Boris: 'BBC has suffered a catastrophic breakdown of standards'

Speaking on ITV1's The Agenda, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told Tom Bradby the BBC has suffered a "catastrophic breakdown of journalistic standards".

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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.