December 11th, 2013

Exclusive: The Tape Lord Patten Does Not Want You to Hear

Lord Patten yesterday threatened legal action against anyone publishing this audio recording. Guido is regardless publishing the bombshell tape recording of Pollard Review chairman Nick Pollard confessing that he made a ‘mistake’ by excluding key evidence about former BBC chief Mark Thompson from his final report in the the Jimmy Savile cover up at the BBC:

This what Lord Patten said at the time of the report’s release in December 2012:

“Neither I nor my colleagues intend to get involved in the next few hours, days, weeks, in an exegesis about the report. As far as we’re concerned the report is an excellent account of what happened. We’re totally in support of the recommendations, and that as far as I am concerned is that.”

Two months later it was revealed that key evidence had been left out of the report. Despite knowing all of this Patten told Parliament in October “I am saying that Nick Pollard did a report that was well received and well regarded, not least because it was so blisteringly honest about some of the failures in the BBC”, adding “I have no reason to suppose that we shouldn’t accept that report.”

When the BBC spends £3 million of licence fee money on an inquiry into a matter as serious as the Savile Sex Abuse scandal, and the inquiry chairman rings a journalist to tell him that he got part of his report wrong, it is undeniably in the public interest that licence-fee payers are told about it. Part time BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten has known of Pollard’s error for months. Yet he appears to have done all he can to avoid addressing it and has shown no willingness to inform the public of it. Someone has some explaining to do…


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  2. 2
    Dr Julian Lewis says:

    Patten is Scum

  3. 3
    Ref. says:

    Ooh this is gonna be popcorn, so the report was basically a whitewash mess. This will be fun to watch play out…..was he told to leave stuff out?

  4. 5
    Common Purpose says:

    Just break up the BBC and sell it off.
    They are institutionally dysfunctional.

  5. 6
    Lord Patten says:

    Ho ho ho…the BBC is the most beloved, most trusted, most well respected organisation that has ever existed…and we know this because it is I who scrutinise them with my trademark objectivity.

  6. 7
    Look at Comic Relief's Arms Portfolio says:

    Children in Need – from protection from predatory BBC staff.

    • 136
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      Yes, yet another example of refusing to be accountable to the general public until they are forced to because it will damage them if they don’t.

      British charities are now being run by the Left with taxpayers’ money as nothing more than troughing and propaganda exercises.

      • 140
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        Actually sorry there, I am referring to the Comic Relief charity as exposed by Panorama last night.

        Children in Need was not one of the charities involved.

  7. 9
    Little English People says:

    Because of the unique way they are funded, they don’t give a shit.

    It is time for the whole BBC Empire to be privatised.

  8. 12
    Little English People says:

    Patten is Cameron’s man at the BBC.

    • 52
      I hate socialists. says:

      Then why the left wing bias?

      • 139
        Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

        CMDD is NOT a conservative

        He does not have a spine

        He does not have any bol*locks

        He is chameleon & always has been

        He Legalised Bum Sex cause its the right thing to do

        He is a Master of Mendacity & Manipulation

        His real Master at who’s feet he worships is Bliar

        And On and On and On

        • 188
          Make the BBC voluntary subsciption if it's so good, it has nothing to fear says:

          Patten is also senior Common Purpose.

          As for Cameron, he is a closet Fabian and a one world government Bilderberger.

      • 144
        (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

        Because Cameron is so left-wing he makes Wedgie-Benn look like Margaret Thatcher!

      • 174
        Can We Put the Berlin Wall Back Up? says:

        Have you been paying attention to what Dave the Rave has been doing the last 3 years? He is the communitarian common purpose follow on to Blair and Bonkers Brown. There has seldom been a greater unity between the two main parties leadership. They have different rhetoric and they will spend your money on different Soviet style projects. But they will both spend your money and both seek to remove powers from Parliament to the EU with same speed.

  9. 13
    A nincumpoop says:

    A couple of innocent mistakes and Guido’s smelling blood.

    Calm down dear!

