Image of line-up also overwhelmingly pale
Rupert Murdoch’s new Times Radio station has announced its lineup for its launch later this month – and has created outrage by including not only Amber Rudd, who resigned as Home Secretary over the government’s racist treatment of the Windrush generation, but also her daughter.
Rudd has also been condemned by a court for the ‘inconceivable’ unlawful detention of and denial of legal representation to asylum seekers, for a later-abandoned plan to force companies to register the number of foreign workers they employed – and for referring to black former Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott as ‘coloured’.
The show’s line-up has also been criticised by the absence of black faces in its line-up – which has been announced as protests take place around the world at the murder of George Floyd in the US and the ingrained racism it exposes:
The station has even put out a video tweet specifically promoting Rudd and her daughters’ involvement:
It’s not clear whether Times Radio is planning to showcase any other disgraced ex-Cabinet ministers. The station has been contacted for comment.
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