If the likes of Dominic Raab, Chris Grayling, Esther McVey or Boris Johnson were black and gained their senior positions within government via a positive action scheme, people would highlight their many deficiencies and say ‘this is what happens when people don’t get their job on merit’. With this in mind, did the above people get their jobs on merit?
Should you have time, have a listen to my comedy prongcast. Thanks.
The BBC Pay reveal shows a gap between what men and women are paid and that BMEs are underrepresented (not great news if you’re a BME woman).
Now I’m not saying 3Prong Attack (the #prongcast I do) are better than the BBC but…. both me Prong1 and my co-presenter Prong2 have absolute parity when it comes to pay. I say pay, it’s more like costs.
Plus with me being a person of colour and Prong2 being Jewish, we must tick some cultural boxes. But neither of you are women, I hear you ask. Well, firstly some of our 20 to 30 regular listeners are women and secondly, when we started out the third presenter was a woman. The last I heard she was living out in LA, no doubt continually contemplating on what could have been.
In many ways, we are the model the BBC should be copying, apart from the lack of making money and the no audience but other than that they need to be taking notes.
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Hola. Hope you are well.
I’ve been in London for almost 5 years and in that time my successes can at best be described as limited. They include, remaining financially and mentally solvent (although at times this has been touch and go), training for and running the Great North Run and painting the front gate, at the shared property where I live. (see pic above)
Now I can add one more thing to the list of my London achievements, as I am now a Lewisham Civic Leader. This title may sound grander than it actually is, and there maybe 29 others but if Lewisham Council and Operation Black Vote want to call me this, who am I to disagree?
Til next time, be nice to each other.
Should you have any spare time, listen to my comedy prongcast.