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Is the bbc Director-Genaral doing the right thing


Algerian peter ™

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by resigning?

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Woolwell

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It is right for him to go but other need to go to. The next ones down in the chain should have realised what was happening and immediately have gone to Entwhistle and told him we have a problem. Doesn't he have a morning briefing/meeting with his PA shoving important documents under his nose?

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morddwyd

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Just to clear a point up, when I posted this morning I did not know that the new appointment was temporary (and I accused y=the BBC of indecent haste!)

On the new appointment, they could do a lot worse than go back to Greg Dyke.

He's done his time in the sin bin and if nothing else it would do a hell of a lot for BBC morale.

I always thought he was a bit hard done by.

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interzone55

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wee eddie

Newsnight is 100% a BBC production

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wee eddie

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Alan14: on the initial reports, of this affair, Radio 4 gave the name of the Company that provided the Journalistic Input.

While Production may have been "in-house", source material was certainly not.

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Nontek

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After just 54 days in the job and making a right doo-dah of it, he gets a £450.000 pay-off from your license fees........ yes, I bet in his eyes he has done the right thing.

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Graham*

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It was surprising to see the new man, Tom Daley, carrying a takeaway coffee into the BBC.

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Nontek

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Graham*

Maybe on his lowly salary of £10s of £1,000's he can't afford BBC coffee.

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wee eddie

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I know that this is pure speculation but:

I think that someone said:

"Look we've screwed up here. Can you take the rap? We'll give you a year's salary if you do."

And he said "OK"

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morddwyd

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Not too far off apparently.

According to the BBC he was told to resign or be sacked.

If he resigned he would only legally be entitled to six months salary.

If he was sacked he was entitled to twelve months.

It seems he agreed to resign, if he got the twelve months.

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john bunyan

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I believe senior executives at multi national companies often have 2 - 4 weeks per year of service written in to their contracts in the event of redundancy, He had served , I believe,23 years so his payment is not out of line with his "peer group" (Although the BBC is not a multi national.)As has been said it may have been more costly to make him redundant, and he could certainly not have been summarily dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct.

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