November 27th, 2012

Patten Dodges Questions about His Workload and Salary

Lord Patten huffed and puffed as he told Tory MP Philip Davies that he was deluded if he thought he was “going to do a diary for you in order to satisfy some populist pursuit of somebody you didn’t want to run an organisation which you don’t want to exist, you are kidding yourself,” He then tried humour to hide the fact that he is a part time Chairman and struggling to justify the £110,000 of licence fee payers cash:

“I think it’s a thoroughly impertinent question. I think you’re entitled to know how much time I’m spending, I think you’re entitled to put down freedom of information requests for how many days I spend in the office, or how many days I spend doing other things. Do you want to know my toilet habits? What else do you want to know?”

Apparently asking about how BBC money is spent is “impertinent”.

The baiting-Tory wasn’t going to take it lying down though, telling Patten, “I know it’s difficult for you to refrain from being patronising’ and asking him to try at least shed some light on his “grand title, which I’m sure would have appealed to you”. Miaow.


152 Comments

  1. 1
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    I am astounded that “Parasite Patten” is still in his part time job at the BBC.

    • 5
      T. P. Fuller says:

      I’m not.

      Alas.

      • 75
        Archie says:

        Fat Pang always was a supremely arrogant motherfucker! About time he was brought down several pegs!

        • 83
          Only in the Graun says:

          Indeed so.

          Well done Phillip Davies.

          High time this fucking Grand Poobah was forcibly severed from the public tit.

        • 118
          Anonymous says:

          To be fair it shouldnt be the place of select committees to “take people down a peg” !over the past year the questioners in these sessions have been rude, arrogant and intent in looking like they are tough nuts. They actually look and sound very inept,he shouldnt be telling people they are patronising ffs !

        • 135
          The savant8.5 says:

          Don t you mean several. (Hunger ) Pangs ???

        • 139
          rod says:

          Who was the creep behind Patten’s left shoulder who thought Patten’s every utterance most witty? A BBC reporter?

    • 6
      Paxman reporting from Hades says:

      Cheaper to keep him than to pay him off. He is asking for a cool trillion dollars and complete ownership of the Blue Peter Garden if he goes.

    • 65
      Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

      Fatty Pang – Lust for Glory. Any relation?

    • 87
      Smug says:

      The clip:-

      • 91
        Shameless piggery says:

        what an arrogant pompous old Hunt. He should be kicked out on his hole asap. A truly outrageous example of a serial troughing bastard being finally held to account by someone, and he sure as Hell doesnt like it. Not one little bit.
        Bastard.
        Sack him now.

        • 104
          restore the monasteries says:

          I would say,judging by that performance,that Fatty Pang, is on his way out.
          A classic case of exactly what has gone wrong with this country.These arrogant,patronising,self promoting type of people,who hold high posts,could get away with it in the good times,but a magnifying glass has been put onto this thoroughly disgusting,vomit inducing behaviour during the,not so good times.Incompetance of the highest order,which seems to be everywhere in the establishment.We plebs need an elite with morals and a good work ethic,sadly,we have nothing of the sort.

      • 117
        Perse O'Nally says:

        Arrogant hunt!

      • 119
        Tron says:

        Well done Philip Davies !
        They don’t like it up ‘em.

    • 111
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      I am a perfect candidate to replace Lord Patten. I am quite prepared to work 2 days a week for £110,000 a year. I have experience you know, I was a Director involved in BBC Children’s programmes, although I did not have anything specific to do. I have now removed this from my online CV for two reasons, firstly I did not wish to implicate myself following all the controversy since the Jimmy Savile scandal, secondly, none of it was truel. Boaz.

      • 121
        Nostradamus says:

        You also removed from your CV that you were a Director of the NSPCC Southern Region, was that a lie too? Also any reference to your education, or lack of it, at Copnor school until the age of 15.

    • 123
      Anonymous says:

      I suppose if it was “parasite” Tone it would be ok !

