October 16th, 2012

Exclusive: The BBC ‘Fit and Proper’ Ofcom Investigation

Guido can exclusively reveal this morning that the BBC are facing mounting pressure to prove that they are a “fit and proper” organisation to hold a broadcast licence. Tory MP Philip Davies has written to Ofcom boss Ed Richards demanding the BBC face the test into their probity following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse revelations and the subsequent cover up that has emerged in the last few weeks:

Tricky to argue with that…


246 Comments

  1. 1
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Perfect, just perfect, what a wonderful start to the day!

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    • 4
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      +Me
      Can this really be happening? Could this be a defining moment in the history of this great Island when the truth and its noble allies are victorious over the vile, traitorous and hateful Socialist National Broadcaster, that has helped keep the people of Great Britain misinformed and subjugated for so long?

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      • 23
        UKIP.i.am.awake says:

        Lefty BBCboids hoist with their own petard.

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        • 72
          Selohesra says:

          Puts me in awkward position – I dont want to jump on the Milibandwagon

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        • 86
          misterneddy says:

          It is tricky to argue with it…..

          So the lefty bastards who prop up the corrupt and discredited BBC will not argue with it, and ignore it instead and wait for the inquiries to pronounce the BBC as “having made mistakes, which it has learned lessons from and we can draw a line under it and move on.”

          Cameron was a total fool to allow the Leveson Inquiry become a show-trial, witch-hunt against Murdoch. He should have ensured that the BBC were firmly in the cross-hairs too and now there MUST be a proper, INDEPENDENT investigation into the BBC to ascertain whether it is a fit an proper body to hold a broadcasting licence. This should not only address the issue of sexual abuse and predatory behaviour of staff, but of their blatantly sexist and ageist employment practices and their overt political bias and their complete LACK of balance or impartiality across a whole range of subjects which have a direct effect upon the fabric of this nation and the “democracy” of which we are supposed to be.

          I think that the BBC is NOT even remotely a fit and proper body to hold a broadcast licence and that they are a very dangerous propaganda outlet pushing what they consider “acceptable” thought and a view of how this country should be, which is entirely at odds with what this country has always been.

          The BBC fails every single day to adhere to it’s charter and it does so with impunity. It has been brainwashing this country for decades.

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          • V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

            Excellent, this has made my day, the lefty BBC scum are about to get theirs. Typical programme last night, story attacking the Government, Labour MP scumbag invited on to criticise, no alternative view, we’re not biased claims BBC!

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          • Ed Richards was previously a Senior Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair and before that Controller of Corporate Strategy at the BBC. He has also worked in consulting at London Economics Ltd, and as an advisor to Gordon Brown.

            Well, that fills you with confidence doesn’t it?

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          • Schrödinger's tat says:

            Figures within the BBC have admitted that a conscious decision was made to side with the AGW nutters, and that the ‘science was settled’.That is no way for an independent, impartial broadcaster to be behave.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Ed Richards is obviously (through no fault of his own) unable to come to an unbiased decision and will have to excuse himself from deciding whether or not to investigate the BBC.

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          • Could you explain this strange word fault, jgm2?

            I have my BBC Dictionary here and it has fatwa and fauna but nothing in between.

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          • The Tosser in No 10 says:

            But I desperately want you to BELIEVE in the Global Warning Scam! Where will me and my mates be if you start to question all that the BBC pours money in to tell you??

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          • A hard Pressed TV Tax Payer says:

            + 45M

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          • lojolondon says:

            On the Jimmy Saville story – dropped right off the BBC front page, I see – howcome Eric Joyce is escaping so lightly for shagging schoolgirls, in this week of all weeks?? You would expect the Tories to be all over that and asking Harperson amongst others to explain the Liebour position on that situation. Dead silence from the BeeB, of course, as they focus on a guy who may have sworn at a cop. WHICH offence, by the way, THEY made legal!