  10. 14
    I'm voting UKIP says:

    Abouttime BBC brought into real world and privatised, saving us all from dreadful TV Tax and from scum like Patten & co

  11. 16
    Chris Patten says:

    This is clearly fabricated and full of falsehoods. I will sue those responsible

  12. 18
    Ref. says:

    Now its been published…think Patten will be too busy explaining himself than suing, anyway he has no leg to stand on, all there in black and white.

  13. 19
    Goggle Box says:

    To be honest, I was hoping for something a little bit more interesting than evidence that Patten is a disembling scumbag. I knew that already.

    Why haven’t you searched the turn-ups of his trousers for the secret stash?

  14. 20
    Guy, of Daventry says:

    It’s a sad state of affairs that most of the revealing exposés that hit the web these days are about things everyone knew beforehand, but were told we had to shut up about. Now we also hear that Obama may have lied about the reasons for bombing Syria (there’s a note of sarcasm in there). Where has the originality gone from those in high office?

    Anyway, nice one Guido, have a pint on expenses.

  15. 22
    DickMart says:


  16. 24
    Michelle Obama says:

    Yo, what the motherfuck was you talking to dat Danish cracker about? And what the fuck was you thinking taking a selfie with that honkey? Don’t be expecting no sweeet lovin’ from me tonight! You sleeping in one of the 25 spare rooms! Matter of fact, you can go to Helle!

    • 30
      Barack O'bama says:

      Shee-it woman, I’s the man o’ da house, and you just shut yo muth bitch, remember who pays da bills if you wanna keep in dem nice threads and wearing dem rocks. Shoot, I bust ma balls runnin dis turf I don’ need no loud mouth m***f*** tellin’ me what I can do, who I can see.

      • 41
        Jay-Z says:

        Yo Barack. I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one. If you havin girl problems, I feel bad for ya, son. I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.

      • 97
        Obama's better looking Half. says:

        Sheeit man, I get $46,000 per months from outside finance and you get $76,000 per month from the same sources on top of your salary and perks; so I don need no husband talking about my finances.

      • 147
        j dromey says:

        I can give u some sweet loving big boy ;-)

        • 221
          Wendi Deng says:

          Back off Ladyboy. I can rove obamma rong time, break America market for brue jeans and coca-cora

    • 176
      geordieboy says:

      Helle? Perhaps Halle (Berry)

    • 184
      Enid Pence (Miss) says:

      That Mrs Kinnock is no better than she should be. Cuddling up to that big black man and letting that awful David Cameron stick his tongue in her ear.

      I feel so sorry for the kiddies.

  17. 26
    william says:

    I seem to remember the honourable resignation of Lord Carrington over the Falkland Islands fiasco. Will Patten? I doubt it. The electorate of Bath,at least, got it right in 1992.

    • 34
      Dennis says:

      Peter was one of the good chaps. They are sadly, no more.

      • 54
        Britain says:

        The corrolary is that Chris Patten is one of the bad chaps. Someone who needs to be removed from public life.

      • 103
        Arthur says:

        He’s still alive you plank

        • 189
          Dennis says:

          I was referring specifically to his resignation and the fact that people like him no longer exist in public life.

      • 194
        Froggie says:

        And Bessie Braddock was one of the good gals.

        • 203
          Jabez Pound says:

          Froggie – What has Bessie Braddock Yorkshire pudding got do with it? Re the cover up- Ah now!! has it anything to do with the photographed and much publicized friendship between Sir Jimmy Saville and Prince Charles?

      • 204
        Jack Ketch says:

        “Good chaps”?Ah! Those honourable and decent men, usually from the aristocracy, who believed that it was a duty for their caste to serve the nation in the armed forces and in government purely for the kind of money that would not even cover the wages of a few grouse beaters. Not money-grabbing spivs on the make. (Even the so-called toffs in the HoC are rare birds if their family fortune goes back more than a generation or two to a founder spiv.)

    • 119
      He did the honourable thing. says:

      Carrington was right to resign. The British government had long been warned that Argentina could make show of Force over the Falklands, even though they probably did not expect a Full Monty invasion.

