A Liberal Democrat peer has said that he has led a "quiet revolution" in Parliament by speaking in the House of Lords without wearing a tie. Lord Scriven removed his tie and spoke in the chamber on Wednesday evening. He was following a precedent set by his Lib Dem colleague in the House of Commons Tom Brake MP. The peer told the Telegraph: "I was happy to lead the quiet revolution of bringing the Lords a little more in line with modern Britain. No one objected or made a scene.
The BBC’s highest-paid male stars must take a wage cut to close the corporation’s “shocking” gender pay gap, the Government has warned, as it threatened to expose more top earners unless the broadcaster “gets its house in order”. Karen Bradley, the Culture Secretary, said the publication of a list of 96 stars who earn more than £150,000 should have a “deflationary” effect on the wages of presenters such as Chris Evans, who tops the list on £2.2 million.
Ministers and MPs have attacked the BBC’s excuse that it has to pay its biggest stars hundreds of thousands of pounds every year to stop them switching to commercial media companies. Senior BBC executives defended the large sums paid to stars like Chris Evans, Graham Norton and Gary Lineker, insisting they were necessary to stop them defecting to commercial rivals. However these claims were dismissed by ministers and MPs.
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Selecting a term
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