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          • Anonymous says:

            It certainly is time for the BBC to be investigated. I choose to buy products from Rupert Murdoch. The state take money from me for the BBC licence and currently their gross behaviour is not something I want to subsrcibe to. A choice would be nice !

            Ritually humiliating a Publishing giant like Rupert Murdoch at Leeveson
            was particularly cringing. Still we will not do that to Auntie BBC no matter
            what her crimes. ACTUALLY WE SHOULD

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      • 234

        Maybe even the truth about Scotland can be brought out into the open from the Biased Broadcasting Company.All the lies redressed,now that we would be best for all seekers of independence and truth seekers also.

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    • 26
      JH says:

      Tee Hee.

      Payback for the towering heights of faux outrage surrounding the hacking enquiry, stretched and compounded into a 24/7 ticker-tape shriekfest in an attempt to destroy a commercial rival, co-ordinated with their print wing.

      Payback time you lefty Gramsciian fuckers.

      Why don’t you try claiming that attacking the BBC like this is awfully homophobic? That could work. Right?

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      • 37

        ‘JH says:
        October 16, 2012 at 8:11 am
        Tee Hee.

        ‘Payback for the towering heights of faux outrage surrounding the hacking enquiry, stretched and compounded into a 24/7 ticker-tape shriekfest in an attempt to destroy a commercial rival, co-ordinated with their print wing.’

        You’re not wrong.

        If only Armando Iannucci were DG…

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    • 58
      michael says:

      Its gets better … according to the Catholic Herald Saville attended mass several times a week – that’s an awful lot of confessional time.

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      • 67
        St.Tone says:

        Must have been hoping for a conversion from little girls to little boys and become a good kafflik like me

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      • 68
        The Vatican says:

        Boasting. He was told to say three Hail Mary’s for the sin of pride

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      • 69
        smallwit says:

        I don’t see that that’s relevant. For all we know, he may have been a deeply troubled man in the grip of urges he didn’t want and couldn’t control. He needed help. He may well have known that (his brother was convicted of a similar offence). Perhaps if circumstances had compelled him to seek it (i.e. by the Beeb forcing him to) he might have found it.

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    • 137
      Captn P says:

      A circular firing squad tag?

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    • 176
      Anonymous says:

      At Last!! Auntie lost the plot thirty years ago when it became the biased broadcasting company

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  2. 2
    fuck the bbc says:

    Watch the beeboids and grauniads joke on their freshly chopped fruit salad breakfasts

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  3. 3
    Nothing better to do says:

    Cheered me up this morning.

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  4. 5
    eadav says:

    Sadly, even if the inquiry goes ahead, it will be unlikely to include in its remit the far more significant question of political partiality.

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  5. 6
    Mrs May says:

    I shall block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA.

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  6. 7
    Black Cab says:

    He right, but illiterate.

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    • 8
      Black Cab says:

      Urgh. Need caffeine.

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      • 30
        The public says:

        Not from Starbucks, I hope

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        • 36
          Say no to tax-dodging US corporates says:

          He said caffeine, not urine.

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          • Socialist Dimwit Logic says:

            So if a company lose £39 million in a financial year, the fact that they do not pay tax because there was no profit to tax, is tax dodging?

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          • jgm2 says:

            Starbucks lost money?

            It’s a start. For years I have have said that this recession will not be over until Starbucks goes out of business. Until we, as a nation, come to our sober senses and give it ‘Hold on a fucking minute, three quid? For a cup of coffee? In a paper cup?’

            While we still have millions of people every day who think nothing of spending three quid on a paper cup full of coffee then we have, as a nation, lost sight of the value of money.

            Starbucks are a bellwether of the consumer idiocracy that has divorced people from economic reality.

            And Apple need to go out of business too. For the same reason.

            Only then can we say that we have taken the first step on the road to recovery.

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          • smoggie says:

            Starbucks are not losing money. Revenue is being syphoned off through intercompany agreements to mother companies in lower tax regimes. For example Starbucks UK pays exorbitant royalties for the use of the Starbucks name. This is where the taxman should be doing his job and stopping this fiddle.

