Times Radio is “right-leaning” but it’s a bit of a jump to suggest that means racists and hate speech are aired. I think people are (as always) equating right-leaning with hard/alt-right, when you could probably say the majority of the population are right-leaning.
I have not listened to any Times Radio, but it is certainly Right leaning based on the chosen hosts. If you want right leaning commentary then enjoy. I was talking about The Spectator publishing articles from people who advocate anti-LGBTQ, Islam-sceptic if not outright Islamophobic commentary.
FWIW I think the labelling of anyone who’s further to the right than Jeremy Corbyn as fascist / alt-right / hard right has been one of the most damaging things in politics and society over the past decade, and has only served to push people further to the extremes.
I don't know anyone who has treated Jeremy Corbyn as a centrist on that balance of the political leanings - but people more aligned to Boris Johnson could easily be described as on the harder right wing, if you see John Major as Centre Right, or even Theresa May (not including her obviously right wing views on immigrants.)
I think the biggest mistake people make is believing there is an immovable centre ground in politics, but instead it is a shifting sensibility, and not always in the same direction depending on what area of life you examine. Crime and Justice tends to always tilt further right, but society and equality is currently in a divisive place.
Patriotism is the next battleground IMO, and perhaps the GB in GB News is a telling point.
...Of course, he’s only the Chairman of The Spectator do we can’t blame him for its editorial stance. All this is pure conjecture of course on what the future holds for Andrew Neil.
He has defended The Spectator's editorial policy on twitter profusely, and so I would say its not unfair to assume those sensibilities will make their way to the new channel's output