Labour MP questions 'courage' of Entwistle resignation

Labour MP Dennis Skinner has hit out at the praise given to former BBC Director-General George Entwistle from the BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten. He said:

"What type bravery and courage does it take to leave office with a million quid?"

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BBC pay-off 'hard to justify'

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said former director-General George Entwistle's £450,000 pay-off was "hard to justify", but that it was a matter for the BBC Trust to decide.