So why did Sarah stand in for Laura?

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Royal Exclusive -

COULD the BBC’s male stars be pric­ing them­selves out of the af­ter-din­ner cir­cuit? When Laura Kuenss­berg, pic­tured, pulled out of last week’s Fed­er­a­tion of Small Busi­nesses din­ner in Ed­in­burgh, the BBC po­lit­i­cal ed­i­tor’s place was taken by an­other Scotswoman – BBC Scot­land ed­i­tor Sarah Smith, who has strong views on the cor­po­ra­tion’s gen­der pay gap. She joked she might have been asked to sub­sti­tute be­cause the FSB could not af­ford a BBC man. Ouch.

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