December 2nd, 2013

Patten of Cover Ups at BBC

As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun column, part-time BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten is involved in a cover-up of a cover-up. The Beeb spent £3 million of licence fee-payers’ cash investigating the Jimmy Savile scandal and why a Newsnight exposé of it was shelved. It later emerged the Pollard Report did not contain the key piece of evidence that Mark Thompson was told about the allegations the show was preparing to make. This we already know, and Lord Patten continues to claim the report was all above board despite two weeks ago being played a tape recording of Nick Pollard admitting his report is deeply flawed and that he made “a mistake”. Despite this, Patten is dragging his feet with this new evidence. Perhaps he’s distracted by one of his other ten jobs. Stay tuned, there is more to come this week…


  1. 1
    Nadhim's accountant says:

    The Sun criticising the BBC? Whatever next? What possible motivation could there be for this?


    • 4
      At a guess says:

      Distaste for taxpayer-funded enterprises that encourage and protect pàedophiles?


      • 6
        Tim Yeo says:

        Patte should do the honorable thing like I have, and step down in order to spend more time with the other 15 jobs.


        • 65

          Patten EVERYTHING that idiot touches is certain to be turned into a crock of shit in double quick time. Nobody seems to get it ,what is it that they see in him, the damage he has inflicted on this country over the years must be massive.
          He epitomises everything that has gone wrong for the past 40 years, please will somebody put him out of OUR misery ,


          • The Man who used failure to get to the top says:

            MP Fail
            Poll Tax Fail
            Hong Kong Governor Fail
            EU Commissar Fail
            Lord Fail
            BBC Fail


          • Popeye says:

            Another 10 jobs?
            So why is he so fat?


          • Useless fat pig says:

            His biggest disaster is the damage he did to policing in Northern Ireland.


          • Ferdinand Ficklewidget says:

            This man is one of many political stooges and puppets who can be relied upon to say what his masters want to hear. His sort serve whatever party is in power, and there is no possibility of getting shot of them. A SuperQuangocrat and a role model for the Yoof of the country.


      • 12
        Alex Claridge says:

        Spot on.


      • 64
        Nadhim's accountant says:

        Ah so the Sun has a good moral reasons. It’s not because Murdoch wants to create his own, completely unaccountable, monopoly of the media? Which will be good and healthy for all of us.

        By the way ‘encourage’????


    • 8
      Move along, nothing to see here says:

      But whenever these sort of claims are made against the BBC, we launch a full internal investigation which always completely exhonorates us.

      The BBC. Honest and Impartial, because we say so.


    • 10
      Go Get Him Guido. The truth will out. says:

      Patten is THE prime example of the Old Boy network.

      He completely messed up the Community Charge (Poll Tax), something that should have been a success.

      He then got booted out as an MP.

      As a reward he was made the Governor of Hong Kong, which he proceeded to give away, and he cried.

      As a reward he was made an EU commissioner and promptly upset the Russians. And as a result was blocked from being EU president

      As a reward he was made a Lord and was kept out of the way.

      When Dave became PM he awarded Patten the ultimate reward of Chairman of the BBC Trust and he promptly went on to fuck up that job too.

      How a man who has failed in everything he has done has got to the top beggars belief, but that is exactly what Patten has done.


    • 16
      Peter Martin says:

      “The Sun criticising the BBC? Whatever next? What possible motivation could there be for this?”

      Fair point. No love lost there. Well, lost, gained, lost again depending who the Sun supports politically, and the BBC doesn’t.

      Thing is, The Sun can do pretty much what it wants so long as it’s legal and take its chances on accuracy, bias, ethics and professional respect with its audience based on market forces.

      The nation’s least trusted and most untransparent national disgrace is of course uniquely funded by compulsion and currently unaccountable (guess who sits at the top of the BBC’s own secret oversight process?).

      Which may go some way to explaining such not-unconnected efforts as the BIJ/McAlpine attempted tribal stitch up that as far as I recall… the licence fee payer had to mop up too.

