As it happened: Reaction to Entwistle's resignation

Key points

  • BBC director general George Entwistle has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight north Wales child abuse broadcast
  • The broadcast led to former Conservative treasurer Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in abuse
  • BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten, who criticised "shoddy journalism" at Newsnight, says the BBC needs a thorough, structural, radical overhaul
  • Lord Patten says a new director general will be chosen within weeks

Live text


  • Alexis Akwagyiram 
  • Margaret Ryan 

Last updated 11 November 2012

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