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BBC independence must not be next victim, says Harriet Harman

The chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, has called for a radical overhaul of BBC management, following the resignation of the director general.

George Entwistle resigned after taking responsibility for a Newsnight programme which wrongly implicated an unnamed former senior Conservative in a child abuse scandal.

Lord Patten, who represents licence-fee payers, said he expected a very different BBC to emerge from the crisis.

The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman, said the BBC must remain independent.


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  • 11 Nov 2012
  • From the section UK
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