BAFTAs slammed for lack of diversity by Chris Bryant

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BAFTAs slammed for lack of diversity by Chris Bryant
10th February 2015

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BAFTAs slammed for lack of diversity by Chris Bryant

Writing in the Independent, shadow minister for the arts, Chris Bryant, criticised the BAFTA awards for a “disturbing” lack of diversity in British film-making. 

He called it “a glaring problem.”

Mr Bryant criticised not only the awards but noted the audience attending were primarily white. 

He said the absence of black and ethnic minority actors and directors "feels like an insulting throwback to a bygone era”. 

He added: “A British film without any ethnic diversity can hardly portray the full richness of modern Britain.”

Cameron calls for pay rise for Britain 

The Prime Minister David Cameron will call for business leaders to give workers a pay rise, it is thought. 

In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce later, it is thought the Prime Minister will say economic conditions are the best they have been in a long time and businesses should reflect this by giving their staff a pay rise. 

Samsung TV that “listens" compared to 1984 

Samsung have issued a warning over a television which uses voice recognition technology and can “hear” users talking - and may store their personal information. 

It was reported the TV set may “listen” to users and share the details with Samsung or third parties. 

Twitter made much of the news as an image was circulated which compared the sets to the “telescreens” featured in his novel 1984. 

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