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          • jgm2 says:

            So they’re only pretending to lose money?

            We’ll be running deficits for a long time yet in that case.

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          • Selling coals to Newcastle says:

            No bottled fucking water is the height of consumer idiocy. I can see the point in some parts of the world but we have perfectly fine drinking water here. What a loads of pretentious wank.

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  7. 9
    a non says:

    It would appear Salmond has had enough of the BBC too.

    Independent -“Alex Salmond has declared his intention to replace the BBC with a new public service broadcaster for Scotland, which may be partly funded by advertising..”

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    • 20
      JockInFrance says:

      Buckfast will have to up its advertising budget to pay for all that.

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    • 134
      Conspiracy Theorist says:

      Salmond to axe BBC, in that case can I vote for ‘independence’ too?

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    • 168
      Gonk says:

      Alex Salmond has declared his intention to replace the BBC with a new public service broadcaster that is even more devoted to grovelling and publicising
      the wonderful pronouncements of the new King ‘fat head’ Alex of Scotland.

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      • 238
        Tiger Tiger says:

        How large a share will he and his pals own? There’ll be very little criticism of the SNP on that channel!

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  8. 10
    MB. says:

    Isn’t the priority letting the police investigate and find out what really happened rather than a range of MPs rushing to get their names in the papers?

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    • 14
      fuck the bbc says:

      Not at all – phone hacking is the template put together by the BBC itself – so looking forward to it being hung by its own sanctimonious petard

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    • 19
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      The police seem to have been part of the problem.

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    • 223
      blub says:

      No. If the PBC play dead and keep quiet the polis might not find the hole in the wall – especially if they’re not looking too hard. External pressure ftw.

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  9. 11
    gramma says:

    Noticing no link above or on Twitter for this order-order piece.
    Am I to assume this comes from ” Wiki-Guido”?

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  10. 12
    Chlöe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    Bring it on.

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  11. 13
    smoggie says:

    Let Sky run the BBC until the licence can be re-tendered.

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  12. 15
    Hugh Janus says:

    Oh happy day! I’m not confident about the outcome but this news should at least cause some indigestion over breakfast.

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  13. 16
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    The BBC epitomises everything that is sick in the UK today.
    It is also the largest cause of putting people before magistrates.
    Shut down this centre of entitlement to tax households for the sake of watching television.

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    • 189
      or something like that... says:

      Would paying a licence fee make one complicit in the perpetration of criminal activity?

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      • 206
        The Chambers Spokesperson says:

        Interesting Question perhaps for the Supreme Court to Rule on…..

        it would most certainly be the case in the State’s with a class action

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  14. 17
    Auntie Flo' says:

    The systematic abuse of Christians on BBC’s Have Your Say should be part of this investigation too. The BBC’s moderators allow the vilest abuse of Christians on HYS – comments such as ‘All Christians should be burned’, Christians are evil’ etc. Complaints about this abuse are laughed at or ignored. A lot of Christians who used to post on Have Your Say no longer post because of this abuse.

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    • 82
      Hugh Janus says:

      “Complaints about this abuse are laughed at or ignored.”

      Try substituting ‘M*slims’ for ‘Christians’ and see where that gets you – it’s instant deletion.

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  15. 18
    Roger The cabin Boy says:

    I have always thought the Biased BBC should be towed out to sea and sunk. What about those that hold the enquiry, are they fit for purpose – NI/SLY revisited.

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  16. 22
    Richard and Andy says:

    Could never happen on Sky

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  17. 24
    Tom Watson says:

    More scandal for the BBC as someone is now saying they saw Rod Hull fisting a young bird

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  18. 27
    Compare the marxist says:

    This is the BBC news.
    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    And now question time.
    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    Newsnight
    Climate change, multi culti, climate change, multi culti. climate change , multi culti,the wonderfull EU
    Cuts ,cuts, cuts, cuts, , climate change, multi culti, the wonderful NHS, evil tories, health scares.

    ad infinitum.

