Lord Patten

Jimmy Savile Sex Abuse Inquiry Cost BBC Around £5m

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

The BBC has spent around £5 million investigating the Jimmy Savile sex scandal so far and the final bill is still not in. The corporation's annual...

Ned Simons

Edward Snowden's Choice Of Hong Kong 'Surprising', Says Former British Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

The last British governor of Hong Kong has said he was "quite surprised" that Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, chose to flee to the the Chinese ...

Ned Simons

Lord Patten Warns Tory MPs To Unite Behind David Cameron Or Lose Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Patten, the former chairman of the Conservative Party, has warned Tory MPs the party will lose the next election if it appears to be divided or o...

'Do You Want To Know My Toilet Habits?'

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics

"Do you want to know my toilet habits?" Lord Patten asked during a bad tempered exchange with Tory MP Philip Davies on Tuesday. Appearing before th...

The Last Days of the BBC?

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mathew Strowbridge

Somebody tell me what's going on. It seems that every day a new BBC executive is sent skulking to the butchers for a scalping.

A Poisoned Chalice?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The acting director general of the BBC will set out his plans for rebuilding trust in the corporation in the wake of the botched Newsnight child abus...

Lord Patten 'BBC Still The Greatest Broadcaster In The World'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Lord Patten said he still believes the BBC, though not perfect, is "the greatest broadcaster in the world" in the wake of the Newsnight investigation ...

Savile Tragedy Is Being Exploited To Attack the Very Idea of Having a BBC

Adam McGibbon | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

The BBC's predictable enemies are beginning to use the scandal to attack the very idea of a publically-funded, non-commercial broadcaster.

Salmond In Hot Water After Comparing BBC Boss To Nazi

PA | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics

Opposition leaders have called for Alex Salmond to apologise after he used a term linked to officials in Nazi Germany to describe a BBC adviser. Sc...

Why Murdoch Dropped Lord Patten's Book

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 24.03.2012 | Home

Rupert Murdoch decided to drop a book written by Lord Patten about his time as Hong Kong governor in case it risked his plans to expand into China, th...

Frozen Planet Row: Is This Revenge For The Leveson Inquiry?

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

Newspapers are giving wildlife series Frozen Planet a hard time in revenge for the BBC's coverage of the Leveson Inquiry, director-general Mark Thomps...

Chairman Of BBC Trust: No To Statutory Regulation Of Press

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust, has argued against statutory regulation of newspapers in a lecture at the Society of Editors' annual confe...

VOTE: Does The BBC Need More Women?

PA | Press Association | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has called for more women's faces and voices on radio and television. The former Conservative Party chairman said th...

BBC Cuts Talent Costs, But Still Paying 19 Stars More Than 500,000 A Year

Olivia Williams | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

The annual report of the BBC's performance revealed a mixed picture of its efficiency drive and output successes over the past year. It is the first r...