      Another minister let down by a second rate civil service.

      • 149
        Penfold says:

        Nott and his bloody defence review was another cause as well as the withdrawal of Endurance, the Antarctic patrol vessel.

        • 179
          Stanley says:

          The Green Light to Argentina. Their marines even practised beach landings on the Islands after that.

        • 193
          Airey Belvoir says:

          The then Captain of Endurance, Nick Barker, had some very good intelligence on the likely invasion which he dutifully passed up the line. It was disregarded by the FO and he was ignored as just making waves to keep Endurance off the scrapping list. The seismic result of this negligence so embarrassed the Government that his career was effectively ended. A good man, RIP Nick.

    • 121
      Observation says:

      I expect he’s got a lucrative severance package already lined up.

  18. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Sure as hell was a mistake.A whopper.How much was he paid I wonder to produce his report?

  19. 31
    A nincumpoop says:

    If this is so important why isn’t it on the BBC website?

    • 38
      The only believer in the BBC's rectitude says:

      It’s got me stumped.

    • 57
      The BBC's website says:

      Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Barak Obama. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela. Barak Obama. Scottish helicopter catastrophe. Nelson Mandela.

      Evil Tory cuts. Vote Labour.

  20. 35
    Let's just be honest about ourselves says:

    Let’s be honest. As men, when it comes down to it, we’re often led by our dicks. It’s a fact of life, no point denying it. It’s hardwired into us from billions of years of evolution. Selfiegate just proves a very simple thing. Even presidents and prime ministers are, at the end of the day, regular, red blooded males who are still led by their dicks. Clinton took it to its logical, albeit foolish, conclusion. And as silly as they looked yesterday, as a fellow male, I can’t blame Cameron and Obama for being, in that moment, aroused by being in close proximity to a very attractive blonde woman in a skirt and no doubt wearing intoxicating perfume and wanting to budge up close for a photograph. I’d have done the same.

    • 122
      Anonymous says:

      She’s a Kinnock after all.

    • 128
      Four-eyed English Genius says:

      They are not so much led by their dicks, but they ARE dicks!

    • 150
      Fidel Castrato says:

      You’re making a very big assumption there.

      Has anyone actually seen Cameron’s dick?

    • 181
      Did they think they were at Eurovision? says:

      “I’d have done the same.”

      So you’re a politician too? Probably one whose never held a real job, which at times may require certain decorum? (Probably a Cameron Spad?)

      This is not supposed to be a jolly. They’re representing their countries, for goodness sake.

      Neither of those two will ever be a statesman, but that’s no excuse for puerile behaviour. The And and Dec of modern politics, and it shows in all they do.

    • 182
      Handycock whipping it out says:

      I could not agree more, that is why I am innocent. By the way, I used to work as a Director of the BBC daytime club once but removed it from my CV the moment the Savile story broke, anyone mentioning this will get a visit from my boys. Boaz

  21. 36
    Patten is Guarded by the Guardian says:

    Patten is safe. The lefties love him. They owe him big time for fooking up Mrs T’s community charge.

    Just as Dave is safe because his Selfie partner in crime was their Hero Obama.

    • 43
      This Century says:

      No-one cares about Patten and the community charge.

      • 49
        Lefties are programmed in BASIC says:

        Mention Poll Tax to a leftie in the 21st and he will froth at the mouth. But he will repeatedly say it was Facher, little realising that it was actually Patten.

        • 64
          This Century says:

          Most lefties were not even born at the time.

          You are confusing today’s left with the soggy middle class managerial committtee drones and dead-end culture dead-beats which the left of that long-gone era has since become.

        • 67
          I actually got a rebate on my Community Charge says:

          I should think most of the Lefty subhumans who froth at the mouth were still in nappies when Thatcher left Downing St in 1990, if they were born at all.

          They also conveniently forget that while Thatcher was planning the Community Charge, Harriet Harman (deputy leader of the Labour Party) was attempting to legalise paedophilia.

