October 11th, 2012

Tory MP Slams BBC for “Dragging Feet” Over Savile Row
Entwistle “Compromised” Over Newsnight Investigation

Conservative MP Rob Wilson has told Guido that he believes the BBC have “dragged feet consistently” over the allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile. Accusing Lord Patten and George Entwistle of compromising their positions, Wilson says:

“The BBC, at every turn in this dreadful affair, is giving the appearance that it wishes to avoid its duty in getting to the bottom of what has been going on within the Corporation. It has dragged feet consistently.  Both George Entwistle and BBC Trust now appear to be rather compromised with regard to decisions about an independent inquiry.  Entwistle because he should not be part of a process where his own actions, particularly as they relate to the Newsnight Savile investigation, may be the subject of significant scrutiny (which they should be) and Lord Patten and the BBC Trust because they appear to be fighting the BBC’s cause rather than holding it to account on behalf of the license fee payer.”

Guido has also seen an exchange of letters appearing to show how the BBC has carefully altered its position in the face of both public and political pressure. Despite the Beeb initially ruling out an inquiry at all before succumbing to an internal investigation, Patten spins the u-turn as a “misinterpretation” of his original position. Following further letters of complaint Patten then finally announced a full, independent inquiry. They’ll be making that on-air apology in no time then.

Wilson has also written to Entwistle asking for clarification of his involvement in the decision to spike a Newsnight report into Savile. The Tory MP suggests that Entwistle must have been aware of the rumours surrounding Savile at the time and his 2007 interview with the police under caution. Very awkward questions to answer. The pressure is mounting…


  1. 1
    TrollhunterX says:

    That’s a can of zombie worms waiting to be opened…

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    Angry of London says:

    Isn’t Bentwistle a Tory? Why would he want to support the Bully Boy C***s?

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    Bluto says:

    It’s the cover-up that always gets them in the end!

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    Barry says:

    From experience, the BBC’s own complaints procedure is worse than useless, its chief purpose being to deflect criticism rather than to respond objectively to it.

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s not phone-hacking though, is it? If you want to know what a real victim looks like, see Hugh Grant.

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    Swiss Bob says:

    Vindication that the BBC is a corrupt organisation.

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    Anonymous says:

    Why doesn’t this government stopping giving benefits to able bodied people? and pay others what is min needed to live?

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    AC1 says:

    Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results…


    Dave’s Blue Labour =Continuity Gordonomics.

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    Anonymous says:

    Does this means Mrs T gave him a helping hand?

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    The BBC is usually so good at getting to the bottom of things…

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    Sir Jimmy says:

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    Jimmy says:

    Mike Read, a Radio 1 DJ who attended Savile’s funeral, said: “No one knew about his private life. We only knew him as a senior broadcaster. Most of us at Radio 1 probably only saw him one or twice a year as he was a separate entity.”

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    Southern Softy says:

    Disband it and save us the cost of funding the OAP’s licence fee.

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    will says:

    Guido, the BBC are starting to get very worried as whilst Jimmy saville may be dead some of the others who knew about this are still employed at the BBC, so may face awkward questions about this. Also if their was more individuals involved as mentioned by the sunday times writer on sunday, then the BBC could face some awkward allegations about child protection etc

    This could be damaging to some senior individuals at the BBC, a quick look at the credits for some programmes that jimmy saville worked on might reveal that some junior individuals (researchers, runners etc) might now be in senior posts in media organisations.

    This could get very mucky for the BBC especially if more allegations come to light of young or underage adults being passed around.

    and to think frank bough was villified for wearing womens underwear, seems harmless by comparision

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    Dingo says:

    A state broadcasting organisation involved in child abuse cover ups?

    I bet the BBC are outraged

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    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Entwistle has announced that he will appoint his OWN independent chairman to lead an enquiry.

    Run that one past me again !

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    The PRick Posing as PM says:

    Never mind all this JS stuff! I’ve much more important things to discuss on my visit to the Imperial War Museum, namely – Celebrating the First World War, – the War to End Wars!

    I haven’t the faintest idea about anything to do with military matters, but – and this is very important, – to Celebrate the First World War, – I shall make sure we are fully signed up to the €USSR – and shagged by Brussels even more thoroughly than we are now!

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Half the BBC bosses should be in jail. The other half should be in Russian penal work-camps.

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    Anonymous says:

    Even I was abused, but not by him. No sure where will it end up.

    Lots went on in school hostels.

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    Revd. (£rd Fucking Way) Phoney B£iar, sanctimonious git and £iar, emoting and wiv stupid grin says:

    Hi !!!

    And I’ve just stopped by to say that every penny I spent on shredders – and the people to work them – was worf it!

    Top Tip – eh?

    Bye – must dash – a Union Boss wants to join my Bank!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    There is no reason to have a state broad caster other than for state propaganda. Let it go private.

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    Oh come now !!!! where's your sense of justice and fair play??? says:

    - they should be water-boarded, then slowly roasted, then taken to Tyburn for the standard Treatment for Traitors!

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    Strictly Come Pervin' says:

    They tell you that your mental if you complain.

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    Anonymous says:

    Some might have moved to other organisations like Sky, etc.

