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BBC faces shake-up in wake of Martin Bashir scandal

Ministers are considering an overhaul of the BBC’s editorial oversight in the wake of Lord Dyson’s damning report, which found Bashir had deployed ‘deceitful behaviour’ to secure his world exclusive interview in 1995 with Diana, Princess of Wales and that the corporation had covered it up. Boris Johnson said such an episode ‘must never happen again’, while Scotland Yard said it was assessing Lord Dyson’s findings to see if there was any scope for a criminal investigation into Bashir’s conduct. On Friday night, it was reported that the Princess’s brother, Earl Spencer, had contacted Met Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick to allege his sister was the victim of blackmail and fraud – Telegraph

BBC rehired Martin Bashir even after being told about Diana deceit – Times

US CDC investigates reports of heart inflammation in young Covid vaccine recipients – Sunday Telegraph

The Beano will stop using the nickname Fatty for a character and call them Freddy instead to stop children using the term in a ‘mean’ way – Mail

Millions ‘unwittingly tracked’ by phone after vaccination to see if movements changed – Sunday Telegraph


Without serious reform, the BBC is damaged beyond repair – John Humphrys, Mail

I remember inflation wrecking lives and I can see it coming back – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

America has chosen to be free. Why hasn’t Britain? – Douglas Carswell, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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