November 13th, 2012

Chuka Adviser Agreed Entwistle Pay Off…While Watching Strictly

£110,000-a-year part-timer Lord Patten has hardly endeared himself to critics by signing off George Entwistle’s £450,000 golden goodbye. But who were the other guilty men and women who helped make the decision?

During this weekend’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing Patten held a conference call with lawyers and two members of the BBC Trust’s remuneration committee, Anthony Fry and Diane Coyle.

Taking a leaf out of her boss’ book, Coyle is paid £70,610-a-year of license fee payers’ cash to work just two and a half days a week for the BBC. And what does she do in her spare time, other than watching Strictly with a glass of red that is? Last year Coyle was an unpaid adviser to none other than Chuka Umunna, helping the two-faced shadow business secretary with his policy review.

Chuka was quick to criticise Phillip Schofield but has been oddly quiet about the former BBC DG…

UPDATE: Coyle has got in touch to clarify that she was actually drinking white wine, not red.

UPDATE II: And here’s the proof:


  1. 1
    Michael Fucking Parkinson says:

    I’ve met 100s of interesting people


  2. 2
    yeah, right... says:

    Blind leading the criminally incompetent.


  3. 4
    Brown out and pay me damages. says:

    Who watches the pile of junk Strictly? I don’t. It is time for a huge clearout at the BBC. They are all labour arselickers.


  4. 6
    Anthony Fry (ex Rothschild Bank) says:

    They taught me in investment banking to grant huge bonuses and payoffs…

    So I apply the same principle to the BBC…

    It is the right thing to do

    And we are all in this together


  5. 7
    HenryV says:

    Why aren’t the Tories pushing all these sinecures to the front of the debate? Come on Dave time to park the Tory tank on the BBC’s lawn.


  6. 8
    Sofa slob says:

    I saw that pic and thought it was goodbye to Injury Lawyers 4 U. Some hope


  7. 10
    Steve Miliband says:

    She is married to BBC News’ Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.


  8. 11
    concrete pump says:

    Umuna was prolly banging one out as Fern Brittain tangoed her bulging clunge across the dance floor. You’ve got to have a clear mind before making these important decisions…


    • 21
      The Sleeper says:

      Thanks for that wonderful image….


    • 55
      Jack says:

      She is also an advisor to EDF Energy

      Like the awful Patten…

      And Gordon Brown’s brother

      Wheels within wheels

      Anything to sell out on Britain what?!


      • 66
        Civilised Person says:

        That would be Electricite de France, the French Government owned company, Non? What are these foreigners doing over here in any case.
        (Don’t know how you do accents on ‘e’s. We don’t need them in English.


        • 98
          Helpful says:

          Alt Gr ‘e’ => é


          • Sensible Person says:

            ééééé -Ooo yes! You learn something every day as BBC personnel are finding out.

            ‘Tories lower than scum’- yes sounds like a BBC person. I note that Patten was quoted as saying that he wasn’t going to let Murdoch force him out. The anti-centre/centre right is obvious everywhere, right to the top.


        • 155
          Susie says:

          Brown sold British Energy to EDF where his brother was an executive.


      • 102
        Anonymous says:

        How does one become a socialist multi-billionnaire?


        • 129
          $ocia£ist Mi££ionaire$ says:

          For a price, Tony, Cherie, Polly et al will inform you.
          But, the price has to be right.


      • 174
        Tony Ben's will says:

        Half listening to the news I heard something about rigging energy prices or profiting from rigging the prices ,I do hope it,s not true,because that would mean another enquiry and then some of these very conscientious people would be in the limelight again


  9. 14
    HenryV says:

    Golden goodbye? More like a golden shower; the BBC and their Liebore allies who are doing the pissing all over the British public


  10. 17
    Brown out and PAY ME damages. He is an ugly parasitical mong. What is there to like?. says:

    She looks a right dog that Coyle. Time to get rid of left wing parasites.


    • 32
      Selohesra says:

      she has a lesbian haircut too


      • 44
        Movie Muff Hunter General says:

        And a big muff like that bird out of the film ‘1984’


        • 109
          Oh really ? says:

          Is that movie available on Netflicks ?


          • Selohesra says:

            Biggest muff I ever saw in a film belonged to Glenda Jackson – The Music Lovers or may have been Women in Love (or could have been both). Looked like she had a small bear down there


          • busbybeast says:

            Glendas muff looked more like a busby
            I knocked one out to it as a teenager, sadly we didnt havevideos in those days so I had to just use the image burned into my mind


          • My teeth are on edge says:

            Selohesra is close! It was a hungry beaver,though now more like a worn out scrubbing brush-sorry Glenda you left wing shite hawk


  11. 18
    Nepotism is us says:

    You forgot to mention that the charmingly named “Mrs Coyle” is in fact married to some other BBC fucker, mentioned in an article in the Telegraph this morning!