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    The Till is still open says:

    Or Lard Prescott

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    A can of worms that the establishment (of which the BBC is part) will do their best to keep closed, as they have been doing for 40 years. On Boulton some Guardian mouthpiece was saying there shouldn’t be an enquiry in the form of the News International one. Presumably because plebs not celebs were the victims.

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    Now then, now then, Howzabout that then? The band woz Showdaddyyourfanny!

    I thankyew.

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    I'll raise you 10 for Notting Hill Gaat says:

    - the BBC are bottom feeders – geddit? Fancy a taste of arse in the afternoon? – go to the BBC ‘oppportunity’ department.

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    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Or any other celeb.

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    junkkmale says:

    ‘they appear to be fighting the BBC’s cause rather than holding it to account on behalf of the license fee payer’

    Interestingly, the final arbiter on BBC complaints is, of course, the BBC Trust.

    Though I guess there is OFCOM.

    Now, who runs that and wanted which job?

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Jimmygate will be there to haunt them in the future.

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    Jimmy Savile's Ball Sack says:

    No one will get to the bottom of Jimmy’s LOAD

    It went everywhere in very large helpings.

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    Boris the Beast says:

    I just the Cameron managed to fit his dead son into yesterdays speech

    I nearly ran out of onions

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    Check facts first says:

    The BBC is never, ever wrong. Viewers complain time and time again to the BBC about all manner of things; but they never admit to being wrong. What a perfect world they live in.

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    ToonBob... says:

    The Beeb is the Guardian of broadcasting !

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    tube_thumper says:


    I keep sending them letters telling them that Alan Hnasen is shit and they pay him something like 40 k an appearance.

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    It's probably institutional says:

    No , probably because the Celebs were the abusers !

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    Aaron D Highside says:

    Which is the more evil: Coulson and NoW or Savile and the rapists, child molesters and gropers at the BBC. Hmmm. Tricky.

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    And, using your logic, the Queen shouldn’t launch ships, because she’s not a Captain or a ships pilot, the Minister for Health should be sacked because he’s not a Doctor or Nurse, and Ed Miliband should be made head of Gynaecology in the UK, because every time he opens his mouth, all I can think is “What a cu.nt”………?

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    tube_thumper says:

    Saville looked like a fucking Nonce from day one.

    By the way for those that dont know know is actaully an acronym for prisoners Not on Courtyard Excercise

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    Lord Stansted says:


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    Squeezed middle says:

    The BBC will investigate and discover that So-Vile really was an evil pervert – a person who associated with Mrs Thatcher. Instant steps will be taken to ensure that no on so wicked and deluded can ever set foot in the BBC again, and heads will roll – how did he get through the ‘watertight’ oversight.

    TINO Patten to investigate BBC bias……. BBC will set terms of reference, conclude that there is far too little coverage of multiculturalism, the benefits of EU membership, the dangers of climate change, too far too fast, pasties, plebs, Ashcroft, wicked bankers, the plight of some poor cow who “was a qualified engineer who mas made redundant after her first (of four) child and has to subsist on £28K (net) from my pocket” Wicked evil tories… Will also conclude that Obama is the anointed one and everyone who opposes him is a white reactionary fundamentalist gun nut.

    Vulpine investigation of chicken coop massacre and concluded “we got it about right”

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    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    BBC Inquiry result:

    See no Savile
    Hear no Savile
    Speak no Savile.
    Knew no Savile.

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    Every fucker is covering his/her, er, bottom. Some Labour MP (for Leeds, I think)was on World at 1: when asked if he knew anything, replied:

    “well, er, ahem, yes, I heard something but, y’know, I just thought it was banter, like. Now, ah, what is scandalous, of couse, is how Jimmy Savile could go around a hospital unaccompanied…”

    Not me, Guv! It’s t’hospital’s fault, innit?

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    Brian Epstein's Trouser Press says:

    Why the fuck he would want to touch up pubescent 13 year old girls when there was ripe totty available like “Pan’s People” is beyond me….???? Mind you I always thought he looked a bit of nonce wierdo

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    Mad Frankie Maude says:


    Would women in their 40’s please come forward if the HAVEN’T been molested by Jimmy Savile.

    It’s so much easier that way.

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    Now then now then says:

    Guido wants to hold people at the bbc accountable for things that happened when they weren’t even working at the bbc, whilst defending the nazi pope over covering up thousands of child abuse cases in the catholic church. Funny, that.

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    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    Comment of the day.

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    Lord Stansted says:

    Indeed. The BBC is a busted brand. Close it down, they should follow the example of the NOW.

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    Just asking says:

    It will be interesting to see the how the legal position pans out – how can people be forced to pay their licence fee to an organisation that was knowlingly involved in child abuse?

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    TrollhunterX says:

    Ain’t no turkeys voting for Christmas in the BBC Trust.

    Some of them might be hoping this Mayan prophesy thing is on the money, though…

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    I was a girl aged 15 says:

    Jim Fixed it for me. I wanted a house with a garden and get away from mums pokey little flat. So Jim fixed it by giving a large helping, and within a year my wish came true.

  54. 54
    George Entwhistle says:

    “I’m pretending to be asleep.”

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    Manuel says:

    I know nothing

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    Stephen Fry says:

    Leon Briton maybe? I’ll say no more.

