New Statesman letter on BBC`s gender gap | Bernie Evans

Helen Lewis rightly stated that the BBC`s justification for its “unequal” and unfair pay policy, that it “has to compete in the market”, doesn`t “stand up to scrutiny”, but she fails to tell us what the real reasons are (Out of the Ordinary, 28th July, 2017). Profligacy with the licence payers` money is one, but clearly idiocy is another: how can anyone believe, for example, that Match of the Day`s viewers would not watch the football highlights programme, if Lineker and Shearer were not on? Also, “outright sexism” is not a new phenomenon at the BBC, which far too frequently resembles a boy`s…

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