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  19. 28
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    For once I am in total agreement with Ed Millionaireband that there should be a full independent enquiry of the BBC, even a Levenson-style enquiry of the 40 year culture of child abuse and its cover-up at the BBC..

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    • 45
      Grammar School Boy says:

      Me too, however the boy has cried wolf too often with his constant bandwagon calls for a range of inquiries.

      Agreeing with either Miliband is not in my nature.

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      • 97
        Phoney Tony B£iar says:

        No one will ever better my ‘Bloody Sunday’ enquiry for sheer waste and stupidity. It cost north of £200m and kept a lot of the legal profession profitably engaged for over 10 years. Also known as the Saville Enquiry – now there’s a name to conjure with….

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    • 46
      ToonBert... says:

      Then get rid of the Beeb :) Together with that Dick Bacon and the rest of them on the 5live talk-in progs.

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  20. 29
    Spot says:

    BBC bigging up ed milli about call for indepentent investigation into JS, ed true to form wasting money while he sits in his corner sucking his thumb staring the blank sheet of paper while waiting for economic policies to appear thru the eather .

    Cam for once talks some sense in not calling for an attack on Iran-jaw jaw not war war- as a more famous enlightened politician once said.

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  21. 35
    E Pluribus Beagle says:

    The BBC is mere weeks away from publishing holocaust denial under its own name and not indirectly through people like Atzmon. This is because the BBC is largely made up of antisemites and holocaust deniers who would happy invoke a new holocaust if they could. This isn’t even a debatable point any more. The only two questions you have to ask yourself are, when their apologists and defenders rise out of the muck, will any sane person bother to give them a hearing and how long will British subjects quietly tolerate their money going to fund this?

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  22. 38
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Philip can’t seem to make up his mind whether it’s Savile or Saville in the letter – is he using your spellchecker, Guido?

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  23. 41
    ToonBert... says:

    He fiddled with a Cub Scout ?? FFS is nothing sacred anymore?

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  24. 43
    BBC are buggered says:

    At last some sign that there is recognition that the BBC are buggered.
    Only hope the investigation allows evidence from previous employees about the BBC management culture of denying bullying sexist behaviour and victimisation of whistle blowers that opens the door for the traditional BBC coverups that lead to jimmygates.
    I ate my corn flakes with relish! Dont taste great but hey I’m content.

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    • 116
      Hugh Janus says:

      Buggered? Only slightly, and only for a while. Call Me Dave thinks the sun shines out of their backside, and with the rest of the establishment thinking the same way there will be multiple damage limitation exercises being undertaken now. Although we know the BBC to be an instinctively lefty bunch, the fact remains that all of our self-serving scummy politicians would be horrified at the thought of its demise. Whereas the rest of us have known for some time now that the game is well and truly up, and this state broadcaster, consuming (ie mostly wasting) £3.6bn of our money year in, year out, is long overdue for the chop.

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  25. 44
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Why is there never one of those secret filming thingy’s that the Bbbc do so well when it’s the b and P, or some big wig capitalists or even the odd low level politico?

    Let’s get some of those buttonhole (or should that be butt-hole) cameras in the dark and secretive corners of our secretive and biased totalising state broadcaster and expose some of those rich champagne socialist elites.

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  26. 47
    Blockbusters says:

    Can we just save time and sell the beeb off to Murdoch so he can turn them all into free 24hr movie channels paid for by advertising?

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  27. 49
    The BBC says:

    You celebrate now but you’ll regret it when there is no more Eastenders and Cash in the Attic.

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  28. 51
    Beeboid Sub-editor says:

    Don’t be silly. The BBC is quite rightly untouchable because it fulfills a vital role in educating the British public on why left-wing ideas are good and right-wing ideas are bad. Without the BBC, the public wouldn’t understand the importance of climate change, the benefits of immigration and the evils of British imperialism. Without the BBC, it is possible that a majority Conservative government might be returned, which would be a disaster for the country, if not the world, or indeed the known universe.

