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Petitioning Newsnight and 10 others

.@BBCNewsnight: I deserve an apology

I was approached by the BBC to be interviewed on Newsnight to talk about what it's like being a working mum struggling to pay rent and housing costs. Of course I was happy to do it, being a working mum is something I’m proud of. It hasn't always been plain sailing. But I did not expect to be personally scrutinised, have judgements made about my choices and asked why I chose to have my child - a beautiful, sociable and happy three year old girl. I have done my best for her and wanted to bring her up independently. But the BBC has humiliated me and I want them to apologise for portraying me and my family in this way.

Please sign my petition to ask for an apology from Newsnight. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Newsnight
  • Director General
    Mark Thompson
  • Head of BBC TV News
    Peter Horrocks
  • Director, BBC News
    Helen Boaden
  • Presenter, Newsnight
    Emily Maitlis
  • Presenter, Newsnight
    Gavin Esler
  • Presenter, Newsnight
    Kirsty Wark
  • Presenter, Newsnight
    Jeremy Paxman
  • Director, BBC2
    Janice Hadlow
  • Editor, Newsnight
    Peter Rippon
  • BBC

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