        • 68
          I actually got a rebate on my Community Charge says:

          I should think most of the Lefty subhumans who froth at the mouth were still in nappies when Thatcher left Downing St in 1990, if they were born at all.

          They also conveniently forget that while Thatcher was planning the Community Charge, Harriet Harman (today’s deputy leader of the Labour Party) was attempting to legálise páédophilia.

          • New York New York says:

            So good they named it twice (Don’t forget Patti Hewitt was also well up for PIE)

          • Flash Memory says:

            Nope. You are wrong.

            ALL lefties can clearly remember the miners’ strike, Mrs T snatching milk from babies and the poll tax. These memories are implanted in their brains before they are conceived and seem like only yesterday. They even have total recall of what they were doing when Bevan announced the NHS.

        • 96
          All socialists are hypocrites says:

          Personally my view the principle of Poll Tax is fair and equitable insofar as each individual benefits from local services and should pay for it rather than have it all loaded on to to the main householder. Of course the lefties didn’t like the fact that they were expected to pay for services and why NOT. A household of 4 adult all in work SHOULD be expected to pay for the services they get locally but the Tory jobsworths surrounding Thatcher hadn’t the guts to stick it through in face of few lefty agitators and anarchist trashing Trafalgar Square and hurting a few police horses

          However the fact is that those mouthing off Thatcher for the most part never lived through the chaos of the 70′s or the Wilson/Callaghan Government of 74 -79 and understand why many many people voted 3 times. The fact is the the country was in bloody chaos…strikes every week, overmighty unions giving orders to the government, shoddy goods being manufactured that nobody wanted and a sterling crisis. Anybody under 4o doesn’t know the truth as they have been taught a biased an slanted history by bitter lefties in both schools and university.

          The Miliband Government if elected is likely to make the Labour Government of 74 – 79 look moderate and comptent and the amusing thing is that the peole who will suffer most from their policies will be their own working class core vote

          • Red Ed Milibandwaggon. says:

            We have given up on the disappearing working class and our core members are benefit guzzling and loony left middle class as well as old and new immigrants.

          • Adolph Miliband says:

            The Labour Party, its leaders, activists and supporters have no known relationship to the means of production. As an academic Marxist (with a capital M for murder, muppetry and mayhem), I can only recommend that it is wound up immediately. As the head of a family of millionaires on the make, I recommend that my boys get stuck into the trough and snuffle as hard as possible.

  22. 37
    Chris Patten says:

    OK, I admit it. I killed Nelson Mandela. And I would have got away with it if it hadn’t been for that pesky Guido Fawkes

  23. 39
    Mitch says:

    Any reasonable person would decide this wasn’t a ‘mistake’ at all. More like serious incompetence, or even deliberately witholding evidence.

    • 48
      Mt View, for what it is worth says:

      I think it was deliberate. But that is because i think that behind all the guff about being a bumbling gentleman, Chris Patten is a grade A shit who is capable of frightening the bejabbers out of his enemies. Deniably, of course.

      • 59
        Mitch says:

        I agree with you, Patten is peripheral to this now. Get Boaden and Thompson in front of the CMS committee and grill them until they squeal.

        • 180
          Anon E Mouse says:

          You really expect that bunch in ingrates to do anything worthwhile ? Select committesss are all the same, lots of grandstanding and hot air with b****r all consequences.

      • 101
        Lord Stansted says:

        Spot on.

  24. 42

    So what does Helen Boaden say?

    We ought to be told.

    • 133
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      This aspect of the cover up was in part to try and put a lid on things – with Pollard being the final chapter.

      One has the sense though that Pollard was leaned on to exclude this more in order to ensure that Mark Thompson was able to secure his position at the NY Times.

      Boden apparently raised concerns with Thompson prior to that tribute show going out. Off the record she may have mentioned that Savile was a prolific p’aedophile and that the tribute show may not be in the best interests of the corporation to broadcast.

      • 173

        I believe you to be spot on here.

