Pants On Fire

9 Sep


As you’ve probably heard there is a growing row between Lord Patten the BBC trust’s chairman and the BBC’s former director general Mark Thompson concerning who knew what about unnecessarily extravagant redundancy payoffs.

If you wanted evidence that the gloves are well and truly off between these two then you could do a lot worse than check out this story in the timesonline. Lord Patten appears to be re-examining whether Mark Thompson had been informed about sex abuse allegations concerning Jimmy Savile.


Potentially explosive evidence about Mark Thompson, the former BBC Director-General, has been handed to Lord Patten of Barnes hours before they clash in front of MPs today.

A confidential document passed to the BBC Trust chairman sheds new light on Mr Thompson’s claim that he was never told about sex abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile. It suggests that the Pollard inquiry was wrong to conclude that there was…

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