    That is why it is completely wrong to apply the same standards and rule to both the BBC and Sky. And anyone who asks why the BBC still needs to be paid for by a telly-tax when it’s able to go out and buy commercial ventures like Lonely Planet and makes a fortune from flogging crap shows to overseas networks should jolly well shut up!

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  29. 52
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If it is held the BBC are not fit and proper people to hold a public broadcasting licence will I get a refund for all the licence fees I have been forced to pay ?

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  30. 55
    The BBC says:

    Why do you hate us so? Have we not provided you with entertainment? Have we not employed conservatives like Clarkson, Davidson and Sissons? We are Auntie Beeb. We are the nation’s broadcaster. Love us, like we love you…

    Bunch of fucking tory bastards. Oh, shit, is the microphone still on?

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  31. 56
    David Wisteria says:

    Any compensation payments to be made should include a contribution from the BBC Pension Fund .

    This is only fair and the right thing to do .

    What has happened is truly appalling .

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  32. 61

    Media spat on R4 right now. Mehdi Hassan vs., I think, Suzanne Moore…

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    • 77
      JH says:

      So the BBC still have Mehdi on quick dial do they.

      What a surprise.

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    • 153
      Anonymous says:

      So it’s a socialist tw&t versus a socialist tw&t? Think I’ll pass.

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    • 215
      Gonk says:

      Suzanne Moore was hatched from the gusset of Germaine Greer and brought up
      by an idiot in the caves of the Welsh Marches. Some people should have a government
      health warning attached before broadcasting. After all you wouldn’t interview a rabid shrew on live radio would you ?

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  33. 62
    nellnewman says:

    How can the BBC be a fit and proper broadcaster when they not only employed a man over decades that they knew had a penchant for abusing children but where they also kept putting him in charge of children’s programmes so that he could access an endless supply of innocent victims?

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  34. 63
    FREDDY STARR ate my SISTER says:

    Why are my posts being blocked ?

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  35. 65
    Boycott Starbucks says:

    Did Savile have a BBC pension or was he a tax avoider like Paxman?

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  36. 71
    Alan Botney says:

    Look, Sir Jim’ll was a national treasure.

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  37. 73
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ed Miliband has called for an enquiry about his weetabix being soggy.

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  38. 79
    Andy Pandy says:

    I worked for the BBC for many years and never met Jimmy Savile .

    I am completely innocent of any wrongdoing .

    Please leave my pension alone .

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  39. 80
    Well it's a thought says:

    So the Establishment investigating the Establishment, oh yeh!, a real and transparent justice for all, good job they can get loads of spare whitewash from the Palace of Westminster, more money for the lawyers .

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    I remember when there were public toilets in the Rhondda says:

    I have not watched BBC for nearly three years now and I can tell you it has done me no harm whatsoever .

    The only problem is that in addition to my subs to Sky the BBC are still taking an annual fee off me .

    I have tried instructing one of those no win no fee lawyers to reclaim my money but all he wants me to do is go to his doctor and say I have whiplash .

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  41. 84
    Dave "Butch" Cameron says:

    On my days off I like to go round town poking ugly people with barge poles.

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  42. 88
    That's almost worth the licence fee says:

    ‘Fit and Proper person’ Rupe’s little lad did it, so it should be a pushover for the BBC>

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    • 191
      nigelforengland says:

      When the Andy Gray/Richard Keys thing blew up on Sky Sports, they got rid of them double quick. So there really is no way the BBC can ever criticise Sky again.

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  43. 89
    nellnewman says:

    A solicitor acting for some of the victims said they were contacted by a further 12 victims yesterday and the Child Abuse charity said it has taken 2000 calls in last ten day specifically about abuse by savile and his mates. One wonders what the total figure will be – certainly more than the 60 victims they are currently estimating.

    the Sun says that 4 backstage members of savile’s crew have been named as part of his abuse gang. not to mention other popstars and dj’s who’ve already been named elsewhere.

    Difficult to see how the sinisterbeeb could have missed activities on this scale.

