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Monday ,30th May 2016: Women's Hour discussion today

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Kaye123 Mon 30-May-16 11:20:32

Listening today to the discussion as to why more women in UK are not voicing ,' serious' political comment I have to say I was astounded by the arrogant complacency of some of the women (privileged) members of this panel, except for those contributed by Julie Birchill , but then largely ignored.
In my opinion it is not so much a question of men v women journalists, but of a metropolitan ,left - wing elite who tell the rest of UK (existing beyond Watford) what they ,'should' think and what is, and not PC, or what is allowed to have printed. As Ms Birchill said what chance do have ,'working-class' people have realistically of breaking into the London media world dominated by nepotism.One might also add a media 'censorship ' of white, under - privileged , non -politically correct views to have an expression. In turn the BBC bends over backwards to give ethnic communities a voice while denying others a platform yet we all pay a UK Licence fee, do we not ?

lionheart Mon 30-May-16 17:54:13

What exactly is your point? Who are the metropolitan left-wing elite? What do you mean by 'politically correct'? What 'ethnic communities'?

Kaye123 Mon 30-May-16 18:17:37

My point is what I have written: that is the 'point' ...

lionheart Mon 30-May-16 18:27:16

Oh, that's so much clearer now.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Mon 30-May-16 18:36:37

I was wondering when watching The Last Whites of The Wast End why do the pick people who are not the most articulate. People from East London are known for being quick witted and astute and I am sure if they wanted to they could have found those who are to put over a more intelligent argument regarding the issue but would that fit the agenda

Slightly off topic but keeping white working class looking less intelligent suits someone's agenda those from ethnic minorities are less in numbers so less of a threat

EnthusiasmDisturbed Mon 30-May-16 18:37:29

The East End !!!

PalmerViolet Mon 30-May-16 19:03:35

From where I live London might as well be in a different universe.

People here are disillusioned with what they see as lies from Westminster, since the area is promised the earth around election time, and it is never delivered.

Decentralising industry especially the financial and political sectors is the obvious way to go but is a pipe dream. So the easiest thing for Londoncentric elites to do is to suggest that everyone north of the Watford Gap is lacking in some way and solely focus on stories of stupidity in order to reinforce ideas of lack of intelligence. So much easier to blame than to make a concerted attempt to put right the wrongs perpetrated against the South-West and North...

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