  2. 2
    Mark Carney says:

    I was sat in a restaurant last night when this drunk old tart came over:

    “Anything I can do for you?” She purred.

    “Yeah” I said, “get your tits out.”

    “Ooh…you like my titties do ya?” She giggled.

    “No love” I said, “they’re dangling in my curry.”

    • 22
      Financial Pox Doctor says:

      Watch out lad. That was the Old Lady of Threadneedle St.

      The old tart shits forged money out of every orifice without warning, Not a nice experience for a young colonial boy like you.

      • 82
        Max Mosley says:

        That would explain why the colour had run on my £20 note.

      • 89
        DYKEVISIONS says:

        I think you will find that is called quantitative easing!

        • 97
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

          I’m sure the real Mr Carney would have said “I was sitting” or “I was seated”. The Canadians speak better english than we does.

          • Englishman says:

            Agreed, it’s quite shocking how many people do not understand that ‘I was sat’ means that someone had placed ‘me’ there. I suspect ‘sitting’ just isn’t taught in state schools today.

          • northern lad says:

            eee lad we say we was sat sitting…..always ave and always will. EE I’ll go to foot of our stairs.

          • The savant8.5 says:

            Eee. By. Robert. Mugabe

            Or as they say on ‘Arlepool
            Sally. Sally.

            Can i climb up your alley

            You re more han an old bird to. Meeeeheee

            Copyright : max wall

  3. 3
    Parky says:

    I’ve met some fascinating people

    • 7
      T. P. Fuller says:

      WHERE’S MY BLOODY PEN?

    • 24
      A malign, cynical, dehumanising pleb says:

      Rejoice! Rejoice!
      From the Daily Mail (i know, I know)

      ‘ Dame Tessa Jowell, recently ‘reconciled’ with husband David Mills, has now thrown all her toys out of her pram at the suggestion that the original separation back in 2006 was little more than a career-saving exercise. The pair split after Mills, a tax lawyer, was accused of taking a bribe from Silvio Berlusconi but they never divorced. News they were reunited came just days after the Labour politician announced she was standing down from front-line politics with her departure from the shadow cabinet. Regarding the uncharitable speculation about the couple’s motives, she now tells Total Politics magazine: ‘Only malign, cynical, dehumanising journalists could draw a conclusion like that.’ Heaven forbid!’

      What about us plebs Dame Tessa? I am sure that lots of us think it was a career-saving exercise too babe.

  4. 4
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    errrrrrr

    Lord Patten huffed and puffed

    surely you mean

    Tory Lord Patten huffed and puffed

    • 12
      golli says:

      He certainly didn’t mean Socialist/Lieboiur/Kommon Purpose Thacker did he?

    • 44
      Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

      Tory by name, Liebore by nature.

    • 144
      Observer says:

      It should be Lord Patten of Barnes to distinguish him from Lord Patten and to save Lord Patten the embarrassment of being confused with Lord Patten of Barnes.

    • 145
      2112 says:

      Yes, amazing isn’t it, that we can still condemn him for being an arrogant pompous arsehole despite him being a Tory! You see, an arsehole is an arsehole regardless of his political affiliation.
      How limiting it must be to only be able to see the world through your narrow tribal prism.

  5. 8
    Mark Carney says:

    Morgan Stanley’s Doom Scenario: Major Recession in 2013 http://www.cnbc.com/id/49898014

  6. 9
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Tory and Lib Dum…Both to lose deposits in Rotherham By-election !!!!!

  7. 10
    The cast of Eastenders says:

    What a Hunt Patten is.

  8. 11
    Bristolian says:

    Meanwhile here in Bristol, after electing in an independent Lord Mayor, Labour Party HQ are refusing to allow local councilors to co-operate whereas the local Labour bods want to co-operate. I suspect the shitty fingers of Ed Balls at work here.