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    • 141
      misterneddy says:

      Another victim, a former child actor, claimed that the abuse of children was endemic and systematic.

      Now what was it that the lefties and BBC loved reporting endlessly about the police? That racism was systemic, institutionalised and endemic?

      The BBC IS institutionally abusive to children and women. CLOSE IT DOWN!

      Murdoch had the balls to close the News of the World!

      Who has the balls to close down the BBC?

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      • 146
        jgm2 says:

        Simply stop paying them.

        It’s time The Sun put out a simple instructional DVD such as we see linked on here from time to time. Remove their ‘implied right of access’, refuse to self-incriminate. Tell ‘em to fuck off.

        Starve the beast.

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      • 147
        nellnewman says:

        Yes closing it down and selling it off is the only option . SinisterUncleBeeb is no longer a credible broadcaster.

        It is now exposed as riddled with sex abuse and hopelessly outdated leftwing ideas that have more in common with Russian TV.

        Selling it off would put some useful money into the Treasury coffers and save us all the annual license fee.

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        • 154
          jgm2 says:

          Or, to do a proper job, they could send us all a share certificate in the BBC – since we all own it after all. Then we could keep them or sell them as we saw fit.

          Why should the treasury get the money? It’s mine. I paid for it. Send me my fucking share certificate.

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        • 192
          nigelforengland says:

          Serious point and it would affect people I know who worked there, if it is shutdown (and I pray it is) how would it affect ongoing pension liabilities?

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      • 165
        Funambulist says:

        The News of the World got vilified for merely *reporting* the kind of abusive and illegal activities that were actually *carried out* by protected members of the BBC.

        IOW wicked to wag a finger at such activities, perfectly acceptable to indulge in same activities on a daily basis!

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    the poor bloody taxpayer (PBT) says:

    ………and so pay all of us!

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  46. 106
    Dave "Chutney" Cameron says:

    A guy knocked on my door waving a wad of cash he said, “I’m looking to buy another chimney.”

    I said, “Put your money away, this one’s on the house.”

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  47. 126
    John Noakes ate my tortoise says:

    The BBC should have been given a final warning when they were caught rigging the Blue Peter cat name vote.

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  48. 129
    jgm2 says:

    Interesting that it is Labour who appear to be leading the calls for an independent whitewash investigation. Nasal Ned and Harman on the radio this morning.

    I thought it a bit odd them calling for a BBC investigation since they (the BBC) are the media wing of the Labour party. But then I figured out what they were playing at. By calling for the ‘investigation’ they get a lot more say into who gets appointed to whitewash investigate. Whereas if they were caught publicly defending the BBC or actively blocking an investigation the voters might wake up to which side the BBC was on.

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    • 158
      Well it's a thought says:

      The braindead are waiting for the 40th anniversary of Emmerdale farm party to start off as per advertised on the BBC, anymore info given to these plebs would be too much for their single brain cell.

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  49. 135
    Des 2.2 from Captetown says:

    I for one find the constant showing of Savile’s mugshot on this site deeply offensive .

    Can you black it out or something Mr Guidedog ?

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  50. 138
    jgm2 says:

    The NHS is also on the hook. Apparently there are allegations that he was abusing kids at Stoke Mandeville hospital too.

    So much for the wonderful NHS. Did nobody raise any concerns at the hospital? None of the parents? None of the kids mention anything to any of the nurses?

    Really?

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    • 156
      NHS assistant sub-middle manager says:

      I think you’ll find that one or two of the nurses said to the children “pretend you’re asleep and the nasty man will go away”. So that’s the NHS off the hook, then: proof we did everything possible to protect patients.

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  51. 140
    I don't need no doctor says:

    ITV’s Tom Bradby has got his nose well up Ed Millionairebands arse. Bradby has got some crap show, aired last night. Millionaireband was allowed to waffle on, and on, and on. Then the BBC showed clips this morning.
    Is this some kind of media favouritism towards Millionaireband, for his promotion to the public. Somewhat blatant!