      Wishing Nadhim all the best with his tax return.


    • 43
      Sir William Wayde says:

      I remember Patten giving a speech in his guise as Chancellor of Newcastle University. Much it concerned how the Government ought to recognise the excellent work of universities and support them more. It was pure bull, of course; Fat Pang had no intention of using any influence he might have; if he had been giving a speech at a biscuit factory, his theme would have been how HMG should rally round the digestive and how he would butter Osborne to that end.


    • 109
      Eddie the Beagle says:

      The cost of the pollard report was £2.4m (mostly for lawyers)

      The BBC has spent £4.9m in total in all of its Saville-related inquiries


      • 115
        Anonymous says:

        Sorry, Eddie, but you’re wrong. The BBC claimed the total was £2.4m. In fact it was £3m including VAT.
        The running total for all the Savile-related inquiries, last time the BBC took the trouble to inform those who bankroll it, was £4.9m. But that was at the end of the last financial year – ie the end of March.
        That figure is now eight months out of date.
        The true cost is said to be £10m or more.


        • 136
          Muggins says:

          Rather expensive whitewash. They should have gone to B&Q, a large tub of white emulsion for £15.

          A plague on the bbc and their socialist fellow travellers.


          • Mr Weetabix (and NSA) says:

            And I’m sure there are many here who would be only too happy to throw buckets of said emulsion over various BBC personages for free. What an excellent bunch of public spirited fellows we are.


    • 147
      jdseanjd says:

      This creep must know where many bodies are buried.
      He’s getting obscenely well rewarded for covering up for the traitorous BBC.


  2. 2
    The British media are cunts says:

    The BBC is full of human piss.


  3. 3
    Bilda Berger says:

    If you stuck a hatpin in him, he’d suddenly deflate and go shooting round the room and up to the ceiling making farting noises.


  4. 5
    Savile Row says:

    Chris Patten = Craps The nit craps.


  5. 11
    Anon & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    Why can’t a Vet be called in to have him put put down as (in) humanly as
    possible & sooner rather than later …….!!!!

    Anymore re-action to the Spe*aker of the House troughing tax payers funds


    • 18
      Fuck the EU says:

      Prefer to see him experiencing the death of a thousand scandals.

      The EU funds the BBC filth. It is un-watchable these days.


      • 22
        walking into darkness says:

        Have you noticed the BBC always talks about km these days versus miles? I think the EU gives the BBC around £40m a year in some sort of grant


        • 27
          Fuck the EU says:

          I listen to maybe 60 mins top of BBC output per week, and have not heard a report talking about distances in a long time.

          If they are talking in km, in this country, that is retarded.

          They did used to talk in terms of kilometers when reporting on European stories some time back which confirms that Europe is a small landmass.


        • 118
          Jack Ketch says:

          As an expat using metric for the last thirty years, I observe that the UK is totally confused. Imperial and metric (technically SI) are mixed up–on a hot day the weather girls gush about temperatures “in the nineties” (Farenheit), but on a cold day warn of “below zero” (Celsius). Fuel consumption is bizarrely calculated in “litres per mile”. No one measures their willie in centimetres, but they buy their cocaine in grams. Oh yes, a fraud that no one has noticed. Imperialists still imagine that a ton is a ton–e.g. 2240 lbs; for years in has either been a US “short ton” of 2000lbs or a metric ton of 1000kg.
          The metric ton is used when describing Gordon Brown’s gold sell-off, thus short-changing the truth by 529.83 troy ounces per ton.


  6. 13
    Fatty Pang says:

    Waiter, another bottle of the Petrus, and hurry with the menu my trough is almost empty


  7. 14
    Fatty Pang says:

    And I suppose I beat my wife?


  8. 15
    Spineless Dave says:

    I have to congratulate China on their outstanding Human rights record.


    • 42
      who's bothered about human rights? says:

      The BBC sent over 430 people to cover the Beijing Olympics.


