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Carrie Gracie: fearless leader of battle for equal pay at the BBC

Her resignation as China editor, because of a lack of parity in salary with male counterparts, has provoked a debate about gender fairness and exposed deep divisions in the corporationAt the height of the expenses scandal in 2009, a little-known BBC news presenter made the headlines by revealing her £92,000-a-year salary on air and getting into a public spat. Carrie Gracie told a Labour peer that, unlike the MPs charging for “chandeliers and manure”, she never even claimed for telephone calls “because I understand what public service is about”.Gracie returned to...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Sunday, 14 January