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    DeludEd says:

    Police have been asked to slow down all bandwagons long enough for me to climb aboard.

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  54. 150
    let justice be done says:

    Is that McKinnon bloke on the plane yet?

    If not why not?

    If he had been a Muslim he would not have been allowed on the bandwagon.

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  55. 151
    Noddy says:

    Many years ago I worked for the BBC alongside a very good friend of mine called Golly .

    Now Golly was and still is a very fine fellow . One day the BBC contacted me and pointed out that Golly’s skin colour was a little different . They said if I did not drop him straight away they would cancel all their contracts with me .

    This is an example of the BBC in action .

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        jgm2 says:

        Hollande got what he wanted. He got to be in charge. Sure he had to promise the impossible along with a little class war and was probably (but not definitely) sure that it had no hope of working.

        But look at him now. Swaggering around the Elysee Palace, top of the world.

        And, to him, that’s all that matters.

        Brown and Miliband (and Balls) are exactly the same. They don’t give a fuck what they have to say to get elected. It doesn’t matter that 50% tax will mean less tax revenue in total. It’s all about manoeuvring yourself into power. And staying there. Power for its own sake. And if you have to completely fuck the economy and ignite a class war to get there then that is just what will have to be done.

        The c*unts, quite literally, don’t give a fuck about anything other than strutting about the place, being ‘in charge’.

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        • 188
          Pawn Sandwich says:

          Reminds me of Gordon and his ‘Cobra’ meetings. He must have felt so important.

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          • jgm2 says:

            Aye. A ‘Cobra’ meeting for an isolated Foot and Mouth outbreak. An outbreak contained because the farmer spotted it and reported it an a timely fashion. And then got charged as the source of the outbreak for his troubles. When it turned out to have leaked form a government laboratory that had had its funding slashed by the Maximum Imbecile.

            It was the very first week of his idiot premiership if I recall correctly.

            The other classic was when oil pr*ices soared and, rather than cutting fuel taxes, he hopped on a plane to Saudi to demand that they produce more oil and sell it cheaper. Like he was some latter day Palmerston threatening to send a gunboat to bombard the Fuzzy-wuzzies.

            A world-class jackass. And the Labour party put him in charge of the economy. And, just as the wheels were falling off that, elevated him to PM.

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          • Jane Birkin from Paris says:

            After his little trip to Africa he is probably hoping those French hostages do not turn up in body bags .

            Last week he was talking about LIcence fees for second homes . Today that is off the agenda .

            His views on the legalisation of Cannabis are changing a bit . Under him you will be able to smoke the stuff and not be prosecuted .

            The guy is a complete waste of space .

            Sarkozy is 10 times more efficient but upset too many people with his manner.

            I think a lot of people voted Hollande because he is weak and easily manipulated .

            They thought he would inflate away their debts which might still happen with its usual consequences .

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    David B says:

    Sauce for the goose and all that. The BBC were very quick to report it when Sky were reported, why are they not leading the news with this?

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    Grollace says:

    When for that matter, ladies and gentlemen did a cigar smoker NOT ablate a whole nation?

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    The BBC says:

    Jimmy Savile was then. Which famous tv presenter might we be covering up now?

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    vermin supreme says:

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    Mandy's right hand man says:

    Time for a reality check. The BBC is going nowhere, nor is this proposed enquiry. Christ, if every 70s broadcaster had pulled every programme with known deviants in it there’d have been nothing left.

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      the furry fish says:

      I think that is the point.

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      jgm2 says:

      That’s what they said about the News of The World.

      Murdoch should keep kicking the fuckers. And so should we. The bedwetters never miss an opportunity to dismiss the Daily Mail as the Daily Hate or the Daily Na*z*i. Now we have the fuckers over a barrel. The BBC, instead of the cuddly ‘Auntie Beeb’ should become associated with ‘Creepy Uncle Beeb’.

