In response to David Keighley: BBC Watch: The buck stops with you, Lord Hall, tracyhodgkins wrote:
Never mind resigning, Hall, Unsworth, Smith, Johnson and everyone else at the BBC who colluded in the deliberate attempt to smear Sir Cliff Richard around the world should be sacked. The BBC’s bleating about press freedom post judgment shows the contempt they hold the public in. Hall’s only contribution to the response to that disgusting coverage was to attend the Home Affairs Select Committee on the matter in September 2014. He laughed and joked with his colleagues throughout and the Home Affairs Select Committee joined in and reached the conclusion that the BBC had ‘behaved perfectly properly’.
Sir Cliff Richard has received no apology for what the BBC did. He has received a mealy-mouthed thing about the ‘distress’ he suffered, which started with ‘sorry, but . . .’ That, in my view, is no apology at all.