Diversity

Caroline Lucas and the problem with diversity

22 August 2019 6:48

As Caroline Lucas found out last week, there comes a moment when a defective ideology collapses under the weight of…

The diversity agenda is killing cinema

22 February 2019 19:01

The film world is atoning for its crimes against diversity. On screen, strong women are supplanting Disney princesses. Superheroes, once…

The Spectator Podcast: the Diversity Trap

21 June 2018 12:50

In recent days, Lionel Shriver has been in trouble. Her criticism of the publishing industry’s diversity drive has led to…

The Google ‘anti-diversity’ memo isn’t anything of the sort

8 August 2017 11:30

Earlier this week, a technology website published an internal memo written by an employee of Google called James Damore criticising…

The BBC must address its lack of diversity – or risk losing viewers

14 April 2016 8:07

Growing up in my Mum’s house, Wogan was king. Throughout the 1980s leading lights like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and…

Why is British dance training so poor? ‘Diversity’ is trumping quality

16 April 2015 17:55

A very British thing happened at the dance industry conference last weekend. Three of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers…

Celebrating diversity means imposing misogyny

22 July 2014 13:55

People talk about their commitment to equality and diversity so readily they must assume there is no conflict between the…

Labour’s mixed up views on race and diversity are driving voters away

31 May 2014 13:28

In the past few weeks, Sadiq Khan has made a couple of interventions that show how hopelessly confused the Labour…

Remember what really bad, racist TV looked like? I give you London Live

1 April 2014 19:27

So Lebedev’s London Live has launched. And I don’t know about you but I’m hooked. I’d totally forgotten what really…

Playing down Australia and New Zealand’s role in the Great War is shameful

10 January 2014 16:08

Back in the 1950s my grandmother wrote her memoirs of childhood in Edwardian London, a story that ends in the…

The BBC axed Moira Stuart in 2007. Picture: Getty

It’s not just older women. Where are the BBC’s black female presenters?

16 May 2013 21:37

Harriet Harman missed something on this morning’s Radio 4 Today programme. Yes, the paucity older women appearing on British television…

The City: a beacon of diversity

27 November 2012 11:01

Now, what would those in the Equalities industry say to an industry so diverse that it has — in proportion…