      Anybody who isn’t banned from CiF should be over there swooning about how wrong it is that taxpayers are subsidizing an institutionally p*a*e*d*o-enabling organisation and demanding its closure.

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    Oh bugger, I deleted all my cookies AGAIN. says:

    A poorly written, ungrammatical and badly punctuated letter.
    C- for English.

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    Helpful says:

    If OFTEL says that there is no need for an inquiry into whether BBC is a fit and proper organisation is it possbile for that decision to be subject to Judicial Review?

    If they say no to the inquiry, if would be interesting to have their process and emails in the public domain.

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    When it turned out that sculptor Eric Gill had been indulging in his children and dog, the BBC – and much of the art world and the church – flapped round declaring that a man’s work had to be viewed separately from his rotten personal behaviour.

    The BBC left the statue of Prospero and Ariel in place instead of removing them to a quiet museum. As artworks they still are valid – I’m not disputing the technical mastery – but the public display on BBC premises sent the clear message nation unto nation “We don’t care if you bugger children, it doesn’t bother us, in fact, it’s a perk of the job”.

    Had the statue been removed at the time, along with a clear public statement that they weren’t at home to child abusers, some people might have found it easier to speak out then.

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      Wanna be in my gang says:

      So why dont they seperate Gary Glitters music from his personal behaviour ?

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      Tiger Tiger says:

      A perk of the job, or a part of the job? Evil is institutionalised at the BBC, because it is an evil institution.

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    MB. says:

    “phone hacking is the template put together by the BBC itself”

    Not sure what that is supposed to mean? The BBC were one of those who exposed phone hacking in most of the media but don’t seem to have been implicated themselves. Presumably you think that revenge is needed against the BBC for exposing illegal activities.

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      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Phone hacking should be legalised. If you are too fucking stupid to leave your voicemail PIN on factory settings then you deserve to have your voicemail accessed.

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      fuck the bbc says:

      No the template referred to is for creating a hue and cry before evidence has been considered and keeping a topic at the forefront of the news endlessly despite its relatively low importance – looking forward to watching this run and run

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    rather interesting... says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Bash the Beeb all you like but when it comes to the assessment of who behaved in a fit and proper way when considering Sir Jimmy Saville the list of those who preferred not to look would stretch a very long way. I am old enough, and honest enough, to admit that I always knew there was something not right but something held me and others back from openly challenging him. How many times did the police interview him?

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    pissed off voter says:

    long overdue, but how reliable are Ofcom – ref fees office, fsa, pcc, hol, etc.

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    One Nation Shall Speak Unto One Nation says:

    Auntie, you are now way past your sell-by date.

    Myopic, increasingly deaf, biased and prone to bed-wetting. Overpaid BBC amateurish “talent” and a pretend, corporate culture of we-know-best.

    Children In Need? Yeah, right.

    BBC = better by closure

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    Naked from the waist down in the Blue Pedo Garden says:

    modbot revision:
    The high regard we hold for Russell T. Davies by virtue of his superb g.ay scene drama ‘Q.ueer as Folk’ (which was about a man who brazenly pursued an underaged boy), is something we remain proudly defiant about. That we then furthered his career towards becoming the ’15th most powerful media player’ by employing him for screenwriting children’s tv progs and then, in celebratory fashion, allowing him to turn (by innovatively sexualising the lead characters) another children’s sci-fi drama into a far more edgy and ground-breaking production for ‘young adults’, can be completely disregarded in investigations into any alleged institutionalised cover-up on the part of the progressive BBC.

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    Jimmy says:

    Only one party would put someone on the CMS who thinks the Beeb needs a licence.

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    Gary Glitter's Skitters says:

    The BBC cannot investigate its self. It is absurd to think that they can be truly objective and honest

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    Parasites@BBC says:

    I personally would not believe what the BBC says. Expect lies and cover ups. I am personally fed up with the BBC parasites.

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    sumbloke says:

    Good riddance BBC.

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    Rupert my Hero says:

    Does any one expect something different from a Left Wing bunch of Shirt Lifters.

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