Carrie Gracie: 'I
could not collude in unlawful pay
The BBC presenter Carrie Gracie has said she could not
collude in unlawful pay discrimination after resigning as China
editor in protest against unequal remuneration.
In her first full interview since leaving the post, Gracie
said she was offered a 33% pay increase but rejected it, claiming
she wanted equality, not more money.
Speaking on Monday to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, the
journalist said: "I could not go back to China and collude
knowingly in what I consider to be unlawful pay discrimination. Nor
could I stay silent and watch the BBC perpetuate a failing pay
structure by discriminating against women."