    • 84
      Village Idiot says:

      ..Bamboo can be very difficult to tear up…or down,once it takes hold!!


    • 106
      Chinese tourist says:

      I have to congratulate Britain on its oustandingly dishonest banks and its global FSA/GCHQ industrial spying

      I also love your totally corrupt political system, BBC and Murdoch press – all paragons of virtue and criminality

      All real examples of what the Chinese can learn from Britain…


  9. 17
    The British media are cunts says:


    Tom Daley is homosexual.

    Oh my god, can you imagine the amount of wanking now going on at the BBC from the gay males that work there? The toilet doors will be a right mess by now.


    • 20
      The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

      The BBC feminists will also be queuing up to hang out with him as they now know Daley will not be objectifying them.

      The feminists will still have that nagging sense of let down though which their ideology gifts as a result of denying their sexuality.

      Who the fuck is Tom Daley anyway ?


    • 24
      Tom taken for a Fool says:

      “In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.

      “That someone is a guy.”


      • 29
        The Biased Buggery Corporation says:

        Rejoice, rejoice!


      • 30
        Tom Daly's Trunks says:

        New series of Splash! coming up?


      • 38
        Gerald Westerby says:

        Wonderful! And I made it possible for them to marry!
        Mean while I’ll be promoting gay rights to China this will help close the deals where they get everything they want and I get a nice post Parliament non-exec kick back. I’m making sure Britain gets to give China head quicker than any other beggar nation. Don’t thank me it’s my job.
        You might all have to get used to eating Yangtze River Flea as part of the deal to give the Chinese all our nuclear contracts. Very tasty I’m told and the fact that it has 8 legs should in no way put you off.


        • 123
          Jack Ketch says:

          Do not talk down this marvellous export opportunity. The One-Child policy has created a gender imbalance among the Chinese in the vital 18-34 age group that has resulted in 20% more males than females—this imbalance will last for at least another 30 years. This means that many young Chinese men will have to turn—possibly to their friends, or turn their backs on sexual activity.
          As the world leader in officially sanctioned and government promoted buggery, pederasty and all forms of disgustingly unhygienic and unnatural sexual practices-Britain is ideally positioned to take advantage of this emerging market. We may not be able to offer China the engineering excellence of the Germans, the Technological know-how of the Americans, the luxury goods of the French and Italians, the raw materials of the Australians and South Africans—but we have huge Bum-Boy expertise.
          We should not miss this opportunity, even for all the tea-bagging in China


    • 37
      Sir William Wayde says:

      Good heavens! I would never have guessed in a thousand years!


    • 85
      Quelle Surprise says:

      Does the Pope shit in the woods?


    • 114
      walking into darkness says:

      Tom Daley, that’s the best the BBC can do to make a splash


  10. 19
    Centre Parting says:

    I see the EU are putting sanctions on Chinese made solar panels.
    Cheaper panels = cheaper installation for ‘cheaper’ power.

    Make your minds up ffs.


    • 23
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      The correct term is: Trade Tariff.

      This was discussed ages ago and is designed to advantage the inferior quality and more expensive G’erman produced panels.

      Ch!na is ahead of the game with Solar cells – the European produced ones are rubbish. In the UK these are not truly viable as there is not enough Sun during the year.


      • 36
        Sir William Wayde says:

        They are also well ahead of us with nuclear power. Davey & Co have for the most expensive, obsolescent option.


      • 87
        Travellor says:

        So people claim.

        So it is odd I rarely see solar cells for electricity generation on buildings in tha parts of China I travel to. They do however use solar power for warming water which suggests the problem is possibly not a lack of sun: but the water warming is always off-grid. Maybe they don’t have the same green tax fiddles going on in China as we do here


    • 26
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Yet more on-the-hoof announcements from our politicians, utterly devoid of any forethought or, indeed, intention of putting them into action, eagerly lapped up and regurgitated by an asinine and lazy media.