        It is my belief that Thompson already knew that Savile was a pаedophile (after all, almost every one else in the whole country knew it), but he could maintain a position that he did not know until someone actually did tell him.

        So the whole evil background has to be covered up until he can safely jump ship and feel in the clear. This also ensures that he continues to have access to a huge pay packet. For him it is a win-win.

        For us, it is yet another graphic illustration of the abject depths that people who brand themselves as socialists will stoop to in order to advance their own personal cause.

        The BBC is evil. Thompson is evil. Patten is evil. Every last rotten person appears to be evil in this cess pit. Shut it down or sell it and let it find out how to pay its own way!

  25. 46
    Nelson Mandela House says:

    Chris…….you plonker!

  26. 50
    Moutarde says:

    Somebody needs to give him a Patten a p45.
    I am so glad I left the UK and don’t have to pay for the BBC gravy train.

  27. 51
    I bet he got a Baracking after says:
  28. 52
    Question number 1 Sir. says:

    Prime Minister. Would you care to apologise for your inappropriate behaviour yesterday where you were representing the people of the Untied Abingdon.

    • 73
      Confused Dave says:

      Sorry old chap. My knickers are all of a twist. The Indians’ Top court has just decreed that gay sex is illegal.

      Do I stop giving the Martian explorers all the U.K. taxpayers’ aid money or not?

      • 109
        What luck! A face-saver! says:

        I think that an immediate end to all foreign aid is the only reasonable course.

  29. 55
    Question number 1 Sir. says:


  30. 56
    Guy, of Daventry says:

    If this does appear on the BBC website, expect under local news/london, which is where they bury such items

  31. 58
    Guido follower says:

    Go, Guido, go at it.

    • 153
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      Yes. It just shows you the complete contempt of the BBC elite and the way they believe they are above scrutiny by anybody, including a democratically-elected government.

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    Albert Pierrepoint II says:

    Your tumbril awaits you M’Lud

  34. 71
    Patten, puttin the tory in lavatory says:

    Not a mistake, deliberate withholding, but why?
    Money? Favours? No bollox?

  35. 75
    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    Well, given the outstanding value that the BBC Tax represents (scarcely £10 for each minute that I actually watched this year), it’s surely only right that taxpayers money be wheelbarrowed around to the finest lawyers, and deployed to stifle any Murdoch-inspired criticism.

    (and if anyone worries about the cost then the BBC can cancel its subscriptions to all non-Guardian newspapers – an needless extravagence).

    I would personally be prepared to pay twenty times as much to support the World’s Finest Broadcaster, if only they allowed me anything sharp…

  36. 77
    Julian Assange says:

    Claim Whistle blower status Geedo. Lefties approve of Blowing Whistles.

  37. 81
    IDS says:

    Pin money!

  38. 87
    Anonymous says:

    The death of Nelson Mandela, the founder of modern South Africa, is being marked in Kirklees

    • 158
      nokhando says:

      With its leader calling his girlfriend in Kazakhstan to express his sadness at the great loss, meanwhile the Muslim Burial Committee have invoiced Kirklees Council for a plot in Dewsbury for the Mandelas.

  39. 89
    Nowt so Quaire as the BBC says:

    The strange thing is. I have not heard one person mention the death of Mandela, yet the BBC say the public are interested in it.

    • 222
      Monica says:

      Same here, and I work with people from all over the world, including Africa.

      My dear old elderly mum was not aware of Mr Mandela’s death on Saturday because she has the sense to stick to good-old-telly-repeats channels.

  40. 90
    cha blaat claat says:

    Sing it

    Exegesis, moovement of de chairmaan.

  41. 93
    The mighty sword of truth says:

    Time it appears to get involved in an ‘exegesis’ of Patten’s behaviour, time line of disclosure and his relationships with Thompson & Boaden.

  42. 94
    pete says:

    Are the Sun newspaper gonna follow up on this?