  12. 19
    stupid Labour donkeys says:

    we’ll still vote Labour


  13. 22
    Chucky says:

    I’m the future PM!


  14. 22
    fruitbat says:

    it’s clear that the BBC, the Labour Party and their front organisation: the Bureau for Investigative Journalism are all working hand in glove to smear and denigrate their political opposition, particularly the Conservatives and UKIP.

    That a public service broadcaster, compulsorily funded, on pain of imprisonment, by the British public, is behaving in such a blatantly biased and underhand way is a disgrace. Cameron should buck himself up and start the ball rolling to scrap the licence fee for this discredited and shambolic organisation.


  15. 25
    Ruskin8 says:

    And who is lefty academic Coyle married to? None other than BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones. Coyle on the BBC Trust and married to a BBC employee – doesn’t that represent a conflict of interest? Maybe that’s why technology ignoramus and Apple sycophant Cellan Jones who never lets the facts stand in the way of a good story still has his job? The back-scratching self- service brigade marches on with their snouts firmly in the trough with two fingers up to the taxpayer….


    • 41
      scrap the licence tax says:

      The BBC is rotten to the core and institutionally biased and corrupt. Why are millions of British people still forced by law to fund this stinking hulk?


      • 191
        My teeth are on edge says:

        Agree entirely,what’s needed is a very large enema to wash all the accumuellated shit away!


    • 141
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      No wonder they keep their maiden names. Mrs Cellan-Jones wouldn’t want everyone to know who she’s married to, now would she.

      People might talk.


    • 145
      bergen says:

      I assume that the guardianista/BBC/ Nulab axis is so small and incestuous that these connections are considered to be entirely normal and unexceptional.


    • 192
      No Media Training says:

      At least he’s married to a woman.


  16. 27
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Ummuna is also an example of a dumbed down politician, sadly all too common. Trouble is, Umunna thinks himself to be wonderful when the opposite is true.


  17. 29
    Ethel Purley says:

    A quintet of Hunts


  18. 30
    George Monbiot says:

    I think the science is settled now and the matter is beyond debate: I am an absolutely c_u_n_t.


  19. 31
    Loop says:

    With the Unions funding Labour, Labour controlling the BBC, it no no wonder no wants to do a decent days work.


  20. 35
    Brown out and PAY ME damages. He is an ugly parasitical mong. What is there to like?. says:

    The ugly bytch Diane can just undo the agreement. Failure and inept incompetences should not be rewarded. She is barking up the wrong tree if she thinks I am paying for that crap. I WILL HAVE MY SAY IN COURT. MY AIM IS TO FINISH THE BBC ONCE AND FOR ALL!


  21. 37
    Loop says:

    The BBC have something about the camel toe about them


  22. 39
    Loop says:






  23. 46
  24. 47
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Diane Coyle has managed to achieve the impossible, getting teenagers to pick up a book on economics.

    Must be due to the title – covers 2 big issues dear to their hearts.


  25. 50
    Why no hangings? says:

    It has all gone very quiet on the Hush Puppies fondling the plums allegations


  26. 53
    Lord Reith says:

    Listen chaps I’ve got a great idea.

    a) set up a national broadcaster
    b) tax everyone in the country 5bn quid a year to fund it with criminal proceedings if they refuse.
    c) employ thousands of myopic middle managers of no particular talent.
    d) fill an enormous bucket with all the money
    e) get stuck in!!



  27. 54
    Fiscal Cliff says:

    I’m shorting everything at the moment.

    FTSE,Dow Jones,Gold,Oil.

    You name it I’ve gone short.


    • 75
      1984 says:

      Shorting gold?

      How do you think the US will deal with any fiscal cliff? They’ll print their way out of it. The last thing you should be doing is shorting any tangible asset. Oil. Gold. Property. Even the DOW will hold its value better than the mass-printed greenback.


      • 168
        Gooey Blob says:

        Go long on gold and silver. Best to own the physical stuff though, not just a piece of paper you own some theoretical gold in a vault which has long been empty.

        FTSE still a better bet than savings.


  28. 58
    concrete pump says:

    I believe Cellan Jones to be one of those types who, after adjusting themselves in the ‘gentlemans area’, sniffs his fingers….


  29. 60
    Bluto says:

    Coyle’s correction of what wine she was drinking in light of the very serious concerns that have been raised about the BBC just demonstrates how arrogant and out of touch she is. She might think it clever but whilst she is enjoying her privileged, minimum working hours maximum remuneration as a professional champagne socialist the ordinary “little people” are struggling to pay their energy bills, thanks in no small part to policies on climate change. And if they want the dubious pleasure of watching TV as they fret about whether to keep warm or to eat they have the BBC licence fee extorted from them.