      God, we’ve got another 15 months of this.


  11. 21
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Is the BBC News 24 overplaying the Glasgow helicopter crash. We all know it’s a terrible tragedy. Move on BBC, a daily report is enough, leave them in peace.


    • 25
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      Has the accident report been released yet ?

      If this was engine or rotor failure then it was very likely foul play. The G’ermans are very adept at nobbling helicopters.


      • 105
        Matilda says:

        … especially those embedded in the Thames Valley Police.

        But why that pub? Were they refusing to sell Kraut ale or something?


    • 32
      1 and 1 make 3 says:

      A few months ago I was watching a news interview with an aircraft accident investigator who said that saving life and removing bodies took priority (as it obviously should) over preserving the aircraft wreckage and crash site intact.

      I was therefore puzzled why the it took until last night before the Glasgow team were able to take a look under the aircraft for bodies/survivors even though a family insisted that they had a loved one beneath it all.


      • 53
        The British media are cunts says:

        @31 the BBC were ‘hinting’ that it was Tory cuts that have caused the delay.


      • 55
        Casual Observer 4 says:

        There may have been serious structural damage to the building the copter landed on which needed to be made safe. That could take a day or so depending on the damage.


      • 68
        Hillsborough says:

        If the police are trying to ensure there is a cover-up of their own behaviour, anything can happen


      • 138
        See you Jimmy!. says:

        Removal of evidence possibly, the Mc Bizzies don’t want any blame if they can help it, sounds familar, south of the border.


  12. 31
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Nobody who is brainy enough to be reading this weblog really needs a telly. Everything you want is on the internet, without the advertising breaks and the wretched BBC pink filter.


  13. 33
    Chris Patten says:

    I’m too busy beating the wife.


  14. 35
    Ah!!!!!!!!!! M says:

    If the Scots go it alone, at least we’ll be able to buy fair trade whisky within a few years.


    • 41
      Pete Bogtrotter says:

      Much prefer Oirish to Scotch anyway.


    • 60
      Yum Yum says:

      I like Scotch.


      • 99
        Donald MacTrump says:

        BRavo young person – Im Scotch too


      • 137
        Pastor Hezekiah MacSporran says:

        Och! These columns are full of Blasphemous posts from Ungodly Persons who seem to frequent Ungodly Premises where Strong Drink is sold. Encouraged, I fear, by the BBC, a Temple of Beelzebub staffed by Whiskypalians, Whiskyolics and Whiskyterians, all Slaves to the Demon Drink. Woe to the Imbibers of Strong Drink, Blasphemous Heathens who allow their dogs to bark on the Sabbath Day.


    • 80
      Old Geezer says:

      Whisky is made in England now. Forget the scotch.


  15. 40
    The readership here summed up to a tee says:

    Jack Ketch says:
    November 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This is one of the few columns where commentators are permitted to mention that sodomites, useless tarts, cripples and third world trash DO NOT deserve any special consideration.


    • 45
      Mitch says:

      Perhaps you are that sort of person who also makes a big thing about “free speech”, particlualrly when someone is expressing the prejudices you yourself hold?


    • 46
      Precisely says:

      For the avoidance of doubt he said ‘special consideration’

      I do not see a problem with this.


      • 49
        The readership here summed up to a tee says:

        No problem with not giving special consideration but he chose to call them sodomites, useless tarts, cripples and third world trash. Free speech is fine, I didn’t say he can’t say that, just that it sums up the readership.


        • 59
          Mitch says:

          Silly people say silly things. You cannot make a general observation of the whole readership based on that.


          • Vote UKIP - it is your duty says:

            A bigot and hypocrite, that #48 undoubtedly is, can say what he likes as it is free speech. It does however show him up for what he is.


        • 63
          Well you are obviously a reader innit. says:

          I think there is a flaw in your sweeping generalisation, don’t you?


