Michael Crick

The BBC has lost touch with real diversity

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The BBC has announced plans to invest £100 million pounds in ‘diversity’ for its television output. Bravo. I’m a great believer in diversity. A thriving, vibrant democracy needs as much diversity as possible in public discourse – a plurality of voices, of outlook and of background. 

But I suspect that the BBC is thinking of ‘diversity’ in only the narrow, fashionable sense of today – in gender, race and sexuality, but little else.

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