    • 101
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      Same thing happened when Doncaster elected an English Democrat mayor. Labour just don’t like losing their fiefdoms do they?

    • 125
      Anonymous says:

      Can they do thatwhen he was elected democratically ? i mean dont they ever play by the rules.

  9. 13
    fire up a power station or three. says:

    Bloody hell what’s happened to the thermostat? It’s just about freezing outside now.

  10. 14
    Just watch Fox News says:

    Whiny righties. “Everyone hates us! Waaaah! Horrid BBC being horrible about us all the time! Just because we hate blacks, gays, women, the poor, the disabled and anyone who doesn’t pull in at least 500 grand a year!”

    • 35
      CarryHole is a Huge Hunt says:

      We jail people for owning a TV.

      BBC, funded the same way as TV in East Germany.

    • 36
      A Libertarian says:

      The thing is, I do not hate blacks, gays, women, poor people or disabled people. Nor do I judge people by what they earn or own – (though I do judge people by what they do with their money. I am huma, after all).

      These are all hate figures which come from the depths of your nasty imagination. Imputing your hatreds on to others is very strange. Shouldn’t you be seeing a psychiatrist?

      • 50

        Dehumanise those who you wish to see as your enemy – it makes it easier to be inhuman towards them. Liebore Socialits, National Socialists, you say tomato…. but “Just watch Fox News” is in reallity “Just Wait ‘Till Our New Cattle Trucks Arrive”!

        And he forgot to say “One Nation”.

      • 51
        Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

        Just as importantly, you should judge people on what they do with your money.

    • 46
      Arthur Sixpence says:

      You do write some crap

    • 49
      Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

      I think you’ll find that Lefties are the ones who are filled with hatred and bitterness. I prefer to judge each person on merit (or lack of).

    • 136
      h says:

      Snotty, you can run, but ou cannot hide .

  11. 15
    cynic says:

    What utter contempt for Parliament. Why is this man still in his job? He is desperate to avoid any scrutiny of what he does ..and one can see why

    • 47
      Anonymous says:

      Because his local electorate, for some strange reason, voted for him.

      • 72
        The low road says:

        … to piss off. That’s how he got to give HK back to the Chinks in the Great Wall.

        There fixed it for you.

      • 81
        Frederick says:

        We’re talking about Patten – voters kicked him out in 1993.

        • 98
          cynic says:

          A man who has built nothing, managed nothing only ever dismantled. HIs only carere was in politics on the louche side of the Conservative party. And we put him in charge of a multi billion pound organisation and wonder why it falls to bits

  12. 16
    Oysters 'R Us says:

    Diaries and work sheets are for little people

    I am just a name on a letterhead and not really expected to add value other than to Lavender’s Nationwide account

  13. 17
    Another Engineer says:

    Being blunt obviously runs in the Davies family. Good for him

    His Dad is the mayor of Doncaster, believe it or not. That won’t last, though.

    • 55
      Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

      The Mayor of Doncaster has been quiet as the proverbial church mouse ever since he landed the job, when he could and should have been telling the world what a raw deal the people of England get from the political class, compared to the other nations in the Divided Kingdom. For example, £9K a year for uni tuition for English people, compared to zero for Scots.

      • 106
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Doncaster Labour councillors have been working very hard to destabilise his authority. They didn’t like it when the newly elected mayor said he would be accepting only half his annual mayoral salary,showing them for the troughers they really are.. They also don’t like him because he’s not Labour and they’ve done everything they can to obstruct him in his duties.

  14. 18
    albacore says:

    Now then, though, ain’t he doing a grand job?
    Those Beeboids must be a real happy mob
    Free as the air to do just what they will
    Bucketloads of loot; price of muck-ups: nil

  15. 19
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    You neo nuts are not very good at this; are you

    * Who was responsible for appointing Tory Lord Pattern to his current job at the BBC ???

    * Answer – Mr David Cameron.