    Her comment was worthy of Marie Antoinette and that is obscene coming from a supposed socialist. She should resign or be sacked.


  30. 62
    The Liberal Arts says:


    • 72
      Mornington Crescent says:

      No acting talent needed in those parts…


    • 80
      1984 says:

      That’s not a queue. They always dress like that.


    • 90
      I don't nee d no doctor says:

      They are all naturals. Mind you Abbott is the biggest gangster, robbing the tax payer of £65k a year.


    • 193
      JH3 says:

      How depressing.

      They might just get jobs, start a business, work for a genuine charity, practice a sport to the point of excellence.

      But no. Jus’ get rich and famous (or die tryin’) playing/being a gangsta, or maybe a rapper innit. Bitches everywhere, bling, bust a cap in any homies ass dat dis’respec’ dem.

      Utter fantasy world, laden with misery. But clearly Diane feels like ‘celebrating’.


      • 195
        sylvia says:

        i’m a piece of human crap
        i got the dollar sign flashing on my baseball cap
        gonna catch me a bus and head downtown
        another long day jus’ hanging around

        gonna smoke me a reefer and take a stroll
        hang my trainers from a telegraph pole
        i ain’t got no brain it’s just a piece of quartz
        check out my trousers you can see my shorts

        ooh! you can see my shorts


  31. 63
    Jack says:


    Where are we with all those tax avoiding schemes used by senior BBC employees ?


  32. 68
    James Hadley Chase says:

    “Now why would I want to take this ‘poisoned chalice’?”, asked Enters, quite visibly incredulous that the offer was even being made.
    “We’ve got all kinds of shit on everyone in this God-forsaken outfit, you included, George. No-one’s budget and spending, in this type of operation, could stand up to scrutiny before a Parliamentary committee. You know, and I know, plenty of quid go south. You may not be an all-time champion at it, George, in fact you probably don’t even make the ‘Europe’ places, but a word here and there, and there’ll be plenty of snooping into how much is ‘wasted’ if not outright pilfered in your department.”
    “OK, you’ve said why SOMEONE could be ‘persuaded’ to take it– but why me? What have I done to anyone to make them want to do me in professionally?”
    “Well that’s it, isn’t it, George– not so much what you’ve been doing, as what you haven’t been, and that’s, getting any younger. This is a young man’s game, and you’ve been around long enough to know that. At least you should have been able to figure that out by now.”
    “All right, I get it, you want an ‘older experienced hand at the tiller’. You want someone of my age, with a long CV with the company to be a figurehead. OK– but what happens the next time the shit hits the fan? You’re setting me up as a fall guy, don’t think I haven’t sussed that!”
    “Yes, George, a well-paid fall guy, who will do his best Sergeant Schultz impression, and take the money and run, and collect a nice BBC pension augmented by the rise in pay to the Director’s post.”
    “Why do I feel like I have no choice in the matter?”
    “You have a choice, George– it’s up or out. Now line your pocket for all your troubles in taking one for the team, if you have the sense God gave a goose. Now, if you have no more questions, I’ll officially release the news of your appointment…”


  33. 69
    The Chuka Mobile says:


  34. 71
    Dale Winton says:

    Ohh I say


  35. 74


  36. 77
    Question Brine says:

    Anonymongs! Usually Question Time is a puddle of piss, but check out the panel for this Thursday’s edition!

    Chris Grayling, Stella Creasy, Nigel Farage, Ian Hislop, Moray MacLennan, chief executive of advertising agency M&C Saatchi..

    Farage vs Creasy! Hislop! Grab the popcorn!


  37. 83
    BBC Management says:

    We may have some editing to do before it airs.


  38. 84
    Anonymous says:

    I presume that is a joke – that she got in touch to correct you about what wine she was drinking ? You can’t be serious ?


  39. 85
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If Mr Cameron announces in the next few days he is closing down the BBC I will be absolutely delighted because it will make my Christmas .

    I do not think I will be in a minority of one either . I mean to say when they closed down the News of the Screws there were a few crocodile tears for a week or so but now the only person who misses it is old man Murdoch .


    • 87
      Escape From The UK says:

      You won’t be in the minority but it will never happen because unless Dave Cameron, at least Rupert Murdoch has balls and a spine.


    • 127
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      I think he’ll wait until Scotland yard have a load of BBC past and present employees in the dock and when the corporate wide facilitation of sex crimes and procurement of victims, for some of their seedier celebs, becomes apparent. The BBC brand will be destroyed, the decision to get rid of them would have been made whether the politicians like it or not.