  57. 57

    We’d have to move Marble Arch then – plant a tree and wait for it to grow. (Too small, and you just get embarrassed by them running around, tethered at the neck)

    Or we could wait until the Xmas lights are up in Oxford Street, and plug them in at various intervals along the way, down to Tottenham Court Road – Get Rupert Murdock to switch on the lights, and GZZZZZT!!!! Job done.

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    Hugh Grant says:

    I molested Jimmy , does that count?

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    BBC Spokespersondaughter says:

    Mr Savile only worked at the BBC for a very short time. His alleged “activities” are nothing compared to the evil climate change deniers, the Tory and UKIP Parties, those who shop at Tesco, those who read the Daily Mail, those who would deny that Obarma is the greatest living huperson, etc., etc. ,etc, etc. ……..

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    I witnessed Jimmy molesting dead bodies. says:

    The first witness caught lying fucks the whole mess up.

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    Guido you were on the peripheries of the pop scene, what exactly did YOU know or hear of Jimmy Savile (Saville) there must have been rumours going around.

  62. 62
    sekwaf odiug says:

    You are from Barcelona

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    What a Stink says:

    Mike Read is walking around with clenched cheeks until he has his collar felt, then he can relax and empty his bowls…..

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    Glad to have left the BBC says:

    BBC managers have a terrible dream, one of their minions will rebel and challenge them. So they bully and threaten and set their attack dogs on them… their Human Resources rotweiler dickheads. Low morale is their target… do what we say is their diet of power that all managers are raised up on. So why should entywusly be any different, he’s got the BBC mark…a made man and you know what happens when you cross a made man. Horses heads in your beds, only with the BBC its horseshit in your heads.

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    A mature lady says:

    or your hair is grey.

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    Anonymous says:

    There is a good chance its just not him and he did it in other places as well.

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    Freddy Krueger says:


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    Billy Hill says:

    Thrasher Mitchell now 5/6 not to be Chief Whip at the end of this month.

    All the way in from 4/1.

    We can lay plenty of £6,000 to win £5,000.

    Place your bets now ladies & gents.

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    Well Guido is hoping the the Pope will bestow on him the Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great (KCSG) in Savile’s place

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    Freddy Krueger says:

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    Or Boris for that matter

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    TrollhunterX says:

    True dat. Also, what Bluto said.

    The BBC has made itself unaccountable via a labrynthine complaints procedure. I guess I’m what some might call a ‘useful idiot’, in that I am of the left, and once believed the licence fee guaranteed the public something commercial TV couldn’t offer, but *now* believe the Beeb is infested by the same kind of people who screwed up Labour in the 90s, by thinking that they were the good guys, riding in to save the day and to rescue good folk from the nasty people. Now I believe it’s time to drain the swamp of funding. Then we’ll see who is still prepared to hang together, and who will cut and run…

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    Helen Woodenswansch says:

    I wonder what they have to say about Wayne Rooney being the next captain.

    Is there no more clean people .

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    Lord Stansted says:

    Yes, I heard that. The man’s a fucking disgrace.

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    Gonk says:

    Goody gumdrops. Does this mean I can get that Self-certified 10 x salary
    mortgage and buy that little mansion in the country ?

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    Divine Brown says:

    I’ve seen it and not impressed

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    sekwaf odiug says:

    My that Pam when she pouted while dancing, they were big girls

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    Never mind Leveson & The Press….

    Its the BBC & their kiddy fiddling cover ups that we need to deal with.

    The BBC is not a fit and proper organisation !! as the saying goes

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    Get a Grip says:

    Guido wants to hold the organisation to account. Clearly individuals are not responsible if they were not there. If you must comment on such a serious matter, don’t misrepresent the facts.

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    Make the punishment mean something says:

    I think a couple of years in an american style penitentiary, where all BBC managers would be penitrated and reamed out by their inmates. That’ll make their eyes smart and maybe they would find out what abuse feels like. Only problem is BBC managers may want it more and do the inmates instead?

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    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    The Met. have issued their code name for the Savile Inquiry…Morning Cloud

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    Lord Stansted says:

    Why not start another war while you’re at it?

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    Licence tax payer says:

    Well I will stop paying my sky subscription. If only I had that choice with the BBC.

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    Babs from pans people says:

    How many here would have been glad to have had me grope you when you were a teenage boy ?

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Heads MUST roll.

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    Now then now then says:

    On that basis, can we hold to account the Conservative Party as an organisation for giving Saville two honours in his lifetime, in 1972 and 1990?

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    The end of the world is in sight for the BBC as we have known it.

    But they could still escape if not pushed hard enough.

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    Getting more sinister by the minute says:

    It’s pretty obvious a lot of people from all walks of life knew what he was doing and kept their mouths shut.

    Hospitals are investigating allegations that TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile preyed on children during visits to wards.

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    Esther Rancid says:

    Who do I apply to for my compo?

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    Dingo says:

    Labour / BBC / Guardian style socialism / statism requires Soviet / Nazi iron fist control in order for it to function

    We are witnessing the decline of state control in Britain

    Who would have thought that a Northern DJ in a tracksuit would be the catalyst to bring down the BBC

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    "Toilets" Entwistle says:

    I’ve just come back from a walk along Savile Row or Leeds General paediatric wars as it also known .

