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Whittingdale: 'Entwistle's position was untenable'

John Whittingdale, who is chair of the Culture, Media and Sports Committee, has said the decision of BBC Director-General George Entwistle to resign was the "right one".

Mr Entwistle resigned in the wake of the Newsnight child abuse broadcast.

In a statement given outside New Broadcasting House, Mr Entwistle said: "I have decided that the honourable thing to do is to step down."

  • 10 Nov 2012
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