Budget 2012: A great day to be a white middle-aged man sitting in a row

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BBC News studio, 14:16:

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* to be fair to the Beeb, Stephanie Flanders is sitting out of shot, to Huw Edwards's left. Still, you can see why Broadcast magazine is trying to get news programmes to use more female experts.

Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.