  43. 102
    Cynic says:

    Boden and Pollard should be recalled before Parliament

    Patten should be sacked. Its always the cover up that gets em in the end

    I have some sympathy for Pollard. It was a simple mistake and he’s not hiding iot but his paymasters are trying to

    • 116
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      Mark Thompson, who knew but authorized that shitty tribute show in 2011 should be somewhat pilloried as well.

      At the very least, if the NY Times wishes to maintain any veneer of family friendly credibility then they should be replacing their CEO.

    • 129
      bergen says:

      The one conclusion that has certainly been proved by this fiasco is that the buck never stops anywhere at the BBC.

      • 170
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        That is surely because the fact that they are answerable to practically no-one ensures that scandal after scandal can be swept under the carpet – look at Patten’s arrogance – ‘I answer to no-one.’ The culture of secrecy is a way of life at the BBC.

        • 183
          bergen says:

          True but it is a reflection of their own inate sense of “goodness”. In their own eyes they are a great and good organisation so that any criticism is by definition mistaken or misguided. It is very much a Soviet mindset and reflects their politics.

  44. 104
    The New Messiah says:

    As the BBC claims it is not biased regarding left-wing ideology,the EU and climate change then it is a good job it is not in the business of manufacturing see-saws.

  45. 111
    Realist says:

    1. No one will resign.
    2. Pollard won’t give any of the £3m back.

  46. 113
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    Cross Hairs Mark Thompson / Lord Patten ?

    Would be very good is Patten did go to litigation, as having the full details out in open court would perhaps help shut the BBC down and provide some closure on this issue.

    Should not forget about the larger problem of institutionalized sexual abuse and exploitation of children which is again being re-investigated and covered up by complicit Police in UK state care system.

  47. 114
    cheche says:

    Radio 4 Extra

    11.30 Change to our published schedule : Helson Mandelas contribution to popular music.

    Its true = pass the sick bag alice

  48. 124
    Robin says:

    BBC sent 120 staff to Report Mandela’s funeral ….. ITV sent 7. Just another example of the BBC using license payers money to fund an overseas jolly for overpaid underworked troughers.

  49. 125
    Penfold says:

    It’s always the cover up that does for someone……………

  50. 126

    BBC== Borkie Bie Corporation. call it the Pollard Review I call it a liberty.

  51. 127
    UKIP or bust says:

    Is ‘Pang’ Mandarin for c’unt?

  52. 131
    CPSJ says:

    Pollard states that Helen Boaden’s reference to her conversation with Thompson came in her letter, written as part of the right to respond with criticism or complaint, before publication, to those named in the report. Pollard had every opportunity to take this into account and, as his shifty, clumsy and calculating use of words in reply shows, he did not delve any further into this really mucky scandal.

    Did he read all the responses? Did he take account of any other conflicting or additional ‘recollections’? Did those involved realise that part of the game was up and that a ‘cover-up’, surely bound to be exposed, nearly always causes nemesis? What else did this apparatchik leave out?

    • 167
      Mitch says:

      This enquiry was about Saville and what he did at the BBC. One of the senior managers at the time reveals that she told the DG about serious allegations regarding Saville, allegations which go to the heart of the enquiry.

      The chairman of the enquiry then says he didn’t do anything with this evidence because it wasn’t a response to a criticism. How can we take him and his enquiry seriously?

      • 185
        bergen says:

        The enquiry was about absolving the top brass at the BBC from any responsibility for Saville’s activities. She went off script so it wasn’t included.

  53. 132
    A Square Deal Guarantee says:

    I give you a cast Iron warranty that if Obama and Kinnock’s daughter in law had not been involved in that Selfie with Dave. Then the BBC and the Guardian would have made it their number one Headline, with in depth analysis from Polly and quotes from Owen Jones every 15 minutes on News 24.

  54. 141
    FrankFisher says:

    This is – or at least was – all about protecting Mark Thompson who *clearly* lied about what he knew and when, and I assume it’s because if he is nailed, he’ll dish the dirt on others.

