‘Have I tuned into an episode of Loose Women?’ New-look BBC politics show sparks controversy among viewers after unveiling all-female line-up for its launch

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in September 2018:

Politics Live launched this morning (pictured)  with a panel of six female MPs and political pundit, including ex Home Secretary Amber Rudd and shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry

Daily Mail caption: Politics Live launched this morning (pictured)  with a panel of six female MPs and political pundit, including ex Home Secretary Amber Rudd and shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry

Our thanks to Ray for this. The start of the piece:

The BBC‘s new-look daily politics show has sparked a storm of criticism after it launched today with an all-female line-up.

Viewers compared the new Politics Live show to Loose Women and jibed that ‘woke’ producers had pushed their political correctness too far.

But Rob Burley, the editor of the BBC 2 show, hit back at the criticism and said he has ‘literally zero shame about an all-women panel’.

Politics Live launched this morning with a panel of six female MPs and political pundits, including ex Home Secretary Amber Rudd and shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.

Producers had promised the show, hosted by Jo Coburn throughout the week and by Andrew Neil for PMQs on Wednesday, would be more relaxed and chatty [J4MB emphasis: In plain English, less substantive] than its long-running predecessor The Daily Politics.

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