12/11/2012 07:20 GMT

Daily Mail: The 40-year Grudge Match Between Lords Patten And McAlpine

Chris Patten has admitted he knew about the Newsnight paedophile investigation but did not think it right to warn George Entwistle, the then director-general, about it, as to intervene would have been ‘absurd’.

But did he also have some scores to settle with the grotesquely defamed Lord McAlpine, an adversary from the wets- versus-dries battle in the Tory party of the Eighties?