  55. 143
    Justice says:

    A private sector corporation would have been destroyed by the revelations that children were sexually abused by their employee’s on their premises.
    look at the shit Murdoch has had for fiddling around with a young girls mobile phone.
    What happened at the BBC is far far worse.
    No wall to wall 24/7 ins and outs of a ducks arse about that on the Beeb.
    No siree

    • 154
      C.O.Jones says:

      The NOW gets shut down for listening in to idiots (they could have changed their default PIN like any sane person) voice calls.
      The BBC has FAR more serious (and widespread) allegations against BBC employees and it is business as usual.

    • 159
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      Perhaps works to keep this going as the story itself is valuable to the rest of the media.

      However, the killer blow needs to be landed soon to fix this as it is dragging on a bit. Some meaningful convictions are required, as are the removal from positions of the likes of Patten, Thompson, Boden et al.

      The UK Government funding of P.I.E. is perhaps a bit more juicy.

      People must have got the message now that the BBC is an untrustworthy EU funded waste of time and money that is not safe for children: time to move on, once this cover up and the others have been dealt with.

      • 169
        Some hope says:

        Michael Moore could do a great film documentary about the goings on at the BBC.
        He likes to expose evil corporations.

      • 219
        Bollox BC says:

        People might have got the message if they didn’t consume so much BBC news.

  56. 148
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Laura Patten takes it up the arse!

  57. 152
    Fishy says:

    Is it possible for someone to shut Rachel Foghorn Reeves up.

    She’s come up with a new dodge to avoid comment on the years of terror…I wasn’t an MP so I cannot comment.


  58. 155
    willie(gen Patton dog) says:

    “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

    George S. Patton Jr.

  59. 160
    FrankFisher says:

    Well done for publishing btw Guido.

  60. 163
    Camerclegband says:

    Patten is an Executive Member of the Establishment…. He’s bomb proof !!!!

  61. 178
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Why am I not surprised?, “You can’t say in print how you know this”… “reading between the lines”.

  62. 186
    Rev I M Jolly says:

    Kiddies don’t have a vote, ergo. no MP is bothered.

  63. 190
    Lord Patten of Hong Kong says:

    Damn your impertinence!

  64. 191
    HenryV says:


  65. 192
    Ippikin says:

    Much as I admired Chris Patten’s devotion to the Thacherite cause and in particular his contribution to her re-election, I am singularly unimpressed with the present incumbent of that moniker.
    It seems clear the time has come for him to quit the public eye and try to retain whatever shreds of respect we had for a once great politician.

  66. 199
    Slave Labour! says:

    BBC is full of scumbags!

  67. 200
    Just Sayin' says:

    Are they to be sent to jail, they had better be, and bloody quick too. Lying devious grease balls.

  68. 207
    An awkward bastard says:

    Sack the lot of them.

    I am sick of people like these sponging off us.

    • 209
      Tony Eden from Eton says:

      But thanks to the Socialists if you stand up to “people like these” they will only go to an Employment Tribunal and sponge even more money off you .

      You cannot win I am afraid

  69. 211
    A Tribunal Chairman says:

    I would have you know that for just £88,000 a year plus expenses pensions and ginger nuts with our coffee we chairmen provide remarkable value for money for the taxpayer

  70. 213
    Anonymous says:

    Patten is a disgraceful useless oaf.

  71. 214
    South African interpreter for the deaf says:

    Ftrd bhutf kkkkkkkkk nnnnnnwygcdresd gyujnb dae mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  72. 220
    Anonymous says:

    Elm Guest House, cough, Sidney Cooke, cough, Savile, cough, Monday Club, cough, ex Cabinet minister admitting to being at a ‘gay sex party’ where young boys were buggered, cough.

    Starting to warm up now aren’t we.

  73. 223
    Colin Shepherd says:

    Of course Pang can’t say anything derogatory about the EU. He’d lose his fat EU pension if he did so. As would Darth Mandel and that funny Welsh guy and his wife who’s name I luckily forget.

  74. 228
    Anonymous says:

    Patten? A shit-house? I can scarcely believe it.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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