In short, Tony is a major turn-around guy. But he knows better than most of us that he really has his work cut out for him now. He may disagree with me, but the truth is that the BBC is another country.
Hall's appointment provides a very good reminder of why big decisions should not be made on the basis of irrelevant factors like where someone went to school. Just as a candidate should not be promoted because of an old school tie, he should not be strangled because of it either.