BBC N Ireland boss involved in Newsnight story decision

The BBC confirms that Peter Johnston, the director of BBC Northern Ireland, was involved in decisions on the Newsnight report. He will be a key figure on who gave the OK to run the story that wrongly implicated the Conservative peer Lord McAlpine.

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Peter Rippon Newsnight silence

Peter Rippon, who stepped aside from his role as Newsnight editor after the programme decided not to run a report on Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse, refused to comment on whether the BBC programme could survive.