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Patten simply does not understand his role as Chairman of the BBC Trust – either that or he chooses to ignore it. I and many others clearly heard him say at the start of this scandal that there would not be an enquiry. His defensive tone left me in no doubt that he had gone completely native and was there to protect the BBC, not to hold it to account.

    With Patsy Patten in the chair there is clearly no prospect of the Trust fulfilling its role here. Its website states “Transparency – Setting new standards in openness is one of the BBC’s strategic objectives.” It would be enough to make a cat laugh if it were not so serious.

    This waste of space is obviously out of his depth and should be removed immediately in view of such a truly epic fail.

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    Ian Cameron says:

    FFS, don’t mention Jersey!

  97. 97

    My favourite…beautiful Babs……. I’ve forgotten what her name was.

    (Nicked with gratitude)

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    Not-So-Divine Brown, Kirkcaldy, says:

    Wanna see mine?

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    This hounding of Jimmy Savile has to stop. The spotlight might turn on other people including me, and people who have been covering up for me for years; Portsmouth City Council, the Police, The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner etc, might crack; even though I have often told them all that If I go down, I will take them all with me. Seems to me that I have to invoke the Grand Master’s protection again, so here is a photo of handsome me showing my masonic pinky rings.


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    Nina says:

    MPs turn a blind eye:

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    Simon says:

    The thing is other BBC journalists have tried in the past to investigate other pedophile rings but very senior BBC executives spiked them. The reason was that the case involved people in children’s homes, police, child protection officers and councillors. Guido has the information and I have exchanged a couple of emails with him about this so it’s up to him whether or not to report the information which is out there involving one girl with Downs Syndrome. This is indeed a terrible situation and yes, there are many cans of worms some of which may not get exposed. People ask how come others did not report Savile, but this situation is happening again with other child rapists being protected by others.

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    jgm2 says:

    They were also complicit in covering up the Maximum Imbecile fucking up the UK economy.

    No difficult questions for him along the lines of ‘Mr Brown, three years ago you predicted your budget would be in surplus by now but here you are, yet again, borrowing another 25bn quid….’

    ‘Mr Brown, if the economy is going so well why have you borrowed 300bn quid to pay the public sector since 2001…?’

    Nope. Just parroted every rigged figure and half-truth they were handed by Ali Campbell.

    An entire generation’s future fucked because they wouldn’t ask the (obvious) questions.

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    fruitcake says:

    It wouldn’t suprise me if the “indeopendent” investigation will make damage limitation its priority, throw one or two to the law and say this couldn’t happen now, stringent policies, check, balances, waffle, waffle……..now can we up the licence fee to pay for it all?

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    Lord Stansted says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself. I used to think the same as you too. What a fool I have been.

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    Simon says:

    Sorry – missed Nina’s post above.

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    I’ve changed my mind – you should be made head of Gynaecology in the UK.

    See #40

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    Ex maimed BBC complainer says:

    You must have met the same fascists that I met. Their HR bods are the worst of the bunch, they give managers advice how to brutalise complaining staff.

    This brutalised culture is endemic.. the only way to sort the BBC out is to sack every manager and get new blood in, who have not been raised on the BBC management strategy where power is everything and morale must be stamped down.

    Famous words of a top BBC boss in Scotland… “morale is too high”

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    whippersnapper2 says:

    Nothing new here then.
    There are zillions of us out here been begging for a serious serious look at this awful forcibly taxpayer funded organisation called the BBC – for years and years and years.
    What on earth do you expect from these complacent scum?

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    Aunty Matter says:

    Fucking hell Guido, I’ve been telling you for the last week that the BBC are not just dragging their feet, they are trying to kill the story.

    Note, Newsnight has NOT covered this story at all.

    I see bandwagon Ed has finally come out and said something at last…he doesn’t mention the BBC mind.

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    Handycock says:

    I’m free! Boaz.

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    JH says:

    You do.

    TV license inspectors have no more right to inspect your home than a double glazing salesman. It helps if you have no visible TV aerial or dish on the house.

    Starve the beast, throw their letters away.

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    BBC Watch Watch says:

    I think you’re forgetting the liberal left media’s trump card:-

    Rupert Murdoch

    I think you’ll find he is responsible for all the evil in the world and anything else is just tomorrow’s chip paper.

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    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC enjoyed sticking the knife into Sky when Keys and Gray were fired, funny that now we’re talking about rape and child molestation on their watch and quite possibly involving BBC stars AND managers, the BBC say nothing.

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    The Prophet Muhammad says:

    “Why would he want to touch up pubescent 13 year old girls…”

    Search me.

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    The British Establishment is imploding says:

    Samuel Brittan? Greville Janner? Lord Robertson? Gordon Brown? Ted Heath? Tony Blair? …

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Definitely +1

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    Anonymous says:

    Greece unemployment hits record.

    Unemployment in Greece hit a record 25% in July, government figures show, with youth unemployment reaching more than 54%.

    Obviously the left will be fuming with these unemployment figures in Greece.

    Or is it a case of unemployment is a price worth paying to save the faces of the EU political elite, just so they can save the Euro?

    But joking aside these figures really are horrendous, but does any one really care?

    A once very proud nation, truly is on its knees. But remember, Europe brings with it prosperity!

    It really doesn’t have to be this way at all. Germany has never ever learnt. Now she tries to conquer economically now!

