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Chris Patten to resign as Chairman of the BBC Trust

It has now come to light that Lord Patten was aware of the Newsnight story linking a senor Tory to a story on child abuse, before it was aired.We now know this story was utterly false. George Entwistle (who was appointed by Patten) resigned as a result, Chris Patten must do the same if confidence is to be restored in the BBC

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paul jenkins

Created On

Monday 12 November 2012

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