        • 75
          Casual Observer 4 says:

          There is a difference between respecting others, and giving special consideration / being put at a disadvantage by them.

          It is the perception of being disadvantaged by media projecting overly positive imagery with a subtext of to think otherwise is wrong, combined with real world discrimination against non minorities by the quota systems which businesses are forced to comply with that is what gets the goat.

          It doesn’t sum up the readership, but it does reflect what everyone – including the people categorized above – think but have been dissuaded from expressing.


        • 92

          What is wrong with the unvarnished truth in plain English ?


    • 129
      Jack ketch says:

      You are not really English, are you? Apart from not knowing that things could be described to a “T”, but never summed up to one, you appear unaware of irony. But then maybe you have been educated under the incomprehensible system.
      However, in partial defence: why do homosexuals who engage in sodomy and pederasty refuse to be described by the real words? Calling a man who buggers young men or gets buggered by them, “Gay”, is like calling a burglar an alternative shopper. Women who lead louche, feckless lives and have dozens of children from multiple men and then turn to the taxpayer for help are pretty damn useless by any measure, they are not “vulnerable people” (old folk in NHS murder wards are vulnerable). The Powers-that-be and the MSM bang on daily about the doctors, bankers, nuclear physicists and rocket scientists who flock to these shores to enrich our culture and boost our economy, but we tend to see a lot more unemployed Somali bus conductors with twelve kids on welfare, South Asians sleeping twenty to a wendyhouse in Slough and Hounslow and child-rape gangs who freely roam the Northern cities. The irony is that “polite PC” speech is designed to cover these things up.
      I was a bit out of order regarding “cripples” though, I really meant “mental cripples” specifically with the fact that recently the law was changed to allow members of parliament, judges and officials with severe mental illness (i.e. lunatics) to remain in their jobs.


  16. 44
    Oxford University trashed says:

    Meanwhile at Oxford University of which Pattent is parttime Chancellor,the students elect a “double bed” candidate as Union President

    All they need now is Flower Power’s and Higella’s drug supplier and their nirvana will be complete


    • 67
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      The OUSU president is only relevant to NUS members, of which there are not so many at Oxford.

      If that was a JCR / MCR / SCR or perhaps even the Union president then there would be a story.

      This is really a reflection that Oxford students do not care about OUSU.


      • 125
        aka says:

        It’s one of the final strongholds of the ‘closed shop’ – all students are signed up automatically, whether they want to be in it or not. Left-leaning career politicians get their first fix of power there.


  17. 47
    The Public says:

    Patten takes his money under false pretenses.


  18. 48
    Ah!!!!!!!!!! M says:

    Could one of your 100 followers please bring me a few jars of XO sauce?


  19. 50
    BBC Breaking News - Pushing the narrative division says:

    We interrupt this blog to bring you some very important commentary…


    • 57
      Duty Pędant says:

      I assume you mean ‘other GAY sports stars’ Owen.

      Unless you think they should all be forced to take the pink oboe regardless?


    • 62
      JH348320948230903 says:

      He typed that with one hand.


    • 66
      Mitch says:

      I guess most people don’t give a toss either way about Daley’s sexuality – why would they? It’s only the gay or bi community themselves making an issue out of it which creates the “news” they claim to regret.


    • 72
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Actually, it isn’t news at all to most of us – only to self-absorbed homosexualists. Much like that organisation that ‘represents’ homos which is so self-obsessed it has taken to placing huge banner adverts on buses lecturing others to “get over it”. Oh, the irony…


    • 119
      Will says:

      its only news owen because of a gay lobby in this country. I know a few gay couples who frankly just get on with their lives and live normally and think that outside of the media bubble people are fairly relaxed about it.

      I bet tom only came out because he was about to be outed by a gay lobby group.

      despite the guardian/bbc and arts gay lobby over 90 of people are straight in this country


  20. 52
    Ah!!!!!!!!!! M says:

    If only Pattern could hand back the BBC to it’s rightful owners.