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    BBC Watch Watch says:

    I hear they are turning the late Sir Jimmy’s extravagant headstone into ‘hard core’

    How very appropriate.

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    Lord Stansted says:

    All true. Their complaints page


    could have been designed by the Stasi.

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    BBC Watch Watch says:

    St Margaret:

    Mister Saville. Kindly remove your finger from my rectum.

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    jgm2 says:

    Lord Robertson of Dunblane?

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    BBC are balls says:

    Their goals and values are wonderful to read in the context of the bullying and sexist behaviour now exposed as commonplace.

    Trust is the foundation of the BBC: we are independent, impartial and honest.
    We respect each other and celebrate our diversity so that everyone can give their best.

    Of course these are only words, the real message is do what we say and dont complain or else we’ll kick the shit out of you.

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    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    Too late by a day. Would have made good rhetoric yesterday at Birmingham.


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    Aunty Matter says:


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    NYC dj doing BBC time says:

    Don’t ya just love that “got it about right”. It gets me every time – real soul music, as the BBC says.

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    Uncle Dick says:

    Bet you can’t find my headstone.

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    jgm2 says:

    Perhaps the T*ries are viewing this as an opportunity to get the BBC ‘on-side’ in the same way that whatever tiny morsel of objectivity they did have prior to 1997 was beaten out of ‘em when Labour had an ‘independent enquiry’ find against the BBC over Da*vid Kel*ly and Andrew Gil*li*gan.

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    Ian from Belfast says:

    Once a Catholic , always a Catholic .

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    Aunty Matter says:

    People are missing the real story. If BBC management knew what was going on, why did they continue to allow Savile access to young children? I still don’t understand why the fat idle c u n t z at the Met have’n paid a visit to the BBC to seize any records, also what went on over the Newsnight report? Not only that all those c u n tz coming out saying they knew nothing..let’s put them in a court on oath and let them repeat it. Let’s see if their memories are as blank as they claim.

    They Met have hundreds of fat idle plods kicking in doors over phone hacking, yet we are talking about child abuse and r@pe at the BBC and the Met are doing nothing. I bet the shredders have been at work at the BBC for the last week.

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    Rod Hull is in the frame now, apparently he was often seen fisting a young bird….and as for Harry Corbett and bestiality……

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    Christine Kitchener of 5 Malivina Terrace Slough says:

    Let us all keep talking about Jimmy Savile shall we ?

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    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC are quick to investigate the Catholic church but don’t like it when it involves Mu$l1ms kiddie fiddlers or of course themselves.

    If this were going on at Sky or ITV the BBC would be running it as the top story 24/7 and Newsnight wouldn’t shut up about it.

    The ONLY reason the BBC are looking into this story now is because ITV can the original report, a report the BBC had and refused to run. Why?

    We are supposed to believe the BBC is the best broadcaster on the planet, I think not. The c u n t z can’t be trusted.

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    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If you were a teenager in the sixties then Jimmy Savile was in his late thirties and unmarried .

    What were the parents doing I ask .

    Would you leave your teenage daughters anywhere near ?

    I rest my case .

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    genghiz the kahn says:


    But will Ed call for Leveson, rather than the BBC to carry this out?

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    Aunty Matter says:

    The Tories need to really ratchet it up, just as fat shit Prescott and Watson did. Along of course with bender Bryant.

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    BBC Watch Watch says:

    Bough’s dressing up in lady things was ‘harmless by comparison’ ???

    It was totally harmless! What harm can a balding, middle aged man do by dressing in lingerie other than possibly causing a rupture by excessive laughing in anyone who spies him.

    I think it was his fondness for the Columbian marching powder that did for Bough.

  139. 139
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Babs Lord – ended up with a Scottish beef farmer.

  140. 140
    Mrs T says:

    He used to make me magically moist!

  141. 141
    kenny Ninnoch says:

    And there was another disc jockey too at that time going around telling people ” call me fluff ” .

    I always thought that was strange too.

  142. 142
    Aunty Matter says:

    The question I ask of Guido and others is why did Newsnight kill the original story? Who did that and why? Where are the emails?

    The Tories really need to go after the BBC on this

  143. 143
  144. 144
    jgm2 says:

    Germany has learned. It has learned that you cannot borrow and print your way out of a spending crisis.

    It tried that 80 years ago.

    More recently it has been tried by Zimbabwe.

    The trick is not to get yourself into such a position in the first place. Fix the roof while the sun is shining. Put cash away in the good times to see you through the bad. Just like Keynes suggested.

  145. 145
    Aunty Matter says:

    Some lesbian was on Radio 5 claiming that men had it easy in WW1 and that is was the women who really suffered.

    And they give dykes like that the vote.

  146. 146
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    Oh gawd isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing?

    “Ohh I always through he looked like a ‘rong ‘un”

    I see you are one of these ‘no smoke without fire’ types. God forbid you should ever be called for jury service.

  147. 147
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    “On balance, we feel we got it about right”

  148. 148
    On time and to budget says:

    I think under cover of night we should get the SAS to dig up Savile’s concrete encased coffin and transport it to way out into the Irish Sea and dump it.

    Then in the morning we can get back to the serious issue about how we are to react when the Euro implodes .

  149. 149
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    The BBC accounts for a large number of the paper’s sales.

