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.

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Boris: 'I'd like to see a wholesale massacre of everybody involved professionally speaking'

On ITV1's The Agenda, the Mayor of London has said the Newsnight investigation that wrongly accused a Conservative peer of child abuse was "absolutely disastrous."

He told host Tom Bradby: "I'd like to see a wholesale massacre of everybody involved professionally speaking."

The Agenda with Tom Bradby is on ITV1 at 10:35pm.

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