I believe that everyone should have a fair chance, to that end I feel that there is much in the unified equalities bill that I agree with.
But I don’t like the idea that sex or skin colour should in itself give a candidate an advantage. I am black, my wife is a woman (clearly), we both agree that wherever we get to in life we get on merit. At the London Assembly I can look at any of the other members and know that I got there without any unfair advantage. In the commercial world it is even more important for people to be recruited and promoted only on merit.
These plans are stupid, unworkable and seek to tackle a problem decades too late.