    • 27
      albacore says:

      The fan club for Super Cast Iron on here
      Could meet in a phone booth and still have space clear

    • 39
      Anonymous says:

      You do realize that Camoron is about as popular on here as a rattle snake in a lucky dip, dont you ?…..

    • 94
      BBC are buggered says:

      A clever ploy by cameron, put a tosser in charge who will destroy the BBC’s rep. and then we can close down the left whinge biased disorganisation. Bet our dave was over the moon when he saw the entweasel prove to be a complete fart… an honorable one though.
      His cunning plan is coming together.
      Its another way to recover our economy, sell the BBC for many Billions and save the tax payer £4 Billion a year.

      • 107
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Cameron’s not that clever. He put Patten in charge because he shares Cameron’s soft left views.

      • 128
        Mine d'Boggles says:

        Hang on a moment:

        1. Sell the Beeb for Gazillions ……
        2. Save the taxpayer £4 billion ….. really?

        You mean that the buyer of the Beeb is going to broadcast for free? Is that the business plan?

  16. 21
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    He looks like a petulant pussy cat in that photograph. Maybe he could be found a spot in the forthcoming pantomime season. The voters of Bristol saw through him in 1992 when he lost what should have been a safe Conservative seat.

    • 25
      Twertonite says:

      It was Bath, not Bristol. The chatterati in the city have elected the Libdum Foster Cnut ever since.

      • 56
        Richard Head says:

        To be fair to the people of Bath, look what they’d been offered previously. Not a great choice.

    • 28
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Don Foster, Liberal Democrat 25,718 48.9%
      Christopher Patten, Conservative 21,950 41.8%
      Pam Richards, Labour 4,102 7.8%
      Duncan McCanlis, Green Party 433 0.8%
      M Barker, Liberal 172 0.3%
      A Sked, Anti-Federalist League 117 0.2%
      J Rumming, Independent Conservative 79 0.2%

      • 102
        Papadop says:

        Thanx for reminding me that Alan Sked stood in this 1992 election and got zilch votes. Couple of years later said Sked changed his ‘Anti-Federalist League’ to the more catchy ‘Ukip’.

        Later he either butted out of it or was booted out because of jealousy of the more charismatic Nige. He now claims its ‘too right-wing for him.

        Pity, Alan, you should have stuck with it and you might have become MP for Bath.

  17. 23
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Didn’t take long before one of the Fruitcake( mostly racist ) loons at UKIP put their foot in it.

    Winston McKenzie, the culture ( lack of ) spokesman for UKIP, said today placing children with gay or lesbian couples was “child abuse”.

    LOL

  18. 43
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    Philip Davies a turn worth going a long way to see,a veritable Rotweiler with the high and mighty.

  19. 45
    Do Nowt Dave the Downing street Doormouse says:

    Paton has just about fucked up every job ever given to him
    and like a turd that wont flush he keeps rising to the top

  20. 57
    Admiral Ackbar says:

    I believe the man to be a c.unt. He should be approached in the street and struck with a hammer! End of.

  21. 60
    Idon't nee d no doctor says:

    Patten is a dickensian figure that has no place in todays world. He should be sacked, along with the rest of the jobs for the boys lot.

    • 130
      Jimmy says:

      He belongs to the era, mercifully long past, of tory majority governments.

      • 134
        Anarchists In Blazers says:

        Although naturally you steadfastly continue to defend the Toffs when their in a Labour majority government. Class war innit?

  22. 62
    Idon't nee d no doctor says:

    The BBC zre to launch a rival to I’m a celebrity get me out of here. The BBC’s version is called I ‘m a leach get me in here.

  23. 63
    keredybretsa says:

    M’Lord Pratten innit?

  24. 70
    Bill says:

    He is one of those people who tiny rowland stated that non executives are like ” baubles on a christmas tree” designed to look nice but bugger all use !!

