Discrimination comes in many different forms - but the discrimination we are addressing in London today concerns a disease, leprosy, which goes back to biblical times and, until the early 1980s, was - like HIV AIDs - thought to be incurable.
Given the competing interests, has the government achieved the right balance between the interests of ordinary tax-paying business, from giants to corner shops, and even Joy Tompkins, and the sponsors who have invested so heavily?
Last week the Justice Select Committee launched a report on the Operation of the Family Courts. It is a good report well researched and written and presents a series of options to help family disputes. It presents the role of mediation but also the limits of mediation in solving civil cases.
There has been a lot of recent national press coverage about the government findings showing that a large proportion of people who applied for Employment & Support Allowance were actually found to be capable of doing some form of work.