BBC Radio 3 is accused of ‘relentless wokeness’main
A former Boris Johnson advisor has spoken out in the House of Lords against the ‘relentless wokeness’ of the BBC’s classical station.
Lord Moylan said: ‘In my Neanderthal fashion I have found that BBC Radio 3 has been the mainstay of my life for nearly 50 years and it’s a fine example of public service broadcasting. But in recent years it has been infected by a sort of relentless wokeness, which I think is a sort of tendency of public service broadcasting.’
He explained later that his objection was to the over-promotion of sidelined women composers – he singled out the romantic American Amy Beach, over the main highways of Beethoven and Brahms.
Hazy as he might be about detail, he’s not wrong about Radio 3’s levelling agenda.