There are a great many decent people working at the BBC. There are a great many decent, talented and creative people working at the BBC. Like any large organisation there will be a number who do not pull their weight and some who are creatively challenged.
Then there are the tossers at the top.
They seem to regard their job as cash and carry. To get as much cash as possible from us, the licence-fee payers, and then carry it off - probably to an offshore tax haven.
Public service does not trouble their grey matter. What matters to them is self-service. Trousering as much cash as they can get their grubby little hands on while justifying their existences in a constant round of arse-covering.
The poor buggers lower down the food chain must feel absolutely awful at all the shenanigans emerging. And also quite shocked at just how crap the ‘suits’ are.
The (soon to be ex) Head of Human Resources has apparently remembered that an email she was challenged about when last before the Public Accounts Committee – and which at the time she claimed to have no knowledge of – was in fact part written by herself. Bless!
We are told that all these huge pay-offs given to the departing suits has saved the BBC money. That message fits alongside ‘humanitarian bombing’ as an example of an oxymoron. ‘Expensive savings’ does not ring true.
The grilling at the Public Accounts Committee is about to start.
It could be the start of a new spectator sport with suit v suit in an anything goes scrap.