December 11th, 2013

Patten Laments Loss of Trust in BBC (With a Straight Face)

Lord Patten has surfaced in the comfort of the Guardian. Writing about the BBC governance shake up, Fat Pang claims:

“People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes; we know this because they keep watching them. But it’s not enough for people to love the BBC’s content. They also need to have faith in the way it is run. There is no doubt that events over the past year – Savile, the McAlpine Newsnight, the failed Digital Media Initiative technology project and the excessive severance payments to senior managers – have rattled that faith.”

Yes, licence fee payers are also rattled that for ten months the Chairman of the BBC Trust has been complicit in a cover up.


  1. 1
    He's a Guardianista Now says:

    Patten has gone Native.

    • 5
      PC Dixon says:

      Amazing how his type hang on and on.

      • 47
        The LabLibCon socialist Alliance, three wings, one party says:

        Patten has always been a native lefty.

        He’s bosom chums with Middleton and all the other high profile rodents at Common Purpose. The BBC, Channel 4 and the Guardian, are his natural home.

        No doubt that’s why Call Me Dismal, put him into the beeb, because his microscopic ‘tory’ veneer, would impress the idiot fringe of his fauxservative, SDP revival, tribute act.

      • 77
        Tom Catesby. says:

        They all know each others bits of naughty, so stick together like the proverbial to a blanket.

    • 12
      But it's only says:

      3.15 He won’t be back from lunch yet.

      • 29
        A hot and cold running secretary for the Great Man says:

        He did pop in but had to go straight out again for some important discusions with our EU paymasters over coffee and Sachertorte. He may be in later.

      • 54
        Anonymous says:


    • 21
      Manbag says:

      Patten has gone red with fat

    • 24
      Dorothy says:

      NO just gone home – no place like home, no place like home ….

    • 28
      Err says:

      Cart before the horse

      “.. we know this because they keep watching them.”

      People watch because they have been forced to pay for it FFS.

    • 34
      Blowing Whistles says:

      And being a Guardianista – the Facts will go hang then as is the form.

  2. 2

    In the name of Dog, go!

    • 8
      Your Lord Patten says:

      I’m off on a fact finding trip to Uruguay. Bye

      • 14


        I did not approve of him in Margaret Thatcher’s time. He was a wet then.

        • 69
          We all knew nothin' Honest! says:

          Is this the same Thatcher that had the gurging git round for Christmas tipples at Chequers year after year after year?

          Keys to Broadmoor, in and out of dozens of Hospitals at will, hobnobbing with Royalty, Politicians, top cops, clergy…..

          Strikes me it aint just the bent BBC that has some explaining to do, but the whole rotten british establishment.

          • Tom Catesby. says:

            I bet a lot of top nonces in top positions secretly breathe a sigh of relief that Saville is dead. Imagine what he would have said from the dock of the old bailey?

  3. 3
    Ah! etc says:

    Guido, go a different way home tonight.

  4. 4
    Keith Robinson says:

    Plus £1m plus on flights for staff between London and Manchester

  5. 6
    She's right you know says:
  6. 7
    I hope everyone at the BBC dies of cancer says:

    “People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes; we know this because they keep watching them.”

    I wish he’d put his money where his mouth is and switch to a subscription model. If people “clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes”, they’ll happily subscribe to them, won’t they?

    • 9
      Captive Audience says:

      No they won’t subscribe and the BBC know it. That’s why they want to keep Taxation as their subscription model.

      • 59
        Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

        The “clearly love and value” because people “keep watching them” is too reminiscent of British Airways’ “favourite airline” lie and indicative of identical smug complacency, contempt for customers and flawed values.

        Let the BBC be paid for only by those who use it.

  7. 10
    Hilda says:

    The issue of confidence is that on certain subjects: notably Islam, immigration but several other subjects, the BBC cannot be trusted.
    They are also blatantly anti white and anti male in their hiring. And as for the working class – they scorn their politics and issues totally.

  8. 11
    Anonymous says:

    “.. we know this because they keep watching them.” That is the kind of science that keeps the EU afloat. Try setting up a control group of people who do not have to pay the Information Tax, but can pay per view at some appropriate rate. That would give us a better idea of the value placed upon the BBC’s output as a whole.

  9. 15

    Time to go home, Chris…

  10. 16
    C.O.Jones says:

    With the number of repeats on the BBC I reckon I paid for this years telly tax in 1983.

  11. 17
    bergen says:

    I’m beginning to doubt whether Patten is as clever as he believes himself to be. The very last paper he should be talking to is the BBC’s own in-house rag, the grauniad . It just heaps on suspicion that he’s an insider and not a superviser/regulator. He needs to put his case to the sceptical papers and not be fed lines by the friends of those he is supposed to oversee.

  12. 19
    john in cheshire says:

    Don’t forget the Balen Report Mr Patten.

  13. 20
    Sack him says:

    “People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes… ”

    Latest example of BBC waste being the dispatch of 120 staff to the Mandelafest in South Africa.

    He really does like taking the piss, doesn’t he.