    If you go into any BBC building you will see copies of the Graun everywhere.

    If you walk into any BBC building carrying a copy of the Telegraph (never mind the Daily Mail) you will be treated as an outsider.

    The BBC spends a lot of license fee money on advertising staff posts in the Graun because “we feel the readership is in tune with our views”

  150. 150
    Strictly Fuck off out of my life says:

    The BBC is a disgrace

  151. 151
    Larry Livingstone says:

    Germany has also learned that you can produce military hardware and sell it at inflated prices to countries like Greece who cannot repay and still show a profit and make plenty of work for the boys and girls in your network

  152. 152
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    As an ex-beeboid myself I can only concur.

    I mean, how the fuck does someone like George Entwistle become BBC chief under a Tory administration? It”s mind-boggling!

    A ‘made man’. Made from rubbish like Haymarket Magazines.

  153. 153
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    The Tories won’t ‘go after’ the BBC.

    You just don’t get it do you?

  154. 154
    They're all in it together says:

    The issue isn’t Savile.

    It’s who knew what and when, and how far up the fcuking crappy british establishment the noncing rot goes.

    I suppose you don’t regard Rochdale a serious issue either, or Jersey.

  155. 155
    AC1 says:

    No but you might be able to get a Self-certified 10 x salary credit card and buy a loaf of bread.

  156. 156
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    Ha ha! Fucking ace!

    Instead of being blown to smithereens by shrapnel they had to wash the babies nappies and dread the footsteps of the telegram boy.

    Feminists do women a grave injustice.

  157. 157
    BBC Watch Watch says:


  158. 158
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    There have always been strong links between the Guardian and BBC. Polly Toynbee was BBC social affairs editor for 7 years and Seamus Milne’s father was director of programmes and director general for a good chunk of Savile’s most prolific years.

    There are many reasons why luminaries at the Guardian (and in the Labour PArty) would not want the drains lifted at the BBC.

  159. 159
    Anonymous says:


    It beggars belief.

  160. 160
    BBC Watch Watch says:

    Oh right?

    So who else ‘looks like a nonce’ that we haven’t already arrested and pilloried.

    Care to post up your mugshot Thumper. I might well decide that you look like a nonce.

  161. 161
    The General Public says:

    “Buckin’ horse, buckin’ horse, buckin’, buckin’, buckin’ horse….”

  162. 162

    Germany has also learned that stopping Eads and BAE from merging you can have a twofer – piss off the UK AND France!

    Vote on EU now – tell tin knickers she can bail Europe out without our money.

  163. 163
    George says:

    Do we really need to be so original and “gate” every scandal that appears?

  164. 164
    Esther Ratface says:

    I hope you will all be supporting Children in Need this year.

    At this difficult time for the BBC, it’s important that we all come together as a family of viewers and support the organisation that has touched our lives in so many ways. The BBC needs your support and all the good publicity it can get right now.

    So please, please give whatever you can, however small (minim donation £20).

    Just think of the children, as my dear, dear friend Jimmy used to say.

  165. 165

    The paperwork will all have been “lost in the move” to Salford, I’m afraid.

    What a shame…..

  166. 166
    Aunty Matter says:

    Don’t forget all that drinking they did, they even had to bring in licencing laws to get the bitches back to work. Tough life compared to facing a German machine gun.

  167. 167
    Funambulist says:


  168. 168
    Aunty Matter says:

    Many of the children who visited the BBC may well have been bussed down from schools etc so the parents would not be around. However, why did the BBC allow 12 year olds to be allowed on their own into Savile’s dressing room?

    The duty of care was with the BBC management,

  169. 169
    Aunty Matter says:

    Ed will do whatever the bandwagon say..so long as the BBC are left out of it.

  170. 170
    Can of worms says:

    You make the assumption that Tory interests and BBC interests conflict over this issue.

    Once you start digging, it’s not that hard to understand why Tory/Labour and the BBC might have a common interest in trying to suppress the whole sorry Savile saga.

  171. 171
    Pedalo Phile says:

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about…

  172. 172
    Alan Hansen says:

    Pace Power Precision . Now hurry up and get me paid, Christmas is coming and I’ve a Morrisons trolley that needs pushed.

  173. 173
    BBC are balls says:

    Have you noticed how the recent guardian articles on the BBC dont allow comments… wonder why?

  174. 174
    Play School Presenters says:

    We would have chaperoned them, if we weren’t out of our heads on pot.

  175. 175
    Col Nut says:

    Some lives appear to have been touched more than others.

  176. 176
    BBC Watch Watch Watch says:

    On balance we feel that BBC Watch Watch got it about right.

  177. 177
    George says:

    Wondered when you’d get in on the act ;Hugh!

  178. 178
    Col Nut says:

    And what about investigating that Richard Branson. He’s been seen mounting Virgin trains.

  179. 179
    Divine Brown says:

    You will have to come to Hollywood to get it warmed up so I can see it properly

  180. 180
    Jimmygate says:

    We have learned lessons from this.

  181. 181
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Ah, leftist deflection & innuendo.

    Google Labour25.

    You must be so proud of the association Jimmy – oh, I say, you have the same name as him….

  182. 182
    George says:

    When was the last time the BBC asked to obvious question?