  25. 73
    Wibbly Wobbly Dave says:

    I have the utmost confidence that Lord Patten is able to hold down ten jobs at once. That is why I appointed him and my judgement is excellent.

  26. 74
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Where is Tom Watson

  27. 78
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    (Lord Patton) said: “We did not have grounds for dismissal. We could either accept a consensual deal for 12 months, or the situation would drift on and we would find ourselves with a constructive dismissal (claim) and also an unfair dismissal.”

    So, Chris, you messed up. And we pay?

    I don’t think so.

    • 80
      Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

      Entwistle had lost complete editorial control of the BBC, as evidenced by his radio 4 interview, who accused an old man of child abuse without a shred of evidence and Patten says ” we had no grounds for dismissal”

      Only in the la la land of the public sector

    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      You do realise that it isnt just Chris sitting there at the bbc as though he was running a little business from home dont you ? i mean he has HR, Lawyes etc telling him the ropes ,FFS grow up !

      • 147
        2112 says:

        so he gets paid £110,000 pa for two days a week but shouldn’t have to be accountable when things go (spectacularly) wrong?
        Nice work, if you can get it.

  28. 84
    YorkshireLad says:

    Isn’t it a bugger having to work for a living.

  29. 86
    Cicero says:

    On the evidence of that photo, he is morphing into the Old Monster, Ted Heath.

  30. 88
    Oysters 'R Us says:

    “Do you want to know my toilet habits?”

    • 100
      MacGuffin says:

      ‘Not very regular, I would imagine, since you seem to be full of sh..’

    • 143
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      As someone mentioned above, did you notice all his BBC ‘yes’ men sniggering at his sarcastic reply, instead of him answeriing the question. You can see, he refuses to admit ANY RESPONSIBILITY for choosing the wrong person for DG (and wasting tens of thousands of pounds of licence fee payers’ money.) Arrogant does not begin to describe this man. He clearly thinks he is answerable to NO-ONE, and especially not elected Members of Parliament.

  31. 93
    Sheikh Bashar Banka says:

    So the costs of these Savile Enquiries are not coming out of Licence Fees which we are all effectively forced to pay but general taxation which we pay in addition .

    My MP is going to get some earache over this .

    I always turned that Hunt Savile off when he was on the telly so why the fuck should I have my pocket picked yet again ?

  32. 96
    i have never been on a trade mission with David Cameron in my life says:

    So Patten hasn’t got a clue about any of this .

    Well I haven’t got a clue how I am going to fucking find the fucking money to pay this bollocks shambles.

    Perhaps the Hong Kong Wonderkid is beginning to smell dirty socks when drinking his cocoa .

  33. 99
    Damned Impertinent Questions says:

  34. 108
    Just a thought says:

    He handed over Hong Kong – can’t he let the BBC go ?

  35. 131
    Lust For Glory says:

    What we need is Patton not parasite Patten, what a difference an e makes.

    You can have greatness as in the former or a load of pap for the latter!

  36. 140
    Old Nick says:

    I met Patten once – back in the early 90s. He was unbelievably rude, arrogant and obnoxious. Sadly he hasn’t changed at all.

  37. 141
    Tom Catesby says:

    Another useless arrogant f*cker. What’s impertinent, is the way Patten, Entwistle and their like, keep trousering our money with a breathtaking and wholly unjustified sense of entitlement.

  38. 150
    Henry David says:

    I think we should all start a civil disobedience action and refuse to pay the extortionate TV license. It makes me weep thinking were my money is going.

    • 151
      Pat On Head says:

      “I think we should all start a civil disobedience action and refuse to pay the extortionate TV license. It makes me weep thinking were my money is going.”

      More fool you for paying it mate.. No licence, No contact with TV licencing, no TV Licence ..Simples

  39. 152
    steve willett says:

    As a working man, if I am to earn my pay, I need each week or month to give account of the time I have spent earning it from those who pay me. Is Patton operating in a different dimension. Impertinent! No just a justified question.


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