Martin Hughes-Games, 60, ‘white and middle-class’ BBC presenter, needs to strap on a pair, if only for Sam’s sake

Appalling. Extracts:

In an interview with the Radio Times, Hughes-Games said he understands the need for the BBC to try out new faces on screen. “Whatever I may think, it’s crucially important that high-profile shows like the Watches reflect diversity,” he said.

“Chris, Michaela and I are all white and middle class, so a more diverse team must present some of the films that go out. It’s hard for me because it’s my living, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought, ‘No, that’s the right decision, it has to be like that.’ ” [No, it doesn’t have to be like that. Merit can triumph over social engineering, if you stand up for merit.]

The news comes weeks after the BBC was criticised for axeing comedian Jon Holmes from Radio 4’s The Now Show, when he claims he was told: “We’re recasting it with more women and diversity”…

In April this year, the BBC introduced “tough” new diversity targets including an aim to have half the faces on screen be women by 2020, 15 per cent be black or minority ethnic, eight per cent disabled and a further eight per cent LGBT… [and 0.1% one-legged bald Welsh transsexuals with speech impediments, presumably.]

Of his exit, he admitted the timing was “just bl—- awful”, leaving him wondering at the age of 60 how he would provide for his newborn son Sam.

Instead of wondering, he could do something positive for Sam by strapping on a pair, and fighting for men’s and boys’ rights. But he won’t. He’s one of countless Neville Chamberlains in a world that needs more Winston Churchills.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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7 Responses to Martin Hughes-Games, 60, ‘white and middle-class’ BBC presenter, needs to strap on a pair, if only for Sam’s sake

  1. 8% LGBT? But that’s about 8 times the proportion who’re in the population.

  2. epistemol says:

    Poor old Neville Chamberlain, wrong man, wrong time, wrong place,
    Hitler deceived him so easily!

    And he was dead by early Nov 1940, but Churchill praised him warmly in the House, doubtless with a view to unanimity at a time when one did not want political problems at home.

    There is a nice skit of the ‘I have in my hand a piece of paper’ speech at Heston airport with Chamberlain played by Cleese when he was young and still funny (a warning against marrying a series of grievous gold diggers) in which the paper blows away and Cleese / Chamberlain more flipantly responds ” Oh f**k!”

    Sadly, this does not appear to be on you tube, inless buried somewhere in a Python recording.

    However, another good version with the addition of the late, lamented Peter Cook survives if you have a few minutes.

  3. cheannaich says:

    Always sad to see someone lose their livelihood. Part of me smiles when thinking that the metroplitan elite are finding that ‘diversity’ turns round and bites them on the rear. This affirmative hire guff has been putting white, working class males on the scrap heap for well over a decade.
    I recall in about 2007 that Avon and Somerset cops were binning applications from white males. I congratulated one West Midland cop on their force being the most Gay friendly cop employer in the land. He said “about the only way a white male has of being selected is to say they are gay”. In 2005 I was invited to a Fire and Rescue Service interview, I was there only for the tick box protocol. That Fire and Rescue |Service stated proudly on their website ” we will use positive discrimination in favour of women and ethnic minorities”.
    My heart bleeds for the metropolitan elite.

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