  40. 89
    Hold the Front Page says:

    Finally found. This is what is leading to climate change


  41. 95
    Bob Diamond Standard says:

    So Chuka Umunna is nothing to do with George Entirely Useless’s huge pay off then?


  42. 105
    Pmaxted says:

    I’m feeling sorry for him …..


  43. 110
    Tom Watson says:

    Remember Mitt Romney? I bet he’s just sitting at home, wanking and crying.


  44. 111
    The last refuse of scoundrels says:

    And now the BBC are calling on God to save them




  45. 124
    Brown's Bullshitting Corporation says:

    Has been is not getting a bean. Reward politically motivated stupidity, incompetence, bullying and downright shoddy lies in journalism? I don’t think so. Time for the parasite Coyle to go without a pay off. Useless parasites! Using the BBC for their own selfish and political ends. Now Jive on out of our lives. Parasites!


  46. 137
    GeoffM says:

    Love the multi-culti tat on her sideboard.

    Could be a “whine” advert for Lefty tw*ts.


  47. 138
    screw the lot of them says:

    Glad to see my Huhne post got canned. Has he or the he/she plead insanity yet?


  48. 143
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    and you also have Boaden and the other news editor who have “stepped aside” . Seems to be a term that means waiting to get fired after they have negotiated a huge pay-off to keep their gobs shut.


  49. 144
    A fine pair of lungs. I can prove it. says:

    Time for Brown’s mongs to fuck off and do one.


  50. 146
    Scoliosis says:

    The BBC lefty parasites can jog on. They don’t have a moral spine. They don’t know when they have been gubbed!


  51. 153
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Keep on obsessing about such things:-

    While inflation starts to creep up.

    While nutters are allowed to stay in UK

    While the Spanish Ex Pat first wave return starts this weekend ( new Spanish property law kicks in ).

    While 6000 nursing posts lost

    While FT100 slides back

    While Tory MPs vote WITH whip to up the cost of fuel.

    Keep it up neo nuts !!!!!


    • 158
      smo­ggie says:

      Go shake your ears.


    • 173
      Escape From The UK says:

      ”While the Spanish Ex Pat first wave return starts this weekend ( new Spanish property law kicks in ).”

      I thought you left wing twats loved immigration.

      Or does it only count when the immigrants aren’t white you thick fucking scum.


  52. 159
    busbybeast says:

    Her husband seems to share Chris Schumachers taste in women
    Minge licking habits
    Hideous teeth
    Awful hair
    Lefty and opinionated
    Needs a smack in the mouth and a job laundering soiled underpants if she lived in the real world


  53. 162
    Martin Plaut is right says:


  54. 163
    This is what Tories are like says:


    • 165
      Women know your place says:

      So wrong!
      A real Tory would have ,pretended to give a F&*^ for her opinions
      Then shagged her!
      And just what is wrong with that you leftist twit?


  55. 169
    Frustrated Pleb says:

    Serious question.

    How can we organise to stop everyone paying the TV Licence fee in 2013 ?

    It is the only way to put the boot in, otherwise the LABCONDUMS will just progress their meaningless inquiries, and nothing will change.


  56. 170
    Doiinnnngggg says:

    they are watching

    governments requesting personal data of google account holders


  57. 172
    Doiinnnngggg says:

    Angela Knight

    CEO Energy UK

    oh, and former conservative MP having to ‘step down’ from CEO of BBA (bankers to you)

    funny that


  58. 178
    Anonymous says:

    This is as weak as the shit you criticise Political Scrapbook for.


  59. 181
    The Septic says:

    I just can’t keep up with it all. It’s like an infestation of cockroaches and slugs.

    There are just so many. Where are they all breeding.

    Are they energised by some alien life force.

    They should never have lifted the stone.


  60. 183
    keredybretsa says:

    Looks like the good, old, trustworthy, reliable, BBC is in for spot of downsizing in the overpaid, 2 days a week champagne commie jobbers department.


  61. 184
    dunstall says:

    It puzzles me how this woman was appointed to the BBC Trust when her husband was a senior BBC journalist of years standing,wasnt this a conflict of interest? was it declared?Then to be part of the renumeration committee presiding over the salaries paid to senior BBC execectives some of whom may have had jurisdiction over her husband,did this ever happen? and if so de she recuse herself,come on Guido this needs to be looked into further.


  62. 185
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck me . She just needs a bolt through the head and she’d be a Frankenstein lookalike.


  63. 187
    Hard Man Dave says:

    I absolutely promise that Abu Qatada will not be in this country in 50 years time.


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