MORE BBC LIES OVER SENIOR MANAGEMENT PAYOFFS REVEALED IN THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE – BBC senior executives and BBC Trust executives really did get a roasting at yesterday’s Public Account Committee over the outrageous pay offs senior management have been awarded.
The BBC once the bastion of decency, truth and above all communication and entertainment has been reduced to a bunch of lying rabble that couldn’t find decency and morality in a monastery if their lives depended on it.
The BBC however is the perfect example of how most state run corporations are managed; complete and utter incompetence with a goodly amount of contempt for the public.
Lucy Adams, the BBC Director of Human Resources announced that she was resigning due to the payoff scandal. According to an insider of the BBC this brought uproar of glad tidings; however the question of her payoff was not examined.
The real issue here is that the executives are once again made up of the ‘old boys school network’; for instance what on earth does Lord Patten know about entertainment and what exactly has he achieve as the BBC Trust Chief Executive. From this latest round of affairs it would appear, as with the rest of those supposedly in control, not a bloody lot; in fact even Lord Patten admitted he had failed the licence fee payer.
I’m sorry if this offends anyone but the BBC is an arcane and draconian institute where someone should have played ‘The Last Post’ years ago. If the BBC wishes to survive then it should no longer be able to do so under legislation that forces people to hand over cash in the form of the ‘licence fee’.
It’s time for the BBC to go it alone and its fate should be determined by the quality of its services which may, or may not, attract advertising sponsors.
With this latest round of infighting, passing the buck and back stabbing among the BBC bosses it is crystal clear that not one of them is capable of telling the truth and will indeed continue to lie in order to protect themselves or that of their friends.
The Public Accounts Committee chairman, Mrs. Margaret Hodge even got tired of all the lies during the PAC and at one point sat up and told the BBC executives that ‘I’m not having any more lies this afternoon.’
Unfortunately Mrs. Hodge may have been naive to think that any of the executives was actually capable of telling the truth or that they are indeed so incompetent that they simply didn’t know what was going on; therefore failing to see the truth.
Could the BBC’s governing body be scrapped due to the executive payoff scandal? Lord Patten conceded this is a possibility but will such a thing restore public faith in the BBC?
Lord Patten admitted that he did fail the licence fee payer after his predecessor received a huge payout.
Yesterday’s witch hunt was only day one of the unraveling of lies, subterfuge and incompetence and no doubt over the next few days more heads will roll and maybe some of the truth will be exposed out of the chaos.
The Public Accounts Committee is deeply concerned that the reputation of the BBC has been irrevocably damaged by the underhanded payoffs of senior staff. Mrs. Hodge went on to say that it is incredulous to conceive that any lack of control was exercised and even more exasperating to think that senior executives failed to communication with one another effectively in an organization that deal with communication.
The Public Accounts Committee will continue to grill six current BBC executive and former BBC chiefs in order to undercover how nearly £400 million was used to pay off staff in just a period of 8 years and how £25 million of that figure was used to pay off just 150 senior managers.
If you are anything like me then you won’t be holding your breath in the hope that a full and transparent account is given for the liars running the show are not about to give up everything; well not unless they agree to a massive payoff to resign at the expense of the licence fee payer.
To get a true feel to the level of contempt that BBC executives have for the licence fee payer then simply watch the video above. Here you will witness the true contempt that Lord Patten has for the Public Accounts Committee that represents the licence fee payer – it is quite frankly truly disturbing to see just how Lord Patten feels he is above and beyond reproach due to his political standing.