  21. 54
  22. 56
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the coalition thinks the following is OK as far as tax avoidance and a complete lack of transparency is concerned:

    Residual beneficiary of Patience Estate (St Lucia)


  23. 61
    Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If Labour really want to win the biggest landslide in history and go on to govern for the next 50 years they just have to make the top 3 priorities in their manifesto as follows:

    1. Invoke article 50 and restore full sovereignty (border controls,fishing grounds etc) as it was before 1972.

    2. Abolish all taxes on petrol,electricity and gas.

    3. Halt all unskilled immigration until we have a shortage of unskilled labour.


    • 71

      Article 50 ,long winded shit just tell Barosso to PISS OFF


      • 77
        The Ronseal Treaty says:

        Hang van Rompuy, and all his little helper drones.


      • 78
        Axe The Telly Tax &Religion &Kill All Eco-loons says:

        Fair enough, i don’t care if the Labour PM tears up all the treasonous treaties on the doorstep of No. 10 and declares us sovereign once again.


        • 107

          But he won’t


        • 112
          Selling out to Europe is the national pastime for LibLabCon Politicians says:

          Labour will NEVER do that …they are pro-Europe just like LibDems. Just like “Dave” they are “frit” cos’ they know UKIP is gonna hammer them in May 2014 and are bullshitting gullible electorate that they will actually be tough on immigration and stand up to Europe…they won’t


    • 109
      cynic says:

      There’s no need for re-negotiations and arguments. Merely follow Solzhenitsyn’s advice; don’t fear them, don’t expect anything from them, ignore them.

      Stop sending them money and obeying their rules and don’t get involved in their organisations. Beef up our armed forces, hang the traitors who try to obtain compliance with their judgments and directives, and they won’t be able to do much about it. Slavery to the EU is self imposed.


  24. 70
    How about UKIP? says:

    Funny how these establishment stooges can get to have so many jobs paying so much money for so little time or effort on their part isnt it? Its almost as though the regime is rewarding its loyal stooges with as much money as possible to keep them sweet and onside.

    This multiple stooge non jobs merry go round can be stopped by electing a UKIP government.


    • 82
      UKIP Stooge says:

      Fuck, no gravy train for me. I’m voting Tory.


    • 121
      Will says:

      UKIP are the UKs tea party, its easy to say lets get out of Europe, as frankly we should tell them to push off and refuse to send them any money, so should Germany then they would be in trouble.

      I hope come January a load of Romanians sets up camp on hampstead heath in London and then the left wingers can get to know them better. I bet within 7 day thye will shouting for them to be removed like the former labour party leader Foot did when a group of travellers parked on hampstead.


  25. 74
    Lord Fatten says:



  26. 76
    81lly Kebæb's Football Commentary says:


  27. 81
    It's Geedo time says:


  28. 83
    nellnewman says:

    Memo to the Conservative led coalition

    The biggest single item in a typical household budget is tax. If MPs want to tackle the cost of living crisis, that’s where to start.


  29. 86
    Ah!!!!!!!!!! M says:

    Whoever Tom Daley is, has he learned to talk in that funny voice and mince, before coming out?


    • 90
      Observer says:

      How do you know if someone has been to Oxbridge?…..They tell you.

      How do you know if someone is gay ( stolen language ) ? You just know.


  30. 95
    Test says:



  31. 103
    Max Clifford says:

    Arrest that man now !


  32. 111
    Anonymous says:

    All the Police officers in Northern Ireland who Patten made reduntant had more integrity than him. Found out at last he should resign.Out of his depth !


  33. 120
    Ho Ho says:



  34. 130
    Vazeline® - The Slipperiest Substance On The Planet says:

    Patten has of course always and forever been a right slippery c.unt although he could still watch and learn from me!!


  35. 143
    Another Headshrinker says:

    The sooner that strutting porcine prick is out of UKnpublic life and off the tax payer’s teat the better! And his slag daughters can do one as well!


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