Last night we loaded a piece onto YouTube with the wrong audio file. These things can happen on Xmas Day. Maybe we should have taken the day off. The piece we loaded was an audio file which included a contribution from Scarlet Harris, Women’s Equality Policy Officer at the TUC. We’ll shortly be presenting her with a ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award in recognition of her contribution to the programme.
The file we meant to load last night was this. It’s an exchange about the gender pay gap with Lorely Burt, a Lib Dem MP who won her seat (Solihull) in 2010 with a majority of just 175 more votes than her Conservative challenger. For a woman in such a precarious position, her sneering remarks about hardworking men were ill-advised, to say the least, and we hope the male voters in Solihull will force her to find an alternative line of work after May 7.