Perhaps Red Radio needs a conservative quota

In the UK a furore has broken out over the BBC creating jobs and intern positions for minority groups.

A range of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television departments, programmes, and radio stations are currently offering highly desirable, paid internships, but white people are prohibited from applying.

Creative Access – an organisation, registered as a charity, which offers placements at “many of the UK’s top media organisations” – has listed a number of BBC placements on its website, demanding applicants are only from “Black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic backgrounds”.

The website’s list of opportunities shows that all but four of the positions currently available are for jobs at the publicly-funded BBC, and Creative Access is funded by the British tax payer despite its charity status.

The BBC positions are for a period of a year, and come with a bursary of £19,480 for London placements, and £16,881 for placements outside of London. While the BBC will pay half the salary, Creative Access pays the other half.

The website lists its main sources of funding, naming the quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation ‘UK Commission for Employment & Skills’ and the UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

The other organisation named alongside the government departments is Creative Skillset, which has received millions of pounds of “investment” from the Scottish Parliament.

Outrageous, racist and condescending.

Creative Access founder and boss Michael Foster stood for election last year as a Parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party, while one of the organisation’s board members is Baroness McDonagh, the former General Secretary of the Labour Party.

Amongst Creative Access’ advisory board is Lord Finkelstein – one of the longest standing advocates of the Conservative Party’s “modernisation” – and former executive editor atThe Times newspaper.

Giving evidence to the British Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sports committee, Creative Access said the 2011 riots were the “tipping point” for the organisation’s creation, as “watching hours of white middle class commentators failing to explain the confusion and chaos on our streets offered little insight to the viewer; and embarrassment to the media industry.”

Creative Access’ implication that non-white minorities have a better understanding of the riots – which generated looting, arson, the mass deployment of police, and resulted in the deaths of five people – would normally be described as inherently “racist”.

They said the creative industries should reflect the fact that 40 per cent of London’s population is non-white. But the BBC does not just serve London, nor does the wider media industry. The wider country’s non-white population is more like 15 per cent.

The organisation states its target is for 80 per cent of their placements to secure long-term jobs in the media, “and in turn to bring others from under-represented communities in alongside them.”

The latter goal looks to be advocating for the scheme’s successful graduates, once in secure roles, to practice affirmative action – which is illegal in the UK.

If there is any need for affirmative action it is for the recruitment of conservative voices in public broadcasting.

Red Radio is a case in point, which seems to have become a lifeboat for failed lefty broadcasters unable to maintain commercially viable ratings.

In New Zealand as they do in the UK there is wild celebration when a conservative voice is silenced, sacked or hounded from a job.

Perhaps it is time for affirmative action for conservatives.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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