    • 81
      Was it Bill or was it Ben?. says:

      One hundred and twenty FFS! How many cancelled programmes are we going to get, so another beeboid cardboard cut out can prattle on for another hour telling us the same stuff. He’s f^cking dead alright! Now can we have Monty Don back on?

  14. 22
    sussex carol says:

    ‘rattled that faith’ ??! I would say that is something of an understatement.

    It cannot restore public faith that it saw fit to chuck away with disgraceful behaviour over a number of years.

    It is nothing more than an out of date, institutionalised leftwing mouthpiece from a bygone age. And it certainly is not fit for purpose in this 21st century.

  15. 22
    Left wing bias is th only reason I can think of why they are so loyal says:

    There are not many British institutions that left wingers are not keen to alter or destroy and the BBC is one them.
    Even in the face of such overwhelming evidence of child abuse and cover up they still nail their flag to its mast.
    The only other institution I can think of which commands such blind loyalty is the Vatican.
    And these twats say that Daily Mail readers are mental.

  16. 25
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Isn’t it snakes and skeletons which ‘Rattle’?

  17. 26
    Fenman says:

    The good citizens of Bath knew what they were doing when they turfed him out as their MP.

  18. 35
    Green eyed Dave says:

    Here is a naked ‘selfie’ of fat pang or what looks like a close relative.

  19. 36
    william says:

    Why no questions about Fatty Pang at PMQs?

  20. 37
    Anonymous says:

    Just how heavy is fat pang?

  21. 41
    Check Facts First says:

    Of course we keep watching them. Only because they are repeated so often.

  22. 44
    Sack him says:

    “People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes; we know this because they keep watching them.”

    as in the following, reported by the Korean Central News Agency (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea).

    “People clearly love and value solitary confinement; we know this because they keep watching the walls of their cells and nothing else.”

    • 49
      Ping Pong beloved leader of North Korea says:

      The prisoners love our food otherwise they wouldn’t keep eating it.

  23. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Anyone would think there was some sought of religous connection.

  24. 52
    AnusButtocks says:

    Listen to Nicky Campbell on Radio Five Cun’t for twenty minutes then you’ll appreciate why a lot of people who arent scrounging, feckless retards have total contempt for the BBC, patten

  25. 53
    Anonymous says:

    Fat bloated bureaucrat. Former eu commissioner on a fat pension – isn’t it time this bloke was put out to grass? Lost his seat, lost Honkers and now conniving at covering up at the Beeb.

  26. 55
    Anonymous says:

    And still not the slightest Pang of guilt.

  27. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Lord or not he should be hauled before the Committee.

    • 65
      Privatise it says:

      For what?
      Nothing will happen apart from some 2 bob MPs trying to look masculine whilst feeding at the trough.
      What do you think might happen?

  28. 57

    Would anyone agree with the following contentions?

    * Mark Thompson is a lying сunt.
    * Chris Patten is a blustering thug.

    Answers on a postcard etc…

  29. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Was it an ex PM who suggested him for the job?

  30. 60
    Slave Labour! says:

    “People clearly love and value
    the BBC’s programmes;” No! They are Brainwashing,Bullshitting Hunts! I despise the BBC! Close the fucker down!

  31. 61
    Scottish Chav says:

    “People clearly love and value the BBC’s programmes; we know this because they keep watching them.”

    no i dont. I want to stop paying for programs and channels I dont ever watch or listen to.

  32. 62
    The all singing, all dancing crap of the world. says:

    Close the BBC down. No one trusts the lying leeches that make up the BBC! They are criminal scumbags!

  33. 63
    Privatise it says:

    Listen you over inflated leech, I don’t love your programmes, I don’t watch the BBC and what’s more, I don’t need it or want to pay for it.
    Be a man, prove your’s and your corporation’s worth and privatise the fetid dung heap.

  34. 64
    Penfold says:

    And I’m totally frucked orff with their leftie bias and the skewing of ClimateGate, a scandal waiting to be exposed………………..

    • 66
      Privatise it says:

      A scandal can only be exposed if given the media to do so.
      The BBC are the media and you are forced to pay for it.

  35. 68
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Even if the BBC were a fountain of journalistic integrity, and a purveyor of wonderful comedy and superb drama, it would still be wrong to have a compulsory licence.

  36. 71
    This Fatt'un says:

    I shall calmly consider these comments whilst I enjoy my 3 hour lunch tomorrow.

  37. 72
    johnfromcamberley says:

    Complete list of BBC progs I would miss if the BBC was closed down

    I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue
    The Archers
    Test Match Special.

  38. 73
    The all singing all dancing crap of the world says:

    ” People clearly love and value
    the BBC’s programmes; we know
    this because they keep watching

    Nope! Forced to watch DVDs or read books! The BBC is utter crap! Not worth tuning into anymore!

  39. 74
    Jimmy Savile, Hell says:

    He’s doing a good job. Leave him alone.

  40. 76
    Another Headshrinker says:

    I think the BBC is shit, their programming leaves a lot to be desired. And if old egg pudding (Fat Pang) and his anal loving brood are anything to go by it will just get worse.

  41. 83
    Graham says:

    Patten is an overpaid useless fucking shit. But he is in good company , like 600 crooks, liars, benders , never-had-a-real-jobbers in the Commons.

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