Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"A director of HSBC, Rona Fairhead, also heads the BBC Trust, which governs the BBC. But Fairhead’s appointment seemed to go against the whole idea of "trust": While working in the HSBC risk department, Fairhead was responsible for overseeing the department that enabled drug gangs and terrorists to launder millions of pounds. Fairhead continues to receive a salary of over half a million pounds from HSBC, along with the shares she holds in the bank – all of which amounts to far more than the sizable salary she already gets from the broadcasting corporation. Fairhead has denied all accusations that her dual roles helped influence any BBC content.

Really, the corruption is breathtaking.


Chris Hall said...

Breathtaking but lucrative Jemmy. We expect no less.

Jemmy Hope said...

And before Fairhead there was Patten with investments in private healthcare. So no mention of privatisation of the NHS on the BBC if you please.