office for Tackling injustice 12 days before she quits

THERESA MAY stared down opposition from Ministers to announce a new ‘Injustices’ quango – 12 days before she quits. In another ‘legacy’ announcement t

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THERESA MAY stared down opposition from Ministers to announce a new ‘Injustices’ quango – 12 days before she quits.

In another ‘legacy’ announcement the PM unveiled plans for a new independent Office for Tackling Injustices to hold Government to account for tackling disparities in society.

The PM stared down opposition from Ministers to announce a new ‘Injustices’ quango 12 days before she quits
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The PM stared down opposition from ministers to announce a new ‘Injustices’ quango 12 days before she quits[/caption]

Downing Street said ‘OfTI’ would look at divides in ethnicity, gender, disability and see which groups are unfairly discriminated against.

The PM vowed to help the “just about managing” when she first entered Downing Street in 2016. But she has been hit by scandals such as the Windrush affair to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower.

One senior Tory last night it was almost certain a future PM would park the plans in the “long grass” given Government already looks at the issues.

They said: “There were lots of objections to this but she’s doing it anyway.”

Theresa May is due to step down and hand over to a new PM on July 24.

In a statement last night she said: “I am proud of what we have achieved to make the UK a more just society. But there is more to be done now and in the years to come, if we are truly to say that this is a country which works for everyone – no matter who they are or where they’re from.”



 

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