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General Patten

General Patten

Dot loved this little exchange between a Sky reporter and Lord Patten, the BBC Trust's chair.

Sky reporter: “Yet again, the there is an impression being given of a public body unwilling to do that which the private sector would do – assign culpability and punish appropriately.”

Lord Patten: “…And get a £10.9m payoff at the end! Which an organisation with which you’re familiar has engaged in."  

He then softened the blow a bit…

“Admittedly a private sector company, and it’s different because we’re public sector and more is expected of us.”

Was Rebekah Brooks watching? "General" Patten's tanks are now parked on NewsCorp's lawn.