  183. 183
    oul bag says:

    Maybe it was dark and that bloke thought Sandy Toksvig was Orville. Easy mistake to make.

  184. 184
    BBC are beastests says:

    You’re crap speller, must work for the guardian. It’s Hunts.

  185. 185
    doing the rabbit? says:

    whats going on with Jimmy’s shirt there?

  186. 186
    Pedalo Phile says:

    Hahahaha ha

  187. 187
    untrustworthy get says:

    He’s always been a slimy fucker.

  188. 188
    BBC are buggered says:

    You’ve been well taught by the BBC burying squad.

  189. 189
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Presenters in Need…

    of prosecution.

  190. 190
    keredybretsa says:

    Isn’t it all a bit vile keeping on+on+on about Jimmy Savile and his jogging trousers?

  191. 191
    misterneddy says:

    The difference is that the Catholic Church has acknowledged wrong doing in its ranks and has taken steps to stamp it out.

    The BBC hasn’t.

    If you want to compare the BBC’s reaction to allegations of child abuse by senior member’s of the BBC and the Catholic churche’s. then please do. The Catholic church admits it wrongly covered up for wrong doing, but now has taken steps to eradicate it from the Church.

    The BBC has dragged it’s feet over Savile until forced, kicking and screaming, into action, which it will implement, control and will conclude with, it was a long time ago, it was a different time, with different sexual politics, the abused kids were groupies who were asking for it, lessons learned and we will now get the balance about right”

    Funny how the BBC (rightly) attacked Catholic Priests for what they did in that “different time” in the 60s and 70s, but when one (and now many more than one) of their own are accused, they fell back on the “it was a different time, we were only having a little harmless fun and the victims largely asked for it” defence.

    The BBC now have a WORSE record on this than the Catholic Church.

  192. 192
    untrustworthy gets says:

    I want a refund on my licence.

  193. 193
    Jimmy says:

    Does the B&P still exist? I thought you lot had given up and joined the EDL instead.

  194. 194
    the last BBC boss says:

    I got out just in time, didnt I?

  195. 195
    misterneddy says:

    Agreed. The politicians used to fear Murdoch, but NONE of them has the balls to even hint at taking on the might of the BBC, especially the tories.

    Labour LOVE the BBC, as the BBC is labour’s propaganda arm. the BBC and the Guardian and all the “agenda setting” luvvies would go apoplectic if the tories even hinted at going after “good old auntie beeb” The Beeb is an institution that had an image of being beyond reproach.

    The sooner that false facade crumbles from the evil, corrupt and deeply damaging traitorous BBC the better.

    The BBC should have been closed down years ago.

    At the very least, the BBC should be broken up and turned into separate private competitive, voluntary subscription only services.

    The BBC is a child abusing, Marxist, British hating, corrupt organisation that should be shut down

  196. 196
    Anonymous says:

    The Mountbatten,Lilley,Portillo,Derek Laud,Ian Greer,Mandelson,Rifkind,Meek,Cliff,Boothby,Kray,King,Denning,Thorpe,Freeman,Epstein,Glitter band.

  197. 197
    misterneddy says:

    True, there are just as many pervs in the heights of the tory party as there are in the heights of the civil service, labour and the BBC. The Establishment is full of pervs

  198. 198
    misterneddy says:

    Murdoch handled the scandal at the News of the World in a very rigorous and decisive manner, befitting a world leading businessman, entrepreneur and capitalist.

    The BBC is a state funded monolith, and is typical of the state run, irresponsible, “pass-the-buck” attitude of an organisation that has NO competitive role, mandate or threat.

    The BBC will NOT be shut down over this. Even if their satanic child sacrifice parties were uncovered, then they would say “lessons would be learned, changes have been implemented and we now have the balance about right” and carry on as if nothing happened.

    The BBC is utterly corrupt and has NO place in a functioning democracy (Yeah, I know we are NOT a functioning democracy).

    If I was the Prime Minister, I would take the popularity hit and break up the BBC, scrapping the licence fee, and I would turn the BBC into a subscription only service.

    Let those anti-British lunatics on the left bleat about it all they like. It only serves to prove how left wing the BBC has become and proves how the BBC are failing in their duty to be impartial.

  199. 199
    Owen Jones says:

    talking about Hunts.

    what the fuck are the guardian doing talking about tax evasion?!


  200. 200
    misterneddy says:

    Cameron won’t let them. He is every bit a fully integrated part of the Marxist/fascist elite establishment who use the BBC as their propaganda arm. He is equally as muc ha lefty liberal as Miliband, clegg and teh BBC hierarchy. They are all using the cover of the BBC’s “impartiality” (which most of the population stupidly still believe) to brainwash this nation to agree to the destruction of itself as a nation.

  201. 201
    misterneddy says:

    If only the rest of the country would wake up and realise that all three main parliamentary party leaders are all the same when it comes to the EU and tin-nickers and the whole agenda and that the ONLY way to get a positive change from our current mess is to elect a UKIP government?

    But unfortunately, the British People get most of their political information from the BBC, so they are all still brainwashed into believing that the top three parties are still different and it is worth voting for one of them, if only to stop another of them from getting into power.

    There is NO DIFFERENCE.

    But you will not hear that openly on the BBC, because the BBC want ANY of the top three in power to keep the establishment plan on track!

