‘I’m pretty lucky!’ Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, has pledged to eliminate class discrimination at the BBC.
Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Culture, has retaliated against the BBC, claiming that the channel has failed to offer working-class children a chance.
Nadine Dorries, 64, has reminded Broadcasting House that, while she wants to avoid conflict with the BBC, it must do more to offer up access to individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. “I don’t want to go to battle with the BBC,” Ms Dorries told the Sun on Sunday, “but they have to come to the table with solid recommendations about what they’re going to do about impartiality and access.” Before succeeding Oliver Dowden as Culture Secretary in the Prime Minister’s September reshuffle, the Liverpool-born Cabinet member made some disparaging remarks about the BBC.
“I could practically hear the almond latte cups hitting the floor at the BBC when I got this position,” she quipped when asked about her promotion to Cabinet.
Dorries also said the following: “Whoever you think of nowadays in the worlds of theatre, television, and the arts, they all come from a privileged background.
“I grew up in a poor household and went on to become a best-selling novelist; now I have the chance to urge these organizations to do more in regions where inspiration and aspiration have faded.”
The pro-Brexit MP then threatened to sue the UK’s national broadcaster.
“Now I have an opportunity to do something about it, and I want to seize it,” she told the Sun on Sunday.
Ms Dorries, who was raised in a council house on Liverpool’s Breck Road and comes from a working-class family, also underlined that she was not discussing other sorts of diversity.
“When I talk about access,” she continued, “I don’t mean just any access.” “I’m referring to the BBC’s personnel makeup.
“They frequently inform us about the percentage of their workforce that is homosexual, black, or trans.
“That’s not what I’m talking about.
“I’m referring to the BBC’s efforts to portray the UK’s enormous number of low-socioeconomic, non-diverse places.
“Breck Road, Leicester, and Bradford are examples.
“Towns and cities with large council estates and vibrant working-class neighborhoods.”
According to the 2020 Ofcom study, 13% of BBC staff went to private schools, and 60% of them had parents who work in the industry.
In comparison, only 7% of persons in the UK attend independent schools, while only 33% attend state schools. “Brinkwire News Summary.”