Thompson and Co seem to have no idea that there is anything wrong with paying people up to twice their contractual dues…apparently that is ‘saving the BBC money’.
Hodge has just been on 5Live and she says that the governance structures, management and the Trust, are unaccountable and refuse to take responsibility….the structure will need to change.
The Trust should have been more foreward looking, and been proactive in looking for problems rather than reacting to them as they arise and then apologising when it all goes wrong.
There is an elite group up at the top who are out of touch.
Funny how clear sighted the MPs can be when looking at governance but there is no such clear insight about the actual content of the BBC’s output….the BBC’s news is produced by an ‘elite group’, one which believes its own values and beliefs are the only ‘acceptable’ ones and shape the news and what can be said on the BBC to reflect that.
Perhaps we need a ‘Royal Commission’ or something similar to independently, away from tame left wing academics at BBC friendly universities, examine the BBC’s coverage of events and the consequences that followed on from that.