  202. 202
    misterneddy says:

    Children in need ….

    …of protection from the nonces at the BBC!

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:

    corruption + slow hard change = competency.
    can it? really? nothing worthwhile
    is easy. could listen to some Gangnam along the way.

  204. 204
    misterneddy says:

    And he was pilloried for it at the time.

    And he was totally correct. The sick part about all this, is that it was common knowledge amongst entertainers and the staff at the BBC, but they systematically covered it up and enabled him to carry on abusing kids for decades!!!

    Now the BBC are admitting that a “prime time apology” is due.


    Was an apology, even an accepted apology enough from Andrew Mitchell MP, for the BBC to leave that story alone?

    NO… Heads must roll and there must be prosecutions. There needs to be a full, thorough, wide ranging, open, public, independent Judge led inquiry into ALL aspects of BBC management. Covering everything from child protection, to political and scientific bias and everything in between!

  205. 205
    Anonymous says:

    looting is just that, looting.

    Billionaires wars are just that, creating further riches for the ultra rich.

    bit pointless when the head of a dictator is chopped off but the poison in the body of the country remains.

  206. 206
    Steve Lloyd. says:

    Google labour 25 and tell us what your take on it is. You won’t because like most Labour supporters, your a gutless, clueles C*nt, and no doubt living off of my taxes.

  207. 207
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I don’t like Rupe much, but I respect him as a business man.

    He did what he had to do and severed the festering limb that was NOTW.

    He knew it would be very painful, but he was man enough to do it.

    The soft buggers at the BBC do not have the courage to do the same and that will result in a slow and painful necrosis.

  208. 208
    Gary Glitter says:

    I asked Jim to fix my computer and he took it to PC World, Tw@t

  209. 209
    Jack Ketch says:

    The actual site of the ‘Tyburn Tree’ is marked by a plaque in the surface of the triangular traffic island at the beginning of Edgware Road north of Marble Arch. Even the old three beamed gallows could be revived with no disturbance of surrounding landmarks.

  210. 210
    Fish says:

    Not such a full inquiry after all.

    I think that we need to understand if the culture that covered up Savile wrong doing still exists. Patten doesn’t agree according to this;

    Asked in an interview on the Media Show on BBC Radio 4 whether the inquiry should investigate the cancellation of the Newsnight report, Lord Patten said: “My own view is I’m very reluctant to question the journalistic integrity of the people involved in those decisions.

  211. 211
    David B says:

    If this was any other institution the headline on the BBC would have been “institutional abuse”.

    Well if an institution can be “institutional” anything the BBC is acting like it is an”institutional” abuser by covering up not just this but what appears to be a whole culture of abuse.

    Time to call itself to book

  212. 212
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Patten is a useless fucker – a Tory who actually wanted to be an EU Commissioner. A real cuckoo in the nest.

  213. 213

    Bill and Ben were at it too. Couldn’t get a sensible word out of them, except “weeeeed”.

  214. 214
    Terrible But True says:

    While another wrong can be a useful distraction, and has served the BBC and its defenders well in the past, it may be best to think things through before posting in knee-jerk ‘defence’.
    As with Mr. Savile attending Chequers parties, it is possible the leadership of the country had greater things on their mind than possible dodgy activities by celebs on the guest list, and probably would have relied on their employers to be aware of and advise any activities with children that were tolerated and/or facilitated.

  215. 215
    Anonymous says:

    Ed M wades in.

  216. 216
    the Poor Bloody Taxpayer (PBT) says:

    in doing nothing bentwhistle and batten are only doing their jobs

    whoever gave the PBT, or the BBC Charter a thought whilst chasing the ratings fairy into the cess-pit?

    sell the BBC to NewsCorpse – they are very similar organisations but one of them pays tax

  217. 217
    oddly helpful says:

    It would be nice to think that David Davies had another barnstorming campaign to lead over this well-defined issue. Separate the target, wait for a clear shot, take the target cleanly down. A merely wounded beast will panic and behave unpredictably.

  218. 218
    Nic Niewart says:

    Mr Entwistle; They’ll be saying next UNCLE MAC used to interfere with children in the BBC toilets.

    O they have?

  219. 219
    Nic Niewart says:

    Mr Entwistle: Paradigm shift: A new boss of Ford doesn’t know what kind of work is taking place in the factory on the Fiesta. Is it likely?
    And you didn’t know what kind of programme NEWSNIGHT was making and claim to have no idea why it was canned. And had no desire to find out or ask why in all the time since ? Perhaps you were too busy working out where to spend your £830,000 annual salary.

  220. 220
    LongRunsTheFOX says:

    Who is the BBC Presenter on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC TV Northern Ireland who has a Super Injunction to prevent the press printing allegations regarding allegations about the sexual offence voyeurism against him? Did he take photographs of a young person in a state of undress in a leisure centre without their consent? What age was this man/youth/boy? Why have the BBC not acted upon this? Is there any truth in further rumours that the “dogs in the street”know about regarding this presenters frequent visits to Manchester Rent Boys when recording for BBC 4 in England? How long do the presenter and the Beeb in London and Belfast think they can keep this quiet for. This is happening NOW not in the 70’s We hear his voice we pay his over-inflated wages. Will this be examined as part of the BBC investigations? Probably not. HYPOCRITES!

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